September 29, 2013 at 5:37 pm #5127
I went out back to change the memory card in the trail cam. I was being single minded and did not notice a doe on the mound. I am 20 yards away and we are having a stare down. I snorted. She stomped her foot. I snorted again. She stomped again. I gave a bleat and she decided to leave. I have not bought an archery license in years but today I was thinking it would have been convenient.
-MDOctober 5, 2013 at 1:57 pm #5664
Get your archery license there is lots of time. The best is yet to come.October 6, 2013 at 7:18 am #5711
When I go grouse hunting I am also scouting for deer. Come rifle season and if necessary muzzle loader season I will put in some serious time in the woods. Last year I think I missed 2-3 days in the woods for each season.
-MDOctober 17, 2013 at 3:11 pm #7070
I took the whole firearms season off this year.October 18, 2013 at 6:34 pm #7158
Get your archery license there is lots of time. The best is yet to come.
Ed, I’m not a bow hunter, but based on years, and 1000′s of hours of scouting I have to agree 100%
The next 2 to 3 weeks the bow hunters that know this time of year, and in particular those that know how to hunt scrape trails are going to be having a blast.
Of all the times of the year, I’m not sure if there is another time that bucks become “more active, and more predictable” than the next 2 to 3 weeks. Yesterday was an awesome day for a bow hunter in my area, it was cloudy, and drizzly all day with low wind speeds, and cool temps… A dedicated bow hunters dream day in Northern MN.October 20, 2013 at 8:10 pm #7256
The October low seem sto be in full swing on the trail cam. Didn’t get any pictures for 6 days. Today I had a young buck and a doe come by before I changed the card. I have not seen the large buck for two months.
Three weeks till rifle season and I am leaning towards using the 1911 again this year. I may also pack the 30-30 on some of the days as my backup gun.
-MDOctober 21, 2013 at 8:26 am #7280
I have been helping my son and grandson remodel a town house that they just bought. I dont think Ill get out doors much for a while. But I did get a pic on my game cam of a big old fat bear laying in my food plot, mouth open and eating my clover. Yesterday my wife called and said I had to fix our six foot chain link fence. She said a deer walked through the two open gates and could not remmember how to get out. When my adopted son and wife tried to help it remeber it freaked out trashed part of the fence, then ran up my back door step and got its head stuck between the corner of my house and the end fence post. In the end got its freedom. A little bloody and banged up. last seen traveling at the speed of light through the neiborhood. Well back to work I go.October 28, 2013 at 6:20 pm #8026
I noticed they made some changes in adding attachments. Let’s see if this young buck will land on the page. This age is good eating but last year his older brother did a good job of hiding.
Attachments:October 28, 2013 at 8:20 pm #8029
I am deployed to California for a year, so no hunting this season…November 3, 2013 at 5:32 pm #8366
Six days till rifle season opener. I finally got to the gravel pit with the Winchester 94. It grouped well so the backup gun is ready. I also shot the Mosberg 500 12ga. at the 100 yard target. I will need to go back out again with the 500 after I study the ballistic tables.
Not a lot of traffic on the trail cams. I had not checked them for two weeks. No bucks to report about.
Good luck and safe hunting.
-MDNovember 3, 2013 at 7:46 pm #8376
Mark, I know that yer still pursuing the handgun hunt, which is still at least somewhat new to you. This year I decided to go back to my old school methods and am going back to my model 94 as my primary gun.
Since 2005 when I bought my 7mm RUM (About as far from your 1911 as one can get) I’ve been using it as my primary rifle, and adapted my hunting methods to it. It was a lot of fun, but I’m thinking it’s time to step back to my old tactics for awhile… Who knows, maybe I’ll be grabbing a 1911 in the future?November 4, 2013 at 10:05 am #8387
I am going with a new unbloodied rifle, 257 Weatherby. Bad weather back up stainless synthetic 7-08. I am getting excited for the opener..
Good Luck to all….November 4, 2013 at 9:53 pm #8436
A ’94 can cover 95% of all shots in the north woods. The only place I know that you need to shoot over 250 yards is a power-line. I looked for some corelocs at Gander last week. They were out of 30-30. I have a good supply. I just like to buy a new box each year.
-MDNovember 6, 2013 at 4:38 pm #8582
I’ll be using the 14 inch 7×30 Waters in one stand and still debating on what gun to use on the power line. Shots wont be over 120 yards on the power line but they cross rather fast at times so the 260 or 06 is better choice for me. I just don’t have the confedence in the 260 I should. The one I shot last year at about 70 yards was a text book complete lung to lung pass through. He made about 3 jumps after being hit and stood there well I reloaded the encore and sat and watched him for a bit to see if he would just tip over. I finaly snaped his neck with another round. I looked around where he laid and there was no blood spray any place. The exit wound pluged up wright away. Had he kept running there would have been no blood trail.
Well you all have a good and safe seasonNovember 7, 2013 at 9:46 pm #8663
A south switching to SW wind is predicted for my neck of the woods on Saturday. It will make hunting opener interesting or should I say challenging. At the moment I am thinking I will doe hunt until 9:00 on the south side of the deer ex-closure. I will work my way north and east for the afternoon sit.
Good luck and be safe.
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