The numbers are now in. For the opening weekend of bow, Tennessee hunters harvested 2800 deer, with about 40% being rack bucks. 69 turkeys were also taken by bow hunters. My county was 3rd in deer harvest and #1 in turkeys taken with bow.
Sound like a successful weekend, and you must be smack dab in the middle of it! We expect nothing less than 8-10 deer, with a couple of 180 inch bucks in your future!!!!
Best of luck! I'll be out again next Monday. Gonna try stalking for them for a change. I never do that, but I am tired of sitting in one place and not seeing anything. Maybe I will get lucky this time.
The stats for the first two weeks are now in with almost 8400 deer taken and still almost 40% bucks. My county is now #2 in deer harvest and also #2 in turkey harvests with the bow as well. I'm still not sure if I'll be out in Tennessee before early M/L season. Kentucky early M/L season is this weekend and the weather looks decent!
In the darkness, the hunter stumbles through the underbrush, making noise and leaving his scent seemingly EVERYWHERE!
Daylight will be here in 30 minutes and he wanted to be in the stand an hour before daylight.
"I know I left that stand RIGHT in this area last night," he mutters under his breath, "but where is it now?"
He traipses back and forth in a zig zag pattern, getting himself overheated and sweaty, but never finding the stand he left there the previous evening – and eventually sits on a...