With a 2 week break in duck season I thought I was going to lose my mind, but hey, I'm a deer hunter, too!
Field and Stream has a Gam Cam Photo Contest sponsored by Bushnell that is just now in the last round. There will be 3 winners from each round and a grand prize pack worth over $1400 (binoculars, scopes, cameras, etc). Give it a shot! Field & Stream Game Cam Contest
I'm nervous, but I'm always nervous... We need rain!
The deer in the picture is on my hitlist! I'm hoping to drop him within the next week or so! As you can see the time stamp is off by 2 years and a couple months.
I talked to a guy at my office the other day about Purina Protein Pellets with Water Shield and I am seriously considering giving it a try this next year for my deer lease. It is only about $4 higher then a sack of corn. He said he has had great results while using it and it can be dumped in your feeder just like corn.
Still wondering how the sales were at Cabela's on Black Friday... anyone go?
My dog is still in the "cone of shame" after hurting his foot 2 weeks ago, and the $***head can still tear off his bandage. Almost everyday I have had to rewrap it and need him to heal up quick, I have some ducks I need him to start retrieving!
Phil and Si aren't the only ones that hate the beaver!
Kicks High Flyer Choke! I bought one for my Benelli shotgun this year for duck hunting. They say just get the modified or you will blow holes in your ducks... they were right, I can reach out and tough them. Definetly recommended for any of you duck hunters out there.
A faithful reader from Illinois sent me this pic of her 12 year old son, Noah, who shot this bad boy this morning near Calhoun Point Public Hunting Grounds in Illinois. He accomplished at age 12 what I have not been able to at age 29! A very nice double banded Bluebill (lesser scaup)! Good job little buddy!
They dressed the truck up with the guy tied down on the roof. The driver and passengers put on Moose heads. Then they went down the toll road Interstate, causing 16 accidents. Yes; they went to jail... Yes; alcohol was involved...
Another reason why men should not be left alone!
*I think it is genius, even if the story is true or not!*
I have a friend that I think is never going to kill his buck! And I need him to hurry up so we can go kill some ducks!
There is some determination in me to stop people from trespassing and poaching on some property I have leased. A board and nails come to mind, but I might forget they are there!
The picture above is going to be my next duck mount I have made, I just need to kill the 2 smaller ducks (bufflehead).
Did you now there is no limit (besides the 6 total) on bluebill/scaup ducks this year... last year it was 2 per person. We didn't know that the other day or we might have taken more.
I don't think I've gotten an e-mail or text from anyone in the last week of a deer kill from Wise County (Not Normal! Thank God for Facebook or I would have nothing to post.)
The 2 week break for duck season in coming up. It starts next Monday!
What am I going to do with myself during that break...? Deer Hunt!
Speaking of board and nails... I remember a coach when I was in high school who had a stop sign put up by his house next to the high school, so it was be more safe for his kids to play outside. The students hated it so they started driving through his yard cutting the corner. He got tired of it and put up a video camera (didn't help at night). Where the ruts were, he put a board and nails and covered it up with leaves so it would be hard to spot. His kids were so much more safe after that!
From an e-mail:
"Here is some more pics of my dads deer and his write up on it. It was taken on our ranch in saint jo out by the red river
I have been hunting this Buck (that we call Goatman) since the first of bow season and never got a good look at him expect thru the trail cam pics, he would always be there when I was not there. Saturday morning I started out late, almost did not go because it was so windy but you can't hunt from the living room and did not want to take my bow, deer are in full rut so I knew the bucks would not be coming by the feeder. Got to the pop-up blind about 7 and saw a doe coming in she left and 2 hours went by with no movement but with the wind blowing 30 + my pop-up blind blowing back and forth. I thought this is crazy and then a doe comes running thru the woods with her tail sticking straight out and a buck chasing. I could not tell if this was Goatman and the doe went behind me about 50 yards and started up the hill, I knew if I was going to get a shot at this deer I would need to run up the hill. So I jump out of the blind and ran up the hill. By the time I got there I was out of breath, heart pounding away (this is hard on an old fat man) and there was the doe about about 40 yards in an open field but no buck. Then I heard running in the woods, I knew I had spoke the buck so I started using my call, a minute later the buck comes out about 70 yards west of where the doe had came out with its nose on the ground. At this point I still do not know if its Goatman, with the buck running to the north of me, I know with this south wind he is going to smell me shortly and he does. All of the time I have been watching him thru my scope and he stops raises his head and looks straight at me about 180 yards out, its Goatman, click, bang. We are not sure what he will score, there are 27 scoreable points, 8" base 17" spread, once we can find someone who can score a non-typical we will post the score. Let me tell you this was a hunt of a lifetime and the biggest deer I have taken."
CREDIT: SCOOTER (I owe you a call billy, almost done!)