Friday, December 16, 2011


Bitmore Outdoors, 

Here are a couple of pictures from my hunt on Tuesday night.  As you will remember it was a very rainy afternoon.  I had been hunting this guy throughout the fall, having seen him in August behind the house in a bean field.  I got several photos of him on my trail cam in October and Eddie had him come over 300 yards across my field to stop at 30 yards in a unshootable spot only to spook when a worker at my house spoke loudly on the phone 300 yards away.  I thought he had been shot when reports came of a buck matching the same description was wounded two farms to the east of me.  Later I saw that deer with a slight limp and thought it was him.  He looked exactly like him.  One week later I heard they had killed the wounded buck and my hopes tanked.  Two days before Thanksgiving I moved to an area seldom hunted in hopes of finding something I had not seen all season.  As soon as I got up in the stand I saw this 10 pointer, an exact twin of the one shot earlier.  I was able to grunt and bleat to him and have him close the distance from 70 to 13 yards directly down wind and behind a tree where he winded me and bolted to 30 yards where I proceeded to bounce an arrow off of three or four trees and almost fell out of my tree.  After that I didn't see him until the second Saturday of firearms season at 200 yards.  Monday night I had him at 45 yards and finally Tuesday with the rain hiding my scent, I moved in on him and was able to get a 20 yard shot as he moved thru a transition area before he got to the field.  I knew I was sitting very good when over 20 does and small bucks move past me and fed down wind at 50 to 75 yards.  Finally a chip shot after a wet wait and he was on the ground in sight of me.  I haven't taped him yet but know the other deer scored 148 and he is at least that big.   At this point I really don't care.   As I told you, targeting a single buck and hunting him through out the season, and finally scoring is reward enough for me.  It would have been a very successful season if I had not of shot him, but this is the best.  And to top it all off, my good friend, Casey Owing  came over to help me load him and wouldn't even let me gut him.  It doesn't get any 
better than that!


We would also like to thank Michael on sending us his photo of his  big Illinois 10 pointer that he took with a muzzelloader at 175 yards.  We cant wait to hear the full story on his hunt


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Resting Up

Head goose dog "TUBS" resting up dreaming of ducks and geese.

Hopefully with cold weather in the forecast and some consistent NW winds the geese and ducks will show up in large numbers. All the blinds are brushed decoys loaded up and guns cleaned. Good luck to everyone going out. Hunt safe and enjoy the quality time with friends and family. 

Follow the blog throughout the duck and goose season to see how the Bitmore Outdoors crews are doing. 


"If your not out hunting your being out hunted"
 Bitmore Outdoors 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Dead doe down!!!!

We are advocates of the QDM philosophy and have been implementing those principles since we began managing our farms.  As a result we have seen a substantial improvement in our buck to doe ratio and a steady improvement in the quality of our bucks, does and fawns.  For example, this year we have harvested about 125 does and only 12 bucks.  The buck count includes a few button bucks that we have killed by accident and 7 mature bucks with at least 3 of them being 5 1/2 years or older.  The gross antler scores of those bucks is as follows 159, 156, 155, 149, 143, 130 and a management buck that grossed 100 inches.  We have been consistent in taking an average of 10 does for every mature buck that we harvest.  

We have found that a healthy doe harvest accomplishes several objectives.  

  • Most importantly a healthy doe harvest controls the deer population and helps reduce the crop damage.  We have found that if you are not doing this you will not have your farms very long.
  • Harvesting any deer is an accomplishment and provides hunter satisfaction and  quenches the thirst of a hunter while he awaits a mature buck
  • We have witnessed more intense rutting behavior as fewer does creates competition among the resident buck herd.
  • Fewer deer means healthier deer with more for each one to eat and reduced social stress on the deer herd
 Last but not least typically a doe is a little better eating then an old rutting buck and provide excellent table fare!!!  
As you can see our cold box after opening week of gun season is full of excellent venison.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

An unexpected Thanksgiving Guest!

