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[, Music, ] [, Music, ], [, Music, ], [, Music, ], [, Music, ], [, Music, ], [, Music, ], [ Applause ]. I'm out here again. This is my fourth like sheets afternoon. Right now there's. The third day in a row.

The last three days I've, missed three different bucks. With my crossbow, I started taking my crossbow because it wasn't happy with my shooting form. Once I started putting the warmer winter clothing on you know, I would tend to practice a lot in the summer and the early fall with my traditional equipment.

But I'm, not wearing that much clothing so once it gets cold and I bulk up in them traveling around instead of sitting in a stand or in a blind find to have too much clothes on to shoot properly. Unless I & # 39, ve really been practicing like a have other years with that clothing on, but this year I'm.

Not I just didn't have time. No. I've, seen with several dogs, but I haven't, had any chance at any of them had a chance as any of them, but I & # 39. Ve had a chance at four bucks over the last week week and a half put in a three of the last three days, so I'm setting up on the trail that the two bucks yesterday's in today.

's, we're using there were some dos with the second buck. The one yesterday so hoping something comes by. I've got a trail at 24 yards another one at about 230 yards from me southwest wind today. So the winds in my face, I'm looking at it, was hardwood bush and another hour daylight left, so they should start moving anytime.

Now we'll, see anyway, that's. Why I haven't been posting any other videos. Lately I've been focused on this. I need to get some meat in the freezer. It's, the least amount they've had of game meat on hand, and I'd like to preserve this one smoking can it make jerky saw I really like to get one next week before the season ends.

So stay tuned, let's, see three days left in the season see at 20. What is the 29th just today, 30th and 31st, and the season's over and I still haven't shot, my dear it's for the most frustrating year ever first time I don't get one Be the first time in 19 years I didn't shoot a deer, but that's, part of the problem, with the discovering exploring a new area, aterna figure out the game patterns.

A couple things I'm doing this morning, I'll, have already spooked two deer. Unfortunately, they saw me before I saw them and that's. The greatest challenge was still hunting and the reason I'm not stand.

Hunting is because they don't know the area well enough to be confident to set up a stand or a blind ground blind and sit in that thing and wait patiently. When I don't know the patterns, I don't have time to put trail cameras out, so it's a bit of a challenge this year.

A couple things I'm. Doing, though, a couple things I always do story form up staring at the camera. There's, quite a few deer in here right now, so I'm keeping my eye out. So one thing I do is I well two things.

First of all, it's windy today and it's cold, but minus 18 Celsius with the windchill. Now the wind's coming from the northwest, which is good because then I know that anything basically downwind. This weighs going to sent me before I get a chance to put a stalk on it on a deer, so I'm working my way into the wind.

Now I keep checking the wind direction with this little you know squeeze bottle. I've had forever I don't know what was in it originally, but I & # 39. Ve got corn starch corn powder corn starch in this because it's, light it's.

Basically, what talcum powder or baby powder is made of, so it's extremely light and pliant. So you can see every time I do that the wind takes it away. It's even more important when the wind is swirling or if it's, a subtle and a light wind, because it's, not always obvious, which way the winds blowing.

So if there's, if any deer bear moose any big game sense you or our predators, they get your scent. Then they're gone. You have no chance early at them, but if they hear you only and can't get can't smell you and typically they try to figure out what you are, that's.

Why? I've, been successful at doing this type of hunt. It's very challenging hunts, probably the most difficult way to hunt deer with a bow in winter conditions, where the grounds crunchy and moving still hunting through the woods.

I have to get within 20 yards of deer, not sure if I kept in the clip that I filmed earlier talking about frustration on the three deer that I actually missed and foolish mistakes, but three different bucks.

I called in to within 20 yards and missed them for a variety of reasons, so it's. The way the hunting goes but, like I said it's, gonna be the most frustrating season, the most unsuccessful season. I've ever had at hunting, at least since I was very young.

The other thing I do is carry these binoculars. These are just a cheap pair of whatever I'm, not sure even kind. They're tasko, probably yeah at Tesco now, ten by twenty five, and what I do is set that it would set the focus basically on the maximum.

