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2014 Season Journal

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:22 pm
by e_smith06
10-09-14
Getting my things ready for my first hunt in the morning! Hoping it doesn't rain me out. Got a new stand hung the other day, should be a good location, it has incredible cover around it.

Re: 2014 Season Journal

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:52 pm
by terry08
Best of luck.

Re: 2014 Season Journal

PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:54 pm
by e_smith06
Oct 11 PM hunt
81* swirling wind HOT
Sat in my climber in a thicket close to bedding area. Saw 7 does, none close enough for a shot. 3 of them winded me. Wind couldn't make up it's mind which way it wanted to blow. Good to be back in the woods though. Start my new job in the morning, and will get back in the woods Friday morning

Re: 2014 Season Journal

PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:52 pm
by e_smith06
11-8 PM hunt
62* NW wind
Climbing stand near food plot in pine thicket. Saw one big doe at 4:30, too far away for a shot. Spooked another when I was walking out. Looking forward to tomorrow.

Re: 2014 Season Journal

PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:31 pm
by e_smith06
11-9-14 PM hunt
61* calm wind
Hunted the "old cabin road" ladder stand. It sits on a ridge of mixed pine and hardwood about 100 yards off of a food plot. 3 does fed in around 430, I watched them feed away to about 60 yards, I grunted twice at them, and they slowly turned and came back my way. They fed up to 15 yards away, I picked the biggest one and let my Mathews do the rest. That 3 blade Rage did a number on her! She only ran 50 yards before she piled up. Thank you Lord!
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Re: 2014 Season Journal

PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:04 pm
by e_smith06
11-15-14 PM hunt
46* SSE wind at 4mph
Sat in my climbing stand this afternoon on a food plot.
4:15pm 2 does come into plot, so I stand up and clip my release on.
The feed and feed and feed and feed and feed some more.
4:30pm they have fed around the corner out of sight but one is walking in the woods behind me so I stay frozen.
4:45pm the 2 does have come back in sight. I'm still standing, frozen. One breaks away and comes in at 35 yards. I need her a little closer.
4:55 she's feeding at 28 yards and getting closer, I need her to turn. She does and gets behind a sweet gum sapling so I draw my bow and she just stops.
4:57pm still at full draw she finally gets in an opening in the tree and I let the rage do its thing. Lumen ok didn't light so I didn't see my shot. But I had a great blood trail and finally found her <100 yards away. Thank you Lord!
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Re: 2014 Season Journal

PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:13 pm
by e_smith06
11-28 am hunt
25* NE wind
Hunted the newly acquired 20ac, it's all 15 year old untouched cutover, so when I say it's thick, that's an understatement. I can only see about 30-40 yards in any direction. On this hunt I saw a giant bodied deer, couldn't tell what it was. Then I jumped 3 more on the way out. Will be back.

11-28 pm hunt
48* SW wind
Hunted the hilltop plot. Counted 9 scrapes around the plot, most likely a young buck. Watched a yearling from 4:00 until dark. Also saw 2 rabbits.

Re: 2014 Season Journal

PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:16 pm
by e_smith06
Deer count so far:
Does 17
Bucks 0
Unknown 1

Re: 2014 Season Journal

PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:28 pm
by e_smith06
11-30 pm hunt
75* SW wind
Went back to the 20ac thicket stand. Jumped deer walking in, none seen on this sit.

Re: 2014 Season Journal

PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:31 pm
by e_smith06
12-7 AM hunt
38* NNW wind
Wooden ladder stand near cutover. Nothing seen.

12-7 PM hunt
50* N wind
Fence line ladder. Bedding area to my north, food plot to my west. Saw 2 big does this afternoon. Waiting on a buck.

Re: 2014 Season Journal

PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:21 am
by e_smith06
12-12 PM hunt
57* ENE wind
Wooden ladder stand above pond. Jumped 2 walking in. Saw 2 does while on stand, jumped about 4 more on the way out. About to head out for a midday hunt.

Re: 2014 Season Journal

PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:54 pm
by e_smith06
12-13 midday
50* ENE wind
Cutover stand, nothing seen.

Re: 2014 Season Journal

PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 7:57 pm
by e_smith06
12-21 pm hunt
56* ENE wind
Hunted 5 ac tract. Sat on a hardwood ridge overlooking a sage field and acorn flat. Nothing seen, likely due to noisy neighbors.

Re: 2014 Season Journal

PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:37 pm
by e_smith06
12-22 pm hunt
55* SE wind
Fence line ladder stand. No deer seen.

Re: 2014 Season Journal

PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:22 pm
by e_smith06
12-23 pm hunt
58* E wind
Hilltop plot. Thunderstorm. No deer seen.

Re: 2014 Season Journal

PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 5:13 pm
by e_smith06
12-24 pm hunt
48* cold W wind
Wooden ladder stand. No deer seen.

Re: 2014 Season Journal

PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 5:15 pm
by e_smith06
12-25 AM hunt
32* SW wind
Ladder stand in 20ac thicket. Jumped a deer in the dark. None seen on this sit.

Re: 2014 Season Journal

PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:53 pm
by e_smith06
12-29 pm hunt
49* N wind
Hilltop plot, no deer seen.

12-30 pm hunt
46* N wind
Fence line ladder stand, 2 does in plot when I walked up, made sure nothing was with them and shot the biggest doe. She jumped and ran off, so I Went on to my stand. Saw 3 more does while in the stand. After dark went to look for blood, found blood for 20 feet or so and lost it. Going back in the morning to see if I can find her.

Re: 2014 Season Journal

PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:34 pm
by e_smith06
12-31 AM hunt
28* N wind
Fence line ladder stand, jumped 2 walking in. None seen while on stand, found the doe I shot yesterday. Not 25 yards from my stand, just too thick to see her!

12-31 PM hunt
45* NE wind
Ladder stand on the old cabin road, 2 big does came through right before dark. Nothing else seen.

Re: 2014 Season Journal

PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:07 pm
by e_smith06
1-10 PM hunt
40* ENE wind
Wooden ladder stand. Busted by a big doe walking in. Got setup and watched another small doe for awhile about 3:30.
At 4:30 two big does came in and I managed to shoot them both. That makes doe #4 and #5. Limited out. Even though I've yet to lay eyes on a buck this season, it has been really good for the freezer. Now I can hunt for horns only. :ylsuper:
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Does4and5

Re: 2014 Season Journal

PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:06 am
by terry08
Congratulations

Re: 2014 Season Journal

PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:12 pm
by e_smith06
1-11 PM hunt
50* Swirling winds
Hunted the 5 ac property near wma. Saw 8 deer, couldn't only ID two of them. Some idiot comes walking through the wma side with NO ORANGE at about 5:10pm. The stupid is strong in that one.