Deer Update

14 11 2010

What is it with hunters and fisherman that have the passion for the outdoors, banging their heads against the wall, trying to figure out what the game or fish that they are pursuing is doing.  I am at that point right now.  I think the answer is simple, they are smarter than we are.  Deer are in rut right now and much of the activity must be happening at night.  You know every year the same things happen but usually we catch a magical day or two.  I have had a few good days a some non-eventful so far this year.  I have actually seen 15 different bucks mostly 2 1/2 year olds and some 3 1/2 year olds and for big woods hunting is pretty good.  The mature bucks have eluded me so far but I ‘m just getting started.  I have only sat dark to dark 4 days.  A mentally challenging game especially when the animals are not moving, but that magical day could be the next time you are out.   I guess what I am trying to say is get out there and hunt as much as possible and enjoy the opportunity being outdoors, success will happen.

Weather this fall has been awesome to say the least.  September, October and November we have had stable weather and fairly mild.  It seems that winter is finally on the way with lows in the teens and highs around freezing.  We have flurries in the forecast everyday for the next week.  We did not get the storm that the mid-west got yesterday.  Betty and I are saying goodbye to our last guest today and look forward to closing things up for the winter.  Betty is actually looking forward to getting out and doing some deer hunting herself.   Betty took a nice 10 pointer last year and looks to raise the bar a bit this year.  Be safe and enjoy the outdoors this fall, that magical day in the stand could be the next time you are out. 

Scott Ellery took this 148″ 12pt on Thursday.

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