Ran across these birds this morning on Blue Ridge Parkway. Sorry it was a little foggy. But WOW!!! Cool birds. I couldn't count them all. Several had already crested the hill. It's the most I had every seen. Maybe this will get some of you fired up.
What a morning. This is what being a sportsman is all about. This is Cameron's first buck. The excitement we shared this morning was priceless. We had this buck show up at 7:10. With hands shaking and our hearts pounding he made a fantastic 80 yard double lung shot. With his new 7mm08. Can't wait to see this buck on the wall beside his doe. Jerky Time!!!!
Sweet Potatoes are drawing them in. Looks like we have a few decent boys in the crowd.
Besides Me.. Who else is on the way to 2013 Dixie Deer Classic.
You Guys may remember. This was my sons first deer harvest. I said that I was going to mount it. So here it is. Now maybe he can add one with some horns next year. He had several encounters with bucks this year. It just wasn't meant to be. None the less... My most memorable season to date. To have my heart race along with his on each of these hunts was something special.
I am so thankful God Blessed me with such a wonderful son and a wonderful life.
Well guys my son Cameron got the hunting fever last season on squirell's. All spring and summer he talked about wanting a deer. Well this morning it finally happened for the little guy. Not the best shot but got the job done. It started at 4:00 am this morning he never hesitated about getting up. Got to our boxstand at 6:00. We saw several deer between 6 and 9:30. None offered ant shots. At 9:30 he said he was ready for breakfast. So we began to pack up. Well I looked up and had a doe locked on us. She busted but never blew. I said Well lets go anyway. At 10:00 I began to climb down. On my 3rd step down I looked to my right and this girl was wondering what the heck I was. Climbed back up to where I could hand him his .300 blackout. He puts it on her and fires the shot. I look at her to see her down and trying to get back up. Needless to say he was one tickled little boy. And I was one pround Dad...And Yes she will go on his wall.
Guys this is a buck I killed last year. Looking back at the photos today I remembered how much black this deer had on his back. Have you guys ever noticed a color phase like this on any of your deer?
Enjoying some sweet potatoes and corn. What do ya'll think? Any shooters here. Anybody else feeding taters.
The guys and gals have been saying it for weeks now. After 8 weeks of not seeing anything. Look what has finally showed on one of our cameras. Be patient with your spot. The bucks are going to break from these bachelor groups and spread out. Now if I can just get well enough to get after'em.
GT your passion for Turkeys has inspired this post. A Few Turkey's from earlier this season. First Turkeys ever on camera. Yes the year stamped is wrong. This camera stoped taking night pictures so I put it out just for daytime pic's. I have never hunted for turkeys so can't tell you if he is a good one or not. I have seen this flock for about three years now. Might have to give it a try someday.
What a morning Guy's. Shot this Big Boy hot after a Doe.I'm still shaking.
What a beautiful morning. Thank You Lord. I had deer all over me this Morning. Had this one come out at 10:00 for the second time. I had seen 4 bucks by 8:30. and 11 different deer by 10:00. I was beating myself up for passing on him at 9:15 or so. Around 9:00 I had heard him and his buddies sparring and tearing up some trees just out of site. Minutes later had some really nervous does and fawns hit the lane I was hunting. From experience I new an eager buck was near. Although, I know none of the does were ready breed it seems to be more of a game to the bucks than anything I guess. The does were back and forth, on the lane then off lane just running all over the place. Then out pops a nice wide 6 point followed by freaky looking 6 or 7 both from earlier and then my 8. I was undecided wether to shoot or not. I chose to let him walk. I just couldn't tell. Later grunting as he pushed another doe and 2 fawns out. This time that little voice in my head said shoot it. We have a 15 inch inside rule in our club. He made it 15 1/8 on the inside. Not a bad buck for opening day. Backstraps on the grill tonight. I hope everyone had as good of an opening day as I have.
Hey guys 1rst post.Hope this works. Thought this picture would make GT feel better about his stand. 'Nice herd coming to the corn'