and on the spot pictures -- by Robert Hoague
of 2006 Whitetail Bowhunts
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A double cold morning in
a Double Bull blind at the Ridge. Part 1:
Elimitrax, Where Art Thou?
And things get even better
in Part 2: The Rocket Lifts Off!
Figuring out what the deer
are doing on by looking at last night's BuckEye Cam pics. And the first
hunt of the year. GO...
Buck #2: What Does This
Talk about wide. Here is
how Tommy Soriero's Bar None buck scored with TrophyScore software. GO...
A Hen For A Decoy?
I emailed our Taxidermy
Reese to see if he can make a hen decoy for me. This year hens are
legal in our area for the first time.
Is It Big Boy
My neighbor brought over
the head to the buck he killed to see if it was Big Boy 10. GO...
I hunted Secret Stand #7
and at 8:00 saw deer legs through the trees, walking uphill in my direction.
This is a stand I haven't hunted this year and when I raised my bow to
be ready I bonked my bow on an overhead limb that didn't used to be there.
The buck flagged and went downhill -- with a wide rack shinning in the
morning sun. I am not far from the river and had heard wild turkeys since
daybreak. Their sounds got louder and soon I saw a small group of wild
turkeys coming up the same hill. This looked like a chance to get a hen
for Larry Reese to make me a hen decoy for the 2007 turkey season. But
they went around the tree in front of me.
In ten more minutes I spotted
a larger group of wild turkeys coming. I drew in advance of them stepping
out of the trees. But one picked the motion up and switched directions.
I gave it a few more minutes and got down before I scared all the game
I needed to make some major
changes at this area and drove to the Ridge and got the Double Bull there
and moved it to ol' #7 and set up so I could get into that hillside action.
Robbie saw does from the
ground blind at Alex's Road again but couldn't get a shot. He had to go
hime and I hunted at #7. Two groups of wild turkeys worked through the
area but out of bow range.
Cool and overcast at the
Point this morning. A small doe and the smallest forky in the world walked
right where I want the big deer to go. But I didn't want them. Two other
does came through to my left abut 60 yards away. Then at 10:15 I noticed
a doe coming from the direction of the river. It went into the woods across
from me. I stayed put until 12:30.
My long time hunting buddy
Robbie Cramer is dow and he hunted Alex's Road and saw 1 doe. After a quick
lunch we set up a ground blind 45 yards from the Alex's Road stand. That
afternoon he hunted there and saw two groups of does within range but couldn't
get a shot. I hunted the December Tree scrape area. The scrape has dried
up but I saw 3 bucks: familiar ones, the Son of the Freak, Broken Horn
and one of the 9 points who now has a broken brow tine. They are going
to be impressive bucks in future years.
Seven hours in the blind.
A spike buck and a sixer started the day with me watching them. Later at
the Point a big bodied buck walked up beside the blind and stood watching
the area ahead. I could see him in a small slit I fixed in the Matrix window.
He was so close all I could only see the bases of his antlers. When he
left he went the way he came. After he left I opened the slit a little
wider. Later a doe walked through and I saw her because of the slit. She
was 15 yards and some twigs obstructed her. Before I left I adjusted the
Matrix window so I now have a shooting slot. Then I pruned a few limbs.
Dec 28 - Where'd They Go?
Eight hours in the blind
today and no deer or wild turkeys anywhere.
Dec 27 - Back At The Point
Pictures on the (L) CamTrakker
and (R) BuckEye Cam
Another day at the Point.
Plus a review of the photo highlights and some thinking about what to do
Dec 26- A New Big Buck At The Point
Another nice buck, a little
wind dammage to the blind, CamTrakker pics and the morning and afernoon
Dec 24 - A New Bomber ... Close
Behind the doe 12 yards
away I saw a big bodied buck walk out of the trees. HOLY COW! What a rack.
Heavy. Very wide. And coming closer GO...
Dec 23 - CamTrakker Finds A Bomber
My eyes surely bugged out
of my head when I checked the CamTrakker at the Point. GO...
Dec 23 - Wide-8 is back
Over 200 infrared pictures
of deer greated me before the morning hunt. Is the dry spell over? GO...
