2015 Hunting Journal: VT Rifle Season 11.19.15

Buck Grunt

After shooting a doe in New Hampshire last week I have settled back into my routine of staring at trees and drinking hot chocolate. Good Times.

Vermont’s Rifle season opened last Saturday and I spent a good part of my day wandering through the woods looking for any signs of deer activity. I discovered quite a few scrapes, though they were all a few weeks old, and a couple fresh rubs in the typical locations. I also saw some hunters. I chatted with one guy for a bit and I watched another guy drive back and forth on his four wheeler at different times during the day. Mostly he drove by during the best part of the day. I can only assume he considered himself to be “hunting,” but it’s clear his definition of the term is different than mine.

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2015 Hunting Journal: 11.5.15

The King

When I don’t have an opportunity to hunt during the week I spend my time thinking about it. Reliving the excitement of a previous hunt definitely helps pass the time until the next hunt and also leads a lack of production when you should be producing. Know what I mean?

Today, I figured it would be fun to share a series of trail camera pictures we captured on a night during the peak of the rut back in 2009. The star of the show, Mr. Big, was a regular middle-of- the-night traveler on our cameras, but he never showed his face during daylight hours.

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2015 Hunting Journal: Archery Update 10.29.15

Muzzleloader practice

I officially hit the low point earlier this week. Then I hit it again for good measure this afternoon when sighting in my muzzleloader this afternoon in preparation for the opener in NH this Saturday. I’ve never boxed anyone, but I imagine my week has been similar to receiving a swift upper gut followed by a right hook. I also imagine that if I was a boxer I’d be like Rocky. I keep taking hits, but I keep getting back up. Soon enough I’ll deliver a knockout punch of my own.

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2015 Hunting Journal: Archery Update

IMG_1896Friday night found me sitting in a ladder stand overlooking Christian’s food plot. In what would be my last archery hunt in Vermont for the year, I was hoping to encounter some venison on the hoof. I had actually planned to hunt NH all weekend, but a call from Christian changed my mind. He told me there had been a lot of recent activity in the food plot, even some right before dark. As it turned out, I was the only activity in the food plot on Friday night.

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