2008-9 Season In Review
Posted 24 January 2009 - 08:40 PM
I went back to billy goat country in the public park I hunt. Where I had found that deer highway last weekend. I wanted to be there early but I couldnt because I had to wait for the electrician to finish three little things to pass inspection (previous electrician had to replace the circuit breaker, upgrade from 150 - 200 & replace house drop but didnt finish the job so I got a new guy). Well he ran late & then had to go back for a different amp breaker then what the last guy put in for one of the wires which made me more late. I finally got to the woods & I'm 3/4's of the way up this mountain and I see something in the distance. What is it? A herd of doe walking past the spot I was supposed to be sitting in by now. So I scurry down the mountain side, hop in the car & drive round to the other side of the mountain. I had a good idea where they were heading. I park & hike back up the mountain & set up. Sure enough they were coming but something was wrong. They were running past me & into the next county. 20 minutes later I think I found out what it was. Another hunter was trailing them right to me until I started waiving at him then he went away. I waited a few hours and didnt see any other deer so I picked up their trail & followed it into a section of park I havent been to before. I found some nice spots I marked on my gps. I got a call around 4 to come home because of Cassie. She's had a cold & an ear infection for 2 days now & all she was doing was screaming for me and carrying on. She didnt want anything to do with my wife, mother in law or grand mother in law. So that ended my day early.
I cant complain to much of my season since I did have my "chance" & blew it with one unrecovered doe, 1 doe I passed on during early season while waiting for something more mature & 1 miss. 3 strikes and Im eating tag soup this year. I have found several good spots since I finally got to hunt in the snow. This park has alot of rock and its hard to find deer trails because of it. Next year has ALOT of potential for me. How did everyone else fair?
link to video of young doe I passed on. started at 13 yrd & she came to 6 feet before heading for the next county. hunt video
Posted 24 January 2009 - 09:01 PM
Remember the Ark was built by amateurs, the titanic by professionals.
Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:41 AM
Posted 25 January 2009 - 06:52 PM
Posted 26 January 2009 - 04:29 PM
I had a blessed year to say the least!!I killed a beautiful,fallow doe with my bow,got to be beside two dear friends as they harvested to monster fallow bucks with their bow.I got two nice does with my smoke pole in tennessee ,and a big six point here in north carolina with a rifle.and two misses on does.so the lord smiled upon me this year and to him I AM THANKFUL!
That's one of my best memories huntin with you all down there and this past year is no exception, totally a great time with the fellowship with everyone from here that was there and what we bow killed was acceptional to me. Made my year, thanks.
Posted 26 January 2009 - 10:11 PM
work sort of took over allot of things this year. I burned 4 pref points to hunt with the boys over at Hucks ( rifle elk) I got to go one day due to work.
I skipped all of archery season, burned an elk tag, deer tag, bear tag...because of my canada moose hunt that landed smack dab middle of archery season.
I did come home with a nice moose
And I wrapped up the year with no intention of hunting, just going to Larry & Mels to burn some powder...and we went coyote calling...ended up getting a bobcat that is along with the moose at the shop now being done up
I can't complain...I made choices...and went when I could and over all had a great year.
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