This time of year I probably shouldn't be allowed to drive an automobile. It's hard for me to keep my eyes out of the woods.
I guess it's no different than looking at the lakes to see what spots the fishermen/women are on. I have been hooked on "bucks" for many years and it's not easy to get rid of the disease. My deer hunting has been limited lately because of all the other things I have on my plate, but it is still one of my all time favorite things to do.
I go a little crazy when I know that the rut is in swing. Just ask my dear wife. She likes the thrill of the hunt also but I would be willing to bet big bucks that she doesn't lose as much sleep as I do over the thoughts of Mr. Big.
I hunt with bow and arrow. So in order for me to harvest a nice buck things have to be just right. And then, of course, a little luck is good.
I enjoy watching whitetails year around. We used to feed them in the back yard until Chronic Wasting became an issue. I even had a spotlight wired high on the gable so I could watch them at all hours.I miss watching them in the winter.
I know there are many people that don't think feeding deer isappropriate, but if they were as obsessed with the whitetail as much as myself they could relate. In fact I think I might feed them again this year now that the epidemic has been quieted.Hunting the whitetail is a sport for the whole family. From looking for shed antlers to scouting out your next hunting location, deer can really get in one's blood if you're not careful.
Q: Walleyedan, do you fish anymore?
A: Only when I'm not in the woods. We did catch and release afew really nice walleyes (22, 27 and 28 inches)on the eve of the rifle opener.
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