Check out what’s coming up next year as we highlight some of the action from our 2010 season. We had some good hunts and are excited about how they turned out.
Our Season 2 preview which will aire in 2011 is on the home page of the website. Go take a look and let us know what you think!
Almost a year ago we received some flashlights from one of our sponsor’s…..And I have to say WOW!. seriously, I’m not just saying this because they are our sponsor. These flashlights are truly impressive. For the size, these flashlights are super bright. I carry a PD30 in my backpack on every outting. I have other flashlights that have made it in my pack over the years, and compared side by side, there is no comparison. The Fenix flashlights dominate in performance.
I posted this up because of everyone out there looking for ideas on what to get someone they know for Christmas. I would like everyone to visit their website and take a look at them. They have alot of models to choose from, and with the holidays coming up, they would make a great Christmas gift for a hunter in your family.
…..or should I say cooling down! The temps are starting to drop and the deer activity is picking up. It’s that time of year!!! I get so excited this time of year when a cool front roles in. The deer seem to really get up and on their feet during daylight hours.
Yesterdays highs were in the upper 60’s and the low for last night was forecasted for 33. That’s a big drop from what it has been. Evan and me decided we needed to be in a tree. We felt like the deer would moving good and hopefully we could get on a buck. We headed out to one of our sets that we have hung on some public ground here in Central Arkansas. Not long after settling into the tree we caught our first glimpse of a deer. It was a small spike or fork horn. It didn’t stop there, we continued to see bucks coming in and hitting a scrape and working over some rubs. While watching one of the smaller bucks I caught glimpse of what I thought was a good shooter. I alerted Evan, and we waited for a good shot and view with the camera. Evan made a good 30 yard shot and the buck didn’t run 60-70 yards. But it just so happened to be in a thicket. The buck had a little ground shrinkage and turned out to only be a 5 point. Never the less, it was a great hunt, and a good buck for public land here in Arkansas. After some celebrating the work began. Congrats Evan!
Things are usually slow this time of year. Big bucks seem to be moving mostly at night. I think mainly due to the warm weather and that they know they need to stock up on groceries and conserve energy for the rut. Hopefully we will get some cooler weather in the coming weeks and the big buck activity will start to pick up during daylight hours.
Jason and Shawn was able to make due during the “October lull” by harvesting a couple of does on camera. They each took a doe this past weekend with their bows.
Things should really start to pick up in the next couple of weeks. We all have some out of state trips planned and also look forward to chasing around the bucks here in our home state. I’ve attached a few bucks that have shown up recently on trail cam. It’s only a matter of time before they get stupid and start running around senseless.
The season is off to a good start! Jason was able to get a 8pt buck on the ground opening evening (pics to come shortly) and Evan and I was able to connect with a doe doing a little spot and stalk. We are pretty excited about our second season of production, and so far things are looking good. We’ve got the whole season in front of us.
Jason and Shawn went out the first evening of opening day and sat on one of the flood plots they had worked in a few weeks ago. After a few High and Low moments Jason was able to make a good shot on a tight racked 8 pt. After a short tracking job and recovery the celebration began.
Evan and I headed out to some of the public land here in Central Arkansas. After setting some stands and seeing a few deer, we decided to get down and do a little scouting / spot and stock. We were able to seal the deal when 5 to 6 does made it our way down a path. This was my first time at a chance at a deer from the ground, and let me tell you… it was intense! I connected at about 25 yards. We were both pretty jacked. The doe didnt go far, but was a tough find, as she bailed off in the big tall grass along the trail. It should make for some pretty good footage.
Hopefully our luck continues as the season progresses.
It’s opening day here in Arkansas and all the team members are held hostage at work. We are all anxiously awaiting climbing in a tree this evening. The weather is shaping up to be great this weekend. As far as I can remember, it’s the coolest on opening weekend that is has been in years. It’s usually 90+ degrees.
Hopefully we will be reporting back soon with some good news and good stories. I hope everyone has a great and successful weekend and especially a safe one. Good luck to everyone and happy hunting! I can’t wait!!!!!!!!
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