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Wisconsin Bow Hunting Update - November 6, 2009

Posted by Chrud , 06 November 2009 · 148 views

Today was a pretty slow day with a very exciting ending.  Temperatures started in the 30's and rose quickly to about 50 with strong southeast winds.  The temperature was still 50 degrees at 5:30 PM and it is supposed to be near 60 on Saturday.

I didn't see anything from my stands today.  I started the morning in a new stand we set up a couple weeks ago near a bunch of rubs and scrapes.  Around 12:00 PM I headed to the "backwoods" to try a hang-on stand there.  After a few minutes, the neighbors began to cut some firewood, so I opted to head to my waterhole instead.  With it being warm, I figured I might be able to ambush a whitetail getting a drink.  However, the evening came to an end without seeing a deer.

On my walk out, I noticed one of the winter wheat fields had a couple whitetails on it.  This was the field directly to the west of the "backwoods" stand.  I grabbed my Nikon Monarch binoculars to take a look.  I noticed on of the whitetails walked over the high spot in the field and disappeared, so I moved my attention to the other whitetail.  I then had to set my Mathews on the ground and try to keep my cool.  The whitetail was a very big buck.  It was pretty dark, but I'm pretty sure he had at least 10 points.  He looked to be sporting a tall, heavy set of antlers.  The buck was feeding facing away from me, and the wind was in my face so he didn't know I was there.

I'm not sure where the whitetails came from.  I'm guessing they were either bedded in one of the brush valleys or one of the brushy fingers that nearly separate the fields.  It was a very exciting ending to my day.

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