So listen. I set that up the maximum focus because, especially with all these saplings and stuffing here dear, if they're, not moving, they blend in so over the forest you can't, see them big. You'll, be sitting there watching me and with my naked eye, I just can't see that, but with these binoculars set at maximum distance, I can scan the forest as far basically as they can see.

As long as I'm, still, they can & # 39. T tell what I am and if I can see them, I typically you can call them in to me. It's that's. How I shoot 75 % of my dear, I call in with my mouth that's. Why? I call moose and I can call bear that way as well.

So typically, what happens is when they hear me crunching and the leaves and the snow they're curious, because there's, other animals in here and other deer, and by giving that call does two things that reassures them that I'm just another deer convinces I'm, just another deer or if it's, and if the Bucks are still looking for receptive dough's, dozing heat, then what they'll do is come to Me and that's.

What I did with those three actually four bucks. I called in three I got shot at the fourth one I was calling in and pack of coyotes started howling all around me, three different coyotes and one quite close to the deer.

So it was coming right towards me. Had three dos behind him and I pulled the buck retreat for the boy from the dose and the Coyotes, how old and then health and all of them took off in the opposite direction.

So we'll, see two more days. I said: let's, see what can fine, I'll, get out this afternoon again probably sit. I do have one spot that I did have a chance at a couple of doze and I made a little kind of ground blind.

I'll, go check that trail before I leave this morning and if we're still using that trail, then I'll hunt tonight and I'll just sit and wait patiently hurry up until dark super. You find something: [: Music, ], [, Music, ], [ Applause, ], [, Music, ], [ Applause, ], [ Applause, ], [, Music, ], [ Applause, ], [, Applause ].

So, as you can see, I finally got my dear even though it took the entire season right up to day with the third last day of the season, and it ended up taking a doe display having those chances that had four different bucks.

Actually, five bucks. If you include the one that I chased around here with during rifle season, so that's, the way hunting goes. I knew this year was going to be challenging because of the first of all, I'm new to this area.

Its vast forest here, and just not first of all, the very low density population density compared to say agricultural regions south of here, but but also not knowing a land and that they have so much land to travel through.

I don't even know where the feeding areas or the bedding areas are really. I'm, getting a little better handle on it, but by the time I really pattern. The deer here this season had ended so December 15th.

Being the last day of the bow season, I'm sold next year. I'll, be a lot further ahead and I & # 39. Ll start actually hunting them, probably at the beginning of the bow season at the beginning of October and part of the reason I didn't want to harvest a deer earlier this year is because they didn't.

Have my storage or preservation system set up by this fall? I will I'll, have a cellar smokehouse, what else butter canning set up so that I can preserve the meat all of the mate and and tan the hide? So all of those things they'll, be, like I said, better position to do next year.

So I'll, start hunting earlier and hopefully get a bigger buck, so they got more meat and I had to travel south. I was traveling south anyway to spend Christmas with the rest of the family and the extended family, and while I was down there, I went and hunted my old hunting grounds and that's.

I knew them better. Although I hadn't hunted that this particular spot, and quite some time I was able to get onto the deer, have those opportunities and then finally harvest a doe at the end of the season.

This crossbow I switched to because, like I mentioned when I was out there, the amount of gear, the amount of clothing I was wearing because it was late season, was impeding my ability to shoot well with that that longbow and I wasn't confident That I could pull off a clean kill, so what I ended up doing is switching over to the crossbow.

Now the crossbow, I showed you three different times that I missed bucks because of things went that went wrong. A string broke on one buck. Sights were off on another, and this is the problem that I was talking about, that I'm rectifying now we know when you don & # 39.

T use your gear all of the time and practice all of the time there's, things that you overlook things that go wrong, and this was know. This is a prime example of that. The scope. What I didn't realize is that, even though I've practiced each time before I go out, and I Sutton to make sure this, the sights are still on.

I didn't realize there was one set of bolts on that that sculpt that were loose. So what was happening is I cited in the the crossbow and I would go out into the field and it would be shooting perfectly.

I can split arrows. Basically, at 20 yards I'm quoting to the field. Well, stick it in my case, go out into the field hike through thick bush still hunting, and what was happening is I didn't realize that scope was getting pushed back towards the stalk and put the button to the stalk, and, as that would Happen it would throw off this the line of sight, so my arrows were hitting really low each time I shot that thought I shot over the buck that went down into the creek.

