Here is the deal. One of the spots I hunt is an 130 acre open field (used to be a crop field, now just grazing for cattle - roughly 60-75 head). It backs up to wooded acreage, that I do not really have access to. I rifle hunted this spot last year. I have a feeder 200 yards off the wooded fence line, and 225 yards past that a box blind. I did harvest 1 buck and 2 doe from this spot last year.
So. There was a great buck that I had on camera, during the morning and evening hours, from the time I put the camera out - till rifle season started. But he was there all through bow season - but I was not set up to bow hunt then.
Now I am, I have a nice brushed in popup securely staked in just outside the feeder pen. Pen is a 3 strand barbed wire, with 1 wire cut out where I have my blind. I have a Ten Point Wicked Ridge Warrior G3 crossbow, but have not yet choosed a broadhead. This thing shoots spot on with the field tips, every single time.
So help me.
Now for you field experts:::: First thing, this buck last year loved the moring hours about sunrise to 30 minutes past. To get to this this spot, the only enterance is close to the far south west side of the field, and the set up is on the far north east side. So I have to drive down the road in this field for close to a mile - open field. I could walk it, but im not sure that would make much of a difference, or would it. Plus walking in the dark, in a cattle pasture, and possibly freaking out cattle in the dark seems like not a great idea. I park behind an old barn between my setup to hide my truck. Any suggestions on how early (god please do say 3 or 4 in the morning and wait till sunup - but it is what it is), or should I walk....or f' it maybe sleep in the popup blind and hope I dont snore. Any thoughts? I know driving in 30 minutes before sun up is not a good idea with headlights blazing across an open field.
Now for you broadhead experts. Man, I am just scared of a mechanical broadhead, that it will not open/penetrate, etc. I need a perfectly reliable broadhead, likely a fixed blade, that will fly absolutely true as it shoots now with field tips, that will inflict maximum carnage - because it will be sketchy if he makes it 200 yard and jumps the fence. I can get permission to cross - but the guy is always hard to find - it would be best if the deer expired before he got to the fence if he runs that way. So, recommendations on broad heads? Oh, and why would I choose a 100g vs 125g? is there a difference? A reason to choose one over the other?
Below I made a diagram.
Red boarder will will call the property lines. Green arrow is the dirt road from the gate of the property to the old barn. Orange box is old barn I park behind. From the gate to the turn to the barn is about 1 mileish. Red box is my box blind. Blue box is my feeder pen. Purple box is my popup blind set up. Black area is the wooded area that the deer come from.
Any input anyone has to any of the above is seriously appreciated.