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 hear more and more about giant bucks these days.
Hunters are on a mission, scurrying to and fro – and even from state to state - trying to find the “perfect” hunting area where big bucks abound and they are found chasing does at all hours of the day.
These properties exist but they are expensive to maintain and generally, very expensive to hunt!
Let’s look at possibilities closer to home – your land, your lease or land that you have permission to hunt!
My brother and I are fortunate to...