I am in NC and it is gettin close to the opening of bow season. I got some pics off my cameras (nothing worth talking about) cleared some areas for food plots. Going down this weekend and hang a couple stands. What are you all doing to get ready??
I love bowhunting. In fact, I have not shot a deer with a rifle in 20 years or so. I am lucky, where I hunt we have Mule deer, Whitetail, and Turkey. We have been seeing 2 -10 pointers, so that is what I am holding out for. We also have a mountain lion running around on the place....that would be sweet to get with my bow.
We built a ranch house this year for it. 20' by 20'.That is a lot work in 105 dgree temps. Hooked up a shower. Made the place inhabitable. Cut out lanes and "built" brush stands. We have some great funnel points.
I hunt in the middle of the Texas desert. No power, no water.....just lots of game and rattlesnakes,lol. Love it out there. We are 18 miles from the nearest road and another 14 from the nearest store..if you can call it that.
Currently, I'm not yet in the deer mode. Gun season here in Texas does not start until Nov. 1 (generally). But, I have already done some scouting. Have not seen anything that is worth while pulling a trigger for.
I'm looking forward to Sept. 1st. This is opening day of dove season. Can't wait. I will be out this weekend (early morning & late afternoon) and start to pattern the dove flights. I enjoy dove hunting better than deer hunting. I get to shoot more and the smell of gun powder is just intoxicating, if you know what I mean.
I love it all,I start with bow then black powder and finish with a rifle!!! And I have to admitt I felt the same about the size of deer compared to West Virginia where I grew up. But I have saw some good size deer around NC mostly near farms .yes they are very few but I would rather shoot a small deer then no deer and they taste as good as a big deer
Hey everyone, just wanted to drop in and wish you all luck... I haven't been deer hunting since I've gone off to college and I must say I truly miss it... But hopefully (knock on wood) this college thing will pay off some time soon and I can start my life / career and have the opportunity to get back out there and enjoy the pleasure of hunting again!!!
I used to love to deer hunt however now, it seems like I never have ANY time to pull it off. I actually bought a new gun specifically for deer last year and still have not even pulled it out of the box. So my new sport is shooting. I can carry a small pistol case in my car, stop at the range for 1 hour (usually during lunch) fire a pistol, release some stress, relax and then get back to the grind.
I am actually getting ready to sell my deer gun and use it to fund my new hobby and buy a nice handgun.
If only the gun store would take back a gun that I purchased 8 months ago. I am sure I will never get close to what I paid out of it.
Good luck to all you hunters and I am jealous
Went this last weekend. Deer were not moving so we did some Varmint hunting and Dove hunting. I ended up making a 20 yard shot on a fox with my XD. And we had some good shooting and eating with the Dove. Had a blast.
We put gutters on one side, that runs into a drum. We rigged up a Coleman heater(propane) and a motor home pump to pump water. We have a solar charger charging the batteries. If the rain(desert) is not enough, this is an old ranch that was broke up, they have a (1) hosebib a few miles away that we go fill up 5 gallon water cans and carry them back to camp. Nice to have a hot shower.... even a short one
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It can, but does not happen much. Summer time dries them out (106 degrees) and then the fall, they get fast hitting, with lots a rain, showers. It is a "wet" desert,lol. And that is when we are usually out there messing around.
If they get stagnant(once in 20 years at the old place, this is our 2nd year hunting this property....same area) we drain them and bring in our own water. Everyone gets these 4' x4' x3' high water "cans". Fits in back of a pick up, fill it up, and drive real slow to your property. Pump into your shower cans. You can get lots of flat tires this way, so we use either 5 gallon containers and make lots of trips or use the rain.