Offically kicking off my hunting season today, although I've been hard at it for a while now. Basically, things are looking good with regards to the deer in the area. Still down about half compared to the previous two years, and the number of fawns are down too, about half. All in all, each look pretty healthy and seemed to be settled into their summer patterns real well.
As usual, I'll try my best to document and share my hunting season with you all. I'm real super busy this year, so I'll give it my best to stay current. Feel free to jump in anytime, ask questions or simply follow along. I'll try to keep things simple and to a minimum this year, but please do not hesitate in contacting me directly should you have any questions and/or concerns, I'd appreciate that a lot!
First video to kick it off for the new season for me, which is this year;s new playlist, first entry. The night before last at the feeder in the front yard. Hope you all enjoy and best of luck to all hunters this year! Try to be safe, have fun & share those memories! Good luck to you!!
Looks like some of the big boys found the feeder.
I placed a 250# programmable feed dispenser June 20th. It's a new feeding area, setup mainly for the young antlerless deer, like fawns and new mothers. Yesterday, I filled the feeder completely full for the first time this year, then afterwards, I pulled trail camera memory cards out of the two that were set, also placed at the same day to cover the new feed location. I hung two old trail cameras that I've used over the past four or five years now. One of them is starting to flash fail, however I do have a couple of new ones that I will be replacing them with and hope to have them hung later this week.
This video is the official launch into another year of chasing Whitetail Deer for me. I created a brand new playlist for the new 2023/2024 hunting season. All videos pertaining to hunting will be placed inside that playlist going forward.
This video will show some of the resident deer that I've taken care of over recent years. Further information and details will come in future videos. The overall general health of the local deer herd that I am familiar with appears to be excellent . The herd has declined to about half though compared to the previous two or three years, most likely due to the EHD outbreak in the county from last year. The number of fawns born on the property is approximately half also compared to previous years. I normally get 4-6 fawns per year on average. Only (3) three so far that I have actually seen on the property, there might be more that I have yet to discover possibly. By the end of the month, I should have a better handle on the number.
'THUNDER' & 'NINER' are the two larger bucks that you will get to see within the video/ 'NINER' is actually a typical (10) ten point buck this year, so he will get a new name soon. 'THUNDER' is a buck that I have a long history with and he seems to be back to ole-self once again this year.
There will be plenty more videos shared this year as the new hunting season draws closer. I hope you enjoy today's video and thank you for watching!
She just finished up at the feeder too!
Once again, best of luck everybody! Take care!!