Quote Originally Posted by whodey1966 View Post
I Have been Bow Hunting since the early 90s and the last week of October through the first week of November has always been my best Week!
I am going to have to concur with this statement....I have been sticking deer since the early 80's and the last week of October things really start picking up for me and they go into THanksgiving with it winding down about the time my belly is full of turkey and stuffing......

To the fella that started this thread....one main question I have to ask is this...are you hunting public or private land? and if your hunting private land, is anyone else hunting it also? I ask because of this...if your land is hunted by more than just you, then I would take my days off during the week to maximize your 4 days that you can hunt....if you have hunting pressure from outside of your group then I like to hunt the week, it usually is less crowded and the pressure from surrounding land is not as bad......Now if your hunting private land and you pretty much hunt it alone then it dont much matter when you go out, but if I was trying to take advantage of having only 4 days away from work then those 4 days would not include the weekend if there was any type of pressure around me.....if there is, then use the weekend for those last few days and try to grab a buck that has been chased from his area bu other hunters, sometimes getting lucky is not such a bad thing.....but i would not want to count on that, thats why I would hunt tuesday thru friday then use the weekend as a backup.....just my opinion and I am in no way trying to tell another hunter how to use his vacation time....just giving you a theory I use from time to time when I am hunting public land.