Fall Deer Hunts
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Illinois Trophy Bucks At Wells Creek Outfitters
Then we drove around looking for armadillo's and Emily snuck up on three and got the last one. However she lost 2 arrows and the armadillo broke one, which was all she had, so in the morning we are going to Peacock Archery for more arrows and also have Roger check her bow setup.
Emily wanted to set in a stand anyway and she saw a nice 8-point. John saw several does. I returned to secret Stand #5 and zipped. (That's Emily with the guitar at the jam session we had after dinner.)
Holy Moley! Twenty yards behind the doe a buck walked out of the trees. And I mean a big buck ... with the biggest rack I've ever seen on the home hunting grounds -- long main beams, long tines, and heavy beams.
I turned on my camera and raised it to my eye. It touched the brim on my hat, making a very slight sound. The doe stopped and looked my way, she was 5 yards -- close -- and getting jittery. The buck walked behind some oak trees and I lost sight of him.
The doe turned, took a few steps and stopped -- looking the opposite way. The buck stepped out of the trees. What a set of antlers! The doe walked away and he followed. I tried for a pic but didn't get him in focus.
They were gone. The doe had not spooked and the buck's attention was on the doe. Maybe she will bring him back.
Making Water Where There Isn't Any
Nov 26 - Rain ... But
Not For Long
At 8:53 the rain had stopped and I checked with John and see if he hunted. He had and saw a nice buck before it was light enough to see his pins.
We drove to Peacock Archery.
Both John and Emily needed a dozen new arrows and we wanted Roger Peacock
to check out Emily's bow setup and give her a little shooting advice.
Roger made a couple of shooting suggestions and Emily drilled the target, arrow after arrow. This was only the second time she had ever shot a bow and she was definitely in control of her arrows.
When we returned to the lease John had a change of plans and he and Emily returned home. Emily said she will keep practicing until she feels comfortable enough with the bow to hunt.
Once again, I hunted Secret Stand #5. A doe walked by my Double Bull blind. Today there was no buck behind her. Earlier, I saw turkey scratching and tracks at the Point and will go there tomorrow.
Last Week Of November
Last Week Of November - Day 2
Last Of The Last Week Of November
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set October 1, 2005