Sunday, December 28, 2014

Mr. Elusive

There are those bucks who rarely make a fatal mistake.  Although I'm very confident a hunting buddy saw this buck during November based on his description, he got pinned and the hunt was quickly over.  I haven't seen this buck in person and only have one picture of him this year, but for some reason I have a feeling he made it.  I found the sheds of this buck as a yearling and two year old, hopefully I will find them this year as well.  He really blew up as a three year old and seems to have very good genetics.  He will be a monarch next fall and I hope to finally see him on stand.
Bucks like this keep you dreaming all year round

Friday, December 26, 2014

November Bucks

This post is way too late but I definitely needed to get it up.  I shot this buck Nov. 2. The first night of my eight day hunting vacation. As a matter of fact, I only had to be on stand for an hour before a whole parade of deer came down off the ridge grunting and chasing all the way to within range. It was the hunt of a lifetime so far...this guy had a serious attitude and certainly was not going to back down...Glad I got him but man it would've been cool to see another three or four year old pass through because it would have been a showdown for the hot doe. 

My smile says it all

This years rut was absolutely crazy the first week of November.  I had trail cameras in different spots around the state and there was a boatload of daylight movement Nov. 1 through the 8th.
Got off easy, I was eating lunch at Grandmas

Dad's bow buck, a fighter too