Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Well, Nov. 8 is known for having the most Boone & Crockett entries of any day during the hunting season. That means the big bucks must move regularly on this day. Unfortunately, no big bucks moved past me today.

It was 21 degrees when I went into the woods today. Although it was cold, I didn’t think it was too terribly bad. The action started right at daylight when I saw a doe come past me with frost all over her back.

A few minutes after she passed, another doe came down the hill, and shortly after that, a nice 10-pointer hit a scrape on the hill above me. He didn’t come down the hill like the does, but it was nice to see him.

The rest of the morning was dead for me. The action heated up around 1:00 p.m. when a doe came by me. Within five minutes, I had five different bucks run past me chasing her. None of them were very big, but it was a sight to see. The largest one was a small 8-pointer. I was really surprised that no big bucks followed them. The rest of my day was dead, except for the two does I saw at 3:30 p.m.

Brian and Shawn were sitting about 150 yards from me, and they had a day to remember. They saw over 30 deer, including two really nice bucks that Shawn was able to photograph. I think Shawn’s having a good time and enjoying this style of hunting. It’s different for him since he’s hunting with a camera.

Jeff saw five bucks and five does this morning but nothing this evening. Doug and Dad did some scouting. We are having a good time, although nobody feels that well. Everyone is experiencing cold symptoms.

We will see what tomorrow brings. I’d like to see some deer up close, especially one that gets my blood pumping. I’m not having very good feelings about getting one in front of me, but all of that can change in a second or two.

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