Deer Hunting Whitetails Winding Down

huge Kansas buck

Deer hunting whitetails over bait is legal in Kansas.

How’s your deer hunting whitetails been this year? I have seen a lot of nice bucks harvested this year. I haven’t been able to hunt as much as I would have liked the last part of the season. How about you? Have you been able to get out deer hunting?

Deer Hunting Whitetails

 

deer hunting whitetails

This great buck was on the move during the Kansas rut.

I had one of the best early seasons that I have ever had as far as seeing whitetails, but after the rut I just haven’t gotten out much. I saw several big bucks this year from the stand but only one was in bow range and I missed him at 35 yards. Did you see any big bucks? Did you get to go much this year? The Kansas rut always seems to go by so fast to me. And if you work and don’t schedule your vacation just right you can easily miss the best time to be in the woods when the big bucks are really on the move. I’ll be glad when I can retire and hunt whitetails full time. That way I wont miss any of the action. All this hard work is messing up my time in the woods. It seemed like it was always something this year right after the rut. Oh well that’s the way it goes. I was able to get some really good video footage and spend a lot of time in the woods getting after them trophies. I hope you had a great season and enjoyed it as much as I did. I am already starting to get ready for next season. It won’t be long now before it is time to go looking for sheds and do some post season scouting.

 

Deer Hunting Sweet Trail Camera

buck in beans

I got this trail camera picture of a very nice buck standing in the edge of a huge soybean field.

Today I went down to the soybean field and checked my trail camera. I had some really good shots of a couple of nice big bucks. I have the trail camera set up about ten yards from where Ill be deer hunting.

trail camera night picture

This deer in velvet is standing about 10 yards from where I’ll be deer hunting in the edge of a soybean field.

There are several good trails leading to the soybean field from the hardwoods that come down to the field. I have already got a tree picked out to put my new ladder stand in. The big bucks are  really using the back corner of this field quite a bit.

Trail Camera

It will be time to go deer hunting before you know it, do you have your trail camera out yet? I put out my new Moultrie Game Cam in a great spot and can’t wait to see some of the pictures it takes it is supposed to be a really nice trail camera.Those big bucks are growing their antlers at a rapid pace this time of year, and now is a great time to get some pictures of them as they develop. It is almost time to plant those cool season food plots for your deer hunting property. Now is a great time to prepare the soil for your fall planting. And it’s a great time to mow perennial food plots to control weeds as needed.

whitetails eating soybeans

The big bucks like this one are growing their antlers at a rapid pace this time of year.

It’s a great time to get those muzzle loaders and rifles sighted in and cleaned and ready for the season. Don’t wait until the last minute you will be glad you did it sooner than later. Also if you bow hunt it’s time to get that bow out and tuned up and ready to go. I have been shooting quite a bit and I can’t wait to get after those whitetails. From the looks of these pictures it could be a very interesting season.

 

Another Year Hunting In Kansas

DHBB Pro-staff member Troy sent me a picture of a nice whitetail he got on trail camera in his backyard. That is a nice whitetail Troy, next year you need to put you a hang on or a ladder stand back there and get that big boy. On a different note, we had a great year hunting in Kansas and can’t wait until next season.Georgia buck

Hunting In Kansas

It is that time again the end of another year of deer hunting. It always seems to go so fast. I hope you all had a great year of deer hunting and getting after those big bucks. I had one of the toughest years of deer hunting that I can ever remember. I saw less whitetails this year than any that I can remember. I got a very late start scouting because we moved from Georgia to Kansas in August and I just never seemed to get in the groove of things. I was able to locate some very good sign and hunt on some very promising looking land. But hunting in Georgia all my life I’ve got a thing or two to learn about hunting in Kansas.The sun is going down on hunting in Kansas for this season. With all the crop fields in the area I had a hard time locating where the whitetails would be feeding. They could feed in so many different areas and pinpointing the location where they would be feeding was kind of challenging to me not knowing the full landscape of the land. I tried to find the location where I was hunting on Google Earth but could not pin point my exact hunting location. Next year I should be way more prepared and have a better chance at harvesting one of the big bucks that eluded me hunting in Kansas this year. I plan on doing some post season scouting and shed hunting and hopefully I can find some great land to lease or public land to hunt not to far from my house. A lady that we met at our church said I could hunt on her land and told me there is a mountain lion that has been seen on her property on several occasions. I  am not to sure about hunting where there are mountain lions, those things are big and tend to get hungry. Any way it is never to early to start preparing for next year. Now is a great time to do some post season scouting. Although today the temperature is 5 degrees for the high and minus 13 for the low. I think I will hang out by the fire and watch some football today. I know I’m a wuss, but this Georgia boy is just not used to this extreme cold weather. I dealt with it when I was in Germany in the Army, but I was in my twenties then. I’ll be ready next year when it is time to get after those monster whitetails. I can’t wait to see one of these big old Kansas brutes.