From the stand

Discussion in 'Iowa Whitetail Conference' started by BDAHMS, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. BDAHMS

    BDAHMS Be here Now

    Messages:
    2,153
    Likes Received:
    341
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    just south of Ankeny
    At 10:30 I had a pretty good size covey of quail go by- pretty cool to watch. Deer action has quieted down- can see a group of pheasant hunters about 1/2 mile away - they were having a pretty good morning of hunting - at least lots of shooting
     
  2. AdBot Guest Advertisement

  3. BDAHMS

    BDAHMS Be here Now

    Messages:
    2,153
    Likes Received:
    341
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    just south of Ankeny
    Got a call that my brother and nephew were in town for the day- so I'm passing this evening hunt and going to see them. Back at it tomorrow. Already have spots for stands at the orchard though
     
  4. bigbuckhunter88

    bigbuckhunter88 PMA Member

    Messages:
    2,846
    Likes Received:
    438
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    NE Iowa
    I spent the afternoon helping my dad put up a hoop building for his cattle because he's still not 100 percent from back surgery plus ya gotta keep the landowner happy. He knew I was gonna hunt but this took longer than he thought. Was almost to stand at around 230 and there was 10 deer standing at the creek crossing 30 yards from my stand. 3 nice bucks including the one I think was our #1 hitlister. So I turned around and went back to try and not bust them. He's lucky I didn't ten ring one of his damn Angus.
     
  5. Hanyak

    Hanyak Active Member

    Messages:
    654
    Likes Received:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Hutchinson, KS
    [QUOTE=" He's lucky I didn't ten ring one of his damn Angus.[/QUOTE]

    Now that's funny right there! Except I'm sure it wasn't funny at the time :).
     
  6. BDAHMS

    BDAHMS Be here Now

    Messages:
    2,153
    Likes Received:
    341
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    just south of Ankeny
    Haha I hear that angus is mighty tasty :) (although I'm allergic- thanks lonestar tick)

    Sucks on the timing but good to hear they were moving- was wondering how they would be with this warm up today
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2014
  7. spltbrow

    spltbrow Member

    Messages:
    299
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    East Central
    Had 3 good bucks come into food plot tonight. Just out if range. 12 does. Saw our biggest 10 locked down with a doe. He was fallowing her in the food plot last evening. Tonight he was mounting her in the pasture.
     
  8. BDAHMS

    BDAHMS Be here Now

    Messages:
    2,153
    Likes Received:
    341
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    just south of Ankeny
    Saw the buck with huge bases today- came up so quick and was literally less than 10 yards and I was on the ground- pretty cool experience. Had a shot but I'm giving him a pass- wanting to see what the rest of his rack does next year hoping it catches up to the bases. Named him "sirmixalot"
     
  9. BDAHMS

    BDAHMS Be here Now

    Messages:
    2,153
    Likes Received:
    341
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    just south of Ankeny
    Wind has been beating me up- moved properties to my heated blind near standing beans. Hopefully it picks up at dusk
     
  10. rc10pt

    rc10pt Member

    Messages:
    501
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    North Iowa
    I'm 40yds or so inside timber in a heated blind. Picked beans straight south of me. Have 2 doe bedded at 50ish. The wind sure does whip every now and again. I had a great night Friday with early movement, thinking tonight may come a bit later.

    Sent from my iPhone using IW
     
  11. BDAHMS

    BDAHMS Be here Now

    Messages:
    2,153
    Likes Received:
    341
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    just south of Ankeny
    Just had 2 big toms run right in front of the blind. I have a turkey tag but they never slowed down
     
  12. BDAHMS

    BDAHMS Be here Now

    Messages:
    2,153
    Likes Received:
    341
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    just south of Ankeny
    Right at 4:30 I had a real nice 10 walking right to the blind. Once he got closer I see he is missing 3 points off his right side- must have been a fighter. He is out eating beans right now
     
