Best wishes to you all as the deer season approaches!
I wondered who here uses any type of deer lure/scent. I don't have my own 'place' to deer hunt, and take my opportunities when I can get them. So, I can't set up a long-term scrape-type situation, but was thinking of hanging/spraying something when I'm hunting.
I suspect there's some bogus products out.... Read More
I was walking through some woods near the Roanoke River recently, and heard a loud noise that made we wonder if it was a buck on the other side of a small ravine. I admit to only have hearing 1 or 2 snorts in my life. This was a loud wheeze/sneeze, but it was mabye 4 syllables long - each consecutively shorter than the next. WHEEEEZ! WHEEZ Wheez Whez I don't know what else it could be. It.... Read More
I hung my game cam up in a gameland last year, some time in January (Roanoke River). Was surprised to see a human, with what might be a rifle slung over his back? Not sure about the reflective patch on the left shoulder.
I had been searching for sheds (with no luck), during the day. Glad I wore some orange.
A few friends of mine have twice gone up to Ohio during bow season to try their hand at dropping a huge buck. They've fallen short of their goals both times, frustrated by the sheer size of the public land (Wayne Nat'l Forest), and the lack of confidence on being on public land vs. accidentally being on private. They ran into at least one crazy man (crazy-looking, crazy-acting) who threatened to.... Read More
Has anyone tried a Parker Velocity bow? I visited a local bow shop (Terry's Archery Plus) b/w Washington and New Bern to inquire about getting a bow. The service was great, and I've heard good reviews from friends who shop with these guys.
Anyways, I'm on a limited budget, left-handed, and tall (6'4'). They had a LH, Parker Velocity which I tried out and liked. The only thing I.... Read More
Does anyone here frequent a bow forum online? Some of the best info available seems to come from forums like these. However, they aren't all created equal. Some (usually b/c of the collection of people posting) are exceptional...
Got a chance to hunt some land on the Roanoke River with no real knowledge of the area. In general, there's pine on the uplands, dropping into valleys of hardwoods heading down to the Roanoke River. The fields away from the river were in cotton, and now all stubble. Down the road is soybeans, but I'm not able to hunt there.
Well, why it seems everyone here is showing pictures of their Pope&Young-Dixie-Classic-winning behemoth bucks, and I'm contemplating whether the 6 pointer seen on my game cam is worth shooting...I've got some questions.. :)
Seriously, though. Congratulations to all of you with those unreal bucks.
I bought my first climber this year, and have only used it once, mostly due to the fact.... Read More
Folks. Who of you have recently bought a bow, maybe a first bow, or hunt with what might call an affordable, entry-level bow? I have a friend that hunts with an older bow, that almost looks like a toy compared to what's out there nowadays.
i've been looking for a ready-to-hunt setup (RTH) and was considering a Bear Mauler.
Any recommendations? 400 bucks would be tops maybe. Might buy.... Read More
So, it sounds like the bucks were chasing does already in the last week or so. Now we've had a big storm, and the deer seem to be holed up out here. We get cold weather, clearing conditions, and some eager bucks that barely got started and had to sit out for a few days.
Is it going to be hard and fast when the wind dies down? In other words, do we need to be in a stand tomorrow, or we good.... Read More