Monday, October 22, 2007

Signs and Practice

Over a month into this year's hunting season and I'm still trying to figure out the best place to put my stand so I can get a shot at a big buck. If you look hard at the above picture, you will see the white buck rub on the sapling in the middle. It's about 25 yards from my tree stand, but I did use the zoom on my camera. This is a nice sized rub on about a three inch tree and there are several more all around. The only problem is that the Big Bucks who are making these rubs are doing it at night. Hopefully that will change when the rut kicks in soon.
This is another buck rub just under my tree stand about five yard in the opposite direction from the first picture.

One of the hardest things about being "in season" is reminding yourself to keep practicing. We don't have the privacy around our house I'd like to have in order to practice without making the neighbors nervous. This is our neighbors house, about 15 feet away from ours, but it gives me a little hidden lane to take a few quick shots at times of the day when no one is around. I'm shooting towards the pond behind our house - not the kids who play back there occasionally.

What form? And no, I didn't get shot in the rear! Those are my practice arrows in my back pocket. Notice the wind enhanced high forehead. Practice, practice, practice. Actually, I don't do nearly as much as I should. Well, it's Monday morning, so Lord willing, I'll mow the yard and then go hunting this afternoon. I might even shoot a couple more practice arrows before I go. Our freezer is really getting low on venison. Time to get serious and stop being picky about does and bucks.


Deborah said...

Dad! You look so slim and trim! Or is it just because you're wearing your favorite attire?

Hmmm...maybe I need to start wearing more camo...

Kev said...

"Its the most won-der-ful time...of the year!"

hr said...

OK Deb, I'm glad you went there because I was thinking the same! If it's the camo...well I know what I want for Christmas now!