Took my two youngest boys and a nephew hunting this weekend. Matt my middle son was the shooter he is on the far left. After missing him opening day went found him again at first light on Sunday. He is on cloud 9 to say the least.
Thanks guys. The kid holding the head is my youngest son. He is pretty proud of big brother. He put a great shot on him and I'm proud of that but was more proud the evening before as we had this buck and another that was wider but a year younger at 75 yrds. They were both chasing different does and he couldn't quite get the shot he wanted. With about 15 minutes of shooting light left he pulled his gun down and whispered. " Lets seek outta here and try again tomorrow. If I put a bad shot on him he might get away." Works for me. It sure helps with his decision to own the ground and he knew he wasn't going anywhere.
Every year my Pro-Staff and I head to the woods to hunt the old wise Tom. We travel thousands of miles covering numerous states hunting these old guys. Lots of times we end up hunting public lands or private property that have been hunted already. That’s the last thing you want to hear when you just traveled 6 hours that someone else has already hunted the property. We had to come up with a game plan and one real fast.
The first thing we did was ask the farmer were they usually see the birds in...