Sunday October 28, 2012

It was another nice morning to be in the woods. It was so quiet my ears hurt. I got to my trees stand a few minutes after daylight. Something inside me whispered that this was going to be the day. Usually those whispers have meaning behind them but not today. My dad and I hunted until around noon at which time we met and headed back to the truck. I figured the deer would be moving like mad today with the approaching weather associated with hurricane Sandy. They’re predicting some awful things so we’ll have to sit back and see what happens. It felt really good in the woods today. Something inside me is telling me I’m in the right place and it will only be a matter of time before an opportunity presents itself. Unfortunately my time is limited in the ADK’s due to prior commitments out of state. This is a year I wish I was staying put because I’d like to see if I can outsmart this ol’ beast in his own home. I will only be able to hunt him about 4 more days total before our season comes to a close in the northern zone. That’s something you have to learn to live with if you choose to hunt elsewhere. I never left the ADK’s during hunting season for 20 years but it’s something I like to do now. I really do miss being on my home turf though. There’s something about the challenge of Adirondack deer that nothing else can even come close to comparing to.

My buddy Bobby scored on a giant in Ohio last night. He killed a buck he’s been chasing around for a while. He has some great trail cam pictures of this buck for the last two years. He kept telling me he was going to kill this deer the last week in October. Kudos to him for being right on the money with that prediction. Since I’ve switched computers I’m trying to figure out the whole photo thing, so it will be a bit before I get photos on here. Please be patient.

I won’t be back in the woods until either Friday or Saturday of this week. I’m driving to Ohio on Thursday night, meeting Bobby’s father Friday morning and going the rest of the way to Illinois Saturday. I’ll be in Illinois for a week and then Kansas for a week. It will feel good to be in the woods with a bow and arrow since that looked highly unlikely a few months ago. I’m very thankful I have this opportunity. I’ll just cherish being in the woods. Seeing any deer is just a plus to the trip. Enjoy each day because you never know when it will get taken from you. I’ll probably update this when I return from vacation unless I can throw a few blurbs up from my phone and update it when I get home. Hunt hard and hunt safe. Have fun and shoot straight.

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