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Bowhunting Kansas Live - 2002









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Morning Hunt

The weather forecast was grim. It was going to be warm again today, highs in the low sixties and very windy. I decided to hunt the same stand as the first morning. But due to the heat, and the high winds I saw very little. Two bucks chased a doe out of the prairie and into the woods next to my stand. The buck was a small 6 pt and the other buck was a forky. This was at 8:10 AM and I saw them again at 10:30 AM, but those were the only deer seen this morning. The weather was against us.

Buck 1 - 10:30 AM

This buck was seen earlier in the morning, he was a dink. Here he is again at 10:30 but due to the high winds he was extremely nervous and never got much closer than 40 yards.



My wind detector says it all. Hunting was going to suck today.


Afternoon Hunt

The forecast called for winds to diminish in the afternoon. This was good to hear, but by the conditions at 2:30 PM, it was hard to believe. I climbed into my afternoon stand, which was a cottonwood tree in the middle of a long strip of Tamaracks. When Kent and I were walking to the stand, we could have sworn we heard a buck grunt. We shrugged it off. As he drove away a small forky got up and slowly walked by my stand. I had the video camera ready and captured him slinking through the trees - right under my stand. Just further proof that the wind had them hunkered down. I had a doe and a spike buck show up at last light, but other than that the day was slow.

Buck 2 - 3:00 PM

This small forky waited for Kent's truck to drive by, then he got up and sneaked through the trees past me. Seeing these forkies and small-racked bucks today made me homesick.


Next - Day 4

Our Kansas bowhunt takes place in Southwest Kansas with Kent Jarnagin of Cimarron River Outfitters.

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