I was out this evening, the 18th and didn't see a thing. I had 2 others buddies hunting on the same property and they didn't see any either. Must be that October lull. Depending on the weather, I will either be out again Saturday morning or evening or both.
I was out this Saturday morning and tried some rattling and grunting for the first time this season. I didn't see any deer at all. I did see some turkeys on my way out and almost shot one of them, lol. Driving in I saw a 2 1/2 year old 8 point. My next time out won't be until Monday evening. Hopefully with a fresh pile of corn and crushed sugar beets made by "The Crush" it will bring those does in. Then the big 180" that has been hanging with those does the first 3 weeks of the season won't be too far behind. Good luck to all!!!!!
Well I've been on a 9 day trip to my dads place in PA and after 4 times sitting in the woods I finally saw some does coming when they got spooked and took off. I heard some noise and saw white sneakers walking past one of our posted signs coming right towards me. I informed he was trespassing and apologized and took off but by the time he was done stomping away it was getting to dark. I did have a blast, literally grouse hunting and scouting some property I use to hunt 18 years ago
This schedule isn't set in stone, but it looks like I will be hunting Monday and Tuesday evenings, Wednesday morning, Thursday evening, Friday morning, and Saturday morning and evening. Good luck to you all!!!!! Hopefully we start putting some nice one's down!!!!!
I was out this evening and the only thing I saw was a doe that had a button buck with her. The button buck gave me several opportunities to take him but I gladly passed. The doe, the one I wanted to shoot got as close as 18 yards but never gave me an opportunity.
If you want to properly preserve velvet antlers, you will have to inject & brush them with formaldehyde or some of the new less toxic chemicals (4 in 1 solution works great as does Knobloch's antler in velvet tan) as its easier to use however, both will work.
First, using rubber gloves take a razor blade and make small incisions at the tips of all points about 1/8". Next hang the antlers upside down, allowing the blood to drain. Starting at the bases inject the solution into the...