Stands are up, lanes are cut, mineral sites and food plots are in, cameras are up. Now just more shooting practice and hopefully collecting some nice pictures and a 5 week wait. I have had trouble with my camera's this year though. Hopefully I finally have them working right. Anyone else done ready and waiting?
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Sat, 2012-08-25 00:53
Ready For Season!!!!!
Mon, 2012-08-27 15:37#1
Well, mostly ready. Pulled
Well, mostly ready. Pulled my trail cam the other day, took one last look around. Just need to shoot a little more, but that's it. Season opens Saturday, but I will bypass the first weekend to dove hunt. Then I'll give it a go the following week.
Tue, 2012-09-04 12:54#2
I'm almost done. I need to
I'm almost done. I need to re-cut the fields that the stands face - so four need to get cut by end of next week. Plus I need to cut lanes for 1 stand down in a valley. OH - and do some practice shooting with my bow. Other than that - I am ready... for my Ohio deer hunts! Then I need to pack and get back to Colorado for my 2nd season Elk hunt.
MOTF and Ca_V - good luck on your hunts! I look forward to your stories and pics.
Wed, 2012-09-05 07:05#4
cut sapling sthis weekend and looking forward to getting out there!
Sun, 2012-09-09 00:30#5
I checked the camera's on
I checked the camera's on Friday. The one camera isn't working very well but the other one seems to be doing a little better. I got a pic of a nice crab claw 10 point. He does look a little young though. I think he is 2 1/2, possibly 3 1/2. Once I get the pic posted you guys can look at him and tell me what you think. It is also just a profile pic (broadside view) so it's hard to judge what he might score. From what I see of him he probably looks two years away from the hit list. Also, I had a nice treat show up on the cam. I have a piebald doe. If I get a chance at her, she will definitely be taking a dirt nap. I will work on getting these posted. Also, this year I decided to try putting in some small food plots for the first time ever. I planted them Aug. 24th. I checked them the same time I checked my camera's. One looks to be doing really well. The other one looks good in some spots and not so good in other spots. So far I am happy with the results.
Thu, 2012-09-13 21:26#6
I was out shooting the new
I was out shooting the new bow again today. Inside of thirty yards, I am extremely accurate. 30 yards and out my shots begin wandering around the black with a few in the black every now and then. My buddy was with me and he was watching me real close trying to pinpoint my problem. When I get out to the longer ranges for some reason I grip the bow alot tighter than I normally do. He said relax the grip and that pretty much solved the problem. It was getting darker though about that time so I didn't get to shoot much after that. I was amazed though how just relaxing the grip the grouping in the black came back just like that.
Sat, 2012-09-15 18:39#8
Practice far to hunt close
I always practice a little further than I actually would shoot ever shoot because it causes me to concentrate a lot more on the shot. When I move into my actual shooting range 10-20 yards it seems so easy after the further shots. That and when I have a deer in my sights and I'm shaking my pins seem to grow larger and the deer shrinks
Sun, 2012-09-16 17:56#9
Pulled this off of the trail
Pulled this off of the trail cam today - nice little 8 pt. Man - 13 more days until opening bow season can't come quick enough!!!