I did something yesterday that I have always wanted to do. Go on a deer hunting snow day.
Deer Hunting Snow
I arrived at the WIHA (Walk in hunting access)land well before daylight. It was raining of and on. But with all the big bucks being seen around our house lately I knew the rut was in full swing. A little rain wasn’t going to stop me from deer hunting. As I got to the area I wanted to hunt and picked out a good tree to get up in. Low and behold it started snowing like crazy. Now being from Georgia I have never been deer hunting in the snow but have always wanted to.
As I am going up the tree I look over and there is one of the biggest most worn out rubs I have ever seen. Talk about being pumped up. It’s snowing like crazy the rut is in full swing and I am hunting over one of the biggest rubs if not the biggest I have ever seen on TV or in person.
I set up in a hardwood draw with a creek running parallel to it and corn fields on two sides as far as you can see. One end was a big hill of hardwoods that came down to the hardwoods I was hunting. I would have bet you $500 I would have seen some deer.
Cold and wet
I stayed in the stand as long as I could but didn’t see any deer. Not having any experience hunting in the snow I thought I was prepared. But both pairs of my gloves got soaking wet and as hard as I tried with hands warmers. I could not get my hands dry and when I couldn’t feel my hands I had to come out of the stand. I was hard to do with frozen hands I couldn’t get the pins out of my deer stand to take it off of the tree. After several attempts I finally got the out though. I took some footage of the snow and the big rubs. And wanted to share with you here. I wish I had some footage of some big bucks but I didn’t see any.
Maybe Next Time
When I got down out of my stand I walked about fifty yards up a hill and there are fresh deer tracks in the snow. I cannot figure how in the world I didn’t see those deer. I had been rattling and calling and all I can figure is they snuck in on me and busted me and snuck back out. Oh well next time I will be ready!
It looks like the big bucks are on the move back in Georgia. Our newest Pro-Staff member Troy put a big Putnam county 8 pointer down Saturday evening. Hunting in the edge of some hardwoods and a big clear-cut. Troy said the buck was on the move about thirty minutes before dark. He had to make a quick shot. Which resulted in his eye being dotted by the scope on his 30-06. Troy said he didn’t even feel it! That’s what I’m talking about Troy, you wear that wound proudly!
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