Juniors Hunt with no bucks & bad weather, but some FUN!

Ernie Scaff eagerly awaits…

Do you remember your first deer camp?   

This past weekend I joined my cousin & nephew on their first deer hunt & deer camp.  The hunting weather was horrible, 30+ Mph winds & blowing rain on Sunday. 

Checking for big buck sign!

On the first day we checked all of the waters for big buck sign.  It was a long day of driving & searching for big tracks that were few and far between.  We ended up seeing 8 does & fawns off of the road.  All of the kids had a chance to check ’em out, even my four year old son.  The kids were ready for a fire & some s’mores as the sun went down.

Pre-Subdivision & hunting pressure.
Around the campfire we discussed the lack of sign, while the kids enjoyed camp life & junk food.  This area was no longer a secret because of development & word of mouth.  We counted up 20+ bucks that had been taken over the past few seasons.  The checkerboard land was now subdivided & road hunting was out of control.  With that being said we were still excited about the weekend.

Hide-N-Go Seek at deer camp!
The second morning we woke up to 40+ gusting winds.  Honestly, it was just plain miserable & the outlook wasn’t very bright.  After a half day of hunting we headed back to camp & decided to have some fun.  An hour plus of Hide-N-Go seek did the trick!  A quick phone call to the National Weather Service revealed more wind & rain in our future. GREAT!
As we arouse Sunday morning, you could hear wind & rain beating against the trailer.  We hunted until 12 o’clock before the rain started to pour.  We decided to call it a weekend, as it was getting a little frustrating.  No bucks, but at least we had FUN!
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Craig Steele

About Craig Steele

Craig Steele is the founder and publisher at ORGhunt.com. Craig is an obsessed hunter and professional hunting guide. He owns and operates Predator Exclusives. Craig also guides for Exclusive Pursuit Outfitters. Besides hunting and guiding, he operates CS Creativity, which is his marketing and graphic design business.

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