11/29 monday (first day of gun season)
Lake county N.E. Ohio:
Every year I go out the evening before gun season and I see a buck, yesterday eve was no different. I saw a ROAMING buck that wasn't on any of the trail cams. At 200 yrds and bow in hand I never got a shot off. I tried to rattle , grunt, and doe bleat- he looked twice and showed no interest in the decoy either. He just kept on walking.
Day 1 of gun season: Got out of the house late and had to set -up on the edge of an open field. I was late other hunters were already set-up in the woodline (my bad for being late). [:@] There was some shooting from the neighbor hood, but none from the 100 acre farm I was on. I tried a different property for the evening hunt - saw nothing and heard only one shot from the neighbors. The guy at the bow shop said it has been a goofy year, "Ya see one or two for a couple of days then nothing for the rest of the week." I told him its been kinda slow for me to and I have 3 properties to choose from. Its just slow this year. Last year was a mess from the heat I don't know what to make of this year. If you guys (or girls) have any tips or are having better luck with any tactics- let me know. I can't seem to get anything within 50yrds so far with a bow and nothing with a shot gun.[:(]