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Deer Hunting:
My first hunt
                  for deer!
2014 - 2015
My second deer
2015 - 2016
My third deer season
2016 - 2017
My fourth deer
2017 - 2018
My fifth deer
2018 - 2019

2019 - 2020

2020-2021My Seventh Deer Season!

Hunting deer in Georgia over/near bait is
now PERMITTED on Private Land in ALL Zones.

Public Land including Georgia WMAs and National Forests
still do NOT permit hunting any animals near bait.

Hunting deer in Alabama over/near bait
CONTINUES to require an addition to the hunting license.


(standard firearms, statewide):

Saturday, October 17, 2020
Sandersville, Georgia

High 70F / Low (going in) 51F with NO rain chance
sunny with wind @ 10 mph from the NE
sunrise 7:37 a.m. EDT / sunset 6:54 p.m. EDT

No luck getting anything!
...but that didn't quell my intent to try out my new rifle.

We had five guys at the start:
myself, Robert, Thomas, D.B., and D.B.'s friend, Arthur.

Right around 6 p.m., 3 shots rang out.
At the close of the hunt,
everyone converged on Robert's area to assist.
Coyotes were standing by to eat the remaining scraps.

Sunday, October 18, 2020
Sandersville, Georgia

High 75F / Low (going in) 49F with NO rain chance
sunny with wind @ 5 mph from the ENE

sunrise 7:38 a.m. EDT /
sunset 6:53 p.m. EDT

due to little sleep

It turns out that the other guys didn't go either;
they were also too tired!

Thursday, November 5, 2020
Sandersville, Georgia

High 75F / Low (going in) 46F
with 10% rain chance
mostly to partly sunny with wind @ 6 mph from the ENE

sunrise 6:53 a.m. EST /
sunset 5:35 p.m. EST

No luck getting anything!

6:15 a.m. - In stand; waning gibbous overhead
6:35 a.m. - view from Honey Hole stand

7:14 a.m. - Selfie with new Ruger rifle
2:35 p.m. - Begin afternoon hunt from Edgar's stand

"El Toro" - Viva, Ole!
This guy makes his first appearance since 2017.

2:35 p.m. - Path behind (going back to main trail)
5:06 p.m. - Path ahead, showing corn
6:15 p.m. - No deer!  Packing up to go home

(stalk hunting, firearms, statewide):

Saturday and Sunday,
22-23, 2020

Roanoke, Alabama

Saturday (Day 1):
High 70F/Low (going in) 43F
with rain @ 10%
mostly sunny w/ wind @ 2 mph from the ENE

sunrise 6:18 a.m. CST / sunset 4:36 p.m. CST
Sunday (Day 2):
High 70F/Low (going in) 44F with rain @ 10%
mostly cloudy w/ wind @ 3 mph from the SSW

sunrise 6:19 a.m. CST
/ sunset 4:35 p.m. CST

No luck getting anything!

Honestly, this weekend involved more work than just hunting.
Tim helped me finish the Game Winner quad pod on Friday.
We had to arrive a day early to set up so many thing.
Tim had to return home to celebrate Thanksgiving with his family early.


Friday, November 20, ("Day 0"), was immediately before rifle season for deer.
We were rushing in trying to stabilize and complete the quad pod ASAP!


I spent the first morning of Day 1 in the quad pod and
that evening in the permanent blind.
That afternoon,
I set up the cover accessory on the quad pod.


What a beautiful morning!


The second day was for hunting the early morning in the quad pod.
Day 2 also involved clearing necessary
shooting lanes after the morning hunt.
It is amazing how one doesn't notice things
until hunting that area for the first time!

Friday evening & Saturday,
27-28, 2020
Roanoke, Alabama

Friday evening (Day 1):
High 71F --
rain @ 1% and 62F at sunset
cloudy and calm

sunset 4:34 p.m. CST
Saturday (Day 2):
High 67F/Low (going in) 52F with rain @ 10%
cloudy with wind @ 6 mph from the North

sunrise 6:24 a.m. CST
/ sunset 4:34 p.m. CST

Yep!  I...


