Continuing with the trend of opening day success for the Bowhunt or Die film crew, Tom Alford harvested a big mature doe during Wisconsin’s opening weekend. Although they aren’t big bucks, this marks the 3rd whitetail harvest during an opening weekend for the team. With Illinois and several other states set to open on October 1st, we could very well see the trend of freezer filling continue very soon.
After a slow start to the weekend with hot temps and full moon keeping morning activity to a minimum, Tom Alford and Justin Zarr hung a new Lone Wolf set during the mid-day heat in an attempt to get close to an active food source. Saturday evening brought plenty of action as nearly 20 deer were spotted from 5 pm all the way until dark. Unfortunately the only deer to present shots were yearlings and small bucks, both of whom got a free pass.
Sunday evening it was Tom’s turn to hunt with Justin behind the camera. Much like the previous evening the doe activity started around 5 pm and continued all the way until dark. Approximately 30 minutes before dark a lone doe broke off from the group feeding in the nearby alfalfa field and made her way 20 yards directly in front of the stand. A perfect shot from the Spitfire DoubleCross-tipped arrow and an easy tracking job later the two happy hunters were headed home with some fresh venison for the table.
Keep an eye out for this full hunt on this Friday’s episode of Bowhunt or Die, right here on Bowhunting.com.