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Walleyedan: Smell the outdoors

As I sit here on this rainy Friday morning, I am thankful that we are finally getting a little precipitation. It's just a good thing, and it will make for a nice silent walk to and from stand. After all, it is deer season and these next two weeks...

As I sit here on this rainy Friday morning, I am thankful that we are finally getting a little precipitation. It's just a good thing, and it will make for a nice silent walk to and from stand. After all, it is deer season and these next two weeks are the most exciting times for the whitetail deer hunter that lives and hunts here in the midwest.

I was out last night for the first, serious night on stand. I say serious because my first sit was on a warm September night and I really don't get too excited about hunting deer until the leaves are down and the pre rut begins.

I would say it's game on, and if you want to enjoy nature, pull up a seat and just watch and listen. Make sure you don't stink and do your best to make sure the wind is in your favor and you certainly should see some cool stuff. I went out last night, even though I knew the wind wasn't super favorable for the stand I hunted. But, with all the products on the market to either mask your scent or eliminate your scent, we have better and better chances of getting close to these awesome animals. Is it fair? Well, that can be debated. But what can't be debated these days?

Anyway, I did give my tree a shot of Nose Jammer and 15 or 20 minutes after I got situated in my tree I had a spike buck appear and it walked right to my tree without being too alarmed. That would have been a pretty easy shot, but I don't want my season to be over until I have more "moments" in my happy place. There are so many things about bow hunting that are so awesome, but I believe the No. 1 draw for me is the peace, quiet and the anticipation of what's next!

The blaze will be taking over the woods in a couple of weeks and if you are going to take part in the firearm deer season, I would suggest you pick up a Big Buck Challenge ticket at Mills Fleet Farm and you may win a really nice prize!

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Bye for now!

Walleyedan

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