Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sept. 20th- 21st

Well after being on the road all week working all I wanted to do was see the family and get to the woods. All week the temps were maybe in the low 70's with morning temps hovering around 55. Of course by sat afternoon they were well into the upper 70's and sun was even in the low 80's. Not very enticing to go into the woods but being the die hard I am I spent a few hours in the morning and night hanging in the tree. Sunday night I even talked dad into coming into the woods with me. Boy was he regretting it. Thanks dad! We never did see a deer this weekend but did hone in a little on where they might be hanging out. The woods is still full of vegetation and lots of corn standing. The next few weeks should start picking up. I have a hunt planned on Oct.4th-5th for Wisconsin and am looking forward to filling my EAB (earn a buck) tag. I have to give my wife a lot of credit she puts up with lots of lonely nights being married to a construction worker that loves to hunt. Thanks, Ash I love you and Miles a ton.

Friday, September 19, 2008

opening weekend

Well opening weekend came and went just As fast as usual. Unfortunately we had steady rain pretty much all weekend long. I did manage to be in the woods for about 6-7 hours on sat. I sat on my favorite food plot and never did see a deer. It is very early and very green in the woods so I am going to change my tactics for the next hunt. I am going into an open area with one fence line that buts up to river bottom and corn. If I had to bet on a good location for an early season doe this is it. I have a goal this year and it is to video all my hunts at least little tidbits so i can edit it all together at the end of the year. Hopefully I can video a few kills on film too. See ya in the woods.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor day to all. I love Labor day, not only because we all have the day off to thank all of those hard working men and women who keep this great country running, but because it brings us into the best month all, September I can't say enough great things about September but the best being hunting season. Bow opener is so close I can taste it. I was in the woods for about 3 hours on Monday hanging stands and clearing a very small amount of brush. I know some of you are wondering why I wait so long to hang my stands, I have a few reasons but number 1 I can pick the oak tree with the most acorns. I found two trees that are producing a good mast of acorns. I also played around in my tree saddle some more and actually shot out of it. I was very surprised that it is not much different than standing in your stand. I shot pretty good considering the wind blowing me around in the tree like a rag doll. I don't mind shooting when it is windy it is good to know what to expect from your equipment. Two weeks to go and it will be here way quicker than you think so if you have been procrastinating anything you better get it done now. I also picked up all of my tags for Minnesota on Monday so I am legal for another year. Good luck to all these first few days of the season and shoot strait.