Thanksgiving morning 2011 will be a morning that Gary will not soon forget.  The Unexpected Guest was a deer we named  "The Great 8".  He is a 5 1/2 year old eight point and we have been tracking him closely for the past three seasons.  We passed him the last two years and captured him on video twice only hoping that he would "blow up" at 5 1/2.  We also had had his sheds from 2009 and 2010 and were pumped that he made it through.  In July we started getting trail camera photos and although he had incredible G2's and a horse of a body it appeared that his rack barely grew only adding about 6 inches of antler.   We decided it was TIME to try to take him and he became the number one deer on Gary's hit list. 

Early Thanksgiving morning, after a rattling sequence around 8:15 am "The Great 8" made his first appearance this season and proceeded to provided quite a show.  He was within Gary's sight for almost a half an hour and provided an incredible hunt that kept him on pins and needles the whole time.  It is times like these that you forget about being cold, forget about everything you have to do this afternoon and your mind is focused on one thing and one thing only.  It was TIME for Gary to take "The Great 8".  After a solid 37 yard shot the Easton Full Metal Jacket did it's job and the rest is history. Not only had Gary arrowed one of his most wanted Hitlist bucks, he did it all on film! Congratulations to Gary on an incredible journey!

Also a huge congratulations goes out to Kristen Nickerson and her spectacular kill of another Hitlist buck "Splitty"

Monday, November 21, 2011

Lights out for Hi Wall !!!

Last week Mathew finished the final chapter and closed the book on a buck named
Hi Wall!  

He is a buck that we had history with over the past three years.  In the spring of 2009 Gary found Hi Wall's shed and we figured that he had some potential but didn't get to excited. He had great mass but fairly short tines and we figured he was a 3 1/2 years old. We looked forward to seeing what he would turn in to in 2010.  It is hard to believe but with all of the cameras we have on the farm we did not get a single trail camera photo of him that summer or fall.  Matt and Brendan saw him once in the rut of 2010 and got some footage of him.  After reviewing the footage it looked like he had grown and were excited to see if we could find his sheds that spring.  Gary found his second shed in the spring of 2011 and the peices of the puzzle were starting to develop.  We were really excited to see that he made it through the season and were anxious to see him in the 2011 hunting season.  In July of 2011 we finally captured him on trail camera and he grew and put on width and mass and really had the WOW factor!  We were pumped to say the least.  We knew he was 5 1/2 years old and figured he would be close to 160" by the time he finished growing.  Mathew and Mike were on his trail and took the surviellance information that was gathered and developed a plan to put him on the ground.  They figured that he was living in a small area and they would stay persistent and keep hunting the outskirts of his core area and not put to much pressure on him.  They were determined and figured that they would hunt him at least twice a week from the Sept 15th opener until the end of season or however long it took to cross his path.  
It did not take long ....  On the morning of November 12th Mathew connected and made a perfect 30 yard shot on Hi Wall!  He even self filmed the hunt and captured it all on video....  Unfortunately Mike was not with him that day as he got sick.  It was almost the first hunt that he missed with Matt all season.  
Hi Wall is quite an impressive creature and looked tremendous on the hoof!  He has a great frame and with great mass and palmation throughout his main beams!

Now it is on to the next chapter and time to CHASE another mature whitetail!  The CHASE never gets old and there is nothing more challenging then targeting a particular buck that has survived several hunting seasons. 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

November 17th

Hang on!!!!  

The action has been fast and furious and the rut is in full swing.  We expect that the timing of the rut, the full moon and cooler mid day temps caused it to happen but we experienced excellent mid day buck movement last week.  We have never seen it so pronounced!  In fact, we had a group of hunters in Iowa last week and out of the 20 mature buck sightings while they were on stand 15 of them were seen between the hours of 10:30 - 2:00.  Several of us sat from daylight until dark and we experienced most of the action between 10:30 - 2:00!

