Southern Public Land Site
With rifle season open in Nebraska right now, we are focusing our attention on some private land we have access to and are staying away from this public land location until the chaos of rifle season stops. We haven’t been hunting our stands but the pressure has probably been extremely high throughout the property. So, when we return in about a week, it will be interesting to see how our hunting goes after the influx of other hunters.
Northeastern Public Land Site
The “all or nothing” aspect of this property continues to give us problems. Since the last update we have had a very close encounter with a nice 3 by 3, but couldn’t quite make it happen. Then this past Friday Chance snuck up on a doe and small buck during a spot and stalk hunt. But other than those three deer, we have hunted everyday this past week on this property and seen NOTHING. The only thing keeping us here is the trail cam photos. We have checked it weekly since we first put it out a little over three weeks ago and it continues to get pictures of shooter bucks. The picture above is from Sunday night, but just like the previous photos, they just never seem to be moving during daylight hours. Are we relying too much on the trail camera photos? Should we move locations, again? Is this location even worth hunting? We now have so many questions to try and find answers to and the frustrating thing is, we are quickly running out of time. Keep a look out for updates in the next week or so as we try to figure out a plan for this property for the rest of the season.
In the coming week, we will continue to form a plan for our northeastern public land site and get a couple more sits in during rifle season here in Nebraska. We should also be able to return to the southern public land site within the next two weeks and hopefully get back to chasing some great deer.