A friend went scouting last week here in East Ky. and came back with a great report. He drove a country road between 7:30 and dusk and saw 80+ deer with some good bucks in that number. All of these deer were in fields picking in grass. He said that the does, fawns and bucks were already running together and I think it is too early for the so called social groups to be breaking up and bucks begining to herd does . I"d appreciate more knowledgable info on this. We had a late freeze here which killed most of the oak bloom so acorns will be scarce. Most hunting will probably be done in open fields. Thanks, Chuck <><
I hear ya Ca_V. it's an awesome spot to hunt! My lease is about 1/2 a mile from a river & there's lots of hardwoods & alf alfa in the area. The bucks on my lease are mowing down the farmers soybeans so he ain't to happy about the number of deer. I'll try & help him with that little problem come Oct 1st!
There are still some who insist a scope is not needed for the type hunting they do, ignoring the advances of the last 150 years in optical sights. (Even the ultra-conservative US Army has adopted optical sights.) The idea that in some special circumstances open iron sights or aperture (peep) sights might be more useful is not lost on me, but with the inevitable advance of age comes the reduction in visual acuity needed for using iron sights.
I believe that many who completely resist the idea of...