Grizzly Gary
11-19-2007, 09:14 AM
Who hunts the late season? Do you not hunt with a firearm to save yourself for the stick & string?

11-19-2007, 09:26 AM
I May carry the bow for opening day of pa gun season . I know I maybe crazy but just dont get the same thrill of the hunt with firearms . Nothing like the adrenalin rush you get at archery close deer . I will carry the gun if the weather is bad .Also When we start the deer drives on Wednesday.
As for the real late season . Only if I still have a buck tag left . And only On days that are decent . I dont like hunting in sub zero weather

Grizzly Gary
11-19-2007, 10:11 PM
The late season is truly the quietest time in the woods. I am with you Treerat in the fact that I am not a zero degree hunter. But January hunting with a bow is a beautifully solitary time to be in the woods & on stand.

Mighty Mike
11-20-2007, 09:29 AM
i am with treerat. the late season is way to cold. if it is warm i would probably think about going. here in ny muzzleloader and late season bow are the same week. i would rather hunt with the muzzleloader.


Mighty Mike
11-20-2007, 09:30 AM
i forgot to say. pa late season is january. why would you even hunt deer in january cause they for sure are all dead by then. lol


11-20-2007, 09:39 AM
Like Gary Said quiet time in the woods .

11-27-2007, 06:22 PM
I'm looking forward to a little late season archery, a few soft pushes just to get them off their feet, and who knows, the Big Daddy could be out for a stroll!

11-27-2007, 06:52 PM
I rarely make it out for late season. My hubby is trying to find a muzzleloader I can borrow, then maybe I will make it out. Usually too darn cold for my butt!

11-27-2007, 07:32 PM
The late season muzzleloader is one of my favorites....deer are somewhat back to normal and the second rut comes in around that time. 2 years ago I got a nice buck, and last year missed one. See alot of does and I save at least one doe tag for that season.

11-27-2007, 10:56 PM
I love late season archery. The later the better. Its often me and noone else out there.

Grizzly Gary
11-28-2007, 11:07 AM
I'm thinking I might pass on the late season with the bow. Lack of deer in 2F is the #1 reason but I am also thinking I might rather indulge in small gaming for a change.

I am fickle aren't I? :lol:

11-28-2007, 10:23 PM
I do alot of late season small game myself. I love jumping rabbits with snow on the ground.

12-24-2007, 09:57 PM
I am going Wed .Cant Wait to be sitting in the stand again :lol:

12-25-2007, 10:52 PM
No deer tags so I'll be hunting coyotes!!!! Only ever went once with a buddy so I'll be learning something new. But I agree there's nothing like the silence of the late season on a fresh snow. Good luck.

01-05-2008, 08:50 PM
went out this after noon . saw 12 deer two were good bucks .Only had one doe within archery range but no doe tags left . great afternoon in the woods :D

01-06-2008, 12:07 AM
Uncut corn is getting hammered, no tags....but if I had one that would be a good spot. saw deer below it today, lots of fresh tracks also. They'll be there next year. Good Luck if you get out again

01-06-2008, 10:31 AM
Going to try to get out in the morning a few times this week . Will only have one afternoon this week .With the melt off I may be able to use some field roads so I wont have to walk in so far

01-09-2008, 12:59 PM
I use the bow on rainy days after Xmas. Years of experience with the flinch-lock have lead me to discard the muzzle stuffer for reliabilty reasons. Lately, there seems to be as many rainy days after Xmas as before.

Have not taken a late archery deer yet though.

01-11-2008, 12:59 PM
Well its over for me this season . Time to unscrew the broadheads :( I saw enough to know next season should provide lots of good bucks to be had .

01-11-2008, 08:50 PM
gonna get my lil bro out tommorow evening. i have a hang on that i hunted once in rifle season but over the past week I found these two sheds and last night seen 9 deer by it and tonight i seen 3 deer underneath it so hopefully they come out tommorow to get some more food before the snow gets here.
Pics of the 2 sheds i found less than 20 yards apart.

01-11-2008, 08:53 PM
Good prospects for next season!!! Hopefully ya find the matches