I'm getting excited for deer hunting starting NOV 20th. I have been counting down the days like a kid waiting for christmas, hopefully my scouting this year will pay off. im hope the rifle hunters dont run off all the animals I've had my eyes on.
I wish i only had 8 days left to wait, i still have like 30. i feel like its july again and I'm waiting for early season to start.LOL. oh well, I'll just have to find something to do, like chase yogi the bear around the hills till i can deer hunt again.
I do love the anticipation, my wife on ther other hand is ready to stragle me.LOL. Now that she has been hunting and had mthat rush of seeing animals, she understands a little more. well i'm down to 37 moredays of waiting and driving my wife crazy, its part of my plan, if i drive her nut enough she'll just tell me to get out so its a free scouting trip with no strings attached. good luck on you vermont trip.
I bet you are getting really excited now. What do you have now... like two weeks? That is not long but I am sure it is going to feel like forever for you. I agree, the anticipation is just insane! I do not have a wife yet (thank god) to drive crazy with all my hunting planning, preparation and scouting but I am sure that come fall, she is going to lose her mind. I will just have to make her into a hunter so that she can not blaim me and will just have to jump right on into the obsession with me. We will try to keep you sane on here in the next two weeks as the hunt gets closer. You need to let us (or your doctor) know immediatly if you start to get the shakes or start hallucinating about big bucks. These are the first signs of buck fever and it is a very serious condition that deserves attention.
Yes sir, I'm getting excited, i only have 11 more days. i have to hit the range one more time ( this friday ). Its been snowing like crazy out here over the past few weeks. the mountain are getting another 18" today above 3500'. I hope i wil be able to get to my spots. The buck fever has set in. i was driving to work on sunday and was just getting out of town and saw a very nice buck standing 30 yrds from me. swollen neck and beautifull rack (4x4). that sighting got my blood pumping. I will keep you posted on my hunt.
Well I'm down to 3 days till I head back out for the late season. thing have been extremely busy for me this month so far but i have made time for 3, 1 day hunts. I'll have to resort to plan B areas due to snow and storms, our snow level is at 1000' for the next week with upwards of 4' of snow expected so my hunting area will not be avaible. but my plan B area has some very nice deer in it. just a lot more hiking in the cold and snow. I'll keep you posted on my hunts.
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