In a pinch!

It is a great time to be in the woods....  The first round of does have been bred and there are now bucks "in between" does.   They are cruising looking for their next girlfriend and if you hunt funnels and pinch points you might just be lucky enough to put your tag on a big boy!  

Don't be surprised!  

We believe that the next two weeks is one of the best times to see the "BIG STABBIE" that is just passing through your area because he has bred the does in his core area and is now expanding his search into unfamiliar territory!  He probably won't stick around long before he returns to his home range so make sure you are ready to kill him when you see him that first time!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


November 2nd -  A day to remember!

Brendan shoots and scores AGAIN!  Except this time it is not with a lacrosse stick but a bow and arrow!  We won't tell the full story yet but last night Brendan had not even made it into the stand when he ran an arrow through Old Yeller!!!!  Thats right Old Yeller and six other bucks were chasing a hot doe across the field and he made a fatal mistake and met Brendan's Rage tipped Full Metal Jacket!!!  Story to follow    

Matt, Bob and Mike arrived in Iowa Saturday.  The hunt started out slowly due to some warm weather and it seemed like the bucks were not really rolling yet.  However on 11/2 some much needed rain and a cold front got them moving and we got the call from Matt last night saying that he shot one at last light and was going to start the tracking job this morning.  Sounds like a good one and we hope to follow up with the video and story when they return!

Thanks for watching and following us on Bitmore Outdoors
Make sure to watch this weeks episode of Brendans story on his hunt with "Old Yeller and Jake Takes out "Dragon"

Monday, October 24, 2011

Closing in on the rut and Gary strikes Browser off the Hitlist!

When looking for some of our hitlist bucks we always seem to lose one or two over the years, we think they have been shot or killed somehow, but then all of a sudden they show up a few years later... Here is a link to a blog post that Bill Winke of Midwest Whitetail wrote regarding this particular topic.
Midwest Whitetail "Look Who's Back"

Goes to show that he very well may be roaming the depths.

Here are my reasons that bucks disappear....what are yours?

1. Getting their butts kicked...if a Buck is constantly getting pushed around by a larger more dominant buck, why not move locations and be the big man on campus for a year or 2 in an area where there is less competition. With Magic Man (RIP) out of the picture I think Victor himself my be waiting for his curtain call on the Manor. I would sure love to be the one to stick it to him.

2. Maybe he was just a visitor in the first place.  Some of the bucks you get one or two pictures of might have just been passing by, not moving out of the area.

"Moon Charts and Weather Breaks"

After one of the most productive off seasons to date the first month of the season has been a disappointment to say the least.  With countless trail cam pictures of shooters and management bucks it seemed as though we would have our hands full of antlers by now.  As rain, standing corn, and untimely moon phases occupied September and the first part of October, most of us were starting to question our abilities. 
As most of you know, there is always that one day in October when the ice is broken, its like a raspy sound of the trumpet before a fox hunt, everyone now knows, "its on". For the boys of Bitmore Outdoors, Thursday was that day. The funny thing is, it didn't catch any of us by surprise.

The moon chart was showing a B day after countless C days, we had heavy rain all day Wednesday and the forecast called for a clear cool morning with strong winds.  With the combination of the break in the weather and the good moon phase, we knew Thursday would be one of those mid October mornings that define good deer hunting.
We were right!  With smoke pole in hand for the first time of the 2012 season, Gary Kephart and Mike "natural born" Mundorf connected on great bucks that both look to score over 145".

A Farmers Almanac is to a farmer as a ________ is to a deer hunter. The answer is...the deer hunters moon guide.  We have been planning hunts with the help of moon guides for years and they work very well.  During countless hunts the deer movement has been slow, only to pick up during the times the moon guide shows. It can be a great way for guys with full time jobs to pick and choose the days they wan to take off and be in the woods and also very useful when trying to decide when to stay in the stand all day or just hunt the twilight and dusk hours. This is an inexpensive way to become a better deer hunter over night.

