#3 - Dave Cole's Day
Wayne Dobson saw
2 gobblers coming and got ready. He shot at one. The Tom hopped and Wayne's
arrow went between its legs.
Later a mature 8-point showed
up but Wayne passed a shot. The 8 was still in the area when Wayne saw
a wide racked 10-point by his stand. This buck had a wider rack but the
tines were not as long.
As he compared the two deer
a group of wild hogs came down a trail and the bucks spooked. Wayne drew
and double lunged the largest one, a big boar. The hog ran 60 yards and
with his first wild hog
The Duck and Tony
Dukes both saw big, mature bucks. The buck picture on the left is one
of the bucks that Tony saw. He passed, waiting to see more bucks.
Tyge Floyd and Dave
Cole stalked a wild hog and Dave got the shot. The hog ran right at
them and Tyge shot it a few yards away and looked for Dave, who had prudently
made a hasty retreat.
Then Tyge shot another hog
(pic below). They both saw good bucks from their stands. Dave already has
his buck and Tyge couldn't get a clear shot at one.
George Tague from Pennsylvania
He hunted wild turkeys and
saw one small group of Tom's but they were a little out of range.
Cole looked for an opportunity to shoot one of the 8-points walking
through the trees around his stand. To his left he heard a deer's hooves
clicking in the rocks of the near by creek bottom. Dave looked and saw
the horns of an even bigger buck.
He immediately changed his
plans. To Dave's Hunt
Wayne Dobson: 3 does
passed though early. A sow and 6 young pigs were next. Then it wa quiet.
Tony Dukes: as daylight
began to lighten up the dark a big 8-point stood 5 yards from his Double
Bull blind. He came and went as it got lighter. Tony decided to pass the
opportunity. A doe was next and then a second 8-pt walked through. At 9:30
a wide chocolate 10-pt chasing a doe ran in and out of the brush, running
and grunting, full out. They raced passed the blind 3 times. Tony got this
picture of the buck. Tony will return to this stand tonight.
Tyge Floyd hunted
#18 and saw 2 does and 2 fawns at first light. A 5-pt was next. Two does
hung around with the buck. A group of young hogs came through and Tyge
Boyd Burbank returned
to his black buck spot. A flock of wild turkeys came through but he didn't
see any gobblers. Three doe black bucks came to 28 yards and a buck came
intercepted them and and they all left. Boyd cut through the trees 600
yards, crawled through a ravine, following the black buck with the intention
of intercepting it.
Suddenly he noticed a water
buffalo 80 yards between himself and the black bucks. This particular animal
is known to have a bad attitude and has chased hunters before. Not knowing
what to expect from the water buffalo, and hearing the worst earlier, Boyd
turned back to the stand. He saw 17 texas sheep at 9:30. Several times
he heard a red stag roar, a very similar sound to elk buggling.