Post by deerman1966 on Oct 8, 2008 18:57:11 GMT -5
So I will start with on the farm starting to see scrapes and rubs everywhere. Seeing some impressive bucks in the fields. Saw 2 young bucks pushing doe's around tonight in a field. Not any luck with my bow but blackpowder is a week away...
Have seen a few scapes ,but alot of rubs already .Went into my honey hole this afternoon.Just had to scope it out for a day.Seen a few does with yearlings and three bucks(two spikes and a six) which proceeded to run them all around also.Seem to be a few weeks early even for them.Had one big doe run back down the trail swat and pee.(got a little exicited that rut activity normally)The small bucks have always been my gauge there when they disappear normally means the big boys have arrived.Will back off for a week and go back in.Hunt some other places and concentrate on sikas the next couple of weeks.
Last Edit: Oct 8, 2008 19:41:15 GMT -5 by shedslave
Post by deerman1966 on Oct 9, 2008 18:56:36 GMT -5
Scouted the farm today. Saw plenty of deer in the 2-1/2 hrs i moved around was carrying my 22 figured a tree rat or 2 would die. Most of deer were feeding on the white oaks. But found 2 trees i call rock oaks that are being torn up. If i was illegal i could have ended bow season with the 22 had a really nice 22" 8pt 40 yd's under the rock oaks at 1:20 pm. Watched him move off and built a ground blind and left. Now I'm ready for early blackpowder........
Post by bucksathome on Oct 9, 2008 19:50:33 GMT -5
I DID A LITTLE SCOUTING TODAY AND FOUND A HUGE RUB FROM LAST YEAR THAT WAS FRESHED UP WITH BARK ON TOP OF THE LEAVES. I also found a corn pile and a salt block 10 feet off my property line, this didn,t make me to happy. I didn,t see a stand but i will find out who placed it there and i,ll try to be nice . It is off my property but to close for me, I might have to enlighten them with a posted sign.
A BAD DAY HUNTING ALWAYS BEATS A GOOD DAY AT WORK!!
Post by brettgerhart on Oct 10, 2008 19:18:25 GMT -5
bucksathome, make sure you are nice cause sometimes you might go after a turkey and wonder off your property and get confronted by an angry man with a gun.... HA HA! I have the same thing going on behind my house. Get to the 26 acres I can hunt on and I found a corn pile near the border. Then I have a church trying to tell me that I can't access the property cause it belongs to them when I hold written permission from the guy who owns it in my wallet. Weird season so far with no deer in the freezer yet! .......
Post by deerman1966 on Oct 10, 2008 19:38:06 GMT -5
I have permission to hunt a farm that borders ours 550 acres decided i would explore the property line today. Posted signs check etc.. Found 5 corn piles 2 stands and bumped into a older gentleman coming down a logging road with a crossbow. Introduced myself told him who i was and he told me where his group 4 total would hunt. Amazed whole farm open and they are all in 1 - 20 acre block of woods.Well since they are the only others with permission i know the rest of the farm is wide open. So sat. i will look over the rest and see what i can find.
Post by brettgerhart on Oct 12, 2008 18:11:34 GMT -5
Hunted saturday evening. Found plenty of scrapes and rubs down on my Nanjemoy property. Went beyond the pine thicket into a hardwood transition. It is a hard place to hunt. They are bedding and eating all within a 50 yard circle just beyond the pine thicket. Very hard to get back there! Saw about 15 different beds in about a 20 yard circle. Tons of acorns falling and tons of fresh sign that they were there that morning. Saw nothing. Very disappointing. No easy way to get back there so I am going to wait till rut and have it marked out to several trees. I need to see deer to give a report.
Have seen plenty of rut activity in Nanjemoy. In Frederick co. I watch the does come out of the woods behind my house every night along with the same small basket 8 pt. but he is just not interest in these does yet and I haven't seen any scrapes on either of the properties I hunt up here. I've taken a doe and a small 5 pt.(couldn't stop myself) up here with my bow but the deer seem to be slow starting on the rut thing. Right now Charles county has it goin-on as far as the rut activity goes so guess where I'll be hunting this weekend ! Also no Sunday hunt in Frederick Co. this weekend, that's the other reason I'll be down south.