Lakewood, Townsend, Mountain areas
Hoping for a little help. My dad hit a decent 8 point in the boot lake area. Bolt hit the neck area. Shot Friday night spent most of Saturday morning searching for him lost blood. This would be my dads biggest buck with a bow/crossbow. Just hoping someone finds him or sees him walking yet. I know deer can survive a bow neck shot so hopeful he makes it. Just an FYI bucks were chasing Saturday yet saw 3 bucks chasing does just driving around. Good luck to all this gun season. Hopefully the bucks are moving still.
My father hit the woods yesterday and came across an area where two buck really got into it. There were two fresh scrapes, one on either side of of the ripped up area, assuming the bucks were posturing up and displaying dominance. He set up on a hot oak about 200 yards from there and had a little buck chasing two does. After a few mintues of chasing, the big guy stepped out and worked his way into my dad's grunt. within 25 yards but couldn't get a shot due to branches. Hoping he can get another opportunity tonight!! Here is the buck pictured under the oak where he was feeding last night.
Saw some big bucks on camera in mid September. Now many smaller bucks are seen browsing all parts of the day. I'm sure there is a lot of bait out now changing their patterns.
Alright, time to fire up the old Lakewood area page!! Anybody been out hunting/ scouting? Finding any good bucks? Definitely some acorns around in woods this year and seems like bucks had a good growing season. I haven't been up archery hunting at all since I filled my tag Sept. 20 in SE WI but I've still got some cameras up in the northwoods. Here are a few of the prospects for gun season. The tall brow buck is the same one I posted last year and my mother picked up his matched set of sheds this past winter. Bucks are really hitting the mock scrapes hard the past week and a half.
lol i have property in Shawano county, Dude.. where it's supposedly the same with our 14 tags between gun and bow. My buddy i own it with and a few others hunted that property and saw some does opening morning and that was it. It was brutal down that way this year for gun from the sounds of it. No doubt I'll take the sightings for up in this area, i was very pleased. There's just some new form of excitement each year going from AG country in Shawano and Waupaca county where i spend loads of time bowhunting, and do see some really nice deer, and changing to the big woods challenge. It's a refreshing feeling when the season begins to become a real grind.
I hunt Waupaca County where there is supposedly a deer behind every tree and I saw 1 buck, 1 doe and 2 unidentified on opening day! I shot the buck. Your sightings sound pretty good for the big woods!
Lol oh no, SK... that's brutal!! I had a good year actually all things considered. Lost my uncle the weekend prior to opener so wasn't able to get out as much as i had originally planned both scouting and hunting. Anyway, made the best of it - saw 11 opening day, 2 small bucks i passed and 9 does. My buddy missed an 8 pointer as well so all in all i'd consider that a success. spent the rest of gun season hanging out with family and friends.
Did anyone have any luck over the firearms season? I ended up passing a young 8 opening day and saw 6 does so I was plenty happy. Checked a camera that was 100 yards from my gun stand while walking out on Opening evening to find that the big guy made an appearance the afternoon before the opener. Haha they know how to get a guy all fired up!!