BigWally's Whitetail Strategies!!!

The Split Toe'd Buck Shotgun 2006!!!

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Archery Season 2011-2012 !!!
Gun Season 2011-2012
MuzzleLoader Season 2011
Deer Season 2010 !!!
Jeremy's First Archery Deer
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A Hunt To Remember !!! Page 3
Another Memorable Hunt:!!! Page 4!!!
Whitetail Strategies: Page 5
Video Page!!! 6
Shtogun 2006!!! Page 7
Whitetails Without Snow!!Page 8
Whitetail Anatomy!!!
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First Deer At New Camp!!! Page 9
Encounters Of The Wild Kind!!! Page 10
Two Man Hunts!!! Page 12
Funny But True Hunt!!! Page 13
Dare To Be Different!!! Page 14
After The Hunt !!! Page15
Making Sense Of Scents!!! Page 16
Rattling Bucks!!!Page 17
My Nephew's First Deer!! Page 18
My 1st Archery Deer !!!Page 19
Why Do We Kill !!! Page 20
Doe's Are Deer Too!!! Page 21
Shotgun Season 1988 !!! Page 22
Awards Page!!! Page 23
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Hunting Buddy My Son!!! Page 26
Father Son Hunt !!! Page 27
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New York's State-Record Double Play!!! Page 29
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Teaching Young Future Deer Hunters!! Page 33
Unexpected Encounters!!! Page 34
Shotgun Season 1997!! Page 35
A Spot & Stalk Hunt!!! Page 36
Some family Photo's!! Page 37
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Fishing Pics Continued !!! Page 39
More Fishing Page 40
Breaktime !!!! Page 41
Bowhunting 2007!!!Page 42
Regular Season 2007!!!Page 43
Overall Thoughts On 2007 Gun Season!! Page 44
How's The Herd? Page 45
Turkey Season 2008! Page 46
In Memory Of Brother Bob!! Page 47
2008 Fishing Season !!!! Page 48
My Dad & Me!!! Page 49
In Honor Of Our Troops! "Let Us Never Forget" !!! Page 51
Bow Season 2008 !!! Page 52
Bow Season 2008 Continued Page 53
Gun Season 2008 Page 54 !!!
Gun Season 2008 Page 55!!!
Another Successful Hunt Page 56!
Deer Season 2008 Cont.Page 57
Muzzleloader Season Page 58 !!!
Summer 2009 Page 59
JW Ready for 1st Deer hunt page 60
Big Cat Sightings Page 61
The Year Of The Bucks!!! Page 62
Archery Season 2009!!! page 63
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Groundblind Hazards!!! Page 66
Calling all shed hunters page 67!!!
Bow Season 2001 !!!
In Memory Of My Departed Sister

A Fine Young 4 pointer !!!!!!!!!!
Added To Make an Awesome 2006 Deer Season Overall !!!

A Continuation Of A Great Year!!!
Please "Click Below" Folks To See
Video Of This Deer I took Him The 
day Before this Footage Was Shot.

