Big plans, sounds like a fun fall! I'm excited to hear everyone's stories.My season starts September 28th when I'm headed to Ohio to hunt the bow opener weekend with my brother. Looking like a weekend without the saddle unfortunately due to the setup of the farm we're hunting (deer camp rules, pre-set ladder stands and box blinds). Then back to Massachusetts where we open on October 7th in my zone. Shooting back to Ohio on October 9th for a family reunion, and planning on hunting there until the 13th and will be in a saddle the whole time. May get a trip up to Maine around Thanksgiving to track bucks in the snow during their rifle season. If I still have an Ohio tag, I may meet up with my brother again for muzzleloader season in early 2020.
Excited for the fall and looking to put a deer or two on the ground from the saddle!
I plan to do some "Live from the saddle" posts on this thread to document my season.
What are everyone else's plans?
Wow great start for your crew. I agree it’s your turn. Get-R-done!!!We found it. Big deer for SC. 218 lb 8 point. We had been watching him for 5 years. And I just got a call from my wife saying she just stuck a big buck when I was dropping the kids off at school. I am happy for them, but it’s my turn now
Well you got the hard part figured out it sounds. If your learning something every time your winning.First sit of the year for me this morning. It was 66 degrees and humid with 3mph wind out of the south. At 6:45 a youngish 7 pointer snuck in on me to 20 yards and put on the breaks when he saw my sticks on the tree. He did the head bob stare down from 2 different spots about 10 yards apart for 10 minutes trying to figure out what was different today before winding me and sounding the blow horn 3 times. I was at full draw twice but didn’t have a clear shot. I learned 3 lessons: 1. Do a better job of picking trees while scouting. 2. Listen to the voice in your head when it is saying the setup is not right. 3. Hang the blasted climbing sticks on the back of the tree where they are not going to draw attention.
All in all, a great first sit. I don’t intend to be very picky this year since it is the first year in a saddle. Getting better at finding them and having a blast hunting them but still need a lot of work towards killing them.