Hopefully we will have some more bucks on the ground in the next week.  But if not, its off to Iowa for some of the crew and back to the bows as the pre rut starts to heat up!

Congrats to both Gary and Mike for harvesting some good deer last week.  Pictures of the bucks will be up as soon as possible! 

Thanks for checking in.

~the Bitmore Crew

Also congrats to Brian Sears, one of the Chester River QDMA Co-op members, on his incredible buck taken last week in Queen Annes County.  And congratulations and thank you to Temple Rhodes for facilitating a great program that allows these type of deer to grow here.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Heating up as the weather cools!

Saturday morning was a great morning and the does were really on their feet!  The front blew through and the deer must have been able to sense the 20-30 mph winds that were predicted for the afternoon.  Our crew harvested four mature does Saturday morning.  Bob Allen took 3 in one sitting, not bad considering all were bow kills and perfect shots!  

We are now looking forward to the cooler weather that is predicted for the end of this week and the moonguide is also predicting good daytime movement.  This combination could prove to be very deadly.    

The Maryland early muzzleloader season begins this Thursday and we would not be surprised if one of our hit list bucks ends up on the ground!  We are still staying out of some of our best spots trying to keep them fresh for the pre-rut when the big boys will be on their feet! 

Remember if you are bowhunting during the muzzleloader season you must wear florescent orange and have purchased your muzzloader stamp.

This Saturday was also the opening day for Maryland's early duck season, and from the reports the wooducks must have been holed up in their tight spots due to the high winds.  

Tomorrow morning will be Wil's first morning in the marsh this yeah and it looks like the weather will be great for duck hunting 

Swing over to our facebook page and let us know how your season is going. Feel free to post pictures and stories, as we would love to hear from you.  

Here is a picture of Matthew Severo and his First buck shot with a bow! Nice buck Matthew, Congratulations!

Good luck this week with the smoke poles!

~ the Bitmore Outdoors Crew


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Key in on the Corn Harvest!!!!

It is no secret that at this time of the year most of the deer spend their days bedded in the corn!  It is also no secret that the corn is being harvested right now and that can present a tremendous opportunity.  Over the past two weeks our crew has spent a LOT of time in treestands overlooking cornfields.  Each time you watch a field being picked it is a learning experiance.   We now think we are better prepared to take advantage of the situation when it presents itself in the future.   

What we have learned...

Whenever possible talk to the farmer and find out how he is going to remove the corn from the field.  You have heard it from the farmers over and over but it is really true that most of the deer will stay in the corn until the final few rows have been picked.  Try to position yourself so that you are on an inside corner or in a finger that extends into the corn field on the end of the field where the farmer will finish!  The deer will keep moving towards the remaining standing corn and most of them will break out of the field and head for cover at the very last minute.  Ideally you want to be just inside the woods edge between the last corn that will be harvested and the thickest bedding area that is close to the field edge. 

Easy Pickings...

With the winds and rain that we have had this summer a lot of the corn that is being cut is not making it into the combines.  Hunting over a fresh cut corn field allows the deer to have easy eating opportunities by just roaming in the fields and browsing on the newly fallen corn.  Keep this in mind when choosing your spots the first couple days after the harvest.

New Patterns...

Shortly after the farmers have finished harvesting the corn, the deer need to find new habitat to call home.  With ranges and pecking orders already established this summer, deer will be roaming around trying to establish or find new areas. Even during the "October Lull" the deer will be moving during daylight hours contending for that new spot.  Also keep in mind that this time of year the late beans are getting tall and the bucks that once lived in the corn are moving towards the beans and spending the daylight hours bedded there.  When thinking about your entry and exit strategies from the stands make sure you consider this before making the trek.