I went back to that spot robbed just after I actually finished the season and I've found the arrow and it was actually underneath the where the buck would have been standing. So the same thing happened again.

I decided to vote in each time before I went back out to those to the same spot, and I thought it was on deadly. Accurate didn't realize that, as I was putting it in the case and then taking out again that was getting adjusted and it was throwing it off again mistake.

Those mistakes can happen, but molar often they happen. We because of not being prepared and that's, really what it was. This time I just wasn't shooting everyday. I wasn't. It's, not a weapon. I used very often or very rarely use a crossbow.

I've had that for a number of years and it's more for this type of situation, where I'm, not practicing enough with my long board or the situations like extreme cold. That change my my setup. So then, my comfortable shooting don't feel like an accurate enough full switch to that crossbow and because I don't shoot it every day it's, not something I noticed.

Didn't realize that that scope could move like that, and it cost me cost me a lot of meat in the freezer this year. Oh so I ended up with a dole. I'll end up with probably 65 pounds of lean meat off of it, plus the organs and stuff, and some of the bucks around here I've shot in the past.

I get a one figgus bucket shot trust out about 220 pounds, so that's, a big difference in the quantity of meat and that's. The price I'm paying this year for not being better prepared and better practiced, so that's.

It for this season. You'll. Take care of this deer, will process it and and share some of the meals. I'm going to make out of it and, like I said next year, learn my lesson. This year I'll, be practicing every day here got my target range that I'll, be setting up shortly and practice.

Literally every day I'll, be shooting the bull and there's. So many good spots just to go roving with my bollock wandering through the woods shooting at two random stumps and stuff, and there's small game season.

Hopefully I'll, take some rabbits later this this winter other than that again practice practice practice snook. I'll. Do that year-round starting starting now, so that's it for for this video and that's.

It for this deer season look forward to seeing you in 2019, and I hope you join me up at the cabin to see what I'm up to you. Next take care of great week you [ Music ]. Well, I'm out here again.. This is my fourth well.

Actually it's afternoon, right now, third day in a row., The last three days I've, missed three different bucks. With my crossbow., I started taking my crossbow out because I wasn't happy with my shooting form.

Once I started putting the warmer winter clothing on., I tend to practice a lot in the summer and the early fall with my traditional equipment. But I'm, not wearing that much clothing so once it gets cold and I bulk up and I'm traveling around instead of sitting in a stand or in a blind.

I find I have too much clothes on to shoot properly. Unless I've really been practicing.. I have other years with that clothing on, but this year I'm, not or I just didn't have time.. Well, I've. Seen several does, but I haven't had any chance at any of them had a chance at any of them, but I & # 39.

Ve had a chance at four bucks over the last week week and a half., Including the three. The last three days., So I'm setting up on the trail that the two bucks yesterday so today we're using. And there were some does with the second buck, the one yesterday.

So hoping something comes by. I've, got a trail at 24 yards and another one at about 30 yards from me. Southwest wind today, so the wind's in my face. I'm looking out at this hardwood bush. And another hour of daylight.

Left so they should start moving anytime now.. We'll see. Anyway, that's. Why I haven't been posting any other videos. Lately I've been focused on this. I need to get some meat in the freezer.. It's, the least amount I've had of game meat on hand, and I'd like to preserve this one smoke and can it and make jerky so.

. I'd, really like to get one in the next week before the season ends., So stay tuned. Let's see., So there's. Three days left in the season.. It's, the 20. What is it? 29Th today, So it's today, the 30th and the 31st and the season's over and I still haven't shot.

My deer. It's been the most frustrating year ever first time. If I don & # 39, t get one, it & # 39. Ll be the first time in 19 years that I didn't shoot a deer., But that's, part of the problem with discovering or exploring a new area and trying to figure out the game.

Patterns. A couple things I'm doing this morning. Now I've, already spooked, two deer. Unfortunately, they saw me before I saw them and that's. The greatest challenge of still hunting. And the reason I'm, not stand.

