Originally Posted by HARPERC
You're a guest, so maybe instead of changing the hunt, change the goals and expectations. Lots of purely social family hunts out there and that's a good thing. Just expect to hang out with family riding ATV's, and packing rifles instead of watching football. It's also OK to plan something for yourself elsewhere, or make a plan that includes your father in law.
I understand, I didnt mean to sound like I was attempting to change how my father-in-law hunts...just seeing what people thought about the situation I am in and how they may proceed for the rest of the hunting season. Dont get me wrong, I feel very blesssed to even have a place to hunt and spend time with my fiance and her family. That being said, we have LOTS of BIG bucks on camera from 2 months ago and LOTS of does so I was hoping some of the big guys would have stayed around during the season but all we have seen was a 5 pointer and two spikers, and some does.
I may take the other person's advice and hang in the stand all day instead of coming out at lunch when everyone else does. We typically get out of the stand around 1030am and get back in at 130pm. Sounds like the big guys will be in the thick stuff hiding so maybe i can convince the old man to put on some drives towards the end of the season but for this coming weekend and next week i believe we are still in the rut...so who knows what will happen.