With a little more than a week of my 2008 Ohio archery season in the books, I don't have much to report. The early season has been real slow for me with only 5 shot opportunities so far, two does, two yearling 8 points and a button buck is all that has come into shooting range. After the first week last year I had 20 shot opportunities with a couple being decent looking two and a half year old bucks. While shot opportunities isn't meat in the freezer or a slammer on my wall they can be a gage on how your season is panning out.
I have only hunted fresh setups with the wind blowing in my favor…. Sooner or later things will start to come together. You cannot sit in good locations with proper conditions and keep striking out like this. It is give and take, I have been giving my time and hopefully soon it will be my turn to take. I decided to only sit where I feel I will have a chance at seeing a mature buck on the hoof during daylight hours and not necessarily where I will just see deer and my sightings are really lacking from it. I believe once we get a little deeper into October this strategy will pay off.