Horrible weather and even worse luck…

Chad is in town to hunt with me and man….he brought some bad weather with him! lol  We went out to the North MO farm and hung a new set in the pouring rain.  Our thoughts were to set up the stand sit as long as we could stand it and get out of there.  Well we were covered up with deer and ended up sitting till dark.

About 4:30 and we had a new shooter that I’ve never seen before show his face….a big 9 with a ton of mass and great brows.  I’d put him at 155-160.  Short story is he came to 40, I shot and about 5 yards in front of him the arrow hit a limb and it skipped up…sailing right over his back.  That just stinks.  He didnt even really spook, so hopefully we can get in there and see him again tomorrow.  There was lots of great sign in this new spot, he may not be the only shooter in there.

Good luck to all and if you are sitting in the rain like we were today…..DO NOT tuck your pants in your boots! I had about an inch of water in my boots by the time we were done.  Bad deal.  The rest of me was dry and warm.  My downpour Goretex Sitka suit performed flawlessly!

Aim Small, Miss Small Limbs

Jeff S.


~ by heartlandbowhunter on November 17, 2009.

5 Responses to “Horrible weather and even worse luck…”

  1. Jeff, one of the best posts I have seen so far. This is real bowhunting! I sat thru Tropical Storm Ida last Tuesday in Alabama and believe me, your comment about “don’t tuck your pants in your boots” is spot on.
    I only saw two does but, hey, it was better than being at work 🙂
    Good luck the rest of the week.

  2. Ugh, that hurts. I hit my first limb this fall too! haha. Made me sick for the 2 weeks until I could fly back to MI and get out hunting again. Good news is I had a chance to redeem myself and I managed to avoid all limbs the next time. I’m sure you’ll get another chance at one of the stud bucks out there, good luck when you do!

  3. Jeff, you are a trooper. It hasn’t been raining here in SE Ohio but its been unseasonably warm and there hasn’t been much daylight activity. I stayed in my stand well after dark one night to just investigate whats going on after the lights go out. There is one big boy I’m after in particular and he walked right under my stand working his scrape line (way past legal hunting time and too dark to even see head gear). Are these warm days keeping the deer less active? Got any advice?

  4. It’s definitely wet here in Missouri! Hopefully we’ll get some dry, cool weather when this moves out! Hang in there, Jeff. Be safe and good luck!

  5. Got yer back on show of the year.

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