BigWally's Whitetail Strategies!!!

Shotgun Season 1997!!!

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

This Was A Fine Rainy Day Buck!!!
Taken On A Day It Was Pouring Rain!!!!!!!!!!

Without A Doubt The Rainiest Hunt
I Had Ever Encountered But Persistance
Would Definetly Pay Off This Day!!!!!!!!!!

It Was November 1997 Opening Day Shotgun !!!
  I Was Once again Hunting with my two Brothers Bob & George, Along with a couple of friends we had invited to join us that year. We hunted my brother Georges property again, as we had seen an abundance of deer again, all through the summer months . I had scouted nearly 3 months pryor & up to about a week before the opener. I had decided to hunt the neighbors property which adjoined my brothers propt. Well  Opening Day!!!  It was a nightmare rain as the weather forecasters had predicted. But because I had all my rain gear for a change decided to hunt anyway, as well as my brothers who had already set up portable groundblinds the day before in anticipation of the comming rain. At approx. 6:15 Am, I along with my Brothers &  friends,  headed out to our stands / blinds etc. my blind was located about 600 yards away from everyone else's location, I had decided to hunt a large dog-leg located in a valley across the field from my brothers propt. I reached my blind about 6:35 or so . I couldn't believe I talked myself into actually going out in a blinding rain. As it was the worst I had ever hunted in, & after about an hour thought to myself, (what was I thinking) (hehe). Well around 8:30 or so, the rain had let up just a bit. I waited another 1/2 hr. & still the rain was letting up a little more. I then chose to step out of my blind for a minute or two , as I did I noticed about 100 yards or there abouts, what looked to be mabye a deer. Just  laying down near the tractor path that  the landowner,  who owned the land had treed out during the early summer months So he could drive his tractor through while traveling, from field to field. To be able to farm the fields above & below . It was still raining, & as I finally looked through my wet binouculars, I determined it was in fact a deer. It looked like a large Doe, from what I was able to see. Just then the animal got up & started to walk up the dogleg, towards an area of thick tangle & an apple orchard directly on the otherside of it. I said to myself Lord Please don't let it go there & no sooner had I said that, the deer stopped, he paused, looked around, then started back down towards the path, cut through the woods. It was then I noticed it was in fact a buck I was looking at. Though I wasn't able to determine the exact size of his rack I did see antlers. I immediately took cover behind one of the large trees my brothers neighbor Johnny had cut , but  had yet to collect. I watched in anticipation & hoped the buck would in fact step out onto the path offering me a clear shot! & sure enough, He did just that. Though knowing it was a long shot 100 yrds etc. I had during the summer practiced alot & was pretty confident with my shooting ability at that distance, in an open environment. As the Buck stepped out onto the path, I layed my Winchester model 200 shotgun on the tree I had got behind , took good aim & fired!!, "Yes" I thought to myself as the buck took about three steps before flipping completely over & laying still very quickly therefter. I was overjoyed!!! at knowing I had just scored a deer in the pouring rain , when normally I would have hesitated even going out. But because it was the "Opening Day" I had just decided to give it a go anyhow. Upon walking down the path towards the deers location. I  
soon noticed not only was it a buck, it was an awesome buck!! In fact when I got right up to him, I saw he was exceptionally bigger than I had seen or anticipated !!! I was totally excited !!! I grabbed my two way radio at that point to let my brothers know I had just scored a Beautiful Buck , But neither of them answered their radio's . So I  proceeded to field dress my buck.  All the while being in "awe" of how this hunt took place & the overall size of this buck, Not to mention finding him just laying right out in the open woods, without being in heavy cover as you would imagine him to be in a pouring rain!!! Being  one of only mabye 3 times,  I had ever decided to hunt in a heavy rain like this. Not really figuring for a day to be nearly this exciting!!!, A short time later,  I heard what sounded like Johnny heading toward my location on his tractor & soon found out it was in fact Johnny. Upon reaching me he was also in "awe" of the buck I had just scored as I was. He congratulated me & explained  to me he had allowed a few guy's to hunt his Lower woods, and that they had heard me, calling for my brothers on my 2 way radio.  He decided to come up & see if I scored a deer & to help me by letting me load the deer on his trailer attached to his tractor & hauling the deer back to my brothers house. When we arrived there a short time later, I soon realized why I couldn't contact my Brothers.   It was because they called it a day not soon after heading out . And  realizing the rain didn't seem like it was about to let up at all, decided to call it a day until the weather broke. But as for me I was content to give it a few hours since it was "Opening Day". And  there was alway's a chance someone else may shoot & push a deer my way, However that wasn't neccessary as this deer was laying right out in the open woods probably the whole time , which You just don't see often if at all. So all in all It was an awesome day for me & just another hunt to remember for all my day's .(But most importantly it now makes me Re-think My old school (Well Deer Don't come out in or move on heavy rainy day's") I have since hunted all days I'm able with heavy rain in hopes to possibly bag another  Trophy some day On a day Most hunters head home.!!!!!!!!!!!
            Well I Hope You Enjoyed This Hunt As Did I
             May You Have A Great Safe Hunt!!!!
             !!!! And May You Bag The Deer!!!!
               !!!!!! Of A Lifetime!!!!!!!!!

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