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 Whitetail Hunts
Well the first weekend of archery whitetail season came and went without much excitement on the whitetail end of things but we finished the 2nd weekend with some excitement. Doug brought his father Louis out for a good whitetail and I think we got a good one. The hunting was really slow and being a bow hunt we didn’t have a lot of options. Doug and Louis sat over a feeder in a popup blind for 2 days seeing tons of deer at one point they had 28 deer in front of them but mostly young deer and doe and a few exotics. Each sit we did something a little different either by adjusting the feed time, run time, corn with the truck, corn without the truck, just trying to coax one of the bigger bucks to make a mistake and come in. The second morning they thought one of the big boys came in and fed before daylight but before it got to legal light he was gone. So after the last morning hunt I asked Doug what he though if maybe we tried to make a couple pushes just to see if we could locate one of the bigger whitetail deer and maybe just maybe make a play on him. Doug and Louis agreed it might be worth a shot. Well first pass 2 big deer slipped pass out of range so we decided to try again in another spot. Once they got set up I left and got around the pasture to try to push again and I saw a group of good whitetail bucks. I knew it was about to get interesting. I started slowly trying to get them to cooperate and go the right direction. Once I felt they where and would come out to the right opening I proceeded to push them. They got around and came right across in front of Louis and after looking them over he decided this buck was his best shot being closest to him and having a few of the deer already down wind of them he knew they would probably spook very soon. So once he settled the crossbow and got the deer in his sights he let one fly and drove it into the Whitetail bucks shoulder. From where I was I heard the shot and the impact and I thought it sounded good so I made my way up to where they where set up. Doug was congratulating his dad so I knew it must have been a good shot. After a short track job we found this great whitetail buck at the end of the blood trail. All that was left to do was get some pics of the happy hunter and get him to the skinning pole. The deer scored right at the B&C line 172″ Congrats Louis on a whitetail buck of a lifetime!!
Just got a chance to sift through the 5000 pictures on the camera from the last week. Some nice Whitetail hitting the protein still. Hopefully going to add a few more inches before they rub the velvet off. Anyone looking for any type of whitetail hunt this fall give me a call and get your hunt booked today. Offering a fantastic Youth Weekend Hunt and I will take 10% off listed trophy fee for dad, mom, brother or original hunter to harvest an Exotic species on their hunt as well if they choose to. Give me a call today and get your son or daughter booked on a hunt they will not soon forget!! Still have some good Axis Bucks to shoot this year as well as other exotic species Lets get your hunt booked today.