What To Do Now?
Yesterday (L) the CamTrakker
found a new buck and the BuckEye Cam had a tale to tell.
Dec 22 - Suddenly,
every place I hunt I don't see anything. Even my cameras haven't been taking
pictures. But last night they came though and now I'm trying to figure
where to hunt next. GO...
20 - Three does came to my food plot on this morning's hunt.
This Afternoon the
drizzle stopped and I left for the Last Barn at 2:30. Deer like to move
after a rain and maybe I'll be in the right place to see Wide 8 or the
Big Boy 10. four does: two together and two solos came through the area
at a distance. No bucks.
Dec 19 - As I rubbed
the sleep out of my eyes at 5:15am I heard rain outside. When I poked my
head out of the front door it definitely was raining too hard. Rain can
make a tracking job a nightmare and I didn't want one. The afternoon hunt
went kaput because my wife had car trouble.
Dry Spell Over?
Dec 18 - This morning
was eventless. But I hunted at Alex's Road this afternoon and saw
12 does walk by within 10-17 yards. This stand needs a little branch trimming
if I'm ever gonna get an arrow out of it. I'll get that done tomorrow and
maybe I can fill a doe tag here.
I was really pumped about
the possibility of seeing Wide 8 soon. But the weather changed from cold
to the 70's and the deer stopped moving. No pictures on either of my game
cameras at the Hay Barn, the Food Plot, the Point or at a scrape I found
and put the CamTrakker on.
Hunting the Last Hay Barn
pays off again as Wide 8 returns. GO...
Plus, giving credit where it is due.
Bryant Gets His
When I saw him at camp he
smiled and said, "Wanna take pictures of my buck?" GO...
A buck walked into and across
a small opening 50 yards from me. I recognized him, it was the Wide-8 buck.
And he was moving east. East is good, cause I'm east. GO...
A Bold Move
Time to make changes, quick
First Hunt In
The Last Hay Barn
the sign led to the deserted tin barn. With no close trees and not enough
cover for the blind it occurred to me, why not put the blind in the old
barn. Woops! First Hunt In The Barn...
Following Big Boy 10 With Pictures
Big Boy 10 again. And
the Last Barn hunt
In Part 3: Big Boy 10
Pics - We discover a travel route Big Boy 10 is using now. GO...
Part 4: - Fast scouting
with the wireless camera leads to Wide 8 and the Last Hay Barn. GO...
Finding The Last Hay Barn
How 3 High Tech items helped
me find Big Boy 10 and Wide 8. TO Part
1 and Part 2
The Duck Is Down
Duck and his son Robbie came down Friday afternoon to hunt for the weekend.
Bow Set Up For
Deer In 2006
Every time a group of bowhunters
go on a hunt the topic will turn to their bow and setups. Here is mine
for 2006. GO...
Dec 10 - Sunday
hunted Myron's corner. He had a huge buck walk by within touching distance
of his Double Bull blind but it was not shooting light yet. Later he had
a 7-point hang out in the area. Meanwhile the Duck and I took the morning
off from hunting and drank coffee and visited until Robbie came in. Then
they loaded up their gear and went back home. That afternoon I zipped.
Dec 9 - Saturday
went to Myron's corner. He saw a 8-point within range but passed. He also
saw 3 does and 5 unidentified deer. The Duck slept in. I hunted the
Point and zipped again.
Afternoon: The Duck
and Robbie zipped. I saw an 8-point. It was a nice afternoon, alternating
between overcast and sunny, in the mid 40's. When the sun dropped into
the trees the temperature dropped like a sledge hammer and iced us all
Duck cooked up a heck of good batch of chicken fried venison steaks tonight.
Dec 8 - The Duck Is Down
9:00 The Duck (Don Beckwith)
and his son Robbie came down on Friday before noon-time. Robbie was in
his horse pasture stand by 1:00. The Duck went to the old dry tank. The
temperature shot down below freezing and they both came out at sunset.
I hunted the ridge above the river. All 3 of us zipped
Dec 7 - Morning
9:00 came and I hung in.
Suddenly a buck came up from behind me and walked by the right side of
the ground blind. I had the camera in my hand and quickly took its pic.
A few steps more and I aimed
to take another one and he turned straight away. Oh, oh. wide antlers.
I set down the camera and got my BowTech and teetered between shoot and
wait. And while I teetered the buck made up my mind and walked out of bow
Dec 6 - Morning
The deer are back! And they
came to my poor froze up food plot and chowed down. So some of the winter
seeds in the mix are still working.
AFTERNOON: I went
to the ridge above the river again when I was almost to the blind I jumped
a big flock of wild turkeys and they did the bad thing and hit the sky.
But later I heard them fly up.
Dec 4 & 5
Monday morning Robert Cramer
saw a bomber with a doe at T.E's Folley stand. Wide with heavy beams and
tines. I saw a sixer.
came through but not close to me. I heard them fly up. This morning was
really cold and I zipped. The afternoon was another zip.
Dec 3 - Afternoon:
Robert at Paul's Corner
I hunted a new, secret stand
and saw one buck. Robbie had to return home after lunch. Robert stayed
to hunt this afternoon and tomorrow. He had good luck.
sun shown brightly on the Eastman ground blind's mesh and Robert Cramer
had trouble seeing through it until 4:30 when the sun finally got off to
a side angle.
Soon 3 does and a button
buck came into view from the left. The button buck was dashing around
erratically as the does walked into bow range. Robert drew on a doe
and the button buck darted in the way and Robert let down his draw. Then
the button buck darted over to the blind and and looked at it. Robert watched
him through the mesh, he was 3 yards away.
Small birds were in the area
and making noise in the leaves under the tree where the blind was set up.
The bird's noise made the deer jittery and every time the birds rustled
leaves the deer looked toward them nervously.
Finally the deer got used
to the bird sounds and they walked in front of the blind. One worked its
way into the shooting lane and turned quartering away. And stopped.
Robert drew for the second
time and put the top pin on the big doe, and then he moved his face away
from the bowstring to check that his arrow would go through the mesh and
not hit the blind. It was ok.
Robert looked through the
peep and found the spot. The arrow hit entered the left side going forward
and went out the right front shoulder and fell on the ground.
The deer ran 25 yards and
they all stopped. The shot doe stepped behind a tree and the others looked
her way for a moment and then only the 2 does and the button buck ran away.
Robert's watch read 4:45.
Fifteen minutes later got out of the bind and checked his arrow. It looked
good. He took two steps in the direction the doe ran and saw his doe laying
by a small tree.
Then Robert went for his
truck and drove as close as he could and loaded the doe. This was Robert's
2nd deer with the bow and the first one completely alone.
Robert Cramer with his
December 3 doe.
December 3, Morning
A cold below freezing morning.
I zipped. At the Point Robbie Cramer saw a 9-point as well as 4 other bucks
and 3 does. His son Robert saw 5 does at Alex's road. Neither bowhunter
took a shot.
Robbie hunted Alex's road
and 6 does walked by on the opposite side of the road. A buck was dogging
them. Robert Cramer hunted the Hammer Hole and nothing showed up.
I went to the ridge above
the river. At 4:45 a flock of wild turkeys came walking down the main trail
on the ridge. One had a nice beard.
Look at this! A bearded
hen. I zoomed in to get the bearded hen on the left and the gobbler on
the right in the same picture and realized that both of them were hens.
I thought you might enjoy the picture.
Half an hour later wild
turkeys started flying up along the river. They talked it up briefly and
then shut up. I waited a few minutes longer than usual so it would be dark
enough that the wild turkey could not see me leave. The full moon was in
the sky as I walked to my truck.
We ate at Storms in Hamilton.
Morning - A Fighter and a Doe
Robbie Cramer went to Paul's
Corner. Robert Cramer went to the Point. Robbie saw one doe. Robert saw
15 does and two bucks. He was ready to shoot a doe 8 yards away but it
turned with its butt toward Robert.
Meanwhile, I hunted the food
plot main blind. Early, a doe walked out of the far woods and walked right
by me and continued in the direction of Paul's Corner. The temperature
was 32 today but I didn't wear enough warm clothing. The light wind blew
right in my viewing and shooting window and it was much colder.
At 7:15 I felt like a layer
of ice was everywhere but my feet. I began thinking I wasn't gonna see
anything anyway and ought to go back to the house and warm up by the fireplace.
I kept trying not to think that but the thought persisted. At 7:30, from
the top of my Wolverine boots up I was one solid block of ice.
Each minute it got harder
to stay with the hunt. At 7:38 a doe came out of the woods on the the hill.
I walked up and checked
things out before browsing around the food plot.
At 7:51 I saw a buck in
the woods to my left -- 85 yards away. He looked interested in the doe.
The buck started walking
closer. I checked the doe and it had not seen the buck yet.
It was the broken hour buck.
He stopped at the edge of my food plot. That part of the food plot didn't
handle the recent frost and it dried up. The doe still didn't see the buck.
He stepped into the sunlight
and gave me a cool pic.
He walks up behind the doe
and she sees him for the first time.
The doe scoots to the other
side of the tree as the buck approaches her. Check the look on the does
The doe stepped clear of
the tree and looked at the buck. Broken Horn watches.
Take a quick look
at Broken Horn. He is a for sure fighter. (You may remember the earlier
pictures when he was sparing with another 8-point.) Now he is darker and
his neck has filled out. But look at the gouge in front on his hip, a healed
gash on his back leg, another gouge behind the front leg, and additional
gouges on his neck and face.
Here you can see the fighter
from the front. His face has several marks from antler pokes. His antlers
are are scraped and chipped in places and the right main beam is broken
off at the first point. His left ear is drooping. I looked at it with my
Nikons and there is dried blood inside the ear.
The doe seemed interested
but the fighter turned and walked away.
And walked up the hill to
With the doe walking along
A super morning. Let's see
what happens this afternoon.
Nov 30 - Down
By The River
Last year in December I hunted
on a ledge above the river It turned out, unexpectedly, to be a travel
funnel for bucks on the lookout for does ... and it also was a frequent
last stop for wild turkeys before they roosted. (The extra height of the
ledge made it easier to fly up into the trees along the river.) Before
I left for Illinois I put a Double Bull Matrix there to let the deer and
wild turkeys get used to it.
This afternoon I hunted there
for the first time. Before getting in the blind I put out a HotTrails
doe in rut scent candle. I lit the candle, snapped it in its small carrying
lantern and hunt the lantern on a limb. In the picture below you can see
both the ground blind and the HotTrails.
Blind on the left. HotTrails
on the right.
The HotTrails lantern
is hanging from a cedar limb.
Once inside the blind I began
adjusting the mesh to create shooting windows. Woops!
A doe popped out from around
the closest tree to me. It clearly had its attention on the HotTrails.
But at that moment I had an issue, my face was in the window the doe was
standing in front of. So I froze.
The doe turned its head and
looked at what it could see of my face from 5 yards. Without keeping its
eye on me it back peddled behind the tree and then looked at me. By this
time I had slowly eased my face out of view. The doe studied on things.
Shook its tail. And casually walked away.
A view through the mesh
window of the Matrix ground blind.
The doe had definitely been
interested in the HotTrails scent. I wonder what it would have done if
it had not been seen me.
An hour before dark a wild
turkey walked out of the near by trees to the right. I took its picture.
It continued walking and
I took another.
More wild turkeys were with
the hen and they began filing by on the other side of the trees. I tried
for more pictures but my camera kept focusing on closer limb parts and
this pic below is the only god one.
Over ten minutes passed
before I saw them again. A group gathered on the same ledge I was on. They
were 43 yrds per the Nikon Laser 880 Rangefinder. They were silent in the
trees but now they made soft yelps and many other turkey vocalizations.
In the pic below you can see the evening sunlight beaming through the trees.
It was truly beautiful.
Soon more joined them and
I saw 3 gobblers with nice beards. One of the questions people often ask
me is how do you tell a hen from a gobbler? With providing the answer in
mind, I took this picture of a hen and a gobbler.
Then I zoomed in as they
walked along. They say a picture is a thousand words. If that is so I think
you can see the difference between these two birds.
A 2 1/2 year old gobbler
on the left and a hen on the right.
At roost time the birds walked
my way and the closest gobbler passed at 27 yards. Minutes later I heard
them flying up.
I waited until almost dark
and gathered up my gear. At home Debbie cooked up venison steaks and red
eye gravy on rice. It was delicious. A super end to a good day hunting.
Nov 30 - Morning
The temperature was right
at freezing when I went to the food plot blind. Overcast skies made daylight
come slowly and a very large bodied buck with lots of points walked steadily
along the trees beyond the food plot, he was 75 yards away. He stooped
one time and quickly surveyed the food plot area. I had him focused in
my 10 power Nikon binoculars and saw chocolate antlers with 10 heavier
than usual points, long ones ... and lots of width. He had a very long
and heavy body too. But ... no does here. He kept on going and passed right
by the blind I set up a couple of days ago (I call it the Tin Door Blind
and will catch you up on that -- with pictures -- over the weekend.)
Around 7:30 I caught a distant
view of a second buck coming on a trail that passes 7 yards from the same
blind. I locked the Nikons on him and counted 8 long tines. Almost ivory
colored. Not as wide as the first buck but wide none the less.
I got my BowTech. So far
this season I have not put my Fletcher Flathead release to use but now
I hooked it on my string loop. This looked like it was gonna be it.
Fifty yards from me he turned
left and strolled into the trees and walked parallel to the food plot,
just inside the edge of the woods. 70 plus yards away he stepped into the
open and I grabbed the camera. The pic was blurry but it gives you
Once again, this morning,
a mature buck cruised the food plot looking for does. No does, then move
on. (Where are those does when you really want them to be there?)
A small spike buck came to
the food plot and chomped down oats for awhile. White flakes appeared in
the air. It was snowing!
At 9:00 I went to the house.
Debbie and I drove to Watson's and ate lunch. Afterward I did some big
moving to try to get 20 yards from one of these big bucks. (I took pictures
and will come back to tell you what I found and what changes I made.)
- Afternoon Hunt - Paul's Corner
Earlier my bud Robbie Cramer
and I set up a Eastman Outfitters pop up blind at the break between the
woods and a coastal field. From my kitchen window I see deer using this
area all the time -- it is only 300 yards from my house. I hunted there
Cold weather started coming
in and it clouded up. At 4:23 a buck came to a scrape 30 yards from the
blind and worked the limbs and ground. Then it walked right by me. It was
the 8-point with the broken right main beam.
He was on the other side
of the only tree between us and I got this picture.
The Broken 8 continued toward
the the boundary fence 40 yards away and I poked the camera through a slit
in the mesh and pointed it in the buck's general direction. Click. I got
him. Or at least the front of him.
The wind got up. The temperature
dropped. So did the hunting, dropped that is.
Nov 29 -
As it slowly struggled to
get daylight this morning, and I struggled to keep my eyelids open, a buck
walked up close. Low light pictures are always a challenge and I changed
settings on my camera and took several pictures. A couple came out ok and
one is below..
Daylight improved and a
lone doe came to the opposite end of my food plot. It hung out for about
10 minutes and them walked away.
My eyelids got the best
of me for a short while and when my head bobbed forward I came back to
life. A doe was in front of me and a 7-point was walking around it.
The doe ignored the buck
but she left to my right and out of my view. He tagged along. At 9:00 I
was ready to call it a day and got my stuff together. Before quitting any
hunt I always count to 100 slowly. So I started counting.
A buck walked out of the
woods. I got my camera back out and took its pic.
He walked right to me and
A nice 8-point. A 2 1/2
year old. He's a little thin so he has been busy chasing does around.
I guess he wanted to be
sure I got a good picture because he walked even closer. Then he walked
on past the left side of my blind. I waited half an hour and counted to
100 again. This time nothing happened and I went to the house.
A lone doe hung out at the
far edge of my food plot. Waiting perhaps? When a nice buck cruised the
area and went to her things got real interesting. To
The Pics And More..