  13. rc10pt

    rc10pt Member

    Messages:
    501
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    North Iowa
    Put an arrow in an 8pt at 4:30. He ducked my shot so it hit a bit high and maybe 2-3 inches behind shoulder. Found 1/2 of my arrow which had 3-4inches of blood on it as well. The deer bolted fast right after the shot and ran right into a fence then ran 40yds straight north of my stand, stood for a min or 2 then bedded. At 5:05 2 doe walked right up to him and spooked him out of his bed where I saw him run north out of site. I got down, found the 1/2 arrow and absolutely no blood until I reached his bed. I walked 50ft or so more and saw that every 15-20 feet or so there was blood spots a little bigger than softball size and smaller blood drops in between those larger ones. I marked the trail and backed out. The blood seemed very thick and darker red. Do you think it's a fatal hit? I assume the other half arrow is still lodged in him with the broad head. I can only assume I hit some muscle judging by the blood but will track in the am. Any thoughts appreciated! Thanks.

    Sent from my iPhone using IW
     
  14. BDAHMS

    BDAHMS Be here Now

    Messages:
    2,153
    Likes Received:
    341
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    just south of Ankeny
    RC10PT- it sounds like a muscle hit with that type of blood- but 1/2 an arrow worth on penetration and the amount of blood- I would think you hit something vital - especially with him wanting to bed so soon With it getting pretty cold tonight- I imagine there is a great chance of you finding him in a bed tomorrow pretty stiff. Look forward to harvest pics! Goodluck!
     
  15. BDAHMS

    BDAHMS Be here Now

    Messages:
    2,153
    Likes Received:
    341
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    just south of Ankeny
    Got the call this AM that my Deer sticks and Jerky is done at Zebs in Bedford- all 46 LBS of sticks and jerky!:) So since I will be driving 2 hours down to get it- I will be hunting both AM and PM over my largest food plot on Tuesday - probably last time I will get out until Shotgun 1 and then late season split- which I will be taking both my muzzy and bow to the stands with me pending on the range they come in at
     
  16. BDAHMS

    BDAHMS Be here Now

    Messages:
    2,153
    Likes Received:
    341
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    just south of Ankeny
    That 4:00 alarm came awfully quick- just headed by Osceola headed west. Hopefully today is the day it gets done.
     
  17. skyleralan

    skyleralan PMA Member

    Messages:
    1,217
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Bedford, Iowa
    Thanks for supporting Bedford!
     
  18. MNbuckhunter

    MNbuckhunter Member

    Messages:
    730
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Let us know how the action goes!

    Now that rifle season has ended where I hunt, I am giving up on morning hunts and just focusing on food for the evening hunts. Love late season hunting.
     
  19. BDAHMS

    BDAHMS Be here Now

    Messages:
    2,153
    Likes Received:
    341
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    just south of Ankeny
    Well this morning I had very little action- checked the camera cards and it seems most action had been before light in the AM and between 4-5 pm - so today was my last AM bow hunt. I also went over to my other place a few miles away to replace the batteries in 3 cameras and check the cards and as I am walking down to one camera I see a full grown MOUNTAIN LION walking right towards me. I have a bag of batteries in one hand and memory card in the other- bow in the car and my phone on the car charger Once it got to 30 or so feet my heart was RACING and I let it know I was there. It was down a den near by extremely quickly. I set up a camera near by once I calmed down. Crazy experience and not sure I liked it. Back at my other food plot now for the evening. I contemplated sitting near the Den with a shotgun but then realized how dumb that sounded and back to hunting deer now :).
     
  20. buckfever321

    buckfever321 Member

    Messages:
    904
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Southern Iowa
    Be sure to post pics when you get them!
     
  21. KnuckleDragr

    KnuckleDragr Active Member

    Messages:
    1,194
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    central ia
    That's crazy! Your gonna have to start a new lion thread with your pics and see if it hangs around the area this winter. Very cool....I think?
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice