I thought I would get one started! Countdown days- success-failure-sightings-- anything bow hunting related!! Bear season close and counting down the days to deer season!! Good luck in 2017!!! Casey
Bow hunting 2017 reports
Vilas county. Does, does and more does. Last weekend to bow hunt for me and it is a cold one. Sat 4 hours yesterday morning in the ground blind and saw about 8 different does of all sizes. Few more in afternoon at different stand location. A couple the size of a horse. At it again today to see if a buck will float through. Come on dnr, time to open up doe season next year! Give the bucks a chance. The few bucks we have seen this fall are spikes and basket racks.
I finally got it done...what a crazy year....I tried something different this year where I was a little more selective at what I shot at...early in the fall everyone I sat I was seeing deer bucks and does that I chose not to shoot....during the rut Oct 24th to Nov 10th I saw 14 different bucks on stand..
I passed several and I missed a couple....this buck I have had around ever since he was born..
I was trying for a pretty good 9 point that may score around 130-135....I only saw him twice and did not get a shot...don't know if he made it or not but if I had to guess I would say he's alive...it was very cold in the blind yesterday and while we were looking for the deer but that cold also made the deer move more...this is the latest I have ever killed a buck w horns yet...very very happy with him....he will be tender in the pan..
Was going to hunt at my place in the u.p. this week but the morning temps were -15, -20 and -13. Too old for that fun I guess. Pull all my cameras and only had one decent buck with his horns yet. Figured they have it hard enough dealing with this weather. I'll leave them alone till next year. On a side note. It was hard enough to go outside and fill the wood boiler. My eyeballs glassed over wed. morning on a 5 mph ride on the 4 wheeler for 200 yards.
Did see a ton of sign and 24 deer on monday night from the cabin. Lets pray for another mild winter. It's not starting out that way though.
It's been a few weeks since I had any pictures before 11 am. Last night saw 5 does. Decided to take a shot on a doe and gave it a haircut on its back. Don't think I had my anchor point right. Had the game camera on video and you could see the knock go over the back. No blood at all but a lot of hair. No blood on the arrow either and I saw the broadhead spark when it opened up hitting the ground so I'm confident the deer is fine. You can see the green knock in the picture right at the edge if the tree.