2011 WI Hunting Journal

WeekendWarrior
 
Posts: 59
Joined: Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:52 am

Re: 2011 WI Hunting Journal

Postby WeekendWarrior » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:25 pm

Fantastic buck!

Heading out in the morning, providing I'm not dead tired. It's the full moon! Here's to hoping for some good luck! Fingers crossed.

windsor
 
Posts: 44
Joined: Fri May 13, 2011 12:31 pm

Re: 2011 WI Hunting Journal

Postby windsor » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:48 pm

I'll be back at it again in the am as well. Plannin on a very cold all day sit. Temps in the 30's with 15mph winds all day are going to make for one chilly hunter, but it will be worth it.

User avatar
pgchambers
 
Posts: 265
Joined: Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:35 am
Location: Eau Claire, WI

Re: 2011 WI Hunting Journal

Postby pgchambers » Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:11 am

Awesome buck fave! Congrats!
Respect - don't take it, unless you are willing to give it.
Responsibility - don't give it, unless you are willing to take it.

Nubs
 
Posts: 255
Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:48 am

Re: 2011 WI Hunting Journal

Postby Nubs » Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:45 pm

Slow slow slow....that's all I got to report so far.

User avatar
Jslotter
 
Posts: 793
Joined: Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:01 am
Location: Wisconsin

Re: 2011 WI Hunting Journal

Postby Jslotter » Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:54 pm

It certainly has been a slow rut. I went out with my good friend this morning to some good public ground. We sat in different areas. He saw a small buck chasing a doe. I didn't see any action until little after 10. A decent buck came by, couldn't tell how many points he had, but it was a nice looking rack. Got some video of him too. Little did I know, a doe managed to sneak past me behind the large tree I was in while I was filming the buck. Didn't see her until she was out of range walking away. The wind was blowing good to the point you couldn't hear anything moving, and decided that was enough hunting for the day... Im gonna give the area a few to rest and go back in to TRY to fill my doe tag by next weekend.
I only hunt on days that end in ' Y '.

willypete
 
Posts: 70
Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:53 pm

Re: 2011 WI Hunting Journal

Postby willypete » Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:11 pm

While people keep saying it is a slow rut, I have 2 nice 8's out every day and the other day at noon. I also had one BIG buck take a massive U turn last night at about midnight to track down a doe. On top of that I had a buck fawn get the "action" he has been waiting for the whole rut.

I also had a Gray Fox show up on one of my cameras which was pretty cool as I haven't caught one on a trail cam in 6 years I have been in the area.

User avatar
Jslotter
 
Posts: 793
Joined: Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:01 am
Location: Wisconsin

Re: 2011 WI Hunting Journal

Postby Jslotter » Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:35 am

Compared to last year Willy, this year's rut sucks in my area. Maybe its a late rut, I don't know. I talk with about 10 other hunters in Dunn, Eau Claire, St. Croix counties, and they, and I, haven't seen crap for rut activity yet.
I only hunt on days that end in ' Y '.

User avatar
gunther89
 
Posts: 937
Joined: Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:38 am

Re: 2011 WI Hunting Journal

Postby gunther89 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:42 pm

I was able to get out Saturday afternoon the 12th. I sat just off a cut cornfield in the woods. At about 4:30 I had a doe and fawn come from the field towards me and offered me a 26 yard shot but decided to pass on them both. Then at about 4:55 I noticed a deer walking to my right towards the field. I could tell it was a buck and at first thought it was a shooter. I grunted to him at about 50 yards and he stopped and turned around and started grunting towards me. As he got closer I recognized he was a good 2.5 year old 10 pointer we have on camera. I am trying to shoot 3.5 year old bucks or older so when he stopped quartering away at 21 in my shooting lane he got the free pass. He is my biggest buck I have passed before and hopefully he makes it through gun season.
Hunted Sunday morning on top of a ridge and never saw a deer.
Scott

willypete
 
Posts: 70
Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:53 pm

Re: 2011 WI Hunting Journal

Postby willypete » Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:16 pm

That is interesting, maybe there is a little more competition in my area so the bucks are being more active than other areas. I have noticed that this year a lot of bucks have been fighting for certain areas on my land and aren't giving up if a new buck trys to make it his. In years before if a buck rubbed and scraped a area the other bucks wouldn't care and go somewhere else. I think this mainly happened due to a increase in mature bucks and the fact one buck tried to take over 40acres out of 80 by scraping every 10 yards on a trail. It also might be important my land isnt pressured by bowhunters so they tend to be more comfortable. I go out every once in a while and use some calls and have them come trotting right in.

I definatly think the rut is way later than last year, which is surprising because I thought the rut was late last year. I hope it doesn't rain Saturday because I got a nice 8 I have my sights set on. Problem is he has been by at all times of the day so I'm looking at a all day sit from sunrise to sunset.

Hope it starts heating up in other areas so you guys can start seeing what you want.

User avatar
Jslotter
 
Posts: 793
Joined: Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:01 am
Location: Wisconsin

Re: 2011 WI Hunting Journal

Postby Jslotter » Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:46 pm

I been seeing bucks seeking, but I been seeing many does out and about, and not being pursued at all. Probably a late rut. I remember the 2007 season. The hardcore chasing started right around mid-November...
I only hunt on days that end in ' Y '.

PreviousNext

Return to Wisconsin

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests