Post by Hardcorehunter on Oct 30, 2006 12:42:35 GMT -5
I'm going to a new spot tonight. I'll be up a tree in less than an hour. Let you know how it goes.
..............................Well I'll add to this post. I found a great spot for squirrel hunting. LOL! I tried some agressive tactics tonight. Some doe in heat and tarsel scent. Medium to light rattling. Grunting and a bleat can. I didn't see nothin, maybe it was too much. After I lowered all my gear down, I did have a deer come out of a thicket and down in front of my stand. Too dark to see if it was a doe or buck, but at least it was a deer.
Post by Hardcorehunter on Nov 4, 2006 21:22:13 GMT -5
Saturday morning hunt, I saw three bucks. One at 6:30, 6:45 and 8:15. The first buck was a nice one, came in nose to the ground. About a twenty eight yard shot. Grunted to stop him. Wide open except a grape vine hanging from a tree, an to the left of his vitals. Released, heard a thud, watched him run stop and walk away. Saw my arrow sticking out of the grape vine. Arrow was five yards short of reaching him
Next buck(smaller) came in the same as the first but walked away from my stand. The last one came in and stayed under my stand for twenty minutes. He had only one antler that had two points. Watched him and he never even looked up.
Really exciting morning. Going to try again tomorrow.
Same here in Frederick County (I only get out once or twice a week). The does I have seen don't seem to be concerned about anything and the small bucks seem to be out for a sunday stroll.
"Go afield with a good attitude, with respect for the wildlife you hunt and for the forest and fields which you walk. Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience, it will cleanse your soul and make you a better person".
on my way from the stand this morning found 2 new scrape lines and my evening stand two rubs. didnt see anything by 645 so played with my grunt call and had one buck not sure how big came in 40 yards and was not happy by the time he made it 30 yards it was too dark to see him good but he looked to have ok head gear.. anybody else seeing incresed scrapes and or rubs
I hunted in Nanjemoy on Saturday and saw a couple of scapes and some small rubs. No deer seen while hunting but almost hit one with my truck on Riverside road on the way down to hunt at about 3pm on Friday.
"People sleep peacfully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf," George Orwell
I don't know. One of my brothers had 3 bucks come by together a week ago Saturday,and shot at the larget,a 8 pt that stopped in the ONLY place he could take a shot! THWACK! Then they all ran out of sight,then out of hearing. And at the shot, a 4th, bigger buck broke cover. So still running together in batchelor groups.
He gave it 1/2 hour,then found he had killed a 2" poplar that he hadn't seen.
He did kill a 12 pt Thursday with the ML that dressed a #186, so he's thinking he got deer # 4!
Post by brettgerhart on Oct 31, 2007 19:47:42 GMT -5
Any one seeing any chasing? Hearing reports of bucks chasing does and hearing reports of does walking around with no bucks in sight. Hearing reports of two bucks play fighting and traveling together. GUess it is different everywhere. WHat are you all seeing?
I took a ride around yesterday evening and saw 1 buck standing about 10 feet from a bedded doe STARING at her wouldnt look at me, passing cars other deer nothing. In a different spot i did see a young 6 chasing/harrassing about 4 does in a field. Id say the next 2 weeks should be fun.