Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Team Wisconsin's Hunt recap!
Bruce and I came into contact with Honey Creek Outdoors a little over a year now. We at Honey Creek Outdoors are working on making our first DVD ever! Bruce and I were fortunate enough to have an opportunity to film a hunt in Gillette, WY at Realtree Pro Staffer Steve Beilgards. Our trip began in the summer before our hunt. We were shooting our bows daily, gathering our gear, and preparing ourselves for our first Antelope hunt! September 6th came around and we hit the road for a 13 hour drive from Wisconsin. We found ourselves sitting in the blind on September 7th, and around noon we had a doe and fawn come in to our water hole setup. Within a couple of minutes a nice buck came in from our backside and camerman Bruce spotted him. The wind was perfect and he came 20 yards from the blind, quartering away. I settled my pin, asked Bruce if he was rolling and let the arrow fly. My first antelope ever with a bow stumbled and crashed 20 yards from where I shot him. I was pretty spoiled to harvest a good antelope on the first hunt. Next up was Bruce, and the next day we hunted dark to dark with no success. Day 3 came around and we were excited to get in the blind, because it was supposed to be a real scorcher! 3 O'clock came around and to our right already at the water hole was a good buck! It's amazing how quiet they really are. I was behind the camera and we had to switch positions to get a good angle at the antelope. He swung all the way in front of the blind and up onto a little ledge where Bruce was presented with a quartering away shot. Thwack! Bruce made a great shot and ended up with the biggest buck out of the HCO Group! We are very thankful to Steve Beilgard and the HCO Staff for allowing us to film in Gillette, WY. It was a blast and I can't wait until next season! Stay tuned for my early season Wisconsin archery buck story and pictures four days after our antelope trip!