The Obsession Is Back


| 10/14/2008 4:06:00 PM


Tags: bow season, hunting, deer, treestand,

For the first time of this early whitetail bow season, I was able to spend both morning and night sitting in the woods Sunday, awaiting that monster buck I’ve dreamt about since the end of last year’s season.

Even though the mosquitoes made it uncomfortable at times, my mind is now totally consumed with sitting in the timber and sticking him.

For October, it has been relatively warm this year. The high temperature of the day Sunday was 79 degrees F. According to the weather almanac, maximum temperatures for October 12 in 2007 and 2006 were 64.9 and 53.6, respectively. It’s been a warm, and wet, October.

That means two things. First of all, deer are still moving at night like they do in the summer. They bed down all day, moving only to feed once the sun is down. So your best chance at catching deer on the move is right before sundown. Secondly, mosquitoes are still in full effect.

I sat for about three and a half hours, Sunday morning. I was in the tree at about 6:05, plenty of time before the sun came up. I climbed down around 9:30, glad to have had the chance to get out and sit even though I didn’t see anything.

It was the first time I’d been out in the morning this year, and I felt grateful just to be sitting out in the timber while the sun came up.

caleb regan
10/17/2008 2:26:16 PM

I went and checked out the D & R Sports Web site Marisa left, and found a device I'd never heard of before. It's a very cool concept, but I'm not sure how effective it would be on a windy Kansas day. Anyone have any experience using this or something similar?


marisa
10/16/2008 2:45:48 PM

Caleb, It's great to read about someone's love and appreciation for hunting. I imagine that being able to enjoy the sunrise, sunset, and the vast land that you hunt on is something that brings you great satisfaction. Not to mention, having a chance to kill that "Monster Buck" you've dreamt of. I'm sure just the anticipation must be a rush in itself. FYI: Check out this website. Found this product interesting, might help with those pesky mosquitoes. You can even purchase a matching holster. http://www.dandrsports.com/catalog/mosquito-repellent-by-thermacell.htm


caleb regan
10/16/2008 10:20:19 AM

Ryan, It's awesome to hear from someone who shares a hobby and is passionate about it like myself. Thanks for reading and commenting. Keep me posted on how you're doing throughout the season. I'd love to hear where you're hunting and what you've seen. Thanks again, and best of luck. -Caleb


ryan mogle
10/15/2008 7:46:30 PM

Caleb, Great article. So many people have no idea how great it can be to sit in the woods and watch nothing happen! Keep up the good work and good luck this fall.





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