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!
I have done everything possible to get my kids involved in hunting. Every time out whether it be scouting, camping or during the actual hunt, I will challenge them to find their way back without using any electronics (GPS). Also without a compass. They know by now that I am going to challenge one of them, so right off the bat when leaving our vehicle or camp they will start picking out land marks to help them out. Makes me and them feel confident that if we were to somehow separate that they...