Friday, November 28, 2008

Bought some More Hunting Stock

I just picked up some Cabella hunting stock today. I played them off and on in the past. Made a lot of money in the past with them. Lost my shorts several months ago when my computer crashed and I wasn't able to sell those call options in March. Oh well, I had fun with it. I'm going to hold my 300 shares and see if I can sell em' when Cabella goes back to $15.00 Then I will most likely go to the nearest store I can find down in the states and spend all my gains buying some new hunting gear. Happy Hunting. Sometimes the best hunting you can do is on the internet. HA HA

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Hunt in North Dakota

Me and a friend went to North Dakota on a hunting trip. I was amazed that there wasn't any trees and how wide open it was. It made it a little difficult to find the bedding areas essential for this hunt. I found out that the key to hunting this area is finding the drainages off the farmland which is usually discarded by farming equipment which helps undergrowth and cover essential for bedding areas.

If you can find interconnecting drainages you have found a natural travel corridor. You should be able to find good deer sign in these areas not to mention big buck sign. Be sure to hunt on the east side of these bedding areas b/c that's the prevailing wind. Always hunt the wind. Deer have unbelievable smell:)

If you are lucky enough to find good buck sign hang a pourable tree stand or ground blind on the east side of that sign. Make sure that you are in bow range! Since the area is so open it is hard to judge distance. If you use objects such as fence lines, dirt clumps, trees, or tall grass you can eliminate the guess work. I'm also a fan of buying the best hunting binoculars that I can find to make my life a little easier.

The final key to this hunt I found out is to hunt any given spot no more that two days in a row for scent control. This is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. If your scent is in the area for more than a few days plan on burning your North Dakota buck tag:)

The best time to hunt is late October, early November. Remember the bucks are only stupid for two days out of the year. Get out there.

Kodiak Brown Bear Hunt

A great place for a deer hunt in Alaska is found on Kodiak island. The deer are plentiful and really have no natural preditors. The limit is two. A good contact to make your hunt a bit easier is to contact Andrew's Air to fly you out to the forest service cabins that are availiable. Again, you want to sign up for them well in advance. You can do this online.

In addition to your hunt there there is year round fishing of halibut, salmon, and dolly varden. Once you shoot a deer you really need to be aware that once your take a shoot and kill a deer its like ringing a diner bell for a bear. They know that there is a gut pile for desert that they can snack on nearby. In the state of Alaska you can shoot a bear in self defense but you have to skin it and give the hide to the state DNR:)

Good Place to Hunt in Alaska

The hunt is on an island just off the coast of Seward, AK. Its called Montague Island. Its an excellent place to hunt. You can get a plane ride over there from Anchorage for around $800.00 There are several outfitters that can make the hunt more accessible and enjoyable by boat or air. There is deer all over the area. They are sort of small, about 150lbs, but you can shootof them. The terrain is very difficult but you can shoot them out of a boat. There are several state forest cabins out there that you can rent but you have to sign up for them well in advance. You can do that online. You can hunt out there up til' the end of December. What makes it even better is that the bears are hibernating right now so you won't have to worry about them. They can be a pest so beware.

A buddy of mine went there the other day. I going over his house today to get some fresh vinison steaks. If you are a person who loves to deer hunt, this is the place to go.