2015 Hunting Journal: VT Youth Weekend 11.9.15 [VIDEO]

IMG_1954

Finally some action! Thank goodness Gannon wanted to participate in Vermont’s Youth Deer Hunt this past weekend. Otherwise, I would have just been sitting in New Hampshire with my muzzleloader staring at trees again.

Last year was Gannon’s first year of hunting, and I was able to properly introduce him to hunting in Vermont. We didn’t see a thing, we got cold, and we went home empty handed. Despite that fun introduction, Gannon wanted to give it another try this year.

Read More

2015 Hunting Journal: NH Archery Update 10.19.15

Blood droplets

It was a frustrating day for me today. I finally had an opportunity at a deer this past weekend but came home empty handed. To say I’m baffled at the outcome would be an understatement.

On Saturday morning, I pulled my climber out of the woods in Vermont with thoughts of using it in New Hampshire on Sunday evening. I hiked a good ways into the woods to a spot where I had started the season. It takes a while to get to the location so I’d only hunted it two other times this year. I saw deer both times though I wasn’t set up in a stand either time.

Read More

2015 Hunting Journal: VT Archery 10.5.15

Deer Track and AcornYet again, it appears that the deer are hesitant to fall prey to my hunting skills. I have yet to decide if this is a survival tactic on their part or a lack of hunting prowess on mine. I’ll let you know at the end of the season if you haven’t figured it out beforehand.

Other than slow deer activity it was a gorgeous weekend to be in the woods. The fall colors were just before peak and the evenings were just cool enough to chill the end of your nose.  It’s one of my favorite times to be in the woods, as I am sure it is for many others.

Read More

NH Hunting Journal: Archery Update 9.28.15

WGI_0104

Food. There is a lot of food in the woods. I’ve hunted six evenings since opening day, and I still have yet to effectively pattern the deer. I blame most of that on the large amount of food available throughout the woods. The deer can sleep and eat wherever they want with little reason to move anywhere.

Another interesting revelation is that the deer seem to be moving later in the night than they normally do this time of year. I have a couple of trail cameras I set up on apple trees at the start of the season as a means of taking inventory of what deer are around. Except for a few random daytime shots, all of the deer are moving well after dark. Perhaps this late movement is a byproduct of the full moon. Also interesting is that I’ve only captured one small buck on camera so far, which is not normal.

Read More

Big NH Buck [VIDEO]

NH Buck

It’s the time of year when pictures and videos of big bucks start flooding social media. I have yet to check trail cameras this summer, but here are a couple videos of a big boy from last year that stopped in for a visit one night. 

Read More
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!