Monthly Archives: September 2012

Back In Action

Post written by Field Editor Shane Muller

I am back in action everyone! I have had a busy summer with working and baseball, and now I am back to the school grind! But with hunting season right around the corner nothing can keep me away! My dad and hunting buddy have put in a lot of work on our piece of property and got some stands up in some good spots that I think will bring us really good success this season. They had also put minerals and feeders out to almost all of our stands and hung a camera in a hot travel area! We have been keeping up with checking the camera as much as we can but being as we are all very busy it gets tough. But we have gotten some great velvet pictures so far! We just recently got a picture of a buck we are calling “Nomad”, it looks to be either a big 10 or 9.

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But we have not seen him before, so he is at the top of our hit-list this season! But we also have pictures of some good young bucks that could be decent in the next few years as long as we do our quality deer management right.

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I just wanted to check in and let everyone know what was up here in my part of Maryland! Hope everyone is well and I wish you luck this season!

 

Big Hog Down

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Former Marylander and good friend JC just put this big hog down in Florida. I may shoot a lot of deer but I do love me some hog huning as well. Congratulations JC, I’m proud of ya.

MY BEST MD BOW SEASON START EVER!

Bow season in Maryland is now 7 days old and I have already harvested 7 deer. Wow, as I think to myself how I have gotten here. Lots of hard work and scouting this summer is what I can tell you. By doing my scouting and homework I praticually knew what all the deer where doing at all my spots. I started off by shooting a buck I had watched all summer long named Curly, and also a doe. Opening evening put two on the board, and then on the following Tuesday I knocked another doe down.

Feeling pretty good and now sitting at 3 deer in 3 hunts I had to take a day to catch up with work and stuff. I got all my gear together and.cleaned up some arrows as I got prepared for my next hunt Thursday morning. I felt pretty good as I climbed up in stand Thursday morning, the air was cool, the wind good, and I was ready to shoot more deer. Not long after opening light I had 3 doe come feeding through and I was able to take the largest of the bunch. Then about a half hour later I had another two come by and I smoked the largest one again. Oh yeah my first double of the year had just gone down.

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Now that my morning hunt was done I was on the run as I had lots to do before I had to meet my good buddy Will Jenkins for an evening hunt. I was so busy with work that day that it flew by and before I knew it I was meeting Will. He quickly got all his stuff together and transfered it to my truck and we were off. I took Will to his stand and made sure he was good to go, and then I got myself ready for the hunt. I was hunting a spot for the first time this year that was a pretty good one from last year. I had just put the camera up on Tuesday so I had no idea what to expect. Not long after I was in stand I had an emergency work call that I had to handle whick kept me on the phone for almost half an hour. I thought my night was over until I heard all the noise coming from the brush, and all of a sudden I could see legs moving. Oh yeah it was on, and I watched as about a.dozen deer moved from the brush into the woods. These deer didnt come right in, I had to watch as the lead big doe circled down wind and the rest followed. She came all the way in and ended up right below my stand. As she stood there I got more nervous, especially as I watched all the other deer filter into the area but I had my sights set on her. I kept my eyes on her as I knew she’d be the one to mess it up if any did. I not sure how many deer ended up in front of me but I kept my eyes on her. She finally calmed down a little and got into a position for a shot. When I released my arrow the woods exploded with deer as they took off everywhere. It was unreal how it went down and just so hard to put into words. All I can say is the last thing I heard was my doe crashing around. I threw my fists in the air in celebration as I was so pumped I had pulled that off. As my heart beat finally slowed I went ahead and sat down to try and calm myself from all the excitement. I sat there thinking and hoping that Will was having the same success as me. While I pondering with my thoughts I was sure I heard a doe bleat. I looked up and started scanning the woods and damned if I wasn’t right, he.came a lone doe looking for her crew. She continued to walk directly at me bleating all the way. I got up, grabbed my bow and got myself ready. The doe came in and when I got the shot I took it. She ran about 15 yards and just stood there wondering what had happened. As she tried to figure it out so no sooner fell to the ground. YES I had done it, another double.

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Wow what a day, I had never done that before, I just had one of the best days bowhunting that I had ever had. Come to find out a little later, Will had harvested a good deer as well. The day couldn’t of gotten any better. What a great start to the season for both of us. I was really excited to help Will get a deer since the past couple years had been hard on him. Just goes to show what hard work and scouting can do for you. I surely hope that everyone has the same success as I’ve had so far this year. Please share your outdoor stories with me as well. Happy hunting.

Third Hunt of the Maryland Season

Last night I went on my third hunt of the season and I was on doe patrol. While sitting in my truck I watch four doe come out on the field and I thought my evening was toast. Anyway I got dressed and headed into stand. I didnt bump anything going in so I quickly got set up and waited for the party to begin. About 5:30 I saw movement, it was a couple little bucks. They fed around for a while and then finally I had a large doe move in. I watched her as she fed into range, and a nice little 6pt in full velvet followed her. I had both deer in front of me at 15yds and as I was getting ready to draw I had another little buck come in behind me so I had to wait. I watched him as he fed through and as he went behind the brush I verfied the other two deer were still unaware of my presence. All was good so I drew my bow, place the pin on the sweet spot of that doe, and let her have it. I saw the arrow smash into her and as she ran off I knew my hit was true. This all happened so fast the little 6pt had no idea and just stood there watching her. He then slowly walked off after the disturbance and took the other little buck with him. When it was all clear I got down and verfied what I saw as I recoved my blood soaked arrow and then my doe a near 40 yards away. What a great evening to harvest a doe, and I also got to see some of my up and coming young bucks. This doe was my 3rd of the year in 3 hunts. The year is really starting off right. I truely hope everyone else is having just as good a time as I have so far in the woods. Happy hunting and please share your stories. Peace.

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Maryland’s Opening Day Is Here

On behalf of Huntography Id like to send all the hunters hitting the woods this morning some good luck. As uncle Ted would say let the spirit be with you. May your arrows fly straight and your harvests be great. God bless us today for a safe and enjoyable hunt. Best of luck today and please be sure to share your stories with us.

Tomorrow Is The Big Day

Maryland bowhunters I have one question to ask you. ARE YOU READY!!!!!!! Tomorrow is opening day for Maryland archery season and I’m excited as hell. the very best of luck to all of you that get a chance to hit the woods tomorrow. please share your stories of success or any great experiences you have any outdoors. Be well shoot straight and happy hunting