It's nice to be carried thus far to such an early lead! My bow's been in the shop getting a new set of strings/tune. I should be back at it this weekend on a meat/doe mission. #TeamFive'sAlive #TimeFiveWillThrive
I got everything organized and finished my own pack. If I SRT I have my hunting rig down to 10 pounds (don't have digital scale)... Bow or gun will add weight yet. Not nutterbuster light but it is better than the 20 pounds I used to carry with a climber. Still hopeful I can get out mid day next week a couple of times.
I was out the other day. Not my best day. 12+ inches of rain in past 3 weeks and I decided to hunt a river bottom. It didn't look flooded and it was the wrong time to realize that my boots were no longer waterproof proof. Then I realized the normal creek I can jump across was now 30 feet wide. With soaked feet, I decided to just practice my SRT and tossing my throw line.
After an uneventful sit this morning I decided to scout an overlooked strip of national forest that butts up to a couple of private fields. Topo made it look like a small hill next to private, turns out to be a small sink hole/low spot. After following a rub line I stumbled across this gem (you can see the licking branch worn down in the top of the frame). I'm guessing at least a couple of decent bucks are staging here waiting for the evening thermals to switch to scent check the private fields. I've got a camera soaking now to confirm.
I'm hoping to score at least a doe for us the first week of November. This is my normal rut hunt I go on but it had been a while since I finished the deal hunting that I'm to the point of if it is brown it is down. If I fail with that, then I'm hopeful gun season will let me get something.
Good luck to the rest of you and get your freezers filled!
Well... I left all my honey holes this weekend and traveled halfway across the state to take my nephew hunting for his first time. We put in about 3 miles of hiking and scouting on the first day. On the evening of the first day he shot a doe. A half hour before dark this guy steps out, he's a bit smaller than I would have liked for the contest but hey I need meat in the freezer.