Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Vermont bow kill

I decided to hunt Vermont this year for the first time in about 8 years. I decided to look over some new territory that my family had hunted years ago but I never had. I was able to find a lot of feed and some good runs. I a lot of pictures of does on camera all through the summer. I was able to harvest a 105 lb doe on October 11th the second weekend of the season. All in all I had a lot of action saw 9 deer passed on some smaller ones and couldn't get shots at others due to not wanting to cut more then I had to here's a picture of my doe 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

First night results

Last night turned out to be a pretty good night. It was very windy and chilly, but as the night went on the wind at least took a few breaks. At about 5:30 two skippers ran by me like the were on fire. I had several pics of a doe with a button buck and doe fawn,  so I immediately assumed it was them playing around.  Not too far behind the fawns was the mother.  She was in the Laurel feeding on acorns at about 30 yds. As she reached my shooting lane she turned and walked away from me out to about 45 yds before turning and walking to my left out of sight followed by the two little ones.
   Just as they moved off I looked back to where they had come from and there was a decent 4 pointer now feeding about 30yds away. He was very nervous with the windy conditions but he was perfectly up wind so I wasn't too worried. He stayed in the thick brush as it continued to get dark, at times as close as 20 yds. He then moved back out to thirty yds before walking away on the path the doe took.  I have had 6 different bucks on the camera at this stand, but I don't think he was one of them.  I plan on checking the camera when I get down this morning and will post a pick if he's on there.
....well, I checked the camera and the buck I saw last night did not show up on it. But two other bucks that I had previously captured were. One was a decent 8 point, he came during the heavy rain and wind on the 21st and appears to be a little jumpy because of it.The second buck was a tiny 5 pointer that I have got several pics of at this location. 

First Night

Well I'm in a tree for the first sit  of the year.  I know I haven't thrown any posts up yet but I'm going to get on it. As far as big bucks for this year, i really don't have any slammers.
   There is 1 really big 8 (the big nine I hunted last year). He is huge but as soon as acorns started falling he disappeared, I haven't had a pic of him in almost a month. There is another 8 that might go 130", after that there are a lot of smaller bucks (more than usual).
   Scrape activity is just getting going.  Tonight I'm sitting on a scrape line that just opened up this past week. I had six different bucks checking the scrapes along with some does.  I do have a doe tag, so maybe I'll get a chance to fill it.
   It's been pouring rain and windy for the last 3 days.  I'm hoping something comes through to freshen up the scrapes.  It's a little windy but not hopefully it dies down a bit before dark.