When I went to the land yesterday I looked closely at the field that used to be corn. Some of the stalks were bitten off but some were just pushed over. This made me rethink about the culprets being coons. They may well be but something else was there also.
I got this picture last night. Also a few pictures from 8/4 and 8/5 of this guy or another one that looks like him.
Last time I was at the land I set the trap with the door tied open. I pulled the trigger wire tight and wedged it under a bungie cord so that coons could not move it. The trigger wire was pulled loose and drug into the cage.
I set the trap yesterday but did not tie the door open. I was hoping to catch a couple of shoats that have been hanging around. I found this in my trap instead.
I am stooping a few feet behind the trap so there is a little bit of an illusion on the size of the hog but I wasn't getting any closer. Shortly after this picture was taken the hog rushed the other side of the cage and knocked the cage off the ground and moved it a few inches.
He should be on his way to one of the hog pens where there are hogs for archers to shoot. One of the neighbors brought his catch dogs and was going to turn it loose for them to catch but he said that they would tear the hog up pretty bad and this one would make a good trophy for someone. He catches hogs all the time and he estimated it to be about 280 lbs.
Didn't anyone tell you that you are supposed to face the camera?
I went to pull trailcam pictures this past week and ran into these two at the feeder. Last year's fawns were easy to fool and came right back out to our calling. Education time is coming in October.
QDM is a choice not an obligation. It happens to be my choice. I have no problem with anyone shooting any legal deer although I feel that anyone putting an effort into killing big deer can succeed. All that is needed is to let a few walk (IF you want to). If you are not letting them walk, please don't complain that there are no big bucks in your area. You are the reason that there aren't any there.
This is one of two bucks killed on my land (45 acres). The other was an 8 point 2.5 year old. My neighbor did not practice QDM and killed 8 yearling bucks this past year. That was his choice. His choice did not effect my letting those deer walk.
Saying that if I let it walk my neighbor will kill it doesn't cut it. Your neighbor thinks the same thing about you.
I finally got my P&Y. A well laid plan that actually worked this time. He came in on a string. Thanks to Hyper-P and a little corn. And thanks to God for sending him my way. Who said you can't kill a big one on a food plot? Green Gross 141 5/8" P&Y. Main Frame 9 point with 3 scoreable stickers. Weighed 205 lbs.
Well maybe a little better than a cull. Last year he showed no sign of that 3rd beam. Hey Chris, did I let this one grow big enough? The morale of the story...LETEMGROW!
the last time I had a picture of this guy was on November 23rd. He looks a little worn down but in good shape. You can't see all the points but he is a 7 x 5 but not all the points will score. I hope they will next year though.
This guy was last seen on October 7th and he just showed back up again. I guess he spent the entire season in one of those bottoms.
I thought this picture was cool.
My brother laid out a scent trail around the plot he was hunting with Hyper Heat. This guy came out just before dark.
Well I had graduated from first bow kill to 2.5 year olds and better. The nextchance I had was one that falls inbetween 2.5 and 3.5 yrs. I had a 30 yard shot and felt confident of the target. I thought I had a good hit but not enough to put him down. Folloew the trail for 500 to 600 yards and 2.5 hours. Heard what we believe was him getting up and then lost the trail. this was a buck that I am well familiar with and called him "Pistol".
This is my third year of bow hunting and I finally got my Muzzy Moment. It wasn't before I messed up though. I let the spike walk first because there was this 6 pointer behind him. I did everything right except "MISS". I know I was shook up after watching them for almost a half hour. It wasn't the 6 point's fault because he gave me a broadside shot at 25 yards. After the shot I checked my arrow but I knew I missed. I climbed back in the stand and withing two minutes a doe was on the plot. While waiting for her to get in range the spike returned to give me a perfect broadside 17 yard shot. What a feeling!
Almost all the bucks until now have been 2.5 year olds. this one looks a little better. He may make P&Y.
Man, I can't wait. It gets harder every year. Come on October 1st.
Things are looking up for bow season. A lot of day time visits but mostly by 2 year old bucks. I might just have my Muzzy Moment this year.
I need a few opinions on this deer. I believe all three pictures are from the same deer. The first one is in 2004; the second is last year; the third is this year. I know the first two are the same but is the third. What is your opinion?
Most of my pictures have been during daylight hours at this camera. I hope it stays that way.
For a while there have been only a couple of bucks showing themselves. Activity picked up this week.
I found out one of the neighbors shot this guy during the first ML season. Somebody had a good year. 149 Days left to go.