- October 17, 2019 at 10:19 AM #5938
I got to go down the second weekend of bow for the weekend. The weather was hot the first couple of days but cooled off for Sunday morning. Friday evening I got setup in my usual spot and not 5 minutes after getting settled I noticed something on the ground moving 5′ out from my stand, big copperhead slitering by. I got a good video of him and then unloaded with the 22 with snake shot. That was the end of him. I must have walked by him going in. Saturday morning I had three does come by but they were trotting and to my right and I needed them to come by on the left for a bow shot and they were moving too fast for me to get turned. Fun to see them moving though. I hunted Sunday morning but didn’t see anything and headed back.
Got a chance to go down the following weekend with the family for an overnight. Got there late afternoon Saturday so I set up the camp and hung out with the girls that evening. It was really a great time by the camp fire and did some fishing as well. It got down to 45 that night and I got up early to hunt for a little Sunday morning. Had two deer skirt me to the left at first light, then all of the sudden I saw movement to my right, three does starting working their way towards the front of my stand. Two does and a fawn. The fawn walked past me at about 25 yards and I waited for the other two. They got close so I drew when they were behind a tree. And then I held and held, and they finally started working out so I could get a shot. However, they were at 25 yards and looking my direction. I couldn’t get it lined up just right to get the shot and they finally saw some movement and spooked off. It was a very neat experience as that was my first time drawing on a deer. If they were a little closer, I think I might have let one fly. But it was a great hunt and look forward to it again.
Here are some pictures of the great weekends.
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- October 18, 2019 at 2:24 PM #5955huntaholicModerator
Good times for Sure ! Always Fun
- October 18, 2019 at 2:28 PM #5956OutdoorsmanParticipant
Looks like the girl’s had Fun!
And getting to sneak a hunt in is the best, Sounds Great.
- October 18, 2019 at 2:56 PM #5959deercoolerParticipant
Look at those Smiles, somebody had a Great time at Deerland
Bow Hunting takes a While to learn all the little things but it’s Cool when you get that First Deer ! Hang in there.
- October 19, 2019 at 9:52 AM #5960Jack 3Participant
Always Great to have the little ones with you at the Deer Camp ! I know you had a Great time and the fact you got to Hunt is a bonus.
- October 21, 2019 at 1:40 PM #5965BravoParticipant
Good looking Family you have BFM and I know you’re excited that they love coming down to the land, such a GREAT thing to be able to take Kids to the Woods. They seem to really enjoy the Fishing !
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