30. September 2011 14:49
It seemed as this summer was over in the blink of an eye, summer came and went all to fast. Behind us now are cookouts and bonfires, fireworks and swimming pools. The calender kept ticking the days of summer away one by one, leading us to autumn. Although just another day on the calender to many, last Saturday welcomed us Bowhunters to the first day of Ohio's Archery season.
All of a sudden just another day on the calender turned into something just a little more special knowing that when time allowed, I would again be doing what I and so many others love so... Hunting whitetail deer with the bow. There was no more time for preseason preparations, no more glassing the fields at dusk. Behind us was the chance to pick up last minute gear and supplies. Bow season is now here and it's go time!
Lost camo, a Mathews Z7 and I await the arrival of deer.
I now find myself looking back at what was the first week of Ohio's bow season. It has already came and went, that fast the first week of archery is over. Work and family obligations have made tree time a little tough to come by so far this early season, although I was able to get in 3 sits. While on stand I could see so much has changed over the seasons on the properties that I hunt, but yet so much is still the same. It is inevitable, time always brings change. Trees are felled for timber, properties change ownership, fires and flood ravage the landscape but through all of those changes there is one constant... It's still a bowhunter and whitetail.
Autumns delicacy, white oak acorns.
Whether your season is already open, or you're waiting for your season to open tomorrow morning. I wish to you a safe and successful archery season. Take the time to appreciate deer season on a day by day and hunt by hunt basis. Success is not only found by filling out buck tags, taking hero photos and counting antler points. The end result of filling your tag is still the ultimate goal, but look around, take it all in and appreciate everything that bowseason offers.
The view from 20' up overlooking a stand of oak trees in a marsh area.