2019 Hunting Pictures
Stephen’s first hunt - Glen’s first Ohio Buck with a bow, Jared and Bruno convert on a double bagger.
It all starts on Oct. 12th. After 10 months of anticipation and practice, Stephen climbed in the stand for a full day of bowhunting. Glen converted on a crippled 5 point buck with only 3 legs which then ran over to Jen’s stand to expire. Jen otherwise saw an opossum, Stephen saw a buck and a doe and Randy did not see anything in the ravine.,,,again!
On Nov. 1st weekend...A short 15 min hunt at 495 Cline Rd gave Randy and opportunity to fill his tag at 30 yards. An errant shot missed the deer entirely. November 2nd Bruno Jared and Randy escaped to bow hunt Stueben County for two days. The rain and snow made for a difficult tracking of Jared’s buck. It was also difficult to track the spined deer that resurrected after 15 mins. The lack of blood and non - fatal shot have us still hunting for that 8 point. After a weekend of errant shots, it was determined that the Spitfire’s were opening at release and steering the arrow. As a result, all mechanicals were switched out to Rage. Randy was trapped in the Patio stand for 45 minutes after last light due to the Stalin Buck parade. This buck came in stomping on every step to flush what he thought was a hot doe. Needless to say, Randy became a firm believer in doe estrus to attract bucks during the rut. In fear of being mounted, Randy escaped the Stalin Buck by using a strobe light to confuse the deer during exit.
Bruno and Jerad caught the rut in Stueben County on November 9-10th. A double bagger weekend allowed them to fill their tags for bow season. (one may be the resurrection deer....that is my story and I am sticking to it)
Jen, Stephen, Glen and Randy hunted both the north and south sides of the property on November 8-10th. Jen had the most action with an 8 point buck she let pass at 10 yards. The next day she managed to get a 25 foot shot off on a doe but hit it in the shoulder. After a diligent search, we abandoned the search due to insufficient blood. She also saw a nice 8 point buck lock down with a doe at 65 yards all morning. The South side of the property showed much promise with many deer seen. Despite the steers on the north side, Glen saw two bucks in the ravine stand but had already filled his tag. No shots at a doe.
Shane dropped the string on a nice 8 point in Dresden.
The NY gun season trip included a two day bow hunt on the front end. While hunting the 3 Rivers Bowl Stand, Randy had an 8 point come into a scent strip near his stand and busted him at 10 yards under full drawl. Unfortunately the deer never exposed his vitals for a clean shot and escaped without a shot being fired. Glen dropped the string on a mature doe out of the Patio Stand at 25 yards. The remainder of the bow hunt saw no chasing or activity from Glen, Bruno or Randy. We believed the deer were in the lock down phase of the rut.
The NY gun season started with the least amount of shots heard on opening day other than Glen’s war waged on a doe from the 3 Rivers Bowl Stand. The whole battle was witnessed by Randy hunting the same deer out of the Point Stand. Glen’s war oriented the 3 Rivers Bowl Stand to everyone and we realized that it was located much closer to the point stand across the creek just below the point. A high shoulder hit resulted in a minimal blood trail and the deer was not recovered after a diligent search and recovery effort was put in by Randy and Glen. That afternoon just before sundown, Randy converted on what he thought was a doe traveling behind the pines at the point. Randy threaded a shot between trees as the deer passed through. It was later discovered that the deer was a button buck. Sunday was completely quiet with very little shooting throughout the day and few deer spotted within range or daylight hours. Monday, Glen decided to hunt the morning and converted on a spike buck with a site compensation shot to cap off the hunt. Thankfully, Bill and Kay saved the end of the trip by advising us that the ODNR provided them with permission to accept out of state deer for processing. After a minor detour towards Rochester, we managed to finish the trip with a stop to see Bill and Kay. Thankfully, Bill is now on a liver transplant list.
Nov. 28-29. Jen, Randy and Glen hunted the North and South side. The rut was clearly over and we saw nothing on the South side. The late season bow hunt was good for Glen and Jen who were in the ravine and field stand. Two young bucks were on their way into the feeder when a button buck was taken at 10 yards. The spiker buck ended up at the feeder for awhile and upon exit, went to visit the Jen sanctuary in the field stand. At 5 yards, the right hand shot did not work for her and she let another opportunity pass.
Randy is ready for the season
Jen and Stephen
Jen and Stephen
The Steers, Jen and Stephen
Glen’s deer at Jen’s stand
Looking at Jen
Glen finding his deer
It’s missing a leg!
Glen and the 3 legged buck
Glen’s first Ohio Bow Buck
Stephen trying to figure out the bow hook
Still trying to figure out the bow hook
Jen, Stephen, Glen and Randy
Randy passes at the 6 at 15 yards
Steer Skull on the way to our stand
On the way in to the Patio
Very Big Rack
Headed to my stand!!
Snow in the Patio Stand
The Patio Stand- Shooting lane on left 30 yards
Snow at the Patio Stand
Snowing in Stueben County
Waiting for Micco to Join us
South Side Stand
Bruno and Jared’s double bagger
East Sparta pass for Jen and Stephen
Putting up the South Stand
Something smells like cow manure
Shane’s Dresden Deer
Tracks at the 3 Rivers Bowl Stand
The Patio Stand looking toward the crime scene
The location of the 8 Pointer Resurrection Deer
Randy field dressing the button buck
The morning moon at the Taj Mahal Stand
Sunrise at Taj Mahal
Pano of the Taj Mahal
Bruno surviving the cold
Ridge Stand looking to Curtis house
Randy and Glen with the doe and button buck
Glen’s spike buck
Glen, Randy and Bruno
Glen looking towards the Spike
The Spike Buck
Glen’s Spike Buck
more meat for the freezer
Jen and Glen helping with the quarry
the haul out
Taking the deer out