Jim's deer

Yesterday Colin shared with us what he has learned about tracking over the years (click here to read yesterday's post). In Part two he shares a story that explains why it excites him so much. Enjoy the read!

A Novice's Guide to Tracking: Part 2
by Colin Temple

Now for story time with Uncle Colin...

It all started that first year at camp on Newark Pond. At about 10 AM, on a cold sunny day with 3-4” of fresh powdery snow I picked up a track of what appeared to be a buck and a doe on a mission. They had been jumped out of the swamp we hunt by another guy in our hunting party so when I picked the tracks up and they were basically headed single file towards a gap between two small mountain peaks. The larger of the two was a nice track, but I wasn’t 100% sure it was a buck. After following the tracks for approximately half a mile they turned directly uphill and led me to a rub on a 4-5” diameter tree. At that point I knew I was not only tracking a buck, but a pretty good one at that.  ...continue reading

Colin T.

Today on the blog I have the pleasure of sharing a great article written by Colin Temple. Colin loves hunting in the Northeast Kingdom in Vermont and his favorite way to hunt is by tracking. So today Colin shares with all of us what he has learned over the years as he's spent his time pursuing the elusive whitetail buck. I know you will enjoy reading this two-part series as much as I did. Enjoy!

A Novice's Guide to Tracking: Part 1
By Colin Temple

I’ve always found something romantic about getting out in the woods on a cold November morning with a checkered red and black Johnson Woolen Mills jacket and Bean boots on in search of that big buck’s track in a fresh snowfall. In many areas of VT that is difficult to do for a multitude of reasons - no snow, too many hunters, not enough land, low probability of finding a “big buck” track, and the list goes on. Growing up with family and friends I always knew of people who had tracked down many bucks that I would only dream about seeing in the woods. At the time my grandfather, father and I spent most of our time hunting down in unit J2, where tracking was largely an impractical method of hunting for all of those reasons listed above.  ...continue reading

Well Hello Opening Day! How abut we kick off the season with a NH archery buck that took top honors in the Northeast Big Buck Club back in 2010 for the largest non-typical killed with a bow. Sweet! Happy Hunting Everyone! 

 Kyle Gould

Kyle Gould shot this double drop tine buck at 30 yards on the first Saturday of the 2010 NH Archery season. The buck weighed 150lbs.

 

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It's hard to beat these reader submitted photos in your inbox every day. I hope you enjoy today's Daily Deer. Happy Hunting Everyone! 

Jeremy Covey 2 Jeremy Corey shot his first velvet buck last year during the NH Archery Season. Cool!

 

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Hunting CatalogWhen I was a young boy I remember rifling through any hunting catalogs that came in the mail. Every year without fail I would purchase something from one of those colorful, make-you-wanna-buy pages and couldn't wait for the box to show up on the doorstep with my new item. One year I bought a bow which  was my biggest purchase by far, but most of the time I bought something like camouflage pants or shirt that made me stand out from the older generation and helped me blend in with the leaves. ...continue reading