Awfully quiet on here. Anyone been out yet? I got kind of excited when it cooled down for a few days but this heat took all the gumption out of me. I see it is finally going to cool down later this week but then I'll be back to work.
Post by goosepondmonster on Oct 9, 2018 11:04:22 GMT -5
I went out opening morning, but barely saw a squirrel. Skeeters were brutal. I packed it in after about three hours and when I got back to the truck there was a doe staring at me from the property across the road from my grandma's house.
I'll be back out Friday morning after it cools down. I'm hoping the temperature drop actually has the deer on their feet.
It has been to warm for me to enjoy hunting so far!! I thought we would try it a couple days ago, but when we got there we decided to just fish. I had some luck with a chatterbait. It looks like hunting season will start tomorrow!!! 👍
Post by strippitman on Oct 11, 2018 11:22:35 GMT -5
I've been out a few times. Deer have been on their feet better than I would expect. My hunting days are going to be very limited this year though. I am building a new house for myself and the concrete guys started getting my foundation in today. Once the foundation is in I will be working on it every night and weekend until it is finished. I was hoping to get started on it over a month ago but I this is the soonest I could get a concrete guy scheduled. Oh well! It is what it is. It's just one hunting season. I expect to have many more seasons ahead of me.
Post by goosepondmonster on Oct 13, 2018 18:01:51 GMT -5
I went out yesterday morning. Shortly after daylight I looked to my right (south) and saw a doe. She saw me before I saw her and had me pegged when I turned my head. She was around thirty years away and we had a brief stare down before she took off the other way, blowing the whole time. I figured that pretty well ruined the morning, but it was too nice to pack it in at that point. Around 9:00 I noticed something making waves in my grandma’s pond and thought it couldn’t be the wood ducks. I caught a glimpse of a deer crossing the dam, so I kept an eye on the bank where it leads up to the campground. I saw the first deer reach the top and then a couple more. It was a decent-sized doe and her two little ones. I was thinking they were going to head north and go toward my grandma’s house, but they started working my direction. They walked along an old fence beside the old railroad bed and I anticipated them to get on the old railroad bed at a spot where the fence was down. They did just that and the doe gave me a seventeen yard shot. She’ll help fill my freezer that was getting a bit empty...
I bought the bundle this year, so I’m hoping to get another deer and then I’ll be ready to hunt a buck during the rut.
I also got drawn for the reduction hunt at Clifty Falls State Park. I’ve got some intel on a decent spot, so I’m hoping that will be a good hunt as well.
A few trailcam pics from a while back. The trail that the camera was on had a huge tree top fall across it right where I'd planned on putting a stand. I moved the camera to a different spot and haven't checked it since. When looking for a spot to put the camera I came across some trees with fencing around them so I brought Gail back to check them out. I had never seen this kind of trees before and the nuts were all gone but the prickly shells were still there. After a quick google search I learned that they were chestnut trees and that they are one of the favorite foods of deer. I guess Gail's dad had planted them years ago. Pretty cool!
You can sell some of those nut seeds for tree starting. I do some of that with persimmon seeds . I wonder if he planted for the deer or the nuts themselves ? Pretty cool & keep the camera there ! Lol ! If you go selling some of those let me know I would be interested.