Again most of us our now experiencing the dreaded "October Lull" but taking advantage of the corn harvest can add some excitement to your hunts!  With a little luck a mature buck might be your prize!  

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A couple great days!

Just as we expected!   

The cooler temperatures and improved moon phase along with a lot of the corn being harvested the deer have been on their feet and most everyone is seeing more daylight activity.  We harvested a few more does over the weekend and are even seeing a few of our hit list bucks on their feet during legal shooting hours.  None have gotten close enough for one of us to close the deal but it is great seeing them during daylight and really gets the adrenelien flowing for the weeks ahead!  We have not recognized the the dreaded "October Lull" yet but feel confident that it is just around the corner!  Once it starts and over the next two weeks we will be focused on managing the herd and harvesting more does.   We do our best to stay out of our best areas while harvesting the does so that we don't educate our mature bucks any more then necessary.   

Trail camera bonanza! 

It seems that the scrapes are popping up all over and we have now moved our cameras off bait and on scrapes.  From now until the end of October is the best time to capture photos of the best bucks in your area as they are working to establish their territoiries.  They are fairly easy to catch on camera at night when they are running field edges and logging roads laying out sign.   We hope to post some new photos over the next few weeks to prove this point! 


I absolutely love this time of year! The past few days we have had some great North winds, and with the colder temperatures the Ducks and Canada Geese have been arriving in by the thousands!  We are fortunate enough to live next to the water and adjacent to a large roosting area, so right now as I am typing this, my background music is about 3000 geese honking and carrying on.  

It's only a few days left until duck season and a few weeks left until goose season, so hopefully we will have some good footage soon for you up on the website!


~ the Bitmore Outdoors Crew

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

It's all about the moon!

With a few days into the season and limited success let's take a look at what makes or breaks our hunts.

It's all about the moon!  
The moon guide doesn't lie!  The first two days of the season we had great weather with the temperatures both days more then 10 degrees below normal.  Yet the movement in the morning was extremely slow!  In fact on the season opener we had six guys in the woods and only saw a few deer !  The evenings were a little better but still slower then you would expect with the cool weather.  By the time the moonguide improved and told us to be in the woods we got three inches of rain followed by four days of extremely warm weather and high humidity.  The mature bucks have now transistioned to their fall coats and habits, and the weather shut them down during daylight hours.  We only had a few mature buck sightings and nothing close enough to get excited about.

Forecast for the rest of the month!!

The weather in the Northeast is not supposed to change until Thursday or Friday when we can finally expect some cooler temperatures.   We plan on getting a few doe kills on video early this week and then hunt some of the hit list bucks we have located later in the week!  

The moonguide we use can be found at  According to the moonguide, history tells hunters that the best times to see the most deer movement hunters need to be in the woods or field when the moon is directly overhead (primary time), directly under foot (secondary) or at the sunrise/sunset times. As with anything else, weather conditions and hunting pressure certainly have an influence on deer movement but day in day out the moonguide is an excellent tool that we use to plan our time in the woods! Of course we also subscribe to the old adage you can't kill 'em on the couch! 

I hope this helps with an understanding of how the moon influences deer movement, and more importantly a mature bucks needs this time of year.  

Keep looking in at the website as there will be a new video up soon with a recap of the past few hunts as well as Wil's doe kill last Wednesday.

Here are a few recent photographs that we have gotten, and a nice shed that Mike found on tuesday! 

Old Yeller

Friday, September 23, 2011

Blood on the tailgate!

Finally, fall is here! Well it's a rainy, muggy Friday here for the Bitmore Outdoors Crew.  

With a shifting moon and warm South winds the past few days have been fairly slow for most of us.  

Matt and Mike have been out every day without seeing a whole lot of action or letting any arrows loose.  

