Post by Ron Kulas on Sept 16, 2012 18:20:45 GMT -6
Saturday evening’s hunt was uneventful and very warm. It was 80F with a South wind. After hunting I returned to the farm and was enjoying supper when the phone rang. It was my sister wondering if I wanted to go along with her family as they track down her 13 year old son’s archery buck he hit earlier in the evening. I of course said yes.
When we arrived at the tree stand he told the story of the buck and the shot and the direction it ran and crashing sounds he heard not very far away. The shot distance was 9 yards and he was 15 feet up in a ladder stand. He said he hit it right behind the front shoulder. The blood on the arrow backs up his story.
Last year I made he and his brother a set of arrows and included a half dozen broadheads. He was using the Montecs.
The buck only traveled about 80 yards before crashing. Then it was time to punch the tag.
Little sis (8 years old) inspected the exit hole.
We told them that if they worked as a team they could drag it out. We were right.
Post by Ron Kulas on Sept 16, 2012 18:21:19 GMT -6
This morning’s hunt was uneventful. It was warm (56F) at 4:45 am with a south wind. I saw only tree rats while I was swaying back and forth in the wind. I got down at 9:30 and headed back to the truck. It was a beautiful morning and I was in no hurry so I took my time walking back and snapped a few pictures of the sunny morning. The fall colors are already starting to come alive.
Post by Ron Kulas on Sept 23, 2012 18:39:53 GMT -6
Here is the video from Sat. morning (sept 22). Now I need to work on the video for the bucks I saw tonight. Ive seen 9 bucks so far this season. I have not yet seen a doe. Saw a bear out in a field on the way to the woods Sat. night and it was then I realized the memory card for the camera was still in my mother's computer so while I didnt get a picture of the bear, it remined me to turn back for the memory card.
Sat morn Oct. 27, I did a little rattle, grunt, bleat at 7:30 am and 20 minutes later a buck came in. I was hunting a cedar swamp and while he was only 35 yards away, I could not make out just how big he was. I could see multiple tines so I grabbed the bow rather than the camera. As he milled around looking for the source of the sounds I could see was is not the sized buck Im after. He was nice and tall but not very wide and appeared young in the face. As he walked away I started the video camera and shot a brief video. Here is a still from that video when he was about 50 yards away.
About 20 minutes after that, another buck showed up and walked under my tree. This was a small 6 point. Here is a still I grabbed from the video.
Saturday afternoon My father and I put up a pop up blind for him to use. In the evening I was back in stand but that was the day they began to harvest the corn. I stayed on stand anyway thinking that the combine might shag some deer out of the corn and into the woods. I was wrong.
Sunday morning Oct. 28, I was back in the stand where I had seen the 2 bucks the morning before. This time, I only saw 4 doe but they hung around for over an hour. Later that day My Father and I put up a new ladder stand in a likely abush spot.