7. September 2007 11:56
It's been quite awhile since my last posting and I hope everyone out there is doing well and having a safe, successful hunting season. I figured I would give everyone an update on what's going on with me. so here goes nothing.
Wisconsin rifle season was extremely successful for my group this year. After being in the Earn-A-Buck Zone last fall we were eager to see what some of those small bucks we passed on last year had grown into. We were pleasantly suprised when we had 5 two and a half year old or better bucks on the ground by 11 am on the opening day. Sometimes things just seem to come together!
I took this nice buck at 300 yards!
A successful opening day for sure!
Upon returning home to IL for the late season I've found that things aren't quite like they are in early November! I think all the deer in my area have dug underground tunnels in order to avoid my stand sites as I can't even get a small buck close to me. I had moderately high hopes for the 2nd slug season here in Illinois but the closest I came was a shot at a running buck that Justin and I kicked up on the way to our stand for the night. Boy, those running ones are tough to hit!
After the gun season ended I can't even seem to get does close to me anymore!
I was fortunate enough to make a new friend and hunting partner this fall as well. Many of you know Muhsin "Moose" Muhammad as the #87 wide receiver for the Chicago Bears but I'm here to tell you this guy is almost as crazy about hunting as I am! Moose and I have had a blast hunting together this year and we're getting geared up for some pheasant hunting.
On the way to our deer stands early one morning.
Fortunately enough a few of my friends have had some luck this year as well. Below is a picture of my buddy's brother with a buck that was taken during the 1st shotgun season in Southern IL.
My friend Michael Hutchinson and his buddy also took two great bucks this fall as well. Below is a CamTrakker picture of Michael's split beam buck along with a photo from after the harvest.