Pryor to the 2006 shotgun season, Myself & Girlfriend Carol Had come across numerous deer tracks. One set However stood out from the rest Carol talked about them tracks daily how this buck was driving her crazy!!! with her wanting to get a look at it. It was obviously a bucks tracks . Anyhow this buck seemed to be walking the same trail we used daily to enter & exit the woods from the cabin etc. Carol & myself on several occassions had talked about how a couple of bucks never seemed to never stop traveling, as we had seen their distinct sets of tracks in nearly every part of the woods we traveled.
Little did either one of us know, we were actually talking about the very same buck she had wanted to get a look at all summer long. With what seemed to have 3 toe's .!!! Well It wasn't until shotgun season came along that we soon discovered that the 4-point buck I had taken on the 3rd day of shotgun season would be (ole split toe's himself). 
Shotgun season was just a continuation of the wonderful time much like the archery season!! My cabin is situated in the woods a couple hundred yards from the main road which is a state rte.and the privacy is wonderful there,also there are 2 other cabins there located down a bit from mine with only one other cabin being used after sept. from a neighbor friend  who only enjoy's the summer months there with his Kids , fishing, canoeing etc ., the other cabin not far from mine is used mostly during the hunting Months by my other neighbor friend & his Boy's as they normally hunt archery through the gun season as well, However they did not hunt much this year giving me & my brothers , nephews  the opportunity to hunt their property as well, The area around my cabin as I had stated on earlier pages is located around a town reserviour which actually borders the reserviour being ard 80 yards from my cabin , We purchace a town reserviour permit to have access to the land around the  Propt. yearly the  fishing there as well. Well opening day shotgun was a pretty exciting day though we only took a spike buck which my nephew had taken n it was a pretty nice sized spike I had seen several nice nice deer along with a few nice doe's , There hadn't been any snow for the opener though we expected some by the second day , although I had seen 11 or twelve deer opening day I really didnt get any good shot oportunities, As there was alot of shooting & deer I seen were mostly on dead runs I just won't take them shots unless there right in front of me because there just such a low percentage shot & following / shooting at running deer is a no no in my group due to the amount of hunters around the area I hunt.However I had seen a few really nice bucks during archery season I had not seen as of yet during the gun opener & was trying to hold out for a decent deer to come along , However the 2nd day proved much like the first day I had seen only running deer w/ no good shot opportunity , Though I had seen several good looking bucks I decided I would wait til a good shot opportunity came along .. On day 3 it was about 6:45 I had been up in my stand since around 6:00 am I had seen a few doe's crossin the swamp I was hunting from which is located right behind my cabin where it borders the reserviour  about 65 yards away from my cabin, I was huntin the proporty alone at this point my brothers & nephew had started hunting by their homes , nearly all the heavy pressure had ceased by the 3rd day , It was about 8:45 now & I could hear my girl open the cabin door to go to work , About an hour later , I started  rattling & using my doe in estraus bleat called the can by Primo's I have taken many a whitetail with this handy little can, I knew the rut was in full swing & with no shots being fired decided to give rattling & the can a shot for awhile, Well it didnt take long & though it wasn't like I expected & hunting hardly ever is lol!! it Happend !!! I gave 3 bleats from the can & heard a loud crack behind me in the direction just left of my cabin about 30 - 40 yards away from me I turned  & before I could turn all the way around  I seen a buck it was a 4 pointer & folks I forgot to mention I had during archery season had my deer decoy / target in my meadow & when I gave out the doe bleat he must have seen the decoy or knew it was there , these bucks have a heavy cover between my cabin & my woods where a stream runs through the property & they bed down there when the pressure is on anyhow the buck stepped right out in the open meadow on my property in front of the decoy which was facing him, a buck will rarely (if ever) approch a decoy deer or another doe straight on & this buck started to walk around heading in my direction so he could approach the decoy from behind I imagine, anyway he got about broadside of the decoy & started to make a scrape right there in the meadow not 15 yards away from it. He was a nice 4 point he then started  licking a branch above his head I at that point however still didn't have a clear shot at him, He stomped his foot & grunted at her he then walked slowly & cautiously towards the back of the decoy but in doing so he stepped into a clearing I had cut  during the summer months, when he did I took the saftey off  took aim & fired the buck went down in his tracks & my drag would be all of about 40 yards from the cabin, I was stunned about what had just happend because I had never hunted using a decoy & though didn't think of the decoy as that I had thought Why didnt I think of that!!! lol however thats how it unfolded though not planned made a successful hunt he was a decent 4 point buck.  Looking back when I saw this buck scoot right out into the meadow without hesitation I can only assume he thought the "target decoy"was a real!!! doe  pryor to that  I had only read & seen this in books & on tv & video's I purchased, never did I imagine myself in a situation like that , However I now know this is how my hunt was a success. I used the can & my rattle bag & this deer bought it though not planned folks the RUT!! was in full swing, & the pressure of all the (opening day) was gone & he was thinking breeding. Then to find out that this very same buck was (old-split toe's) made a great end to a wonderful summer, & hunting season overall. Carol was so happy to finally see this deer she did the honors of skinning & cutting this deer up herself, with a very litte help from me. I hope you enjoyed this story as I did reliving it again & sharing  it with you's!!! Though I still had 2 doe permits & there was still gun , late archery, & Blackpowder seasons ahead, I chose this year to finish out the season with my Boy Jeremy, & do some small game hunting squirrel, Rabbit, pheasant etc. That made for a season once again to remember & I shared it with my Son Jeremy.  A (Special Thanks) here For my girl Carol who made our year worry free by taking care of cooking, shopping, & Most of all the blasted  "Beavers"who tourmented us all summer!!! by her tearing down small dams that they kept building, that would have flooded my entire cabin area out!!! Next  season we will have them trapped  & Re-located to a new home, where it will  be less destructive to humans. Again Thank you Carol for all you've done to make our summer camping / hunting  season  a real enjoyable success!!! & nearly worry free
 So until next time !!!
               May You Have A Great Safe Hunt!!!!!!  
                And  Enjoy The Great Outdoors         
                    May GOD Bless You  All !!!  
                                   Wally  Black Bear 

My Girlfriend Carol !!!
Witth My 4 Pointer lol !!! looks like an Elk next to her!! (hehe)

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