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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!
We are getting ready for the Michigan Firearm season. There is always the anticipation of seeing deer and the special feeling of holding a quality firearm in your hands while dawn is first breaking light on opening morning. We’re excited and ready for more outdoor adventure. Good luck to all of you and be safe!
October 31st and the best days are just around the corner. The magical 5-day stretch of pre-rut chasing, rut tending, and lockdown are coming fast and I can’t wait for next week! My plan is to sit and watch a few areas from a distance. If I get a chance to shoot a doe I might…but it will depend on how many I see and whether I can shoot one without scaring a buck. I love exploring and that’s what I’m planning to do next week. It’s time to learn more about a few good areas that I haven’t quite figured out yet.
Rich is preparing for a week off work and a week in the woods! His property has been sparse for deer so far but the chase is going to happen when he is there and that should allow him a shot or two at deer with his bow.
The Keon house is preparing for firearm season as we plan our trip to the U.P. for the firearm opener once again. Kaden will be in a new spot this year and Gavin will be sitting with me. Dad’s feeder is gone. I found the motor…and the legs…but a bear took the barrel and I can’t find it. We will put a few apples on the ground and hopefully everyone will see some deer this year and if we are lucky someone will even shoot a buck.
I’m lucky. That’s the only way I can describe my season so far. I’ve seen two 3 1/2 year old bucks, too many 2 1/2 year old bucks to count, and a handful of 1 1/2 year old bucks…and I’m tagged out in Michigan. I shot a Continue reading
Just letting you know that we posted a new article this evening called Always Have a Backup Hunting Location.
I’ve only seen this one other time…a little spotted fawn during archery season. This year I saw one around my home the second week of September. A brand new little fawn in the Continue reading
Just a heads up this morning that we posted a new article called Combat Bowhunting to the site. I just got an email yesterday from a guy who is having his (private land) gear stolen and/or destroyed by nearby state land hunters. Many of you can probably relate…unfortunately. We hope you are having a good season!
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.
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.
We are in the process of updating our site. Our new layout will provide you with more content and will be easier to navigate. Making changes is always time consuming and we shouldn’t be down for very long…of course it is archery season and we need some woods time too. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and good luck!