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2019 Archery Season
76 and still in the woods, that’s great! We are the same age and I had to give it up at 71 due to health issues. I really miss bow hunting every fall. I used to hunt out of ground blinds too. I was fortunate to hunt with my oldest son. We had some great years hunting private land. It’s not just getting a deer that’s important, it’s being out in the woods in fall and hunting with family and friends. Hunting with grandsons really has to be the icing on the cake. Wishing you a successful gun season.
Well another bow season is in the books for us. First congrats to anyone who bagged the big one or any deer for that matter. Its always a challenge no matter your skill level. We went 0 for the season with plenty of seat time, there's two reasons for that. Number 1 waiting for the big guy, he was on camera but never came in range. Number 2 missed shots when they presented themselves. Myself at 76 just happy to be in the woods sitting in my ground blind with x-bow. My two loyal partners, grandsons 13 & 22 trained them both. Older one has developed his skills, but he believes everything he reads and is hunting horns. Younger one first year shooting compound bow so he's still on the learning curve. Oldest passed everything, never shot..... Youngest missed an 8, spike and doe. So he had his chances but never wanted to leave the woods. Myself I missed an 8, passed fork, basket and several does. But still was a great season just being in the woods on our own 40. Getting out the blaze and 06 as we speak and the freezer is still empty. Remember if you got your choice between Luck or Skill take "luck" every time. Case in point, my son a sometimes hunter went with us gun hunting last year, gave him 30-30 and 3 shells, he sat in open 15' stand edge of field, no one has ever used, at 8 a.m., he shoots a 150 class buck, aimed for front shoulder hit it base of the skull. Now ask me again about luck or skill !!! Good Luck ( there's that word again) !!
Haha bueller. It’s an inch shy of the other 10 I shot in 2014 so another euro is in the works. I’ve set my shoulder mount # at 125”. This was a touchdown short.
With this new ground I don’t doubt it’ll happen someday. Potential for 150”+ is there. Saw one like that twice this fall just over the hill about 1/4 mile away.
There you go badgerfowl!!!! You better not opt for a Euro on that one too....time to pay the taxidermist!
Congrats badgerfowl1. Very nice buck.
It was a weird year. October 26 and 27 were hot hot hot. Bucks moving everywhere. That is a titch early historically but I shot a nice 8 on the 26th and my brother a big ten on the 27th. I had the week of the 2nd through the 10th off and was doe hunting it. I figured i would see the king of forest and be mad but it was slow. Saw one nice one out of range and that was it for large bucks. Shot a doe though. Cold and snow made it feel like late season hunting. Glad I shot when I did. I always say I get one good chance a year and I'm glad I took it.
Man I can't believe how few posts here. The way the rut started I thought this would be a banner yr. I have alot of people I know struggling to shoot a buck. Best of luck to everyone still hitting it hard
Its an emotional game we play with ups and downs.
Really nice video free. I enjoyed it a lot.