My daughter has scored on opening day 3 of the last 4 years!! After our successful hunt I gave her a special call I had made for her. I also want to share the hunt in her own words as she shared it on FB: here's what she wrote........4th year in a row and 3rd down. As we walked across the field with excitement and eagerness, memories for another youth day were in the making. You see as we moved to more level ground and ended up getting in a fight with velcro, we were here for memories whether that be with or without a kill. After we got situated (and daddy calmed down from the velcro war) I said 'Daddy, give me your hand' *he hands me his hand* I said 'We're gonna pray, not aloud;in your head but we're gonna pray', I haven't yet gotten the chance to talk with daddy about his prayer but mine was as follows: 'Dear Lord, please keep us, friends, family, and fur (my special saying for prayer) safe as we're not all together physically but connected at heart, safe. Let us have a good time on this hunt, whether we kill one or not only you know, just please keep us safe. If we kill one, a blessing from you has been given, if not, a blessing has been giving. Thank you for everything and for waking us this morning and giving us the privilege of being on your beautiful creation known as Earth. I love you. *blows kiss* Amen.' Later as we discovered we mind as well have been in the same sleeping bag with a gobbler, we got eager. Even through the discouragement when the bird(s) were leaving and coming back and leaving and coming back and so on, one made sure the other kept faith. Then came the hens, oh the hens. 3 of them to be exact, one was huge. The moment of truth was questioned, were these gobblers gonna let these hens get away? I looked up and kept nudging and nudging 'daddy, daddy, look look'. I saw a red head, then another, then a strutter, then another red head. Destined, I shot the strutter because daddy has always said they're the intimidator. Ending our moments in the blind with the sounds of flopping and high fives and smiles, we walked up to the bird (Rocky) more smiles and hugs of proudness followed, love and passion for huning was shared between father & daughter. God is good, God is great. Thank you daddy, couldn't have done it without you. I love you.
After several close encounters with this Buck in Rockingham County during Atchery season, my pal Don let me have a chance at him again on Nov 14 with my rifle and after a complete all day sit I tried the rattling antlers with 15 minutes of daylight left and it worked!!! He came charging in so fast I lost sight of him trying to steady my shooting stick but finally got a 100 yard shot!!!
What a year it's been for us!!!! Started the year off tag teaming Gobblers and doubled up twice!!!, had several awesome camping and fishing excursions and then Archery season where Diane took a few deer while I was looking for a nice 1 and on Nov 14th I hooked up with my pal Don again in Rockingham county and after a all day sit I got a good buck!!! Few weeks later I killed a big female yote chasing Turkeys and this morning on the last day of the season I shot another big female yote and Diane got supper with 3 squirrels!!!! Come on April!!
What a season so far!!!!! I keep calling and the Gobblers keep fallin!!!! Got my Daughter her 2nd Gobbler during youth week and then Found Diane a nice Gobbler the first 20 minutes of opening day and then Diane00 and myself tagged teamed a few at Mid-day!!! Nice its time to Catfish!!!!!!!!
You Guys think this is a Mature Buck? He has a nice Profile and Mass and tine length isn't impressive nut if we crossed paths, Id be happy to put my 2nd tag on him I'm thinking?
Out of 17 Different Bucks on my Camera, I said this 10 point would be the only 1 I'd take from my area and sitting all day through the Rain and the wind paid off as he stepped out alone at 4:45 Opening Day of Black Powder...I killed a Nice 8 from this stand under same conditions 2 years ago and again on opening of BP and again at 4:45!!!
Well if you haven't heard and I'm sure you have.... The giant buck I have been after 3 years was killed Thursday morning by crossbow hunter Steven Davis of Davidson county about 5 road miles from where I got countless trail cam videos and pics of him but only about a mile as the crow flies. I talked to Mr. Davis Thursday night for a few hours and got the play by play and congratulated him. He had no prior history with the buck and just put his stand up opening evening, baited and hung a camera. He actually saw the deer Sunday evening on his first sit and each sit after that at various ranges but never close enough for a shot. He pulled card and found the huge buck was spending entire day in the beans around his stand with a younger 6 point Steven named Youngblood. It was Thursday morning when Youngblood led freak nasty in front of Stevens 15 foot ladder stand and noticing the alertness of the monster, he knew it was now or never so he sent a bolt from 35 yards to his target that found it's mark and at the end if a 150 yard blood trail,Steven found his prize dead in a flowing creek. I'm sad but happy at the same time that this buck was took legally because several people had reported seeing him in the beans in the Kate evening so Congrats Mr. Davis on a deer of a lifetime. I've always said since I first gout a video of this buck that he was a deer that would put Davidson county on the big Buck map and sir....you did it!!!
Grabbed a few and lost a few...And was able to talk my Daughter into going today and we had a blast...with everyone in the water we didn't have a video man but still took a few pictures before we released them back. Guessing 1 was around 30 and other was about 20ish
They wont bite, so I went after'em lol
Not sure where I'll hang them but excited about getting my 2 Bucks from last season back.