Nov 27 - Morning:
One doe at daybreak and 4 does between 9 and 9:30.
Afternoon: I went
to the Point. And I was the only animal there.
is it? Does It Work?
My Field Test results after
90 days use. GO...
Camtrakker buck pics over
the weekend. GO...
Pictures from my food plot.
Nov 19 - He's
the June Big Boy buck from 3 years ago. I saw him Sunday -- heavier beams,
taller tines and wider. He was dogging a doe. I'm gonna do a little dogging
myself this week.
Wade Nolan Writers
Camp #2 at Dream Woods Adventures
Illinois Bowhunt and Writers Camp at Dream
Day #5 - Last Day
The last day in Illinois.
And a word about Brenda Doty and her contribution to the camp. GO...
with the Whitetail University Brian Richare and Bruce Ryan, plus Greg Griffith
and Doug Doty of Dream Woods Adventures. GO...
Liechty does broadhead tests. GO...
my hunt report and Joe Doty switches to a left handed bow and gets it done.
INTERVIEWS With The Writers
Interviews with outdoor writers
Lon Lauber, Joe Bell, C.J. Winard & Rick Combs. GO...
Ainsworth showed us NULLO, a pill that eliminates odor causing bacteria!
I put up a ground blind and after a colossal sunrise I got a little deer
I grunted at the 8-pt and
it stopped and turned my way. More...
Dana Brackins introduced
the new Carbon Express NANO-XR High Precision
and Gorilla Treestands new ground blinds. GO...
It poured rain last night
and we had a much needed temperature drop. The day began with a meeting
and Mike Jordan gave us the show and tell about ATSKO deerhunting products.
Jordan check Lon Lauber's bow for UV.
After the meetings we, of
course, went bowhunting for deer. GO...
At Home - 2006
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Start Of The Rut (Oct 4 &
another bomber walked steadily by at 80 yards. Later I saw two solo does,
a young 8-pt and a spike. The spike was the only one that ate in the food
plot. Robbie saw the same 8-pt. My hunting buddy Robbie Cramer is down
and he also saw two does together.
Saturday Afternoon at
Secret Stand #8 I saw a bomber, wide and heavy beamed buck walking behind
a doe. They were moving my way. An 8-pt scooted out of the trees and when
the doe saw it she changed directions. The bomber cut off the 8-pt and
it fell in behind the bigger buck and the newly formed trio trio went into
the nearby trees.
In The Moonlight
Nov 4 - my CamTrakker
got the buck above and a very similar buck.. Plus more deer. GO....
Sunday Morning The
8-pt that has a broken right main beam (in the above CamTrakker pics) walked
by close enough, but I didn't. The spike buck returned but didn't stop.
He walked so close to my blind he had me wondering if he was going to bump
into me. Another solo bomber made the 80 yard walk. Also 3 solo does that
were on the move. Things definitely look promising. Robbie zipped.
Sunday afternoon I
started packing for my trip to Illinois on Monday. Robbie saw 6 does, 5
in a group and a solo.
CamTrakker Pics on Nov
Just checking to be sure
the deer are out there. They are. GO...
Wade Nolan's Writers
Camp - Illinois
Bowhunt At Dream
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Fall Guy Report #2
More pics, plus video of
Fall Guy falling. GO...
Fall Guy Report From Writers Camp
Accidental FALLS from treestands
can injure you, Fall Guy keeps that from happening. GO...
Two Last Deerhunt Reports
Piper the Editor of Buckmasters magazine (L) and Wade
Nolan of Whitetail University (R) share their hunts. GO...
About Dream Woods Adventures
I interview Doug Doty &
Greg Griffith about their Southern Illinois trophy buck bowhunts. GO...
Got Any Buck Pics?
That's what I asked Doug
Doty of Dream Woods Aventures. They did. GO...
More Meetings & Bowhunt Reports
The bosses of Bear Archery,
Gold Tip and Grim Reaper Broadheads tell us what's up. NEWS...
And Scott Alread, Rob Reaser
and Jay Leichty give their hunt reports. To
Hunt Reports from Mike
Handley, editor of RACK magazine, Marvin
Carlson of Gold Tip and Ron Boyce
of MDR 24seven Deer Scents.
