Opening Day in Luzerne County for Archery Season and it may be a little tricky for some Hunter’s to find that Buck they may have been taking pictures of all threw the preseason since much of the wooded land around the area is being mined for its rocks or losing the land for these senseless round abouts! The public land around hear to hunt on may come to some as tricky due to the enormous popularity of ATV riders, not that I’m against it but they due have trails going threw some of the best hunting grounds that were left, and always traveling these routes pushes the deer hear away from the area way before the season started! It is kinda sad thou that they had to make every piece of land a quad trail! But there is still hope if you get out there early enough as quite as can be you might have a chance cause when the road Hunter’s come along the deer will hear them way before there seen and just might push them you direction!
And I say road Hunter’s because everyone knows the land and they think the best opportunity would be to road hunt cause you don’t know if anyone road threw that patch of woods first!
A little tip that always work for me in this area in the Stalking rituals cause if your not afraid of some pickers and your very patient you can sneak up on the Buck before he takes off, and with the amount of quads riding the area they will most likely hold up at times were they think there save, so with the right Stalking patience is were your best bet is! And don’t be discouraged if you see a quad ride right by your spot cause most times the deer will double back around cause there used to being pushed from there spot and know where the quad is heading and will do a circle most of the time! “Believe it or not” the deer are smarter than we think!
For me it’s going to be the Stalking tactic mixed with useing the favor of were the quads are coming from to find my ground were they will use to escape the dangers! And mixed with the little bit of rain there calling for makes it a stalkers dream hunt, I can’t tell how many times I was successful useing this method!
I no there are alot of nice buck in this area and I study the land like I was going for MY PHD and I can’t wait to get out there, in all honesty I would just like to arm myself with a good camera and take some nice shots instead of Harvesting a buck but that will come at a later date!
And remember Hunter’s Safety! I can’t stress this enough as being in a family where one of my Siblings was shot due to Poor Carelessness of another Hunter but thanks to God he Survived after fighting for his life for almost 3 year’s! So be safe have fun and most of all ( SHOOT STRAIGHT) And if you hit one give it time to die before chasing it, cause deer could cover miles in a blink of an eye! Good Luck PA Hunter’s!