Sunday, September 22, 2013

September Fishing

This weekend I went fishing on my boat with my friend and brother. Unfortunately they did not catch a thing but I managed to catch a small northern and this 30 inch one as well! (below)

Also while throwing daredevils I snagged this beautifully colored carp by the dorsal fin. When you don't hook them in the mouth there's not much to stop them from swimming full speed away from the boat so it put up quite the fight.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Trail camera success

Trail camera pictures are one of the best confidence boosters that you can have. When its 0 degrees outside and the wind is blowing 25 Mph one of the only things keeping me out in the stand is the fact that I have consistent daylight pictures of deer in the area. It also helps if a couple of those pictures are of big mature bucks.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Opening weekend

It was a fun first weekend of bow season but didnt see very many deer. The only deer I saw was walking directly In front of my stand, but as I started to draw back, a fat raccoon waddled over and scared it away. 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Dove Hunting

This weekend was my first time dove hunting and it couldn't have been a greater success! I went to a property with a couple friends and while they were more seasoned hunters than I am, I managed to get a few of the 19 birds that night. The doves come flying over the trees at 30-60 mph straight into the decoys, sometimes a flock of ten will come at one time. Between my less than perfect shooting percentage (12% of about 35 shots) and the fast moving birds these birds could challenge any new hunter. And they taste great too!