Favorite Deer Hunting Spot Looking Good

Put out those trail cameras on your favorite deer hunting spots and watch those bucks grow their antlers.

I’m getting the fever to go to my deer hunting spot.

Deer Hunting Spot

I went and put out another bag of Whitetail Institute 30/06 mineral/salt supplement at one of my favorite deer hunting honey holes the other day. I haven’t been there since March and it just amazed me how much of a jungle that place has become since March.

I guess all the rain we have had just made all the green lush plants just take off. I pulled the sd cards in two of my trail cameras and put out a new camera. I had to change the batteries in two of my cameras and put batteries in my new camera. I also had to get a new sd card so when I go to check my cameras I can just swap out the cards. I had to do some trimming with a machete on some of the trails I use that were so grown up.

Now is the time to start getting your favorite deer hunting spots ready for next season. I have learned through the years that it is best to get prepared early and then when it gets close to the season you can stay out of your honey holes and the bucks won’t have a clue when you go in to hunt. If you wait until right before the season to do all your lane trimming and hanging stands sighting in your gun etc…  The big bucks know what is going on and get smart in a hurry. Get started preparing your spots sooner than later you will be glad you did.

One of my favorite properties that I hunt has been planted in soybeans and corn and it is coming up nicely. They were a little late planting this year compared to some of the other farms in the area. But the soybeans look good and the whitetails should have plenty of food to fatten up on and grow them antlers all nice and big. I can’t wait to start getting trail camera photos of those big bucks growing their antlers.

Hopefully I’ll have some pictures to share soon. I’ve got a lot of work to do between now and the season and I am looking forward to every bit of it. I just enjoy getting out in the great outdoors and spending time with nature. I can’t wait to get after those big bucks, it will be time do do just that very soon.

deer hunting spot Kansas

These soybeans are coming up nicely at my deer hunting spot.

The other day I took my boys to the Cabela’s here in Kansas and we had a blast. I took a lot of pictures  and I got some really good ones. If you get a chance I definitely recommend going to Kansas City Cabela’s.

I took this picture at Kansas City Cabela’s.

Trail Cameras Hot Spots

Well it looks  like it is time for me to get busy and get those trail cameras checked and refresh my mineral licks. I have had two trail cameras out on some mineral licks for some time now but I haven’t checked them lately. I had a buddy and his grandson fly here to Kansas from Georgia to visit us and we went to the Nascar race at Kansas Motor Speedway.

They were here for a few days and one day we decided to go fishing at one of our favorite deer hunting properties. The fishing was great and my 5 year old son caught a really nice bass and a big ole catfish and we caught a lot of bream and crappie. This pond is smack dab in the middle of prime land for deer hunting. And as we are sitting there fishing one of the boys says hey look and we look up and there are two does and two nice bucks running across this big field. And you could tell they were some really big bucks. Even though they are just starting to grow their antlers they had some impressive antlers already. You could just tell they were some bigger more mature bucks. It could have been one of the big bucks that I missed this past November with my bow.

Trail Cameras

Now I’m all fired up and this week I’ll be putting out some more Whitetail Institute 30-06 mineral/salt supplement and putting out another Moultrie Gamespy and checking my two trail cameras that I already have out. I am so pumped.

I had shoulder surgery in April and I’m currently doing physical therapy every day and I am getting better everyday and hopefully I will be ready once bow season rolls around. After missing the Pope and Young buck I have been after last year I am more determined than ever to finally get that Pope and Young this season. How about you have you gotten any trail camera pictures yet of those big bucks sporting their new headgear. It will be time to go deer hunting before you know it and now is the time to start getting ready. During the spring and hot summer months the bucks need minerals to help them grow their antlers to full potential. And putting a trail camera on a mineral lick site is a great place to watch that big buck develop his antlers throughout the antler growing process. Hopefully I will have some great pictures to share here soon.


Deer Hunting Ohio Trail Camera Pictures

trail camera pictures

This is a trail camera picture Doug got of the whitetail just before he killed him.

Trail Camera Pictures

My good friend Kelley sent me a few trail camera pictures quite a while back of a nice whitetail his friend Doug had gotten deer hunting in Ohio. I love reading first buck stories so I thought you might like this one.  I had to take some time off for a few days, I just had shoulder surgery last week  but I hope to be fully recovered when it comes time to go deer hunting.  Here is Doug’s story about his first buck. Doug had gotten several trail camera pictures  just before he killed him.

Deer Hunting in Ohio

This is Doug’s first buck he killed deer hunting in Ohio.

My First Deer

Here are the details on the 8 point buck I shot on November 7th, 2010.

On November 7th, 2010 the temperature was 20 degrees, and it was daylight saving time (the time moved back and hour) so I woke up early, around 4:30 am to get ready to go get them that morning.   The Deer were moving, because the rut was in full swing.   I took a shower, and got ready and headed to my stand.  I placed my stand at a pinch point where two trails came close together that deer use to travel to their bedding area.  I climbed into my stand about a half an hour before sunrise, and about 10 minutes later, two 4 wheelers came through a gate separating our property with the neighboring farm’s property.  I immediately thought this probable ruined my hunt for the morning, but decided to stay.  Eventually, 45 minutes past and I moved in my tree stand, when I did three doe took off running about 40 yards in front of me.  That morning there was frost on the ground, and I was surprised I did not here the three doe walk in near my stand.  About the same time I thought they had been there the whole time.  I was tired and thought of getting down to get some rest; I had been hunting hard for the past two days.  Suddenly, 5 minutes later I heard something crashing/running through the woods, and as I looked to my left approximately 15 yards from my stand, there was a buck.  The Buck was focused on the three doe that just ran off.  I immediately pulled my crossbow up, and was deciding if I should shoot him or not.  He was moving further away from my stand, 20, 25 yards; everything was going through my mind so fast.  Is this buck big enough?  Should I hold off, I just started my vacation I have the rest of the week to hunt.  Mean while, the buck move further away, 30, 35 yards and was ready to step behind a group of small saplings, when I aimed and put the pin just behind his front leg, and pulled the trigger.  As soon as I shoot the buck jumped and kicked his back legs hard, I knew he was hit well.  I listened as he ran about 20 to 25 yards down over a hill, I then heard a crash, and figured he went down.   My younger brother who was hunting about 300 yards away heard the crash and was sure I stuck one.  I got out of my stand and started look for a blood trail, but did not see any blood the first 10 yards.  I thought maybe I missed him, but kept walking a few yards later I found blood sprayed all over a group of small trees/saplings.   I then looked down the hill, and there he was lying with his head propped up on a log.  The arrow hit both lungs and he only ran approx 25 yards, before expired quickly, he didn’t know what hit him.  This buck was a decent first kill; hopefully next year I can shoot his daddy.

Trail camera pictures can help you pattern a big whitetail buck to improve your odds of killing him.

Shot with a Crossbow:  Ten Point – Fusion, distance 34 yards.

Congratulations Doug on a great first buck. Great story and trail camera pictures of him to. Thanks for letting me share it on here. Also thanks to my good friend Kelley for sending me the story and trail camera pictures. I wanted to tell everyone Kelley is in an awesome band called Fishing with Dynamite if you get a chance go check out their great music.