Archery 2023 Reports

9/12/23 @ 5:33 PM
User since 1/7/02

A sign of things to come. 

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11/26/23 @ 10:36 PM
PRO MEMBER User since 6/22/01
This was my third year hunting with a crossbow. I missed a nice buck last year.  This year I shot a doe on November 5th, my first deer with a crossbow.  It was my third sit.  Saw deer each sit, but nothing came in range. I saw one buck earlier in the day that was 75 yards away so I didn't pull the trigger.  Glad I didn't.  This doe came out at last light and I thought it was about 50 yards away.  I did a measurement on Onx later and found it was 60 yards away!  Shot it in the front of the shoulder and the arrow exited through the throat.  Didn't go too far and bleed out.  Not a huge doe, but she had kicked her young ones out already and was alone, so I took her.
Archery 2023 Reports photo by Fishlovme
Archery 2023 Reports photo by Fishlovme
11/22/23 @ 12:14 PM
User since 11/26/01
Sat this morning until 9.  Nothing moving, but crisp, beautiful sit. 
11/16/23 @ 7:20 PM
User since 5/12/16
Nice deer Polski,congrats.
11/16/23 @ 6:48 PM
User since 11/26/01
Heard a barred owl, not no deer in the wind today.  Saturday and a cool down may help.
11/13/23 @ 8:43 PM
PRO MEMBER User since 5/11/03
Been bow hunting right by the house the last few weeks and not seeing anything, all the pictures on my trail cameras have been at night. Anyway, this guy came by this afternoon 5 minutes after I got in my stand. Nice 10 pointer I had on camera last week at night. He was trotting through my shooting lane and I just grunted loud by mouth and he stopped and looked for that split second. Went about 100 yards, ​crossed the road by me and died right there. About a 40 foot drag to the road ​   
Archery 2023 Reports photo by Polski
Archery 2023 Reports photo by Polski
Archery 2023 Reports photo by Polski
11/13/23 @ 4:58 PM
User since 2/28/13
What are you referring to ?   
11/13/23 @ 2:05 PM
User since 1/19/02
Theres alot of deer in waupaca, its not going to be a pick n choose buck year is what I am refereing to. 
11/13/23 @ 9:17 AM
User since 9/8/09
Pulled in the driveway and this guy wouldn’t leave until his doe did. Saturday morning had a 2 yr old 8 chasing a doe in circles for 20min.  Around 7:45 a doe walk right passed me with a really nice 3yr old in tow.  Decided to let him walk.  Maybe he will survive the orange army this weekend.  Saturday evening I saw several small bucks n does milling around.  The corn is coming down this week so their patterns will change.
Archery 2023 Reports photo by Dave1234
Archery 2023 Reports photo by Dave1234
11/13/23 @ 9:12 AM
User since 8/3/12
Jzzzzz, so we have a rough bow season, don't see many deer, and our way to improve on that in the future is to shoot any remaining deer we see?

Just curious on this technique, I thought dead deer didn't make more deer?
11/13/23 @ 7:35 AM
User since 4/2/10
Not sure it ever started in Wood county.  Had 2 days of active cruising.  November 1st and last Friday,  otherwise it's just 1.5 year Olds nose to ground and and maybe a 2.5 year old just cruising through.  Have only seen 2 bucks actually chasing a doe. 
I think in my case, doe numbers are too high. No need for bucks to need to look hard to find a doe. Probably the case most places. And high 50's daytime temps doesn't help. 
Good luck and stay safe everyone 

11/13/23 @ 6:29 AM
User since 1/19/02
Waupaca co: Runts done!

Sat yesterday AM and saw one spooky doe at 8am far off and that was it,  did spook up 2 walking in I could'nt see, pulled my cam card that I normally don't so its been out for over a month and had 231 pics of mostly the same 2 does at night and a few daytime pics since mid october, 1 half rack scrub 6pt, a tall 2yr old spindly 6pt and 1 pic of a nice 8 pt ,the last pic being on Nov 2nd.

Onto the pumpkin patch unfortunately for myself and I think many others If you see a deer whatever its gender you better take it . Going to be a slow season.

Goodhuntin all!
11/12/23 @ 4:40 PM
User since 7/17/09
El completo by me in Lacrosse Cty. Saturday morning had a fork cruise by at 20 yards. Let it pass. Evening hunt only seen one deer at dusk out 100yrds. Big body, couldn't tell buck or doe.  Didn't see anything this morning. Passed on the evening hunt tonight. 60+ degrees, grabbed the Stihl and cleared deadfalls off the trails.
On with the long gun next weekend I guess.
11/12/23 @ 4:24 PM
The hamburglar
User since 4/20/23
Do you guys think the runt will still be going this week?
11/11/23 @ 10:47 AM
User since 11/26/01
Moment of truth Thursday from my cam.  3 seconds before letting the arrow fly.  
Archery 2023 Reports photo by IceFishBaby
11/11/23 @ 10:45 AM
User since 11/26/01
Made it 2 hours with my 10 year old daughter today. No wind lots of squirrel  but not any deer.  Her hands and feet got cold. Wish I could sit all day today. Beautiful, cool temps.
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