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opening for Bow

PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:56 am
by merrillcd_mem
Couldn't get off work for the 1st , so I was able to leave early on Friday Oct3rd.
On the way to camp when I get a call from work requesting me to join Conference call with the C-I-E-I-O.. Anyway end up turning around and work from 5 PM - 2PM Saturday. Wrap things up and drive to camp.

I'm in the stand by 4:00 and a doe down by 4:45.... What luck.

Re: opening for Bow

PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:00 am
by merrillcd_mem
Hunted several other days in October, saw plenty but no shooter bucks within range. One of the guys nailed a big 10pt that I had seen :2TU: for him :bash: for me.

Put a second doe down Nov 1st weeked.

Re: opening for Bow

PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:45 am
by merrillcd_mem
Made it to camp on Friday Nov 28th. Went down to bottoms to find place to put up a stand. Scrapes and rubs all over the place.

Got in the stand at 2:00 that's over a food plot. First 2 deer came in behind me at 3:00 but never came to food plot and stayed out of bow range.

15 minutes before dark 3 does and a small buck came out to food plot. Another unidentified deer hung back in the woods never made it out . It ended up doing a 180 and headed back where it came from.

One of the does gave me a 20 yard broadside shot so I took it. She ran 30 yards into the thickest stuff.

Saturday Morning:
Saw a doe 20 minutes after sun up. Nothing else until 9:45. Saw a buck walking the edge of a field. Walked into the woods , crossed a ditch and stopped and started on a rub. Never came closer than 80 yards.

Saturday Night:
Got in the stand at 1:30. Perfect evening stand near a food plot. 2 large bucks been spotted from it in the last couple weeks.
Had 3 does come close but decided not to shoot at 2:15. At 3:30 had 4 more does from different direction so never had a close shot. With just enough light to get a shot another big doe came right in range. I drew back and she turned facing away from me. She walked away.