Hunting is because I don't know the area well enough to be confident to set up a stand or a blind, a ground blind and sit in that thing and wait patiently. When I don't know the patterns, I don &. # 39 t have time to put trail cameras out, so it's a bit of a challenge.

This year. A couple of things I'm. Doing, though, a couple of things I always do. Sorry. If I'm not staring at the camera, there is quite a few deer in here right now, so I'm keeping my eye out.. So the one thing I do is well two things.

First of all, it's. Windy today and it's cold, it's about -18 Celsius with a windchill.. Now the wind's coming from the northwest, which is good, because then I know that anything basically downwind this way is going to scent me before I get a chance to put a stalk on a deer.

, So I'm working. My way into the wind. Now I keep checking the wind direction with this little squeeze bottle that I've had forever., I don't know what was in it originally, but I & # 39. Ve got corn starch corn powder corn starch in this because it's.

Light. It's. Basically what talcum powder or baby powder is made of, so it's extremely light and fine. So you can see every time I do that the wind takes it away., It's even more important when the wind is swirling or if it's, a subtle wind, a light wind because it's, not always obvious, Which way the wind's blowing.

. So if any deer bear moose any big game, scents, you or predators, if they get your scent, then they're gone.. You have no chance really at them., But if they hear you only and can't smell you, then typically they try to figure out what you are.

. That's. Why I've, been successful at doing this type of hunt. It's, a very challenging hunt. It's, probably the most difficult way to hunt deer with a bow in winter conditions where the ground's. Crunchy and moving still hunting through the woods.

. I have to get within 20 yards of deer., Not sure if I've kept in the clip that I filmed earlier. Talking about the frustration of the three deer that I actually missed and foolish mistakes.. But three different bucks I called in to within 20 yards and missed them for a variety of reasons.

, So that's, the way the hunting goes. But, like I said this is gonna, be the most frustrating season, the most unsuccessful season. I've ever had had hunting, at least since I was very young.. The other thing I do is carry these binoculars.

. These are just a cheap pair of whatever not sure, even what kind they are Tasco probably. Yeah Tasco., 10 by 25., And what I do is set that out set the focus basically on the maximum., I thought I saw something.

. I set that at the maximum focus, because, especially with all these saplings and stuff in here deer, if they're, not moving, they blend in so well with the forest you can't see them, they could be sitting there watching me And with my naked eye, I just can't, see that.

, But with these binoculars set at maximum distance, I can scan the forest as far basically as they can see. As long as I'm still, they can't. Tell what I am. And if I can see them, I typically can call them into me that's, how I shoot 75 % of my deer.

I call in with my mouth. ( mimics deer bleats ), That's. The way I call moose - and I can call bear that way as well., So typically, what happens is when they hear me crunching the leaves in the snow.

They're curious because there's. Other animals in here other deer, and by giving that call, does two things. It reassures them that I'm, just another deer or convinces them. I'm just another deer and if the bucks are still looking for receptive does does in heat, then what they'll do is come to me and that's.

What I did with those three actually four bucks. I called in three I got a shot at., The 4th one I was calling in and a pack of coyotes start howling, all around me, three different coyotes and one quite close to the deer.

So it was coming right towards me. Had three does behind him and I pulled the buck away from the does and the coyotes howled and then all of them took off in the opposite direction.. So we'll, see two more days like I said: let's, see what I can find.

. I'll, get out this afternoon again probably sit. I do have one spot that I did have a chance at a couple of does and I made a little kind of ground blind. I'll. Go check that trail before I leave this morning and if they're still using that trail, then I'll hunt that tonight and I'll just sit and wait patiently right up until dark.

. Alright, let's, go see if we can find something. ( door, creaks, ), ( loud chopping, ), (, loud, scraping, ). So what you can see. I finally got my deer, even though it took the entire season right up to day what the third last day of the season, and I ended up, taking a doe despite having those chances at four different bucks.

Actually, five bucks. If you include the one that I chased around here during rifle season., So that's, the way hunting goes. I knew this year was going to be challenging because of the first of all, I'm new to this area.

It's vast forest here and first of all, there's very low density population density compared to say agricultural region south of here, but also not knowing the land and that they have so much land to travel.

