KENTUCKY VELVET BUCK – PUBLIC LAND DEER TOUR E4
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KENTUCKY VELVET BUCK – PUBLIC LAND DEER TOUR E4

August 15, 2019


good morning guys we’re back here in the
same spot that we were just a few hours ago actually Jake and I put those stands
in there last night right at dark trying to move back into
that bedding area on these bucks and it’s about 4 o’clock right now and we’ve
got a good I don’t know probably hour hike to get back in there to those
stands super super quiet we’ve got to go right along the edge of that bean field
for the last 50-60 yards and I’m assuming that’s where those bucks are at
right now so we can see the edge of the beans from where the stands are but the
bucks got to come into the timber just into the very edge for us to kill them
on public and we’re set up right on the same trail that they exited out of their
bedding area last night so hopefully they’ll use the same one on their way
back in I guess Ted’s just gonna nap in the boat here for a little bit huh yeah
there you go but we yeah we better get moving in there we’ll see you guys in
the tree and about 100 more yards of just steady walk and then we’re gonna
get real quiet at about 5:30 we got another 15 minutes
or so before legal shooting time him Jake and I are in these stands we crept
in so quiet this last 40-50 yards and we’ve never buggered anything we ever
heard anything take off anyway only sitting about two feet off the ground
right here to this tree and as it gets light I would assume we’re gonna be able
to see deer out in the beans here the property line is not very far that way
you know we only have about 15 yards to work with that direction to the edge of
the field so they have to come in here to the edge of the grass in order for us
to get a shot they come down here this little lane right here to the left of me
they go down there to get a drink we can also kill them there yep those bucks use
the same trail this morning all be in good shape I say they’re way out in the beans but
they’re walking right to us oh yeah one of them the first ones
two year old if he walks in here i’m going to shoot him he’s kinda coming this way tho walking right at us I just lost track of those bucks they
went in there to the right I can’t see him anymore but the last one was just
feeding they’re about eighty to a hundred yards and I think they’re in
that little buffer strip right now that butts up against the edge of the field
that’s right where they walked by Jake and I last night watch those bucks go in down there in
bed we know that they’re only 150 yards or so from us right now we’re gonna have
to be real careful getting out of here I’ve been looking at onx trying to
gather who owns that property you know I may try to get permission to shoot
across onto their side because I’m afraid of in this spot is we’re gonna
have a buck come by us here 30 yards right to the edge of these beans you
know we’re not gonna be able to shooting because we don’t have permission to
shoes over there or so I may call and see if we can so we’re gonna go ahead
and climb down head down work on videos for a little bit and then we’ll be right
back over here this afternoon all right it’s mid-afternoon and me and Ted just
got back out here just parked the boat we’re getting ready to head in we’ve got
some wind cover right now so we’re gonna move real quick try to get back there
and pick a tree out for the evening hunt watch out for snakes Ted we had some new
developments earlier I was looking at onx and I figured out who owned that
land that private land to the south those beans where these bucks had been
frequenting and called a friend of mine that lives here close by and I guess it
was just a stroke of luck but he happened to know the people that owned
that land so he called them for me and they’re gonna allow us to shoot onto
their property it’s real nice of him I wish how to ask yesterday because I
could have shot anyone of those bucks they were all inside of 30 yards that
just means tonight we can set up a little more aggressively knowing now
that we can shoot the edge of the field so we’re gonna get moving and we will
see you up there in the beans in just a few minutes
I were about into the last hundred yards here stop for a second
and then we’re gonna take our sweet time getting back in there it’s really thick
but this morning we were able to get in there without making any sound just by
taking her time it’s amazing how much a bedded buck will let you get away with
only making sound and you have a little bit of wind cover like we do today you
can slip right up on them and I think those bucks that we saw this morning or
embedded over here in these woods within 100 yards or so right now we finally got the stand on that and we
didn’t make much of a move Jake and I were sitting about 20 yards away maybe
not even that far this morning we were only about three feet off the ground
this evening Ted and I are probably 25 30 feet up in this tree the reason why I
got up so high it was the wind is finicky right here this is bedding
behind us I kept dropping milkweed once I got up just like 12 feet I dropped
milkweed and it was sucked back in there where our our scent would be hitting the
trails there coming out of the bedding and into the field so I just kept going
higher and higher now that I’m up here I’m drop it and it’s going to clear out
in the marsh now granted Jake and I watched those two bucks go in down there
by that black drain tile pipe or whatever it is they went into the north
and there’s likely bed it up in there but we kept hearing stuff back in here
all morning so I’m sure there’s more dirt better than there after looking at
the footage it looks like there’s at least four five different bucks in here
that we chew that we saw the last two sits and you can tell with these beans
our brows down heavily here in this corner the shaded side of these fields
is where the deer are at now that we got permission to shoot on this side of the
boundary I’m pretty excited about this evening sit I can’t imagine we’re not
gonna see deer that little marsh is right here to the
north and there’s a runway that you’ll see when Ted pans across it that leads
out of the field go straight down to that marsh that’s what those Bucks did
last night they went down there got a drink and then came back up onto the
beans and hopefully at least one of those bucks does something similar to
what they did last night if they do we’ll have a 20-yard shot right here in
front of the stand yeah that’s the ten from last night that’s the same three from last night man I’d love to shoot it any one of them we’re in business there’s another during
the corner right there there’s five bucks out here now things
are really heating up guys it’s like a quarter after six we’ve got five bucks out
of here in front of us that all just came out in the last five minutes
I believe the two on the right are the ones that Jake and I saw this morning
and I think those three included that big ear temple here are the Bucks that
we saw last night if they work the edge that field like they did last night
we’re gonna have a chance you’re coming there right there what’s
coming I don’t know which one that is that’s one of those two that me and Jake
saw this morning oh yeah they’re all coming right at us yeah this one’s coming here they go right down the tractor path
they’re all gonna learn them right here don’t turn around got one coming right at us right now
he’s about 50 there he comes he’s thirty-five right now I’m going to let him come as close as he’ll get this one on the left bad angle right now
turn there we go you ready watch him there he goes he’s the dead buddy how
about that ted we got a Kentucky velvet down yes yes yes guys buck down first
one of the deer tour right here look at those other ones out there they don’t
even know what’s going on he fell right over there dude did you get him falling
yeah I was a nervous wreck man and finally finally he started turning a
