- David CoulterMemberJanuary 2, 2017 at 2:31 pmPost count: 1983
Ron gets the first post for a 2017 deer! I placed a new stand on a section of local woods that I wanted to get on for some time. I got in there this morning through crunching snow to beat a band of rain coming through. That hillside has been punctuated with hoof prints all over with only a few lines that might qualify as trails. After a couple hours of waiting five doe showed themselves slowly at the ridge top above me to my left. They really took their time coming down the hill, but not even close to close for a shot. Close enough they were to keeping an eye in my direction. When I finally thought they were all gone, I took a chance to wipe my nose. As I did, I look over my right shoulder to see a doe locked in on my direction. Was she looking at me or at the deer coming down the hill on the opposite side of me? I’ll never know. She continued up the hill, but stayed about 35-40 yards out. When they all finally moved on and it was safe to get out of the stand (dang work…) I started putting a few things in my pack. I look over my shoulder up the hill to see a remaining doe staring me down from about 75 yards! She takes off, so I start out of the stand. As I step off I see a big doe snort and run down from where the one was coming! I have to leave that place alone for a few days and see if they can forget about me before I go back! Great to see some deer. best, dwc
- David CoulterMemberJanuary 7, 2017 at 11:16 amPost count: 1983
So I had the alarm set for 5 a.m. and lots of woolies to head out into the single digits. At 4 a.m. the CO alarm went off and the family is out on the porch in their PJs until they get the all clear, windows and doors open, etc… So much for the hunt today. Stuff happens. There is one week left.
I went to a neighbors’ property last night to hunt and saw about 4-5 deer running up the fence row about 200 yards away. If they only knew how safe they were, they’d come by to stick out their tongues…
- Ron RoettgerMemberJanuary 13, 2017 at 6:00 amPost count: 50
I was very happy to get out on Jan. 1st and to get a deer was a great bonus. Most of Wisconsin is now closed, but the metro units are open until Jan. 31st. I live 20 mile north of the Hudson unit so I hope to get out a couple of more times, always hard to pick between Ice Fishing and bow hunting this time of year, not to mention that the Packers are normally still playing this time of year- Choices-Choices, good problem to have. Take care
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