Post-Season Update

Today is January 17th…only 8 1/2 months until archery season! I’ve been planning treestand locations and food plot modifications. Deer hunting has become a year-round ordeal for me at this point in life. There are lots of ways for me to spend my time and I find planning, scouting, preparation, and hunting to be the most rewarding. I’ve got a big tree planting project panned for the spring that will hopefully yield apples within 5 years…we’ll see.

Bowfishing season is still open in Michigan! That’s cool! I saw a carp last week…or half a carp…lying on the ice. An eagle left it there. That got me fired up for spring bowfishing. Rich said he has “some plans” for his boat and he’s planning to bring his boat to the tournament in Caseville this year. I’m eager to see what he comes up with.

We’ve got some great firearm deer season video coming soon along with some intense bowfishing footage from last season!

2012 Archery Season – Week 1

Week 1 is done…and neither of us arrowed a deer.  I had a nice opportunity at a  2 1/2 year old buck but he was a big 4-point and I decided to let him walk (see below).  I’ve seen a few others over the past month that I would rather shoot so I’m taking my chances and hoping for another opportunity.

4-point buck

Rich saw very few deer on his property…that is not typical.  He usually sees more deer than me so that’s not a good start to the season.  There is another guy who hunts the property that Rich is on and he shot a 7-point last week.  Hopefully this week will pick up for Rich.

I scouted on my mountain bike on Sunday…my typical state land spot in Midland County.  No water, no acorns, no deer sign.  I ran into a couple other guys who were biking it too and they were also disappointed with the deer sign and lack of sightings while hunting.