12/29/2011 Morning Hunting Trip



After all the rain the other day I was hoping the turn in weather with the colder air would get the deer up and moving.  So I headed out into the woods in a section of Loch Raven that I like hunting in the morning so that is where I headed this morning in high spirits.  Well, I must say it was pretty cold this morning and after several hours of sitting in my tree and nothing but geese moving  I decided to call it a day.  Not seeing a think is always the biggest bummer when your hunting, it's not always about shooting something, but seeing deer and other animals makes the experience.  This morning had no experience other than some cold hands.  However, like anyone passionate about the sport, I will be back out in the woods this coming week, hopefully with better results!


Anyone hunting this New Years weekend?  We would love hear about your experiences in the woods!

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  1. Gino Ciotola
    I made it out this evening (12/30) for a couple hours. Had a button buck come in around 3:00 and bed down about 20 yards away from me. Around 4:00, a whole herd of deer came down the hill. There was a nice palmated 6pt, a spike and 7 or 8 does. I didn't really feel like shooting a doe tonight, so I decided to take a video instead. I learned that i-phone video's are pretty horrible when you're 25ft in the air, but I figured I'd share it with you all anyway. The 6pt is the first deer. Another year or two and he'll be a nice deer, if he makes it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m-Xeve8Soo&feature=plcp&context=C3263be6UDOEgsToPDskLMQbEN1SrHITP8kHy1gAUg The obvious question is why the hell didn't I shoot one of those does that gave me a 6yd broadside shot, and I really don't have a good answer. I didn't feel like dealing with all the work tonight. I'm back at it tomorrow morning with intent to kill. Haha. Good luck to everyone hunting this weekend!
    • admin
      Gino, Sounds like and looks like you had a good evening. I hope I see some action like that next week or weekend depending on when I make it out in the woods. I have been in that same boat where I did not feel like dealing with a deer but just enjoyed being in a tree and seeing deer. That is a big part of hunting for me, enjoying the outdoors themselves. This is also the reason I hope to get a good video camera before next season! Thank you so much for sharing your video with us, you are welcome to pass them along any time! :-) Good luck the rest of the weekend!

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