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Re: Gun Season 2013

PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:58 pm
by e_smith06
Hunt 55
Jan 8 PM
43* SE wind
Went with a buddy and sat in a pine tree thicket. Never been here before no deer seen.

Hunt 56
Jan 9 PM
47* SE wind
I'm back on the slough where I saw the shooter cross. I just finished hanging a stand on the other side of the slough but the wind was not right to hunt it. Maybe ole bigun will show back up, it's been a really difficult season for me, but I'm hoping persistence will pay off.

Right at dark, 2 huge bobcats walked into the plot, I killed one and wounded the second(larger) of the two. I had a decent blood trail for about 15 yards then I lost it. While searching for the wounded bobcat, I spotted a big ole swamp rabbit right where they had come from. It's a wonder they didn't eat him. No deer seen on this sit.

Re: Gun Season 2013

PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:33 pm
by e_smith06
Hunt 57 Jan 13 midday
56* wind variable
Got in the stand at 11am, saw the first doe at 1pm, group of 3 at 3pm, and a group of 6 right at dark. Didn't see the first buck. Ready for tomorrow's hunt.

Re: Gun Season 2013

PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:50 am
by e_smith06
Hunt 58 Jan 18 AM
18* SSW wind @1
Went to my stand in the big pine timber this morning. Feet got cold at 930, No deer seen.

Hunt 59 PM hunt
55* SSW @ 18
Sat in a stand I hung on the club next to the slough where I saw the shooter buck cross. We got a picture of a 125" 6 point this morning at 845 not far from my stand site.
Jumped one walking in, none seen after that.
Will be in this stand at 8am in the morning.

Re: Gun Season 2013

PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:26 pm
by e_smith06
Hunt 60 Jan 19
PM hunt 52* SW wind

Didn't get to hunt this morning, so this afternoon I went to my bottom plot.
It appears leaves and pine needles have choked out the green grass. I saw about 100 squirrels and no deer. I just can't get a handle on them this year. Try again in the morning.

Re: Gun Season 2013

PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:55 pm
by e_smith06
Hunt 61 Jan 20 PM
55* SW wind
Hilltop plot and my dad was a few hundred yards into the woods, neither of us saw any deer.

Hunt 62 Jan 22 AM
16* wind calm
I sat where dad was a couple days ago, saw nothing.
A buddy and I decided to walk and bump some up. We saw 6, couldn't get a shot on any of them.

Hunt 63 Jan 22 PM
Hunted fence line ladder stand near bedding area. Nothing seen.

Moved my climber into the heart of the bedding area today. Will hunt it tomorrow.

Re: Gun Season 2013

PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:31 pm
by e_smith06
Hunt 64 if you can call it a hunt... Jan 23
Got in my climber in a bedding thicket, about 1030. Sinuses went berserk, started coughing, sneezing, sniffling... managed to it until 1230. No deer seen.

Re: Gun Season 2013

PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:18 pm
by e_smith06
59 total deer seen in MS this season. Abysmal numbers. Maybe next season will be better. I saw 59 or more on my 3 day hunt in IL.