So far a little disappointing. Set up on my spot daylight came saw 6-7 does and two spikes. Wasn't going to shoot a spike on opening day. Four other hunters came into the area, two of which saw the spikes and let loose shooting both of them 6-7 shots. What a mess. I packed up and went to a different area where I didnt see any deer. Will go back this week.
Although I hunt E. Washington...........I have let 3 legal white-tails go here in GMU 133 with hopes of trippin the trigger on a muley ;but the last day of early season I ended up letting a mule buck go that was pretty small.(2X3) Then my little brother connected on a nice 4X4 white-tail buck at 100 yds with one well placed shot to the throat with his little .243 win. The brusier never got outta his bed. He is 19" wide with a couple of broken tines and lots of mass.Late buck opens tomarrow so his will be hard to beat.
Didn't see many deer since our blacktail population has been declining in recent years but I did manage to get out in the timber and bagged a little forked horn. His horns were small but his body pretty dang big. You can't see it here in the pic..
Being a bowhunting I've always been fanatical about scent control. Whether it's sprays, carbon clothing etc. I've tried it. The best thing that I have found for eliminating human scent is Betadine. It's been used in hospitals and homes for decades as a defense against infections on minor scrapes and burns. It can typically be found near the pharmacy in any of the major "one stop shop" stores, and a bottle will last multiple hunting seasons.
Before every hunt possible I...