well here is a photo of my 2010 buck - it is not the best pic in the world but got tired of waiting for my buddy to send the decent pics.
It is not like i am trying to be on Deer and Deer hunting TV any way!!!
Well this is one of the two deer killed on opening day from our camp - my buddy shot a bigger half rack - you will have to wait to see the photos of that on but the story behind the hunt is...
Opening day of PA rifle - somewhere in PA not in a 4pt area on Public land - the wmu and game lands will have to remain a secret - or else we will all be having coffee on stand next year!!!!
it was cold and we always treat gun like bow season - staying scent free and in the stands well before sunrise - because we know that alot of huters do not get in the woods til right before sun up as it is graying outside or when it is actually light out.
We usually see deer pretty early but this day was odd - not one deer not even a doe before noon - though it was cold out it was also really bright out the night before deer must have been laying down before sunrise.
well needless to say it was a slow start to the 2010 rifle season - i saw my first doe about 12:30 then another shortly after that - then BOOM my buddy sitting a couple hundred yards away shot - i did not know at the time that it was the biggest buck that we had taken in the decade we have been hunting here( if it had both sides anyway)
the day continued to be slow seeing a doe walk by here or there - 5 in total until 4:30 - not so good - so far - but not to long after 4:30 a group of three doe came by then following them a group of two doe - well things werelooking up - then a spike - hey first buck of the day!!!!
11 deer not to bad on opening day ( oh i know it is not the 40 a day you ole' timers are used to but pretty good).
well the spike was hanging out for a few minutes in the thicket and suddely bolted out of there - i thought it was kind of funny then i saw what he ran from- this nice 8 pt - yeah it isn't going to win a prize on drury out doors - but for where i hunt in PA it was a nice but - above average - hope that it becomes the norm but for now it was a shooter for sure.
well i got him in the cross hairs and Bang - down went frazier - droped in its tracks and going on the wall at my twin lakes camp!!!!!
oh not to mention Jerky for Christmas!!!!