On My days off I've been Cat-fishing for some R&R (Rod&Reel)relaxation and recently caught my personal 2nd Best with this 48 Pound stud!!! My scales were acting funny being a 50 pound scale but after several readings between 46 and Error I split the difference and called him 48 Pounds. I caught a 54 Pound Flathead in 2011 from this pier and hundreds of pounds of 20s and 30s and all were giving CPR (Caught Photo and Released) to fight another day...Thought Id share some Pictures and also they will have the 3rd annual Mustache Classic Tournament next Sat from 6pm to Midnight at the Wildlife access of High Rock lake...Entry fee is $50 a Boat...Limit of 6 Rods per Boat and 3 Fish Limit at weigh-in...Extra person in Boat is $10 and Big Fish Pot is $20 per Boat...Hope to see you Guys there.
PLEASE HELP!!!!! A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE HAD HIS ATV STOLEN.....IT'S A 2008 GREEN KAWASAKI PRAIRE 2X4....Please spread the word...He's a Good Kid that doesn't bother anyone and it's a small community so someone knows where it's at...Maybe you frequent the Lexington Mud Pit ETC...Please Help keep a Eye out and THANKS ALOT!!!!!
STOLEN from Davidson County NC
My Girlfriend has been on my Butt with tomorrow being the last day of Deer Season to stop sight seeing and Get some meat!!!! So after I filled my Buck Tags I started meat hunting.... Have seen a Bunch at various locations but I will not shoot if I can\'t tell Does from Button Head Bucks because that\'s a bad feeling to shoot a young buck and today they showed up Early...8 of them and I only had 3 shells in my Gun so I picked out 3 Does and very proud of my shot on number 3 because she was 278 Yards away but anyway, with the price of meat at the store, I Thank the Good Lord for Blessing me and my Family with these Groceries!!!! Look Out Ducks and Squirrels!!!!!!!!!!!
BTW... People can talk crap all they want about Remington Core-lok Ammo but It's not the ammo that's not getting the job done!!!! All 3 of these does Dropped!! Big Doe was 141.2 Pounds
Got countless Trail Cam Videos of this Buck and after a Bigger buck I was after disappeared, I switched my efforts back to this Guy. Had a few close encounters but never gave me the shot I was after. Sat all Day in a pouring rain the day after I last seen him only to see a Doe and 3 Point so Christmas Eve, I battled high winds and was rewarded with 15 minutes of daylight left as he followed 7 Does in. I took a Great Buck very similar to this 1 in 2011 from the same stand and again in a very high wind.
16 1/4 Inside Spread
163 Pounds even
Got this Buck several times on Trail Cam and said I would take him if I could and on a Foggy morning on Dec 8, He appeared like a Ghost and was mine.
22 1/4 Inside Spread
Well my Rockingham Jinx seems to continue, After watching a Nice Doe Friday evening, I decided to take her for meat...Waited till everything was right and Made a shot at 17 yards, Arrow passed through her and stuck in ground, I wait 2.5 hours and Don, Diane and myself start the Blood trail...which led straight to the river!!! Don starts down river and spots her 50 yards away in a log-jam in middle of River, I start to wade to her and quickly second guess that idea after the water goes over my Boots, Decide to come back at First Light with rope ETC and when I returned, she was gone? either came loose in current and drifted to parts unknown of became water-logged and sunk...Bad Feeling but what can you do? Next evening I hunt where a Big 10 has been showing up and had a great evening as 5 different Bucks paraded around my stand but the 10 never showed but did catch some Video to share...Good Luck to everyone and Stay Safe!!! Noticed a 5 second glitch around the 5.30 mark but really can't see the last 2 Bucks sparring anyway.
Was very excited to get these Videos on my Cam...I tried Turkey hunting in this area last Spring because I seen 3 nice long-Beards during October but I couldn't find them in April but I guess they was around the area somewhere lol
Haven't seen this Buck since Mid-July and I could tell then that he would probably only be a 6 pointer but have a Big frame....Well he finally showed back up last night (Date is 1 day off on camera)...Seems like 6 pointers is the norm in this area....Would still be a cool European mount lol
Me and Holly spent the day on the Yadkin River...It was wayyyy down with trash and trees everywhere...Caught 5 Flatheads but all small and I'm not sure that I didn't catch the same 1 three times lol Anyway, It was the First time I had been out since I did the Camo Job on my Boat and it all stayed on lol..And NO I don't drink a lot of Water...That's my DIY insulated Bait Tank...Bought the Water cooler for $8 at a yard Sale and added Pump....A lot cheaper than the store bought Tanks lol and works great!!!!
Been getting Videos on these bucks all summer at the Trophy Rock and a week ago I put out about 25lbs of corn so I got nervous when nothing but Raccoons and small Deer were on Card until number 107 when the 5 came strolling in like normal. I really like the looks of that 7 pointer but I can't say I'll take him until the moment comes and I see him while on stand...Anyway...I'll enjoy whatever Deer I decide to shoot regardless of size...Good Luck guys!!!!