Though I don't even know where the feeding areas or the bedding areas are really., I'm, getting a little better handle on it, but by the time I really pattern the deer here the season had ended so December 15th.

Being the last day of bow season, and so next year I'll, be a lot further ahead. I'll start actually hunting them, probably at the beginning of the bow season at the beginning of October and part of the reason I didn't want to harvest a deer earlier.

This year is because I didn & # 39. T have my storage or preservation system set up. By this fall. I will I & # 39. Ll, have a cellar, a smokehouse, what else better canning set up so that I can preserve the meat all of the meat and tan the hide.

? So all of those things will be like I said in a better position to do next year, so I'll, start hunting earlier and hopefully get a bigger buck. So I get more meat out of it.. I had to travel south. I was traveling south anyway to spend Christmas with the rest of the family and the extended family, and while I was down there, I went and hunted my old hunting grounds and I knew them better.

Although I hadn't hunted at this particular spot in quite some time., I was able to get onto the deer, have those opportunities and then finally harvest a doe at the end of the season.. This crossbow that I switched to because, like I mentioned when I was out there, the amount of gear, the amount of clothing I was wearing because it was late season, was impeding my ability to shoot well with that longbow and I wasn't, confident That I could pull off a clean kill, so what I ended up doing is switching over to the crossbow.

. Now the crossbow, I showed you three different times that I missed bucks because of things that went wrong. A string broke on one buck. Sights were off on another, and this is the problem that I was talking about, that I'm rectifying now.

When you don't use your gear all of the time and practice all of the time there's, things That you overlook things that go wrong, and this is a prime example of that. The scope. What I didn't realize is that, even though I practiced each time before I go out - and I make sure the sights are still on - I didn't realize there was one set of bolts on that scope that were loose.

So what was happening is I'd sight in the crossbow and I would go out into the field and it would be shooting perfectly. I can split arrows. Basically, at 20 yards I'd, go out into the field. I'll. Stick in, in my case, go out into the field hike through thick bush still hunting, and what was happening is I didn't realize that scope was getting pushed back towards the stock, the butt end of the stock.

, And, as that would happen, it Would throw off the line of sight, so my arrows were hitting really low each time.. I thought I shot over the buck that went down into the creek. I went back to that spot just after I actually finished the season and I found the arrow and it was actually underneath where the buck would've been standing so the same thing happened.

Again I sighted the bow in each time before I went Back out to the same spot - and I thought it was on deadly accurate didn't - realize that, as I was putting it in the case and then taking it out again, that it was getting adjusted and it was throwing it off again.

. Those mistakes can happen, but more often they happen because of not being prepared and that's, really what it was. This time. I just wasn't shooting every day it's, not a weapon. I use very often I very rarely use a crossbow.

I've had that for a number of years, and it's more for this type of situation, where I'm, not practicing enough with my longbow or the situations like extreme cold. That change my setup so that I'm, not comfortable shooting or I don't, feel like I'm accurate enough.

I'll switch to that crossbow. And because I don't shoot it. Every day it's, not something I noticed. Didn't realize that that scope could move like that, and it cost me cost me a lot of meat in the freezer this year.

, So I ended up with a doe. I'll end up with probably 65 pounds of lean meat off of it, plus the organs and stuff, and some of the bucks around here I've shot in the past. I get one biggest buck. I shot dressed out about 220 pounds.

, So that's, a big difference in the quantity of meat and that's. The price I'm paying this year for not being better prepared and better practiced., So that's it for this season.. I'll. Take care of this deer.

I'll process it and share some of the meals I'm, going to make out of it and, like I said next year, learned my lesson this year I'll, be practicing every day here got my target range That I'll, be setting up shortly and practice.

Literally every day I'll, be shooting the bow, and there's. So many good spots just to go roving with my bow, like wandering through the woods shooting at random. Stumps and stuff., And there's small game season.

Hopefully I'll. Take some rabbits later this winter. Other than that again practice practice practice and I'll, do that year round starting now., So that's. It for this video and that's it for this deer.

Season., Look forward to seeing you in 2019 - and I hope you join me up at the cabin to see what I'm up to next.. Take care have a great week., ( howling )

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