Back track... Archery Deer time!!
Right now August 13 I'm sitting pretty with a archery tag in my pocket, a nice buck spotted, and everything is going great this year!!
It all started with me getting a tag for a particular unit in Utah with me being age 18 I would be able to hunt all three seasons Rifle, Muzzleloader, and Archery... I scouted a couple days but was really busy with work and didn't see to much.. I made the drive to a different unit that I know, to see what was running around there and saw a buck I have the sheds to from 2010, and this got me excited, excited enough that the next day I told my boss about my situation and we both headed to the DNR office and switched my tag, to just an archery tag for this unit. Cutting my Deer season by two seasons, was a big chance, Stupid yes, but with not much time to pack into the backcountry this option I was willing to take the chance!
Scouting of the area has been going good seeing different bucks everytime out and seeing bigger and bigger bucks! Here's the videos of my scouting season! Enjoy...
"Split" and "Chance"
Split is the main buck I am after and is the best buck I have seen chance will be a good backup buck a week or so into my hunt but well see if I can turn up "Split"!
Watching two different areas on this unit is really starting to pay off!!
The Opener!!!!! Headed out and started where I could see a lot of country, hoping to find the 6 by 5 "Split" in a good position but couldn't turn that buck up! But I did turn up a new buck a decent 5 by 3 that will likely get passed, and the 4 by 3 that I have been seeing..
All the smoke is making for an extended morning
Not much shade! Don't want to push the deer around in the trees, but think I'll take the risk next time!
I wasn't alone in this area there were 2 archers down below me for the morning hunt and they ended up leaving, and around 5 o'clock another different archer came driving up a road below a few bucks when he sees them, and ends up putting a stalk on them and ends up busting 6 bucks out of the trees and ends up walking into each patch of trees...
Plan B!! Was to check a new canyon I hiked into it and was about to go through a small patch of trees but decided to hold up and stay here for the evening feed, it was a great decision and found some new bucks and got some great video!!
Here's the video of the bucks! 5 by 3: 4 by 3: and the two 4 points.
Was much better no hunters around and I spotted the 4 by 3 and first light, a little worried about the deer being busted out of the country when a bachelor herd of 14 bucks came marching back up from the low country, with "Split" and the nice four point being the biggest bucks of the bunch! I tried to ease down into a position where I could ambush them if given the chance and the amount of does and other small bucks around I was busted!!