Whitetail Season Forister Exotics –
Well with General Whitetail season coming to a close we take a look back at 2015 Whitetail season and what a great season it was here at Forister Exotics. We had some great folks young and old take home some excellent trophy Whitetail. From mistaken deer or accedently shooting a tagged deer to wounding one in bow season only to kill the same deer a month later with a rifle. We had it all happen this year. And we had a blast doing it! We met some new friends and hunted with some old ling time friends and made some great memories every trip out! A big thank you goes out to all the folks who hunted with us this past season. Some of you have already booked to come back next year and we can’t wait to have you back and to make more memories. Anybody looking for a great hunt for 2016 give me a call lets get you booked and on the calendar!
Forister Exotics Whitetail Hunts
We had Dave down for the first weekend of 2015 last weekend of Whitetail Buck season here on Forister Exotics. We had a game plan to look for a Big 8 or 12 point we had been seeing in a feed location on a regular basis. I got Dave and his son set up in a pop-up blind and fed the setup pretty heavy knowing they where soon to be covered in Animals. I retreated to a high spot to watch the mornings events unfold. As light finally began to creep up on the horizon I could make out a big whitetail buck eating in the middle of the set up. As I waited for a shot I began to tell myself man he better shoot or the 100 animals in the area are going to clean him out and the morning hunt is going to be over. The Buck began to make his way out of the location and finally I hear a shot wring out but from my vantage point I did not see any reaction from the deer so I could tell it was a miss. I figured I better go get them and we could try to track the buck down and try to get another shot. I decided to give it a few minutes and I finally decided to go when I reached up to crank the truck I caught movement off the side of the feed location. No way… I remember telling myself, there’s no way that smart old buck is going to come back for another round! Sure enough here he came back into the corn. This time he proceeded to walk in at 60 yards and make his way directly toward the blind and give the hunter a 30 yard shot. He wouldn’t turn so Dave had to take a front on shot which at that distance should have been quite fine. As the deer trotted away his leg was showing serious damage and we figured he would be down just off the ridge. Once we hit blood we thought we would be in for a short track and we’d have our deer. Well 3 hours later my Friend from BloodTracker Jeff showed up with Taz and we where off on the track job again. After a few minutes we found the blood Taz was on and knew he was on the right track. A few minutes later we see Taz bouncing around a clump of Cedar like a quail dog when he knows the cuvvy is close but just cant quite find them! All of a sudden all hell breaks loose and we are following Taz down into a canyon at a full sprint with the whitetail buck in the lead. As we got to the bottom Taz had this buck bayed up and with no hunter in sight Jeff made the decision to end it with his trusty spear before his dog go the business end of this 12 point up close and personal. Ended up the bullet went in between the shoulder and the body cavity and exited behind the shoulder never hitting any of the vitals. As everyone made their way down to the scene we got the Whitetail buck posed and snapped a few shots with Dave, his awesome 12 point whitetail and Jeff and Taz jumped in to. I did a writeup on Bloodtracker earlier this year and if any of you used Jeff this fall you know what kind of dog he has. Anybody who was fortunate enough not to have to call Jeff just keep that number in your phone for the dreaded day because he is sure to turn your day around thanks again Jeff. It Is a thing of beauty to watch a good dog work and do the job he is bred and trained to do. I know he made Dave’s day a little brighter. Congrats Dave on a great Whitetail Buck and cant wait to have you guys back for spring Turkey.
Forister Exotics Whitetail Hunts
Dave had been down a few times in 2014 and made a trip back to finish out the year bringing a couple of his friends to join him on a late season Whitetail hunt at Forister Exotics. We started out stand hunting and George was after a nice 130 class whitetail buck. We hunted hard for 3 days seeing a ton of whitetail bucks just not one he was ready to fill his tag on until the last evening. George and Dave where sitting together in the stand and as darkness started to creep in a good whitetail buck made his way into the stand. Both hunters having hunted most of their lives knew it was getting late and this was for sure the best Whitetail that had come in front of them in 2 days but both hunters knew this deer might be a little to big. With it being the last night of the hunt the guys figured they better decide quickly and decided this would be Georges whitetail buck. After picking up and putting the gun down 3-4 times in the deciding process George finally lifted it 1 more time. With shooting light fading George made a good shot and the deer didn’t make it 20 yards. George and Dave made their way down to the deer to find a heck of a 10 point whitetail buck laying dead George told Dave ” I think we might be in trouble”. I had made my way to the gate to the pasture they where hunting and stopped and told myself give them 5 more minutes and thankfully I did. Once we measured the deer we found out they had a 1/4 inch to spare. Congrats George on a great whitetail deer!
Forister Exotics Corporate Exotic Hunting
Jamie with Houston Controls brought a group out last month and we put them on some good hunting. The second fall trip was set for this past weekend and early in the week Jamie forwarded me the guest list. 12 hunters and a couple extra maybe to shoot a doe if they can. Ok no problem we got this. first day we wanted to spread everyone out and try to get some animals down and we started quickly. by the end of the first evening we had a few nice Blackbuck down. Second day brought a few more whitetail and Exotics in to the skinning shed. Saturday night we made a few laps with the spotlight and found 1 good axis buck lurking around. Sunday morning we where able to finish up the hunt with a couple of nice whitetail, a fallow buck and a stag. Congrats to all of these great people for their trophies and we thank Houston Controls for another great weekend of hunting and fellowship with some excellent folks.
Forister Whitetail Hunts
We had a great group of guys out for 3 days last week looking for good whitetail deer and we landed on some nice ones. Patience was the key as the deer each hunter was after kind of played with us showing up at different stands and we played musical stands till everyone caught up with the deer they were after. The buck in the picture above was one of the larger deer took on the trip and Jeff made a great shot. A long couple of days but these guys hung in there and got some pretty good whitetail for their efforts. A bunch of guys from blacktail country that some of these deer where their very first whitetail way to set the bar high guys. Hopefully next year we have some bigger to chase! Thanks guys and congrats on some great bucks.