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bigbuck31ptParticipantDecember 28, 2017 at 3:33 pmPost count: 2345
Quote by: llewellinsetter
Cory Caruthers is hands down the best guy around when it comes to birds. He’s known Nationally and World Wide for his mounts and creates a lot of the forms used by the top taxidermists around the world. If you want the best he’s your guy. PM me if you like and I’ll get you his information.
X2 Cory is the best of the best for birds and waterfowl.
"In The Wind He's Still Alive" RIP Scott Ferrisbigbuck31ptParticipantDecember 1, 2017 at 1:01 pmPost count: 2345
Quote by: Muskeez
I assume you are talking bowhunting. The extra height is only going to help for the deer that are close to the base of your tree. Farther out they are still going to smell you. It’s best to set up downwind of predicted travel areas and have multiple stands to cover each wind direction. I wouldn’t worry about getting higher. That just creates steeper shot angles which are bad for getting double lung shots and can prevent pass throughs where you end up with just an entry hole in the top of the deer. That makes for terrible blood trails and a dead deer that sometimes isn’t recovered. Higher stands also get spooky on windy days. Set up at a comfortable height where the trunk and branches allow. Best wishes!
X2 Well said
"In The Wind He's Still Alive" RIP Scott Ferrisbigbuck31ptParticipantNovember 29, 2017 at 10:12 pmPost count: 2345bigbuck31ptParticipantNovember 28, 2017 at 9:00 pmPost count: 2345
Quote by: speng5
I too saw today he died of a gun shot. I’m wondering why they are so quick to say it was foul play and open a homicide investigation if there arent any witnesses? Seems to me if a hunter was found dead in the woods during hunting season your first guess might be accidentally shot?
I mean I just saw this happen a while ago, so yes there are people who shoot at sounds and blurs instead of identified targets:
If he was bow hunting and died of a gunshot wound that would pretty much prove it was a murder.
"In The Wind He's Still Alive" RIP Scott Ferrisbigbuck31ptParticipantNovember 22, 2017 at 3:59 pmPost count: 2345bigbuck31ptParticipantNovember 1, 2017 at 5:16 pmPost count: 2345
Quote by: CRIA1576
I decided to get out for a sit this morning, and officially froze my butt off for the first time this season. I think because it is still October I underestimated how cold 20 degrees is in the morning with a 10-15mph NW wind. Anyways, back home in front of wood stove now and all is good.
Prerut report for Carroll County:
I saw several does getting checked by juvenile bucks last night, 10/30.
This morning I had a doe with twins come through my set, and for the first time I actually saw both of the little fat lards nursing from their mother this late in the year! She finally got tired of it and jumped to get them off of her. They came through at 25 yards, but Carroll County doesn’t give out antlerless tags, so I had to let her walk.
Throughout this morining I saw steady movement starting around 7:30. I saw a total of 5 bucks from afar including 1 mature buck that I would consider shooting if he came through next time. While I did see some chasing and checking, it wasn’t fast and furious, and I think we have a few more days before it really cranks up. I saw a couple of the bucks posture up to each other, but no sparring occurred.
Great to be back in the stand, and looking forward to SW winds and some warmer air.
Good luck guys!
Great report, thanks for the info.
"In The Wind He's Still Alive" RIP Scott Ferrisbigbuck31ptParticipantNovember 1, 2017 at 5:04 pmPost count: 2345bigbuck31ptParticipantOctober 30, 2017 at 3:35 pmPost count: 2345
Quote by: CRIA1576
The next couple weeks should be good for rattling and grunting. I never leave the house without my horns or a rattle bag during November. You just never know when one may come in to investigate. A lot of it depends on buck to doe ratio in your area. When there are tons of does available for mature and juvenile bucks to breed, rattling can be meh.
My farm has a lot of Does and rattling very seldom seems to work. Another farm I hunt the bucks react to the rattle much much more.
"In The Wind He's Still Alive" RIP Scott Ferrisbigbuck31ptParticipantOctober 17, 2017 at 2:11 pmPost count: 2345
Quote by: aaronm
Early in the season I actually prefer mornings over evenings because the weather is much cooler and deer seem to move a lot more. The biggest draw back for mornings though is getting into stand without spooking deer off of their food sources…entrance routes are vital in morning hunts!.
Exactly, I bump a lot of deer in the mornings on my walk to stand and just think how many deer you scare off that you don’t see because of the dark?
"In The Wind He's Still Alive" RIP Scott Ferrisbigbuck31ptParticipantOctober 4, 2017 at 6:59 pmPost count: 2345bigbuck31ptParticipantSeptember 26, 2017 at 8:50 pmPost count: 2345bigbuck31ptParticipantSeptember 20, 2017 at 3:33 pmPost count: 2345bigbuck31ptParticipantMay 5, 2017 at 1:21 pmPost count: 2345bigbuck31ptParticipantMay 1, 2017 at 3:10 pmPost count: 2345bigbuck31ptParticipantApril 28, 2017 at 4:56 pmPost count: 2345
The last few years have been pretty bad in my spots in Madison County. This year both of my “go to” spots produced 0. I also have some spots that years ago were full of shrooms but since then nothing to very few. I guess to answer your question I think it’s a little of both. Either drying out completely or just bad weather conditions.
"In The Wind He's Still Alive" RIP Scott Ferris