I also think that the moon kept the Deer beded down this weekend we hunt in Leon County on 125 acres there are three of us and we hunted hard and between us we seen 8 or 9 deer total, no hogs. Any idea on how the rest of the Post Savana area did.
i spent the weekend in alto, texas, which is located in the eastern part of the state. my weekend was actually great, spotting 16 different bucks for sure, with multiple encouters with repeat deer. most of the deer were better than legal size, but with the potential of the tract i am hunting i just dont want to end my season yet. i also discovered the largest rub i have ever seen, by a long shot.
weather was in the 30s saturday morning and warmer on sunday, no rain until sunday night.
I talked with a few friends by phone in the Post Oak Savana area and they also came up short out of five of them there was only one buck killed an eight point and two hogs. I will have to say that the grass did look greener than it has all summer so mabe rain did cause a slow down.
The goal of all hunters is a quick, humane kill where the animal drops in it's tracks and is dead within seconds. But in a pursuit that has as many variables as hunting, sometimes things don't quite go according to plan. However, game can be tracked and recovered with the right skills and with patience.
First of all, you need to wait the right amount of time after the shot before tracking a wounded animal. I've heard estimates of waiting 30 minutes for a hit in the vitals and 5-8 hours for a...