Evening Hunting Trip 12/15/2014

First of all, what a beautiful December day. Nice and warm, sunny, and not a lot of wind.. Picture perfect for hunting.  I headed back out into Loch Raven to a new spot I had scouted back a few weeks ago.  Looked like one of those spots you would likely see deer, but probably not a big buck. I am on a mission to get a shot at a doe, so no worries there. Well, the spot looked really good and I got in nice and early with high hopes. Well, swing and miss.  I got skunked again… I have been skunked more times this season than any season I can remember. Well that is life...

Evening Hunting Trip 12/11/2014

I hit the woods with a friend of mine the other night.  We were sitting on the edge of a grassy area and had hopes of getting a doe for the freezer maybe one each! Well, the night went about how my whole season has gone.  We had a young buck come in early and he was super spooky.  I of course let him walk even know I could have shot him, I will wait until late in the year before I take a young buck. Another month he would be one dead deer. I need meat haha. The young buck was super spooky as I said and he finally took off into the thicket.  A little later we finally had a...

Evening Hunting Trip 12/2/2014

I hit the woods on our private land this evening hoping something would walk by that would either be a bigger buck or a doe for the freezer…  Well, it started about 4:20 PM, I had 2 does walk out followed by 2 fawns.  They went out into the field to eat and passed about 45 – 50 yards away… Just out of bow range… Then I had the 6 which I have let walk a number of times this year and I watched him walk by…. Then I had a small 8 point walk by which will be a very nice deer next year. But with my massive hunting drought I have going on this year,...

Thanksgiving Weekend 2014 Strikeout

First of all Happy Belated Thanksgiving from our family to all of yours! I first headed out in the woods Thursday morning as this is something I used to do every year as a tradition and had given it up for a few years due to traveling to see different family.  Well, it’s back on and I hope to continue it for years to come.  The snow cover made me think it was going to be a really good morning.  It was clear, cold and snow on the ground, which normally in the past has made for good hunting for me.  Well, got out in the woods and it was picture perfect, but the woods...