I'm skipping the archery opener this year as I have done in just about all the archery openers. With it being Labor Day weekend there are just way too many people up in the woods to suit me. I may however take a drive up and hike around some mid week after things have quieted down some.
19 days to go which seems like a life time until ML season. I have been seeing some really nice bucks by my house which makes the wait even harder. Good luck to all and look forward to hearing some great stories and seeing the photos.
Going to be a little different for me this year. I didn't get an archery specific tag, but a general season tag. You can hunt the early archery season with it (Sept. 7th), but it is a buck only tag. A normal archery one here is either sex. However, I also have a doe tag for rifle, so i will be able to shoot anything other than a spikehorn when the rifle season starts in mid October.
January: Last years Season has ended.Time to start focusing on next year's season. You will need to find out what bucks might still be alive that made it through the last years hunting season. After the hunting season sometimes bucks and does might leave your area and go to another traditional winter yarding area. But they will return to the area around late February early march to spend the rest of their summer there. At this time of year, the use of scouting cameras will be the tool in...