6:15 am, I’d love to post pics of something besides my optics but I can’t seem to kill a deer 🙂 Glassing away at the break of day- hey!
1:45 pm. Ok, I glassed that place from a few days ago for the first two hours. Only saw 5 skinheads. That means it’s crunch time. Colorado allows 9 days on this early muzz season, so two evenings and two mornings to go (I have to be in Idaho Monday so I pull out Sunday mid-day unless I’m on a buck) I’ve checked all the spots I know, plus that new one yesterday. I’m pushing 30 hours behind the optics. I’ve seen “nice” bucks every day except this morning. The bucks are here, just not the quality of the last two years. So decision time. That buck I posted the crappy pic of last night is the best I’ve seen. He’s been in relatively the same place since opening day. He’ll be my first choice and I’m headed in there to see if I can kill him tonight moving from bed to feed. If I don’t, I’ll try again in the morning as he moves from feed to bed, then reevaluate. I have a second choice buck in mind that is in an easier spot to kill, but I’ll worry about him when I’m sure this one doesn’t pan out.
Now that I’m heading into their core areas, several things will change. I’m seeing all these nice bucks because I’m staying out of their core areas and letting them do their thing undisturbed. I’m 1 to 3 miles away with vantage and I’m about to give that up. Buck sightings will likely drop drastically and there is a good chance I’ll blow them out of their routine but hopefully not before I punch a 360 grain Precision Rifle Conical through the boiler room of one. I’m heading in there right now so I can be ready when he gets up. He’s usually up by around 6:00 PM
The other thing that is going to happen is my communication with you will go to nill. I can post from my iPhone, but all you’ll see is the text and the ads that lead the post. I can’t upload video or pictures until I get to the truck. So radio silence is about to commence… stay tuned.