On wednesday afternoon I was able to finally seal the deal on a nice mature doe. After I posted about going into stealth/predator mode in, "Back in the Grind", it paid off. I was able to slip into the corn with these funky SE winds we've been having and put down a doe.  After fighting off the millions of mosquitos and enduring a long sit, at about 6:50 a few does slipped out of the corn at about seven yards.  In my excitement of having deer so close to me while I was on the ground, I forgot to press record.  I realized this right about the time I squeezed the trigger on my release and the arrow flew right over her back.  I forgot to adjust to how close she really was.  Dejected, I nocked another arrow and waited in hopes of another doe, seeking to redeem myself.  At about 7:12 two fawns filed across the waterway at the same 7 yard mark and I knew momma had to be close behind.  I was looking out and picking a spot at 40 yards to judge distances, and just at that moment out came a nice mature doe.  I judged her to be 38 yards and pressed the record button.  Double checked that it was red, and settled in for the shot.  After I released the arrow I knew it was a touch forward, but I heard her crash in the corn about 100 yards out.  After reviewing the footage I packed up and headed home to meet Jenna and get Nelli for the track.  Now once Nelli gets her harness on she gets really excited, and as soon as Jenna and I walked her to the first blood, she was right on the trail. Within five minutes Nelli led us straight to the dead deer! Even with flashlights I am sure a blind man could have found the deer but it was very exciting and rewarding to watch Nelli use her instincts to do her job.  I couldn't have been happier!  She has come a long way since her first track at 8 weeks! Here is a few screen grabs from the film, that should be up in next weeks episode.
38 yards

Successful track by Nelli!
Matt and Mike are headed this way to the Shore as we speak.  Hopefully someone will put down (what I realized today) one of our 26 hitlist bucks this weekend, it's only a matter of time!

Every day we are picking up more and more geese, and the other night I saw my first flock of migrating mallards.  It's getting closer and closer!

Go check out the website when you have a chance, as I have updated a few things.  

Also look for a video sometime next week recapping our the past two weeks of the season!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Back in the grind!

Opening evening sunset
Well we made it, the season is here! Cool temperatures and North winds have made for some great sits, and tons of migrating geese.  I love this time of year when you can go outside and hear the geese cruising in.

Nothing big has hit the dirt yet, but it is only a matter of time before someone here at Bitmore Outdoors scores.

The first week has been pretty slow compared to the anticipation we all had going into the season.

Mike Mundorf (Matt's brother) was the first to break the ice on a nice doe the other night at the Manor.

Gary saw two shooters that were just out of range and had a few opportunities at some does, but is still holding out for one of the many bucks on his list.

Jenna has been hard at it every evening and has had some great encounters with some young bucks and a near death experience for the Big 9 on Saturday evening.  It was just a touch out of range and after camera light (lucky for him).

I had a great encounter with the Homer 8 here at home and have been trying to outsmart him this week to no avail, time to switch it up a little.  It seems as though he has gone into his solo mode and split away from his normal group, as I had the whole harem of does and his best buddy, the little 8 (still in Velvet), at ten yards yesterday morning.

Matt and Mike have had some good encounters with some young deer and some serious restraint on a few does that were tempting Matt to let one fly.

Brendan has definitely putting his hours on stand this week and like the rest of us has had little action.  He and Mike filmed a nice 140" 3.5 year old the other night, determining that it was too young to shoot.

The Full moon that we had last week made for tough hunting all around, but every day it seems to be getting just a little better.  Everyone keeps seeing just enough deer to keep fueling the fire.

I am going to throw a curve ball at the deer tonight and use the standing corn to my advantage.  These S, SE winds are horrible for most of my stands, so I will be forced to go into stealth mode tonight.  Hopefully it will work out.  I love changing it up every once in a while, but I was inspired by the latest Muddy's Midwest Whitetail to do this tonight.

It feels good to finally be back in predator mode.  

Lastly I will leave you all with some pictures from the past week of hunting, including some great shots from our goose hunt.

Setting some stands prior to season in the Hunt Ve

Season's almost here, last minute stand prep.

