I always look forward to September as the morning and evenings have that fall feel. Daytime highs start to drop into the 70's but lately it's been more like July with highs in the 90's! Between the heat, allergies, and mosquitoes the size of vultures it has not been a great start to deer season. Thankfully it's a marathon and not a sprint so we have plenty of time. Last year I took a nice doe with my longbow on September 18. This year I've only shot my Makenzie target a few thousand times! The forecast is looking better and October is less than a week away...it's time to be in the woods. I'm more excited than normal to hunt this year which I didn't know was possible but it's because both of my boys are deer hunting this year. My oldest son will turn 11 in a few weeks and this will be his first season bow hunting. He has worked really hard over the past year shooting and building his strength. He shoots a Hoyt Ruckus compound and I am confident that he is ready to hunt with it. He has shot 3 turkey and 2 deer with his 20 gauge shotgun but really wanted to hunt with a bow and I'm so proud of him for his hard work and determination. Hopefully in a few years we can get him into a Coyote Creek bow. My youngest son is 8 and shot his first turkey this past spring. This will be his first year deer hunting and he's super excited as well. Kansas does have a youth deer season in early September but temperatures were in the 90's for most of the season and I decided to hold off until December to take him out.
I have parts for a new Swift Fox longbow for myself on the way. I hope to be hunting with it by the end of October. It will have a brown Coreflex/Superaction laminate riser, and Maple limbs with black glass. I'm always excited to get a new bow! I'm also working on forms for a 58" Bobcat recurve. I currently offer the Bobcat in 62" and it's a great shooter but I'd like something a little shorter for hunting. Hopefully it shoots as nice as the 62" version. Best of luck to everyone this season and share you hunting stories with me, I've love to hear them!