What a difference a few days and a few degrees makes during the rut!
Our lowcountry weather finally cooled off after weeks of hot weather and the bucks responded by chasing does like crazy, giving our hunters the opportunities that they needed to harvest some nice deer. First we our good friends Frank and Ryan, down from upstate NY, for their annual hunting trip and Frank’s 10th year with us. Frank took a great 8 point over on Pleasant Hill along with a big doe while Ryan shot a beautiful 10 point with forked G2s as well as a spike and doe over on our any-legal buck tract.
Then we had Carl and his two sons, from the SC upstate, join us for a couple of days of family hunting. And they had a great, successful time too, with Carl showing his boys how to get it done by shooting a freak 2.5 year old forkhorn and a doe while son Chuck shot a great 8 point and a small 6 point. That only left son Scott without a deer, and he has promised to come back and redeem himself
I also have to report that I have been fortunate in my hunting pursuits over on a small piece of land that sits right next to our any legal buck tract. I not only was able to shoot a big doe with both of my young boys in the stand with me, but a monster 12 point – a mainframe 8pt with 4 kickers – too when he followed a couple of does by my stand last Monday night.
However, please note that the rut is FAR from over and there are lots of bucks still out there, so if you are still looking to get in the woods for a few days and harvest some tasty venison, give us a call. We still have spots open and would love for you to join us!