[1]  first button buck
[2]  first deer with Olivia present
[3]  first Alabama deer in November {earliest in Alabama}
[4]  first deer with new rifle (.350 Legend Ruger American)
[5]  first deer taken at 90 yards
[6]  first deer taken at a feeder


DAY 1:


DAY 2:



Sunday evening through Tuesday,
December 20-22, 2020
Roanoke, Alabama

Sunday evening (Day 1):
High 56F --
rain @ 24% and 52F at sunset
mostly cloudy with wind @ 2 mph from the NE
sunset 4:37 p.m. CST

Monday (Day 2):
High 58F/Low (going in) 40F with rain @ 12%
partly cloudy with wind @ 9 mph from the West

sunrise 6:41 a.m. CST
/ sunset 4:38 p.m. CST

Tuesday (Day 3):
High 62F/Low (going in) 35F with rain @ 1%
sunny with wind @ 6 mph from the NNW

sunrise 6:41 a.m. CST
/ sunset 4:39 p.m. CST

No luck getting anything!

DAY 1:


Today was special in that I got to take my brand new truck,
my 2020 Ranger Lariat 4x4, on a hunting trip for the first time.

DAY 2:

We slept in and ate breakfast at Huddle House
before doing an early afternoon hunt in the quad pod.
At 4:40 p.m., we saw a doe run from the left behind the frog pond.

DAY 3:

We got out much earlier this time on a cold morning.
We were just in the quad pod for nearly 2 hours from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Olivia and I heard a loud stomp just after 8 a.m.
  Eventually, she got too cold, so we broke for breakfast.

Sunday, December 27, 2020
Sandersville, Georgia

High 57F / Low (going in) 24F
with 5% rain chance
sunny with wind @ 2 mph from the SW

sunrise 7:32 a.m. EST /
sunset 5:32 p.m. EST

This day was just Thomas and I.
No one else committed to going.

No luck getting anything!

[coming soon]



Sunday evening through Monday,
January 3-4, 2021
Roanoke, Alabama
Sunday (Day 1):
High 53F -- rain @ 2% and
46F at sunset
 partly cloudy with wind @ 8 mph from the WNW

sunset 4:47 p.m. CST
Monday (Day 2):
High 58F/Low (going in) 31F with rain @ 7%
mostly sunny with wind @ 5 mph from the West
sunrise 6:45 a.m. CST
/ sunset 4:47 p.m. CST

No luck getting anything (deer)!

Day 1 was just an evening hunt

It was a FROZEN morning for Day 2:
going out to hunt in the cold
Jack Frost nipping at my truck
on the way to the Quad Pod
Olivia with seat cushions

View from Quad Pod View from Permanent Blind

Crows and squirrels were stealing deer corn
from both locations, so I just popped one of each species.


Only deer seen this weekend was when we left:

Sunday, January 10, 2021
Sandersville, Georgia

* Last day of the Georgia season *

Due to spending time with family at home.
Will cook a new Korean dish with venison.
 Low (going in) was to be 29F.

I will try for El Toro next season.


Sunday evening through Wednesday,
January 31-
February 3, 2021
Roanoke, Alabama

Sunday (Day 1):
High 66F/Low (going in) 45F with rain @ 90%
cloudy with wind @ 11 mph from the WSW

sunrise 6:37 a.m. CST
/ sunset 5:12 p.m. CST
Monday (Day 2):
High 38F/Low (going in) 32F with rain @ 12%
cloudy with wind @ 17 mph from the NW

sunrise 6:36 a.m. CST
/ sunset 5:14 p.m. CST
Tuesday (Day 3):
High 45F/Low (going in) 26F with rain @ 2%
partly cloudy with wind @ 15 mph from the NW

sunrise 6:36 a.m. CST
/ sunset 5:14 p.m. CST

Wednesday (Day 4):
High 50F/Low (going in) 25F with rain @ 4%
mostly sunny with wind @ 8 mph from the NNW

sunrise 6:35 a.m. CST
/ sunset 5:15 p.m. CST


Saturday evening through Monday,
February 6-8, 2021
Roanoke, Alabama

ALABAMA and GEORGIA specifics

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