little bit and I waited he kind of put his head behind some golden rod or
whatever that stuff is that was the best way that could have happened we want to
shot him last night but we couldn’t get permission so I had to look at onx
today find out who owned this and see we’re on public land right now
but we needed permission to shoot into the private we just got it and we
just got a buck yes give him a boat ride yes I got a call Jake he’s gonna Jake is
kind of flipped his lip he’s at Dairy Queen is it when is it when he’s
right now working on a video for you guys we’re gonna need you to head down here
to the boat ramp yes oh yeah he’s dead in front of us uh yeah
lots of water yeah I bring my water okay let’s see you man let’s go get him he was standing right
in here somewhere I saw the arrow blew right through here it is there oh yeah
oh yeah he didn’t know what hit him he was done in a matter of seconds that’s
about 21 yards to the tree look it up blood dumping there he is there he is buddy holy cow
are you kidding me velvet buck right there oh look at that
look at that I’ve always dreamed of hunting him now
and he’s all fuzzy not broken off at all like he’s starting to shed it a little
bit on that tip I’m gonna get him tagged and then we’ll move in so we can get a
little better look at him for you guys we also gotta go grab Jake and getting
gutted in this hot weather we don’t have very much time we’ve got to get him out
of the woods as soon as possible so beautiful here that’s cool that’s
awesome like that that’s exactly what our what
our goals were when we came down here was just try to shoot a nice
two-year-old velvet buck what you think about that Scott I’m happy for y’all
thanks man a couple days of hard work pays off real quick first velvet buck
one big thing that works for us in this particular instance was that we observed
these deer last night we came in kind of into the wind we got in in a spot where
we can see at least a little bit and we could tell that the beans were browsed
in the field and we observed them and then we had to make a game plan from
there in a lot of cases people are thinking observation sit that’s like
half a mile or 400 yards in this case these bucks last night were 25 yards but
because they never came in the timber where we left all that ground scent we
weren’t too worried about the pressure you know when an observation said this
time of year you don’t feel like you’re wasting a hunt as much as say maybe
November or late October because these deer have probably been doing the same
thing like we said last night for the last two months I mean we knew if we
observe something that at least within the next three to four days that they
were probably gonna be coming out in the field and doing the same thing again I
think one big key to a lot of folks are hunting these the big bottom ag fields
like this all over the Midwest really where you’ve just got hundreds of acres
of soybeans or corn and there’s not deer on every acre of that in a given evening
they pick certain spots of the field to feed in those pockets it’s what you’re
looking and and that’s what you get from an observation set you get to see which
areas of the field they’re using and in some cases like we saw earlier this week
the deer bedding in the beans you know once the beans get a certain height they
start to feel more comfortable out there during the day these beans are so
browsed down in this back corner of the field that they’re still betting out in
the timber and then working their way out like you traditionally would
but they’re not far off the field no they’re right on the edge betting is
right on the edge of the food right now you know what what people don’t realize
now and today’s agriculture production is when we were younger we would walk
through soybean fields and when they were fully mature they beat our waste
and now you walk through bean fields and every six foot tall they’re up to your
chin and there’s a security factor there in the deer to when when the beans are
above their eye level and all they can do is just see what’s out in front of
them you know by inches I think they like stand back now you know it’s not in
the natural areas where they would be with the shadows and the shade in lower
temperatures but where that browse is that it just gives them that security
factor of being able to see and what a capitalize on they definitely moved
through the field faster this morning where the beans were taller and ones
once they got to be much shorter they over here and I think a big reason why
is because there’s this big strip with all this natural brows up it’s right
next to the beans right if you watch those deer in tonight’s video all these
bucks coming in half of them are in the beans and a half of them are in here you
can hold it whatever this stuff is yeah well this is Johnson rice here but you
got ragweed out here and you’ve got some mares tail and you know it’s it’s the
first part of September but all through the summer you know you’re their brows
yeah they’re browsing and the later it gets something else becomes more
palatable and and when they make nip some of this stuff it just comes back
and it’s just fresh you know and it’s more it’s tender and the palatability
on this stuff is great and it’s just another transition you’ve got the beans
you’ve got the the brows the weeds or grasses or broadly whatever you want to
look at you know with so many crops now being GMO and Roundup Ready you know
these fields are sprayed once or twice a year and they’ll be tracks it’ll be up
and down the fields and those deer they’ll cut those fields exactly where
those tracks are heading buck and the other will walk right down the tracks if
me or you go out there and walk in that bean field our feet will get bound up
it’s like it’s a wiry mess you know and if you had to know how to get yeah
that’s it yeah I mean their feet are clear and that vegetation has been more
or less killed due to the pressure of the tires and they’ve got that visual I
was glad you’ve seen a lot of deer this evening
but I respect you know you’ve taken the first opportunity that you had on a on a
velvet deer and and you’re doing on public property and what a lot of people
don’t realize is you’ve got 44,000 plus acres to hunt on and you’re trying to
figure out where can you narrow it down to that 20-yard shot and you did it I’ll
be honest with you though man like my confidence was completely shot a couple
of days like these guys like quit being a baby we got to keep going I’m like oh
that’s too warm we’re never gonna kill anything there’s nobody’s killing deer
and then you look at Facebook and there’s velvet Bucks you know hit the
ground in Kentucky I’m like well somebody’s killing them and then we
talked to Jason you know he’s hunting up the road he got him a nice velvet buck
on public land and then we met up with Jordan they’re down there and he’s
seeing bucks and we’re like okay wait a minute maybe we’re not doing things
right so we’re not killing them over a 200 pound corn pile and I mean
you’re killing them on there’s no baiting there’s there’s no mineral you
know on on public lands and and so you’re hunting vegetation I mean that’s
that’s your food and and water has been everywhere you’ve seen around there it’s
not the amount of water that you got to look at you got to look at that water
that’s really close to the location of the water in this case the bedding the
water and the food is all within 80 yards of each other in that corner like
where we shot this buck is where all that comes together in that spot that’s
where they were bedded yesterday today they weren’t bedded there but they were
headed there that’s a velvet buck though right there
boy right you know I couldn’t be more pickle with it
welcome to Kentucky area hey I’m gonna be back I no doubt about it thank you
guys for being part of this couldn’t have done it without you about time we had some blood in this boat coming in hot

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  1. Great job! As a viewer y'all nailed it. From the how-to, to the end of the hunt review, y'all covered all the questions the average Joe could've asked. Quality of the footage is good and ya didn't overdo anyone aspect of the hunt. And the team photo at the end gave kudos to the team effort and not just the guy who took the shot.

  2. Nice!!!! gotta love velvet bucks. Great job waiting to get permission too. U guys put a good name out there for us about what it is to be a "hunter" keep it up guys.

  3. Hot dang boys this is great! Congrats on the buck Aaron. Love seeing you guys get so excited, getting me pumped for deer season here in Ohio. Hoping to get to use some of the tips you guys give to harvest my first public buck this year. Keep the videos coming!

  4. my first year hunting was in 2017 not knowing much about hunting but an uncle of mine helped out but watching these videos has gave more more information to improve in hunting this year and today im going out to check a spot i was in last year with a nice 8 point buck. now knowing a little better ill know where to get set up for that 8 pointer this year and hope i get him. thanks for sharing ill be watching for all the new videos coming out.

  5. That’s bad to the bone fellas, y’all make hunting worth hunting. All the joy & excitement y’all share makes me fill like I’m part of the hunt. Really enjoy watching.

  6. +The Hunting Public
    Trying to purchase OnX maps and can’t find where to put in your promo code. Want to make sure you guys get credit.

  7. Amazing shot and a great hunt!
    What broadhead are you shooting?
    Looks like a Bishop Holy Trinity?
    🎯 Really enjoyed this Series.

  8. Another top notch production from you guys and congrats on the Velvet Buck…. hard work and feet to the ground definitely paid off for Aaron and the Crew

  9. Hunting public troll here,! seen a lot of good commentary, and some good questions! Ive got a Hunting Public addiction, guess Yogi the Skunk Bear cover scent worked!!! We should respect each other’s choices in what animals we take. Besides they have more tags, I think ole Ted should get a crack at a nice buck too!!! Sorry addicted here, probably grilling backstraps from his kill!!!!! P.s Warbeard!!! Let’s have a beard growing contest!!! Mines very close to your length. Can’t shave until I shoot a buck and you cant until you get one at home? That would be fun bro, come on, whataya say? Eh lmao

  10. Well done guys. Love your videos. As someone else said, good lesson on getting permission to shoot onto the private land. That property looked big enough most people would have done what you did and not ask, but you did it the right way. Keep at it and best of luck the rest of the year!

  11. Awesome Buck Aaron! This is a great series! Keep up the good work! I liked how you said your confidence was shot 2 days ago, then you arrow a great buck. That's a lesson for all of us to learn. It only takes one encounter to turn your season around!

  12. You boys are “killin’ the game” KY style! Glad you made it to the Bluegrass State! Love all the real world tactics you all use to get ‘em in the boat!

  13. Congrats on the velvet buck! I'm hunting public land in KY this year as well, and I've been on the chase for velvet these past few weeks. I've seen plenty of does and had a great opening day of season, but still haven't had a buck cross my path yet. This was inspiring.

  14. I really enjoy your show I have hunted public all of my life .I know how hard it is to just find deer on public sometime. A whole lot of planning and work goes into these hunts .That was picture book.

  15. Great job on a nice velvet buck!! What is the reason you don’t use a D loop? Just curious….. maybe you have had a bad experience with em idk.

  16. I love your shows bc it reflects the difficulty public land hunters encounter trying to kill deer on gamelands. Even though you guys hunt states that have more deer and better deer than nc. I have always appreciated the honesty your videos portray. That being said calling a guy to call a guy and getting permission to shoot on private land, isn't hunting public land now is it?

  17. Not one of them was a shooter. I haven’t had to hunt public land but I have to say not one only them was a shooter here in Ky. The biggest one just maybe would be next year. But still if everyone passed on this sized deer we would have an even better average score here in Ky. It’s really cool what you guys do don’t get me wrong I respect the grind and traveling and how y’all just love the hunt. But at least in Ky let’s try to shoot some better quality. I’m not saying just you guys but everyone in the state needs to. Way to many brown it’s down. Spike killing people here.

  18. You really earned that buck. So impressed. I am learning a lot from you Guys. Thank you for sharing all the amazing tactics and content.

  19. Man it has been 20 years or more ago, but my hunting buddy and me had access to a large wheat field in western Oklahoma. The night before Opening Day, We went out and sit and watched the wheat field I have never again seen so many bucks all in one place, there was 3 large tall tine huge bucks. Come the next day, we never seen them again. My hunting buddy ended up getting one of them two years later, but man it was a really fun evening sitting there watching those bucks on the field. Thanks for sharing this video with us and I hope you have a blessed week guys. Keep up the great work on these videos.
    Dale

  20. Not sure how things are in elsewhere, but down here, hunting like this is a thing of the past. Glad you guys are doing it right and documenting it. Food plots, box stands, and corn feeders are the only way most deer hunt now.

  21. A lot of videos are either just hunting footage, or just technique/tactics information. I really love that you guys are showing BOTH. Keep em' coming, I have two weeks before I'm in the woods and this is holding me over!

  22. I live in Kentucky and we have tons of great public land near Louisville where I live. Anyone know where they shot this video?

  23. Good buck but I'm more then sure every buck would have walked passed you with a shooting shot, you should have taken the biggest one

  24. good episode until dude went on a soap box about not shooting over bait when the the damn thing was in a field full of feed?

  25. What area in KY? Not asking for specific coordinates. I live in Western KY and going to start hunting my regional public land.

  26. I cant even tell ya how many hunting videos and shows I've watched on here that I'm like ok cool.. But you fellas are awesome!! Some of the scenarios you get into are some that I also have been in!! Every episode gets the heart pumping and the adrenaline flowing… I'm so into your show that it's got me in trouble with the girlfriend.. I'll be watching one of you creeping up on a deer and she'll start to say something and without thinking I'll tell her to shhhhhh hes getting close… Lol Congrats on all your harvest and thank you for helping pass the times when I cant make it out!!

  27. If you use the Huntwise App you can look up the Landowner contact info (if it is public info) and call the Landowner straight from the app. Super helpful when retrieving a deer or getting permission to hunt on land! Hope it helps!

  28. Big buck in velvet is one of coolest looking things to see in person some day would love to get a nice velvet buck mounted

  29. Great tip about getting in on bucks at 6:06. Thanks for all your hard work on producing real life hunting film with helpful advice.

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