Lakewood, Townsend, Mountain areas
Don't forget everyone, this weekend is the youth hunt. You have to wear blaze orange like rifle season.
Well I didn't make it up last weekend, but will be heading up Friday evening and hanging in Townsend with the family. Hoping to sneak in a morning hunt or two.
FullDraw05, I was in the woods yesterday and although I only have red oak, I really didn't notice many acorn's. Usually the deer disappear after the leaves drop. It sure seems early. Yet the Asian beetles are early this year IMO.
44/45, acorn crop has been plentiful this year from what I've been told. the "lull" often coincides with the time when acorns are dropping - you need to locate the oaks to see some activity. I have a 5 acre plot with usually 20-30 does at a minimum per night and the last week our cameras have been essentially non-existent.. that tells me their feed bags have transitioned to the acorns.
My wife found a samsung galaxy cell phone on Saturday around 1:00 pm in the middle of the road in Lakewood While we were atv’ing. Was on a side street in Lakewood hopefully someone here can help get it returned
Where did all the deer go? 1acre food plot and no activity?
Food plot went from seeing many deer to seeing at the most, one a night. Very odd. However my apple's are gone from my tree and that seems to be their preference every year. This deer pattern usually is seen when all leaves have dropped. It doesn't help with people filling their truck's with bag's of apples and corn from the BP gas station. I also have a bobcat on camera. First time in over 30 years I have seen one. Asian beetles were bad yesterday. This seems really early as normally I would see them at the end of the month. Fall colors may see peak by the end of the weekend. The tree's are changing really fast!
Thanks for the head's up ScoutKing. I'm listening to your podcast now! Would love to meet up for a beer around Townsend sometime.
Looking forward to seeing all the posts. I have seen more doe around Lakewood and Townsend this summer riding my bike. Hope for several more years of no doe harvests. Have a great fall!
Thought I would fire up the old Townsend thread!! I'll be heading up next weekend and hope to sneak into the woods at least once to bow hunt. We've got a few nice bucks on camera but the big guy we were after last season hasn't been around at all which has me thinking he might be dead. Could show up at anytime I guess, but certainly would be nice to know he is lurking.
For anyone interested, two friends and I have been working on a podcast all about hunting. Main goal being to promote hunting in general and put an end to buck shaming. Its called the "Okayest Hunter Podcast" and can be found via facebook and instagram by searching that name. We are by no means your typical professional hunters jaw jacking about food plots and vast private lands. Just a couple public land hunters who enjoy venison and the thrill of the chase. We hope you join us!!