Category Archives: Maryland Whitetail Deer Hunting

Maryland Huntography 2013 Dirtnap #12

It’s been almost a month since I’ve threaded a deer with an arrow so I couldn’t resist when this big doe came by last night. The deer were a little nervous last night as they usually are in the snow but with the help of my Apparition Scents Nosy Whitetail her curiosity killed her. Nothing like putting one down in the snow after sitting in the cold all night. I do love late season bow hunting, plus this deer went to a family that needed meat. God bless our hunting family.

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Big Buck Success For Dave Zeigler Sr.

Congratulations to my good friend Dave Zeigler Sr. on this monster buck he harvested on the first day of gun season. This buck they call Crusher had been roaming the farm all summer long and finally met his fait as he was searching for a doe early Saturday afternoon. Crusher had been watched all summer and into the season by Dave’s son Dave Jr. who runs all the cameras on the farm. Crusher is the biggest buck they have taken off the farm this year and the biggest for Mr. Dave to date. Congrats again on a super buck.

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Big Buck Down For Chris Venker

Congratulations on your opening day shotgun buck.

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Opening Day Of Gun Season Is Here InMaryland

A good start to a great day. Good luck hunters, let’s put EM down!

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Maryland’s Opening Day Of Gun Season

Are you ready, I said are you ready cause tomorrow is opening day for Maryland’s gun season. I know I’m looking forward to it as the past couple weeks have been pretty slow and I’m ready to slam something. Best of luck to everyone, and please share your success with us here at Maryland Huntography.

Big Buck Alert!!!

The big boys are definitely on their feet, one of my buddies just took this picture from 20 yards in his car. The rut is happening, get out and hunt. Good luck and shoot straight!

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BBD For Best Friend Peyton Emerson In Ohio

Sometimes your luck is not always where you hope it would be, but as long as it’s by your side that is all that matters. After a very exciting but unsuccessful start in Maryland, Peyton headed out to Ohio in search of big country bucks. He had smacked a few does before he left and seen several big bucks but just wasn’t able to put his tag on one. Peyton has now been on his Ohio lease for two years and after putting his time in and some close encounters last year he felt this was his year. Luck had fallen by his side as he arrived right when the rut began to break open while cold air was in place. I had to listen to him for days tell me about all the bucks chasing does and I had nothing going on at home. After three days of hunting and enjoying intense rut action Peyton finally caught a glimpse of a shooter buck on the forth morning. He had the buck in and out of the thicket all morning long and finally after coming back again Peyton was able to let an arrow fly. After two years in the making he carefully aimed and smashed that spitfire right behind the shoulder of the beast only to watch him crash a meager 40 yards away. All the work, all the time, and all the effort had finally paid off.

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Congratulations to my man for getting it done in Ohio. BBD baby for Peyton Emerson. Way to go man.

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Maryland Huntography 2013 Dirtnap’s #10 &11

After a few days of good hunting with good friends Scott and Michelle Thryselius I wanted to make sure they went home with plenty of meat. Both had shot opportunities and while Scott shot a doe, both passed up small bucks almost every hunt. Unfortunately it warmed up during their hunt and the bigger bucks just didn’t seem to wanna move. None the less it was a great time had by all, more incredible memories made, and a freezer full of meat was brought home. Does it get any better than that, I think not.

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Maryland Huntography 2013 Dirtnap #9: Donkey Down!

This lil donkey was just in the wrong place at the right time for me. She is now going to be some tasty morsels for me and my family. God bless the deer that bless our stomachs.

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Maryland Huntography 2013 Dirtnap #8: Finally A Big Rut Buck Down!

This past Saturday morning I ventured into the woods with high hopes of seeing some good rutting action and the possibility of harvesting a big buck. I got up early, showered, got to the property in plenty of time, did everything right but sometimes it just doesn’t matter. As I started walking into the woods I could see eyes so I stopped and they just remained still, one set low one set high. I grabbed my bigger light and to my surprise there was a big buck bedded down next to a doe that was up feeding. First time for everything so I wasn’t sure what to do I decided I’ll grunt and just walk slowly at them. I did this and at 30 yards the buck finally stood up and they both casually trotted off. I then quickly got up in my stand and not minutes after getting set up here he comes chasing her back my way. This chasing went on for an hour or so and around first light they came within ten yards but it still wasn’t shooting light. Then they were gone and how disappointing was that. About ten minutes later he she comes out of the thicket and he was right on her. They came by at forty yards but again no shot and they once again vanished into the thicket. Just as my hopes were crushed I hear crashing coming my way only to see a little 4pt chasing a doe. Now this was intense as he chased this doe hard core for over an hour. Back and forth they went, it was crazy, and they were both exhausted. This bout of excitement soon ended and I was left with the peaceful quietness of the woods. I hung out another two hours and by 10 I was more than ready to go. I stood up to start packing my gear together and I heard the sound of crunching leaves. Immediately I thought damn that 4pt is back but my heart dropped when I turned around to see it was the big boy. He had come out of one thicket and was trying to get back to the other. He circled downwind about 50 yards below but then caught the scent of my Apparition Scents Blind Date estrous lure and that pulled him into 30 yards. He got directly downwind of me and when his head went behind the tree I drew and took aim. After clearing the tree he stood there with his nose up and I plowed an arrow right behind his shoulder. WHAT A RUSH! He took off for the thicket in which he came and I found him laying in there no more than a 100 yards from where I shot him. You have got to love the rut.

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