Hunting Story

4PT16.9 – Swing and a Miss!

4PT16.9 – Swing and a Miss! 1

“For it’s one, two, three strikes you’re out at the old ball game!” How many strikes do you get when deer hunting before you are out? Is it three just like in baseball? I hope so because that means I’m still in the game. The story goes like this. I had only been in position for…

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4PT16.6 – Insane Hunting

4PT16.6 – Insane Hunting 2

My preseason plan is in danger of completely falling apart. I was supposed to have a New Hampshire archery deer in the freezer already and well on my way to a Vermont archery deer. I haven’t seen much of anything in New Hampshire but did come close one night (Stupid Wind), and blew a chance…

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4PT16.4 – Broken Arrow

4PT16.4 - Broken Arrow 3

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Everything was playing out perfectly. At least it was until I got involved. Vermont Archery season opened this past Saturday and with it a renewed excitement over the thought of hunting in some new scenery. New Hampshire has been fun, but I haven’t had any luck over…

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4PT16.3 – Stupid Wind

4PT16.3 - Stupid Wind 4

Well, what do you know? I finally saw some deer, but thanks to the wind (and perhaps a bad scent control strategy), I am still empty-handed and frustrated. I decided to switch up my strategy. As you are aware, I’ve been hunting over nuts since the start of the season. My thinking was that I…

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4PT16.2 – Fresh Venison

Deer Scat, Vermont, New Hampshire, Deer Poop

  I have confirmed that the deer use their trails when I am not there. After my fourth and fifth hunts of the year, I feel no more clued in to their whereabouts than I did before the season started. Perhaps some preseason scouting would have helped prevent this problem, but it’s too late for that…

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