I'm just about done packing my gear. I'm leaving NJ at 3 AM Friday. Heading to Ohio. archery season starts 10/1. This is my first time there, so I'm hoping for some luck.I'll take lots of pix and post when I return. John
I'm back . I saw alot of deer. The weather was clear but to damn hot. I could have killed a Deer on every post. Saw 30 Doe and 2 buck on 10/2 AM. Had a 110 inch 10 point at 20 yards but could't get a shot. Didn't see any PY deer while hunting, but saw 2 the night before the season opened. We where about 400 yards away from a field that we would hunt the next day. At 7:15 a big 10 ran out of the timber, chased a few does and ran into the corn. Later another PY buck came out of the corn also.
I had a good 7 point come out to the edge of a secluded food plot on Monday at 9:15 AM. There was a crab apple tree that he was eating by for 10 minutes. Then he started to return to the timber. I hit my grunt call and he turned around and walked directely to me. I drew on him but he kept coming straight on. He finally staopped at 3 yards but no broadside shot. I held at full draw for over 2 minutes and he got startled and ran about 25 yards and stopped quartering away. I set my pin on him and fired. Unfortunately I hit him way back but thought I may have hit liver. We left him alone for 4 - 5 hours and searched for a few hours and never found him.There was no blood and the timber was so thick he could have been laying 15 feet from us and we wouldn't have seen him. Totally sucks.
There was a guy there from NY State that killed a pretty nice buck on Saturday AM. I will post the pix tomorrow.
At least you got out and had a good time, good for you . My dream is to go to Illinois sometime soon. My brother in law has 150 acres in Missouri I might go there for 2 weeks next thankgiving. Back to Mendham for you now? or are you going to a different zone.