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Late season on the horizon

Unread postby dan » Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:01 am

As the sun rises on a cold Wisconsin morning I reflect upon a long season and an unfilled tag. With the morning sun comes the dawn of yet another late season. It's easy to just say get out there and hunt, but the reality is it can be hard when it's dark already at 4:30 pm and vacations were used up early season, and the family expects you to be around for the holidays. There is some good things to look forward to on late season though, bucks are a lot easier to pattern as they bed up close to food sources and reserve energy going from bed to food, and they move a lot better in daylight when it gets bitter cold... but, it certainly ain't easy. Bundled up it's hard to shoot a bow, and although bucks are on patterns, you need to scout and observe to find them. So, here's a toast to all you die hard still out there be as braving the cold winds. Getting down to the wire, time to get serious.
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Re: Late season on the horizon

Unread postby backstraps » Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:31 am

Good post Dan!

Late season sometimes can be bitter sweet when looking back at another season nearing the end.

But you are spot on, late season when bucks are recooping from the long stressful prerut and rut seasons, they can be more patternable than any other time of the year

Best of luck to you Dan. I know you’re like many on here and don’t stop swinging until the final round bell rings!!
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Re: Late season on the horizon

Unread postby greenhorndave » Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:09 am

I resemble that remark. Ain’t stopping until the tag is full or the buzzer sounds on the season.

I do feel like I’m starting from scratch with what gun pressure did to the areas I hunted, as I have no idea what happened on them. either number of hunters or how many deer hit the deck.

But I suppose that’s normal for late season?
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Re: Late season on the horizon

Unread postby Dewey » Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:45 am

I love the late bow season. Best part is I have the last two weeks of the year off work. It’s my favorite time of the year outside the rut. Everybody else gave up and it’s only me versus the bucks. It’s fun hunting those survivors who are at the top of their game after being heavily pressured the last two months. Hoping for some seriously frigid weather to close out the season.
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Re: Late season on the horizon

Unread postby mheichelbech » Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:08 am

Dewey wrote:I love the late bow season. Best part is I have the last two weeks of the year off work. It’s my favorite time of the year outside the rut. Everybody else gave up and it’s only me versus the bucks. It’s fun hunting those survivors who are at the top of their game after being heavily pressured the last two months. Hoping for some seriously frigid weather to close out the season.


Same for me...except the 2 weeks off and potential for frigid weather.
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Re: Late season on the horizon

Unread postby cspot » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:20 am

I usually don't have a tag left for the late season, but it looks like this year that I will. I still have 1 more weekend of gun to go before I get to the late bow season. I am actually hoping in a way that I don't tag a buck in the last weekend of gun because I am excited to try and fill my tag in the late season. I have never killed a buck in the late season with a bow.
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Re: Late season on the horizon

Unread postby tgreeno » Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:50 pm

Still Grinding as usual :doh:
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Re: Late season on the horizon

Unread postby justdirtyfun » Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:36 pm

Not skeered.
But them deer should be. :twisted:
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Re: Late season on the horizon

Unread postby Arakers » Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:54 pm

Dewey wrote:I love the late bow season. Best part is I have the last two weeks of the year off work. It’s my favorite time of the year outside the rut. Everybody else gave up and it’s only me versus the bucks. It’s fun hunting those survivors who are at the top of their game after being heavily pressured the last two months. Hoping for some seriously frigid weather to close out the season.


Minus the two weeks off work, I agree it is my favorite time of year outside the rut. Hardly see a soul on the public I hunt late season and I love having the woods to myself. I do however plan on taking a week off in a few weeks after the deer settle down a little from the orange army.
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Re: Late season on the horizon

Unread postby Edcyclopedia » Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:07 pm

Dan - I think you have some milk on the corner of your mouth...
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Re: Late season on the horizon

Unread postby Dewey » Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:06 pm

Edcyclopedia wrote:Dan - I think you have some milk on the corner of your mouth...

Maybe he just shot a lactating doe. :mrgreen:
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Re: Late season on the horizon

Unread postby mag1 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:12 pm

Can’t wait for the last week of season, got some plans. :mrgreen:
Well said Dan.
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Re: Late season on the horizon

Unread postby 218er » Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:33 pm

Our season ends 12/31 for the year. I hunt it out every year just because next September is a long way off. I’m especially looking forward to it this year. I’ve cleared out some space in the freezer and it looks like it will be frigid on Saturday.
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Re: Late season on the horizon

Unread postby Edcyclopedia » Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:36 am

Dewey wrote:
Edcyclopedia wrote:Dan - I think you have some milk on the corner of your mouth...

Maybe he just shot a lactating doe. :mrgreen:


OH BOYYYYY!
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Re: Late season on the horizon

Unread postby buffalojay83 » Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:26 am

Back at ya Dan! I'll be out there tomorrow and Friday for with frozen bow in hand for late bow/Muzzleloader here in the People's Socialist Republic of NY.
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