Meeting #2 - 24seven
Ron Boyce really understands
the role scent plays in the lives of bucks and does and how and when to
use scent to get results. GO...
#1 - Pennington Seed
John Carpenter of Pennington
Seed was impressively knowledgeable. He covered how the average
hunter can make a harvest food plot for deer and other wild game and much
At Home - 2006
He stood in front of me
in the dark, both of us waiting. Him for does. Me for enough light. GO...
Another Nice Buck
I changed stands this morning
to check for deer traffic and find buck movement. GO...
13-15 - My hunting lease buddies John Askew, his son Bryant Askew,
and two of Bryant's firefighter friends James Walker and Dewayne Woolsey
came down to hunt for the weekend. On Friday cohorts they saw saw plenty
of deer but couldn't get any shots. In the morning John saw twenty plus
wild hogs and shot a big boar. Then 4 nice bucks came through but John
let them walk.
Meanwhile Bryant and Dewayne
also shot wild hogs. The afternoon hunt was uneventful. That night Dewayne
cooked steaks with jalapino beans and baked potatoes. It was good eating.
Sunday morning Dewayne and
James hunted the river. A group of wild turkeys came across the field and
into their wooded area. The firefighters each picked out birds and drew.
Then, on cue, they shot at the same time and both got their first wild
turkey with the bow. Here they are.
Dewayne Woolsey and James
Walker with their "on que" wild turkeys.
Meanwhile the 2006 Freak
and a 9-point rattle my cage. GO...
After daylight I noticed
a deer to the right, a doe. Then I noticed more deer scattered around behind
the doe. They co-operated very nicely and walked right by my ground blind
in a group. Later, when the sun was brighter a lone doe meandered through
the area. The afternoon hunt I switched spots and hunted a ground blind
near my food plot. Here are the pics, (just like you were there too). The
Oct 10 - 5 Bucks!
I noticed a deer standing stone still in the shadows of the trees about
90 yards away. It was a buck. And when I glassed the area around it I saw
more bucks behind it. PICS...
With Billy Don
at Wild Horse Prairie Ranch
Page For The 2006 Bowhunting.net Bowhunt with Billy Don
Last Day ...
The report on the last two
days of the hunt, pics, and more. GO...
The Duck (Don Beckwith)
took his camera too and here are some of his pictures. GO...
I make a little information
gathering hunt and find out two good things. GO...
The Chef's Double
They say pictures tell a
story, but it takes words to tell what happened on this hunt. GO...
When I arrived at the hunt
I had 3 arrows left. Here's how I cured my arrow emergency. GO...
Ricky Bags His
Ricky arrived yesterday
and saw two bucks and a dozen plus wild hogs. The deer were younger and
he didn't take a shot. Today he did. GO...
Lutger: Gear & Deer
GEAR: Fred is a serious
outdoorsman and wants his equipment to be the best he can get. GO...
DEER: Fred draws
on a doe at 10 yards as Blaine videos. GO...
5 - Three Year's In The Making
This year Roy came to hunt
Aoudad's and today his perseverance and patience paid off. GO...
So, What Did Roy's
While Roy put the tape to
his buck I measured it online on TrophyScore. GO...
Day #3 - A Deer
Clay and Rick have a good
deer day, too, on the afternoon hunt. MORE...
Day #3 - A Deer
Colby, Bryant and Roy all
bring in does this morning. Fred fixes a broken bow and MORE...
Day #2 Afternoon
Colby, George and Fred get
into hogs. GO...
Day #2 At Billy
The hunt continues on Day
Day #1 At Billy
Afternoon: Roy Keefer's
good luck continued as a 10 point gets within bow range. GO...
text messaged at 7:44. He had a wild hog down. Here's what happened. GO...
Veteran bowhunter, Kip
Waddley has taken whitetail, elk and pronghorns. And this morning he
got the chance to bag a wild boar. GO...
arrival day for for our 2006 Bowhunting.net hunt with Billy Don at Wild
Horse Prairie Ranch. Here's what happened so far. GO...
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