I’m racking up a few deer hunting ‘firsts’ this year; a first youth deer and now my first Black Powder hunt. Thanks again to buddy Steve to loaning me a spare .50 cal black powder rifle to join him on the last weekend of the Kansas black powder season. After a few practice shots, we headed out to hunt a small patch of timber where the stands were situated in favorable positions for the north wind blowing Saturday afternoon. I set up on the West side of the timber and Steve over on the East side.
Except for a group of 9 turkeys about 50 yards out that entertained me for most of the afternoon, I didn’t see anything except the usual birds and occasional squirrel; and of course another beautiful Kansas sunset.
All the deer activity was happening over on the East side by Steve. He had a small 7-point buck walk out under his stand then hang out grazing nearby and a while later, a little 6-pt came out to play. Towards evening he saw a group of 3 does, but no ‘shooter’ bucks this trip.
I really consider myself an archery deer hunter, so I have quite a bit of season left to enjoy, but it was nice to get out and try something different. If nothing else, this was a good warm-up for later in the season. This fine Saturday was capped off by watching my #15 Kansas State Wildcats upset the #6 Oklahoma Sooners in a very exciting football game. College football and deer hunting…..man, I love the fall. 🙂