Early season Goose hunt on Southeast Creek
Doesn't get a whole lot better

Sunset over the Chester River

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Almost here...

It's so close we can taste it!

It's Tuesday afternoon, only 38 hours until we're back in our stands with arrows knocked! 

Yesterday Matt, Mike and Wil joined up in Queesntown to do some last minute stand placement, do a few safety checks on some of the other stands and pulled some cameras.  We were able to test out Matt's new Sony NX5U and that camera is awesome! Lightweight, smooth, easy operation, hopefully another will be joining the ranks soon...

After double checking everything, Matt headed back to Howard County and Mike and Wil met up with Brendan and headed up to Southeast Creek to try their hand at some resident geese.  As luck would have it, last night was the only night that they failed to come in at dark.  With no wind and a Full moon, if I were a goose I would feed all night as well.

This morning the Bitmore Outdoors crew joined up with Bob Lynch and put the finishing touches on the website.  There are still a few small things to do yet, but it is about 95% complete!  This is going to be a fun season with all of the footage we are expecting to get. 

Be sure to check out the video we posted with a short intro clip and a small look into the hunts of the past.

We love feedback and will take any and all ideas that you, our audience, has to offer.  Let us know if anything is misspelled or misplaced. Bitmore Outdoors is an awesome crew but we're not perfect.

Thanks for your time and your interest, stay tuned here and on our facebook page, and keep checking back to the website for more videos!


~the Bitmore Outdoors Crew

Friday, September 9, 2011

Final touches...

Well, here we are, less than a week away from the Md archery opener.  A week that all of us at Bitmore Outdoors have waited seven and a half months for.

All over the internet hit-lists are popping up, check out the Midwest Whitetail guys, and already the rut predictions are rolling in, Rut Report and Wired to Hunt.  Although November is a few months away, the anticipation is at an all time high.

I know that our watch lists are stacked right now and hopefully a few of these deer are going to hit the dirt within the next few weeks.  Gary has done more homework in the past seven months than I could do if I spent the rest of the season in the woods.  If I were a betting man I would put money on Gary having one down within the first few days.

Another good note is that I was able to secure permission on a piece of property very close to home that I have been watching and filming a beautiful 4.5 year old tall eight point.  With a few last minute preparations Jenna and I should be able to get within bow range of him this week!

Hopefully the weather will slack off on us this week, we have gotten over 7 inches of rain since Sunday here on the shore, and the flash flooding over on the western shore might force the hip boots to go on come thursday.

Wash your hunting clothes and get your therma-cell refills, it's about to get bloody.

Hunt Smart, Hunt Hard


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Great Weekend!

Well here it is, the tuesday after Labor Day Weekend, the day all of us dread, back to work, back to the real world.

This past weekend was a blast!  The Bitmore crew participated in the Fourth Annual Chester River Catfish Invitational. Although none of us caught the winning catfish, we still caught a few.  Brendan Mundorf caught the biggest one out of our group, coming in at I think 22 inches. I believe there are some pictures somewhere, I'll have to dig them up.  The overall winner was Pete Brocker with a huge fish, and the biggest  winner yet to date, weighing in at 11lbs 14oz.

Monday brought groggy fishermen/women, a welcomed day off.  With cleaning and packing up, The Mundorf clan headed back to the western shore as Jenna and I went dove hunting here in Pamona.  It was a slow day in the patch but we managed a limit between the two of us! Not bad for not having to work!

This next week is probably the longest week of the year for us, the week before Maryland's archery opener.  Everything is in place, except Mike's bow, and we are all itching to climb into a stand next thursday.

Keep an eye on the website for updates as everything should be finalized this week!

I'll check in  as things progress.


Saturday, September 3, 2011


Looks like things are coming along with the website! Keep looking back for updates.

Tomorrow is the 4th Annual Chester River Catfish Tournament, the Bitmore crew will have two boats competing this year.  We will update with results after tomorrow!