Tuesday, November 23, 2010

nothing but small bucks

first week of season is over.....haven't seen a shooter buck yet.   passed on several spikes and four points, also let a smallish six go by, looking for at least an eight or better. probably being too picky for northeast  mich.    still i'm holding fast to my thoughts that is let em go let em grow......let me know if you did any good.....

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

time to see if all the hard work pays off

only five more days until the gun season opens.....after planting plots and having cameras out for the last couple of months, its time to get out there and see if what we did pays off.  we caught several nice bucks on our cameras, hope one of them shows up opening morning. rut should be going strong this year right thru the season so try to stay on stand all day if you can.....i know its easy to say, a lot harder to  do.....i'll be letting you know if  i do any good!!!!!!!!!!   good luck to all...............

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

using scents

scents can be a helpful tool if used at the right time. obviously you shouldn't use a doe in heat scent in early october......start using that scent around the end of october until late november. early in the season just use a regular deer scent. making a mock scrape can also be a helpful tool from mid october right on through the season. some hunters maintain a scrape year around, which works to get many different bucks to visit.

Monday, October 4, 2010

they don't grow big by being dumb

Most big bucks are shot by a hunter that just gets plain lucky. the older bucks are super smart, but with a little work they can be had. first off don't even think about jumping them from their beds or going into the sanctuary. stay clear of their safety zone or you will not see that buck again in the daylight, until about february.lol.....hunt around the edge of the bedding area just make sure your scent isn't blowing into the area.get situated early in the morning to catch him heading into his bedroom. stay until totally dark every night, he may not show until nearly dark.......