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Mid December

PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:16 pm
by flipper
It's an El Nino year, so we are dealing with a warm and wet pattern. Today, however, December 17, is clear and crisp. It's the first day of a 4 day stretch that I have to hunt. While I saw about 16, including one young 8 point chasing does, it wasn't a very exciting morning. Maybe because it was a bit breezy. Who knows, but I do anticipate some good action as the end of the week progresses. This morning I simply walked quietly across the north part of the property, stopping to watch over the pastures and fields. I did hear what I assume was a buck "roaring" in the woods north of our property. I heard this sound one other occasion in the same vicinity. Wish I could at least get a look at what is making the sound. It almost sounds like someone throwing up. :shock: You'd have to work where I do to understand that. Some folks just put everything they have into hurling. Anyway, the first time I ever heard it (before today), it was preceded by some of those cricket sounding grunts. Then I heard something running in leaves. I want to see that boy, and soon. That will be a good area to hunt this afternoon. Hopefully the wind will die down a lot.

Re: Mid December

PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:51 pm
by gtk
i was supposed to be off all next week, but have changed my plans because of the weather.. highs in the upper 60's and lows in the upper 50's, just don't produce good results for me deer hunting..

i guess i'll save up my vacation for turkey & crappie

Re: Mid December

PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:24 pm
by terry08
flipper wrote:It's an El Nino year, so we are dealing with a warm and wet pattern. Today, however, December 17, is clear and crisp. It's the first day of a 4 day stretch that I have to hunt. While I saw about 16, including one young 8 point chasing does, it wasn't a very exciting morning. Maybe because it was a bit breezy. Who knows, but I do anticipate some good action as the end of the week progresses. This morning I simply walked quietly across the north part of the property, stopping to watch over the pastures and fields. I did hear what I assume was a buck "roaring" in the woods north of our property. I heard this sound one other occasion in the same vicinity. Wish I could at least get a look at what is making the sound. It almost sounds like someone throwing up. :shock: You'd have to work where I do to understand that. Some folks just put everything they have into hurling. Anyway, the first time I ever heard it (before today), it was preceded by some of those cricket sounding grunts. Then I heard something running in leaves. I want to see that boy, and soon. That will be a good area to hunt this afternoon. Hopefully the wind will die down a lot.

Flipper, you need a grunt call. When you hear him grunting, you need to grunt or snort. They will usually come to check out who has invaded their territory.

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Re: Mid December

PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:54 am
by flipper
terry08 wrote:
flipper wrote:It's an El Nino year, so we are dealing with a warm and wet pattern. Today, however, December 17, is clear and crisp. It's the first day of a 4 day stretch that I have to hunt. While I saw about 16, including one young 8 point chasing does, it wasn't a very exciting morning. Maybe because it was a bit breezy. Who knows, but I do anticipate some good action as the end of the week progresses. This morning I simply walked quietly across the north part of the property, stopping to watch over the pastures and fields. I did hear what I assume was a buck "roaring" in the woods north of our property. I heard this sound one other occasion in the same vicinity. Wish I could at least get a look at what is making the sound. It almost sounds like someone throwing up. :shock: You'd have to work where I do to understand that. Some folks just put everything they have into hurling. Anyway, the first time I ever heard it (before today), it was preceded by some of those cricket sounding grunts. Then I heard something running in leaves. I want to see that boy, and soon. That will be a good area to hunt this afternoon. Hopefully the wind will die down a lot.

Flipper, you need a grunt call. When you hear him grunting, you need to grunt or snort. They will usually come to check out who has invaded their territory.

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I haven't had much luck with a grunt or can, but I think I'll try again....


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Re: Mid December

PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:21 am
by terry08
flipper wrote:
terry08 wrote:
flipper wrote:It's an El Nino year, so we are dealing with a warm and wet pattern. Today, however, December 17, is clear and crisp. It's the first day of a 4 day stretch that I have to hunt. While I saw about 16, including one young 8 point chasing does, it wasn't a very exciting morning. Maybe because it was a bit breezy. Who knows, but I do anticipate some good action as the end of the week progresses. This morning I simply walked quietly across the north part of the property, stopping to watch over the pastures and fields. I did hear what I assume was a buck "roaring" in the woods north of our property. I heard this sound one other occasion in the same vicinity. Wish I could at least get a look at what is making the sound. It almost sounds like someone throwing up. :shock: You'd have to work where I do to understand that. Some folks just put everything they have into hurling. Anyway, the first time I ever heard it (before today), it was preceded by some of those cricket sounding grunts. Then I heard something running in leaves. I want to see that boy, and soon. That will be a good area to hunt this afternoon. Hopefully the wind will die down a lot.

Flipper, you need a grunt call. When you hear him grunting, you need to grunt or snort. They will usually come to check out who has invaded their territory.

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I haven't had much luck with a grunt or can, but I think I'll try again....


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The only time they have worked for me, is when I hear one grunt or bawl. Then I just do a few low grunts, they seem to come to check out the competition.

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