Blackie.....Are you doing burns all day? That raspberry preserves, sugar, raspberry tea or punch burn was great for me. I'd get some of that Capri Sun and splash around on the trees and logs. I haven't been doing this long, but If he hasn't been around for awhile he may just be a big boar that is going around his home range and hitting the food spots. One book said that a boars home range can be upwards of 40 square miles. Hopefully he's not sitting in someone elses' freezer. Other than getting some unbelievable scents into the air & woods it may just be a patience thing until he gets back to your site. Are you doing all you can with scent mgmt. and movement? Could he have seen you or your daughter and abandoned the site?
If you're not doing burns....HotMoon had talked about 6 hour or more sterno.....I couldn't find it by me but he said to try camping stores.....maybe this would help so you could keep it going longer......also, I did two burns, one down at my site up in a tree and the other up in a tree next to my stand......I could feed it throughout the day when the sterno went out.....more ideas.
We all take every precaution when we are hunting and harvesting our animal. Well, what about after the animal is down? Do we know what has happened to that animal over it's lifetime? The following is an example of why we should be careful when we cut.
2 years ago, my father shot a nice 8 point on opening morning of the rifle season in Vermont. It was a beautiful, 2 1/2 year old deer, looked really healthy and moved normally. When my father went to skin it for...