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It’s been a while since I put an update up. I tried to give the Cliff Notes version of the last 3 weeks.

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Well this week was full of more warm and rainy weather. It held the deer down a bit but I still seen plenty of chasing. Saturday and Sunday was a mix of tending bucks and chasing so we are definately hitting the 3rd phase of the rut and action should slow down next week as we head into breeding time. I am not sure how this will play out for opening weekend of gun season…

 

 

I am so tired after this many consecutive days of hunting I can’t even keep my train-of-thought, as you can see in the video.

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I went out yesterday and seen some great chasing. I was climbing down the tree to get ready to leave and a buck started running a doe down right around my tree. I was stuck 4 feet off the ground while these deer were tear-assing in circles around me (withint 10 yards. I couldn’t get my bow so I decided to grab my camera. Footage isn’t the best but the buck stopped right in front of me and gave me a nice pose.

 

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Just giving my recap for Monday afternoon’s hunt. We may need the CSI team in to solve this one. Sorry for the tapping on the desk. I didn’t even realize I was doing it.

 

On a slightly different subject (that I forgot to mention in the video), I was emailed this article about a family who had their dog shot by a bowhunter in a town park that doesn’t allow hunting. It’s bad enough that the person trespassed and illegally hunted the area, but to shoot the guy’s dog!… That’s just down right wrong. Even though I was told that it is legal to shoot dogs in the woods in New York, keep in mind that the dog probably belongs to a family who really loved him. There are plenty of other animals to shoot, leave the family pets alone.

http://www.lohud.com/article/2009910270364
OK, end of rant.

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I got to say that it is getting boring reporting nothing but here goes. Friday I hunted the morning and afternoon – nothing seen. Saturday I hunted the morning and a few hours in the afternoon – nothing. Called it quits on Saturday after 2 hours in a downpour. Sunday morning hunt – nothing. Monday afternoon hunt – nothing. Seen a few deer over the weekend. One real nice 8 pointer and a few doe but nothing in shooting range.

Come on gun season! I need to break this bad luck streak I have this year. Hunting Saturday-Monday near Roscoe. Private mountain – 4000 acres. Should be good……I hope.

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I thought I would kick off November with a bang so I hunted Friday morning, Saturday morning and Sunday morning. Those were 3 of the most boring days I have spent in the woods. The deer just aren’t moving yet. Sunday was better than the previous 2 days. I seen a few doe in the morning. Because of the time change I didn’t get to my stand the usual 1 hr before light so I ended kicking up a bunch of deer walking into the property. The good news is that we are finally starting to see some life in the woods. The deer are moving and the bucks are sparring. This weekend should be very good!

On a good note, after the morning hunt on Sunday I decided to walk to a different spot on the property to pick out a tree to climb the next time I go. While walking to the stand we seen 2 doe in some high grass. They did not see us. My friend Tommy circled around to kick them up to me. Once they got wind of Tommy they took off running – DIRECTLY AT ME! I was positioned behind a large tree. The first deer ran past me about 1 foot away. It almost knocked me over. The second deer cam the same way. This time I stepped out from behind the tree. She SLAMMED on the brakes and took off in the opposite direction. I could not get a clean shot but it was very fun. That was the closest I have ever been to a deer that was still breathing.

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