Buck #1 7:50 AM
"Last Day" pressure is on. I hunted a new area from
a tree Kent calls the "Kill Tree" which is where some big bucks
have fallen to Kent's bow. By 8:00AM I had two really nice "book"
bucks walk by at 40-60 yards. Too far for me to shoot. They were walking behind
a lone doe. The first buck had great mass and the second buck had lots of
points. Both were really impressive and neither came close enough for a shot.
Buck #2 8:00 AM
The next two hours were the most amazing hours I have ever witnessed
while deer hunting. Buck after buck came out of the brush chasing does. Then,
at 9:00 AM - a lone doe came out of the brush with no less than 8 bucks chasing
her. It was spectacular to witness. One of the bucks was absolutely huge and
most of them would probably go book. That poor doe was being chased to death
by all of those bucks. But don't take my word for it - watch it on video...
Spectacular footage of this scene....(545k)
I had never seen bucks so possessed - this poor doe was
being run into the ground
Bucks were chasing does until 10:00 AM, then all went quiet.
I stayed in stand until 11:30AM then called for Kent. We had a quick bite
and I went to a different stand for the afternoon hunt. I jumped a doe on
my way in and watched some chasing a thousand yards away. I was pumped up
- this was my last shot. At 4:15 PM I saw movement and lifted my binoculars.
My heart started pumping. A 12pt was coming right at me. I grabbed my bow
and positioned for the shot. The deer came in but at the last moment he took
the wrong trail (right trail for him) and skirted the edge of my setup. I
had a quartering away shot at 35 yards but despite my desperation, I just
couldn't shoot. That's past my self-imposed distance. I watched him walk quietly
by. That hurt.
Nothing else came in this evening. Despite the unbelievable
hunting here, it just didn't happen for me, but that's bowhunting. I had a
fantastic hunt and saw more record class bucks than I could count. I also
thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Kent and his family - you'd have a hard
time finding nicer people. In fact, while I sit here and write this, Kent's
kids just brought us chocolate chip cookies - fresh from the oven! I hope
you enjoyed our latest live hunt - we've got one more to bring you before
the end of the season. Brian Cole is also hunting Kansas and we'll be bringing
you a semi-live hunt in the next couple weeks.
Cimarron River Outfitters - with the exception of Kent, this
property has never been hunted. Cimarron River Outfitters is a brand
new operation, managed for quality deer and exclusively for bowhunting.
Between Kent Jarnagin and Kent Woolfolk they own 25,000 acres in Comanche
county Kansas. Kent is a hard core bowhunter who takes 2-3 bowhunters
per week only. I've booked again for the same week in November - it
was that good. Hunters are expected to be selective and wait
for the buck they want. Be it a 120 inch buck or a 200 inch buck.
This is not a fenced ranch or game farm - these are wild, free ranging
whitetails hunted under fair-chase conditions. Five hunters took 3
deer this year, all 3 were PY. I passed a book buck on day 1 and the
other unsuccessful bowhunter missed a couple book bucks. To contact
Kent and inquiry about dates please e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call him at 620-622-4667. We hope you enjoyed our latest live hunt
from Kansas - we'll be here again next year!