Opening Weekend of the 2016 – 2017 Maryland Archery Season...

Opening Weekend has come and gone for archery season this year.  This was the first year in probably 5 years I was unable to get out and go hunting on opening day.  In fact, here we are the following Thursday and I still have yet to be in the woods to actually hunt.  I have managed to do some scouting, do some driving around, and I also noted several people that harvested bucks these past few days.  I am getting geared up to hit the woods at least once or twice in the next week or so.  Of course play the weather and work schedule. While scouting the past week or two I have noticed that acorns are falling pretty regularly, and with the lack of water the leaves on some trees are starting to turn.  We need to get some much needed rain and cooler weather before hunting will really get good. My summer off from writing has come to end and now that hunting season has started I’ll start posting more regularly including photo’s.  Haven’t had the time to post our trail cam photo’s from this summer, but will be working towards getting them uploaded soon and also starting to post new ones. Hope your first week of hunting season was good and even more so I hope you were able to harvest a deer and we look forward to seeing our readers harvests this...

Were Back! Life and Summer Update!

Well it has been an exciting but very busy year for us at Bow Hunting Maryland.  Unfortunately, I cannot say that I have a lot of hunting or fishing experiences to tell you about.  I (Andy) have been able to get out on the Chesapeake Bay only once this season which was back in June and produced only 1 bite for the whole boat and not a single fish. Granted it was an extremely rough day, but still very disappointing. I have been out on several bass fishing trips on different local lakes and had fair to decent success.  A couple of the trips the buddy that took me fishing caught some very nice bass in the 4 – 5lb range.   I am starting to gear up for the upcoming hunting season and finally got my bow out and started shooting.  I got a new feeder which I will be reviewing this fall.  And the trail cam is up and running and pictures will be coming very soon. As for a life update we have had an extremely busy spring and summer.  We have an added bundle of joy to our family as we are now parents to a precious baby girl which what has consumed most of our spring and all of summer.  As she is getting older we are getting back into the swing of normal life.  The other part of life that has added time commitment is my business has taken off and been extremely busy this past spring and into this summer which made life even more challenging.. Even with the added life challenges we both hope to continue to take part in our hobbies and share our experiences with you this fall. As always if I get any new gear I will be writing reviews and I will attempt to keep up with trail cam updates as long as I have something interesting to show you! I hope everyone had an awesome spring or summer and I hope to hear how all of our readers spent their spring and summer enjoying the outdoors! I would also love to hear how everyone is preparing for the upcoming 2016 – 2017 bow...

Opening Day of Turkey Season 2016

I hit the woods on opening day with a friend of mine, over at Liberty reservoir to hopefully get the opportunity to harvest a turkey.  Got there early, saw some other cars and trucks, but never did see anyone else hunting.   The gobblers just didn’t seem to be talking at all on opening morning.   After walking, and walking, I managed to spook some turkeys that were just coming up on a ridge top as I had no clue they were there.  After that  we were able to get one bird to gobble once.  We headed in his direction and just kept trying to get him to talk, never did happen but around 7am, we walked right up on a tom and jake.  They somehow didn’t seem to know we were there and went about what they were doing.  We spent the next 4 hours playing cat and mouse with these turkeys. We did get the tom to gobble 2 more times later in the morning, but they just didn’t want to come.  We never could get them close enough to shoot with a bow, they always seemed to be just out of reach.  Finally, around 10:30 we were able to get them in range, the down side was they were over a hill and sitting on the ground I could not see them to shoot.  I had the tom at about 25 yards and the jake at 15 yards and knew they were there, but could not get a shot.  Just my luck to have them that close and couldn’t do a thing.  Second year in a row something like this has happened to me.  We finally watched as the turkeys including a hen which we saw for the first time at this point walked about down into the thicket and we decided at 11am that they had won on that day.  We had walked miles, over 6 hours and decided to call it quits.  Another day I will get my chance on those very hard to harvest birds. Awesome day in the woods, great time with a friend, and a great learning experience as I still view myself very much as  novice turkey hunter. I hope everyone else had a good opening day of turkey season and even more so I hope you were able to harvest a...

Happy Easter 2016

Happy Easter from our family to yours! Hope everyone also had a great opening day of trout season yesterday! A post about my opening day trip will be coming early this week!