Rate Your Deer Season

I hope everyone had a great deer season.

Rate Your Deer Season here

Illinois bowhunting buck
Big bucks like this one make for a great deer season.

I think deer season is just about over everywhere. I wanted to get some feedback on how all of you did this year so rate your deer season. Did you get that big deer?

My deer season started off seeing quite a few  in Georgia during bow season, but I just wasn’t seeing any big bucks. I saw several small bucks and a ton of does. I wanted to shoot a doe with my bow but I kept holding off in hopes of getting a shot at a trophy buck that we had on trail camera. But I never saw him. My dad saw him one time just before dark just for a second, and he was gone. As it got closer to the rut I hunted hard and kept thinking I might see some big bucks. I was seeing a lot of nice rubs and scrapes but no big boys.

Headed to Illinois

November 1st rolled around and some friends and I headed out deer hunting to the heart of monster buck country to do some bow hunting in Illinois.

rate your deer season hunting with a bow
Bow hunting in Illinois can make a deer hunting dreams come true.

If you have never been bow hunting in Illinois, I highly recommend it. We arrived on the first of November and were greeted by unseasonably warm temperatures. We hunted very hard for the whole week and saw a lot of whitetails and several smaller bucks chasing does, but the big bucks were laying low. Then we ended up extending the trip for a couple of days because we knew there was a cold front moving in. On the last morning of our trip I was able to rattle in a very nice 125″ class 10 pointer and was able to put the smack down on him at thirty yards and right then and there I fell in love with bow hunting in Illinois.

Rut is On

So that made my season a great one. While we were in Illinois we got reports from Georgia that the big boys were chasing like crazy and in full rut. By the time we got back home the rut was almost over. So if we hadn’t gone to the mid-west who knows maybe I would have been able to get a shot at the trophy whitetail that we had on trail camera, but then again you never know.

Let me know how you did this year. Did you get that trophy whitetail? I hope you all had a great year. I had one that I won’t soon forget.

Take the poll and let me know how you did.

  1. Poor, didn’t see many deer
  2. Okay, saw a few deer and some small bucks
  3. Good, shot a doe and some smaller bucks
  4. Great, shot a nice buck
  5. Excellent, shot a Pope and Young  or a Boone and Crockett

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