Wanted to start the 2018 updates from the field. Sometimes helps to know what is going on with patterns and movement. Sometimes is just the little more motivation to sit an additional hour. Look forward to adding to here Saturday morning for the opener.
2018 updates from the field
No it wasn't grunting. It just walking past me to get to the corn field..
The STory!! I was on the ground standing behind a tree it walked 15 ft from me I had perfect wind. It walked past and I had to turn around the tree to get a shot, he was only 25 ft now. By the time I got him in sight it was about 20yrds.. He was quartering away. I hit him in the middle high. Took off made a 100yrd circle and fell 50 yrds from me. The arrow was broke of inside. I found it when I cut it up Sat. It was stuck in opposite side shoulder blade. Check out how the broad head is bent from shoulder. Taxidermist 4.5 yrs 213 pounds. Comes down to that I rather be lucky than good!!!
I scouted the area this past March. This was my first time putting foot on the property since that March scouting trip. I don't use cameras in areas that I know can carry good bucks. I do not enter any property until l'm ready to hunt it. However, when I do I go right in, I hunt on top of the bedding and I plan to kill that night! It would never pay for me to own a 40 because to kill a mature buck "consitently" on that ground you cannot be in there messing around.
I am what you would call the anti-magazine. No mock scrapes, no scents, no cameras, no food plots, no gimmicks, etc. I hunt by complete surprise. This was on private but I do hunt quite a bit of public too. In each case my hunting is where no one goes. (I have had h20 come over chest waders and im 6'2) to give you the extent of spots I hunt. When the weather, wind, time of season all align perfectly I go in and set up right on the bed. Sometimes within 40 yards. I have done quite well with this mindset, but it takes extreme patience and self control.
Now that Im tagged out I plan on getting some pheasant hunting in with some fall walleye fishing.