Wednesday, December 1, 2010


   Today was a great day because I found out that I get to go on a weekend gun hunt. I am very excited that I dont have to miss the whole gun season this year! My day was completely turned around when I found that out. Nobody will ever know what something like that means to a hunter. Sometimes it really is the little things in life. When things seem at their darkest something small like that can really make the difference in the life of a hunter. This is something that I will not forget because it was so nice to find out that someone was actually thinking of me.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Frustrating news

   Today I got some news that was very frustrating for me. My brother who is still back home while I am at college and seen a big herd of deer heading right towards my stand. This is frustrating because I was just on thanksgiving break and I hunted nearly everyday and only saw 6 deer over 4 days and none of them came within range.
   I know that the good and the bad go together when it comes to hunting but I must say this is getting a bit ridiculous. I cannot wait to be done with my final exams and back into the woods. I have felt out of place this year not waking up and heading to my stand on weekends that im here. I dont think that I will every get used to it. So for now I will have to settle for some weekend hunts and news like this.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Bow Hunting

  For this post I thought that I would take a break from the journal entries and give you my take on Bow hunting. To me bow hunting is truly an art form and a way back to our primal roots. To harvest an animal with a bow and arrow is an accomplishment like no other. Its something that you cannot compare to any other feeling. Theres no explosion, just a quiet peaceful ending.
    The challenge is another thing that makes bow hunting unique. Every hunter knows how difficult it can be to close in on your game of choice. But when your hunting with a bow, you have to close that distance to an even smaller margin. This cannot be done with a certain amount of skill that will never be learned unless you are a true hunter. The time, commitment, and dedication that bow hunting involves is equal to nothing else. Put in the time and work though, and you will be rewarded ten fold.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Bad feeling

    I have never had a worse feeling than this. What feeling am I talking about you ask? Well I will tell you about this feeling. Its the feeling of knowing that your gonna miss the best day of the year. The best day of the year being the opening day of gun season. Every year that I have been old enough to hunt I have been in the woods opening morning.
    So this is a new feeling for me. Knowing that I have to break this tradition is really killing me right now. I have always been in bed with my gear ready for the morning. This doesn't feel right at all and I do not like it. Next year its time for a change and Im gonna make that happen. Opening day I will be in stand no matter what classes I have. No ifs ands or buts.

Saturday, November 27, 2010


    Hunting can be very exciting at times. At the same time it can actually be very boring. It is boring when your sitting in the freezing cold, your toes are numb, and you do not see a single deer. This is when true hunters are exposed. True hunters realize that you must take the good with the bad. Your reward is directly based on how many hours you spend in the stand and sometimes it takes a few hours with no excitment.
    In the end a life lesson can be learned from the sport of hunting. Patience and persistence will get you far in life. Whether its actually starting a new life, or putting your hards on some hard earned antlers. Being patient and not giving up will earn you what you desire. A positive mind set and a good attitude will get you anywhere you want to go.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Waiting for the weekend.

    This week has seemed to last forever. It is now thursday and I cannot wait to go to bed, get done with class and head for the woods! Since hunting season began all I have thought about was being in my treestand. Throughout the week at school visions of giant bucks and blood trails dance through my mind. Sleep does not come easy at night when all I can think about is getting in the truck and driving to the woods.
    This coming weekend is different though. This weekend is going to be even more rewarding than hunting alone. Im not even getting to hunt this weekend but I am still excited. I am excited because I get to take my brother out hunting, and that to me is more rewarding than just going by myself. I feel that whenever I can I should introduce somone to the outdoors. I say this because ultimately our youth is the future of the sport of hunting.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Windy Weekend

    The stage was set, I had gotten a good nights sleep, I was up, and on my way to my stand again. I was ready no matter how long it was going to take I was going to shoot my buck. I had my bag, my bow, my arrows, my calls, everything that I would have needed to bag that monster buck.
    The only thing that I didnt count on was the wind. Somehow when that slight little breeze hit my face I knew that it was going to be a bad day. I could just tell I was going to get busted over and over again that day and what do you know I did! The first set of does came out and started feeding and they busted me and ran off. Then I started getting hopeful when a big twelve point came out, but then my hopes were dashed when a doe winded me and spooked him too. Those deer were the only ones that I saw that day, so I guess that just goes to show you that you can be as prepared as you want but you can't change the weather.