Nov 1 2008
Killed this buck after he responded to rattling and grunting sequences. Prior to this day I had seen lots of scraping/rubbing and bucks generally acting a bit more aggressive but this guy came in looking for a fight, first time I've ever been snort wheezed at.
Nov 8 2008
Not a monster but killed him in broad daylight working a scrapeline I had loaded with doe pee the evening before. My 7 yr old was with me and it was a cool hunt. Seeing more single does and some bucks getting after does in the fields.
Nov. 11 2008
Saw this buck at 2:00 in the afternoon in the middle of a bean field with a doe(not chasing her, tending her) on Nov. 10. He never got closer than 130 yards which is a little out of my range with my bp. Came back Nov. 11 with my brother and my good friend Matt and set up in the same area shortly after light, the doe came out about 09:30 he came out right behind her. We had set up a pretty good perimeter around the field and she ended up leading him right past Matt who dropped him at 80 yards. His tarsals and legs were completely black and sticky/stinking.
My other buddy hunted the same field that evening when a doe came out with a basket 5 pointer (no brow tines) right on her trail grunting the whole way, feeding and bedding in the field until he dropped the buck. Sorry no pics of that one.
In summary I'll stick with the dates I posted earlier on pg 2. [;)][:D]
We have some warm windy wet weather in store for this weekend but should be clearing by Sunday with a cold front hitting that night as well, so I look for the beginning of the week to be exciting as well. I wish Sunday hunting was legal in VA because when that rain and wind finally blow out I think the deer are going to be antsy.