Hunting Trip 10-29-2014

Morning: Back out at Loch Raven, I got in nice and early and I had just gotten up in my tree and was about to pull my bow up when I heard something coming down off the hill behind me.  I froze because I was hoping it would just pass on by and maybe come back later… Well, that didn’t really happen, it come down the hill got right under me and it was still too dark to see. I could see something moving but couldn’t tell if it was a buck or doe all I know it it got 5 yards away must have seen me or my bow and rope that was hanging down and it snorted and ran...

Hunting Trip 10/27/2014

In Loch Raven on a cold fall morning, nothing better.  Well other than I dressed for early fall and it felt more like late fall early winter this morning.  Opppps.   Either way a great morning to be in a stand and I had high hopes for seeing some deer and seeing some pre-rut bucks getting aggressive.  Well, this like many of my past few hunting trips started to look bad by about 9am went I hadn’t seen or heard a single deer. Guess mornings just aren’t their thing where I was hunting or at least not this morning. I finally gave up and went  home to warm up and...

Evening Hunting Trips 10/24/2014 –...

Back out in Loch Raven last evening for a hunt on a beautiful evening with a good friend of mine.  Tried a spot I had only been one other time this year.  Thought it would be a great spot to try to get a doe for the freezer and it’s one of those spots that you could see a buck cruising by.  Well, the best I can say is it was a beautiful night..   Didn’t hear or see a thing.  I saw 2 squirrels the whole evening and almost feel asleep earlier in the evening.  Not an evening wasted since any evening in the woods is a good one, but sure is frustrating to go and...

Evening Hunting Trip 10/20/2014

Well it had been too long since I was in the woods and I finally got back out Monday evening. I got out into Loch Raven to a spot I had high hopes for, sitting in an oak tree with acorns falling!  Other than it was a little breezy it was a picture perfect hunting evening.  Well after seeing what must have been a billion squirrels I thought I was going crazy, and no deer.  Finally, around 6:25 or right around sunset when I had pretty much given up and was thinking it was time to just get out of the woods (frustrated).  I heard a stick break off behind me and I turned...