BigWally's Whitetail Strategies!!!

Another Memorable Hunt!!!

Welcome To My Site!!! Page 2
Archery Season 2011-2012 !!!
Gun Season 2011-2012
MuzzleLoader Season 2011
Deer Season 2010 !!!
Jeremy's First Archery Deer
Muzzleloader Season !! 2010
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!!!
Bow Stablizers, Compound Bow Stabilizers
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
Favorite Venison Recipes!!! Page 24
Muzzleloader Season!!! Page 25
Hunting Buddy My Son!!! Page 26
Father Son Hunt !!! Page 27
Trophy Bucks!!! Page 28
New York's State-Record Double Play!!! Page 29
NYS DEC!!! Page 30
Favorite Links!!!! Page 31
Some Hunting Humor!!! Page 32
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
Lets Go Fishing!!!! Page 38
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
Archery Season 2009!!! Comming Soon Page 64
Gun Season 2009!!! Page 65
Groundblind Hazards!!! Page 66
Calling all shed hunters page 67!!!
Bow Season 2001 !!!
In Memory Of My Departed Sister

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Yes It was truly an awseome year again & I was Blessed to have shared it all with my Son Jeremy who is an up & comming young hunter as well as my new Gal Carol, Family & friends . Well I will start out by telling you about the archery season I had this year, Our season here in NY starts on October 15th , However myself my Girlfriend & my Boy had been at my camp nearly all of the summer months getting things ready for hunting this year & we camped and fished there as well as my Propterty is located near a town Reserviour so we enjoy all the Great Outdoors has to offer !anyhow I will start out by telling you I had a great archery season this year & don't know if I had ever seen so many Bucks as I had this year & was able to get pictures & videos of alot of deer including but not limited to the eight point I shot during the second week of Bow. I had scouted alot during pre season & had been seeing alot of buck activity how ever during archery this year I had not seen 1 Doe til the last week of archery that was very unusual as the doe population is off the planet around this area but with a few years of mild winters the buck doe ratio has become very good & we now see alot more bucks than normal. It was opening day I had set up several stands where I Had been seeing & calling several bucks in on a regular basis pryor to the opener I chose to sit in a stand along a funnel between my camp & the town reserviour as I had seen alot of deer crossing there & my propt. had the only stream running through it & alot of good bedding cover for Bucks & does alike to bed down in as well as & this becomes Very Important later in the shotgun season due to heavy hunting pressure around the area I hunt .Water is one of the most important factors I believe you have to consider before setting up a stand /groundblind etc. as Deer can go day's w/ out food but absolutly have to have water a few times a day. It was opening day I had gotten in my stand around 5:30 am, so to allow things to settle down in the woods as it was very noisy at that time with nearly all the leaves off the trees & being dry. It was around 7:10 when I happend to look to my left out in front of me & saw movement it was antlers I saw first then a fine 7 point buck appeared & he was heading right down a deer trail that crossed right in front of my stand at 20 yards however he came in alot closer than I had anticipated & didn't have a clue I was there, as he approached out in front of me he wasn't more than 8 yards I drew back waited til he was just about past me in a quartering away stance I made a baat noise to stop him & when he stopped are YOU R E A D Y
yes Folks I misjudged the shot n went directly over his back with the shot talk about a dejected feeling, well anyone who has had a shot like that can only tell you its not a good time :(
the buck jumped went abt 3 yrds looked around I knocked another arrow in anticipation of another shot opportunity however that didn't come & all I could do was watch the fine 7 point continue on walking on his merrily way to the woods!!! ten min into the opener...But I  knew even though the opening day shot missed !! that the rut was not far away as I had been seeing sign of heavy pre- rut activity all through the area incl. scrapes , rubs, etc , however the bucks were starting to come to my calls & antler rattling so I decided to try rattling  for awhile  & within a 1/2 hour or so had a real nice 4 point buck appear behind me ran out into my meadow & took a quick look around didn't see what he was looking for & scooted back into the scagg / blowdown he energed from behind me, man gotta tell ya I was pretty   pumped up !! but before I could get too pumped another loud noise came from the swamp in front of me to the right where there are woods leading to the reverviour I listend  to locate exactly where the noise came from, but it went quite again. So I rattled my rattle bag again & within a minute, I again heard something comming from the woods towards where I was  in the swamp, which is a funnel between two sets of woods one of which consist of pines & the otherside a ridge  which is loaded with acorns & we all know what deer think of acorns!! anyhow At the swamp in front of me the only thing between me & that is the reserviour with buffalo grass, some small trees and a stream, along with some tangle & blowdown. When about that time out came  a very beautiful 8 pointer I could hardly contain myself!! it was the very same 8-pt. I had been seeing while scouting, And he was a BIG bodied 8-pt. his rack hardly looked like it belonged  on top of his head, he walked right out into the open swamp about 45 yrds away looked around for the buck fight I similated while rattling my rattle bag, And he like the other buck didn't see what he wanted became weary & turned back the way he came and scooted hurridly back to the saftey of the woods & heavy cover, man I thought what an opener so far I was beside myself w/ adreanalin flow , however that would be the last I would see of any deer on the opener. But was filled with anticipation to see what tommorrow would bring and could hardly wait, So I finished out the day enjoying the scenery with my camera & bow ready just in case he he :)
Hope you enjoyed this day with me & come back for more as I will be updating often now that season is comming to a close. So Til then you have a Great safe Hunt & May GOD BlessYou
      Enjoy the Great Outdoors with your family & friends!!
          And By the way Practice Practice Practice makes Perfect !!!!! lol          Deer

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