Saturday it starts, deer season 2008. I’ve got my ground blind set beside a pond that typically attacts bucks during hot weather. I’ve missed a couple from this spot, but never put my tag on one yet. But this may be the year.
My blind is commercially made and has several ports to shoot through. I must shoot from a stool, which is the biggest issue with shooting well. I’ve got the stool at home and I’ll be practicing this week. I set my block target up beside the pond and did some practicing first hand. My shooting was poor relative to how accurate I am while standing.
After the A zone archery will come a trip to Nevada to hunt mule deer during the Nevada archery season. I can’t imagine how hot it will be, but maybe I’ll know if I hunt the ground blind near home when it’s 105 degrees as predicted.
The Nevada hunt will be via the landowner tag program. I bought a tag that will allow me to hunt archery, muzzleloader and rifle seasons. I’m hoping that other than archery the rest will be irrelevant.
Then comes the California inland season. We were drawn for the X12 zone on the eastern slope (first timeI’ve ever hunted mule deer in California with a rifle). It will be a chance to bag a relatively nice California buck. We know there are bucks up to 26 inches and that would be fine.
As a bonus, we’ve got a few pigs on the local ranch and they’ve been using the same pond where my blind is set, so you never know, I might end up with some pork as well. It will be a fun season and anticipation is half of it, the fun that is. Kind of like opening day in baseball. Everybody’s in first place.