Post by blackbruin on Nov 28, 2019 22:27:18 GMT -5
Well I waited until we saw what we were gonna see this fall and I settled on a stand for the opener. Not ideal for most hunters, I bet most of you guys would say no way. Acorn can attest to this particular buck because he got a chance to be blessed to have his presence at about 15 yards or so in early muzz bear season. I'm on the edge of the top overlooking the 1st bench on a point. Has a trail coming over the top flat from sunny to shady side. I had to put the stand in an oak bordered by the only pine in the area so I am hidden. I cant hardly shoot to the top behind me because if I opened up the pine well it defeats the purpose of having it there. Have to have the stand on the shady side or else my scent would blow across the narrow top and only chance I would have is if they would come from the sunny side. I do have full access to the shady side albeit thicker than heck with laurel but some open areas. Add the noise from route 80 and probably not gonna hear anything but see them first with my bad ears
I definately have to be at full alert all day and ready. Hopefully I at least see this monarch. If not well always another day. It's a success to me if I do catch a glimpse of him. For I figured a tiny piece of his puzzle...may the better "man" win...
Last Edit: Nov 28, 2019 22:29:44 GMT -5 by blackbruin
Good luck Dan! Hope you get that giant. That was without a doubt the heaviest body deer and heaviest antlered buck I've ever seen in the north woods of Pennsylvania. If we would have just sent that young fellow with the cross bow where you posted me during that drive he would have harvested a buck of a lifetime at 16 - 18 yards. I hope you see and get him if you're hunting that same pinch point. Once again, good luck!