Flipp Wheeler has been playing J.V. football, so even though the whitetail archery hunt in Louisiana started a week earlier, he and his dad, Locke, haven't had a chance to get out and hunt yet. Even with football games and practice keeping him busy, Flipp has been getting ready for hunting season - shooting his bow regularly.
And not only is this his first hunt for the season, but it is his first-ever archery whitetail hunt. And his dad, Locke, is determined to make it a memorable one.
Early Season Hunting Prep
Hurricane Ida had caused a lot of damage to the area and unfortunately, the Wheeler's hadn't had a chance to go in and fix all their hunting stands before the season started. With an unsuccessful first weekend of hunting, Locke and his son look at planting some food plots to help boost their odds.
Early-season hunting in the South is tough. If you plant too early, the worms will ruin the plot. So it is best to wait until the season gets going to make the most of your crop. In about two or three weeks, the plot will mature and hopefully draw in some whitetail.
First Shot At A Buck
After 5 days of hunting and no luck, Flipp finally sees a whitetail buck coming into view.
The buck comes into view and Flipp focuses on his target. Locke gets the buck to stop with a short call and Flipp takes his shot...
Flipp made a great 20-yard shot! Locke and Flipp wait a few minutes to make sure, but eventually, they see the buck go down.
Successful Louisiana Archery Hunt
And with it not even November yet, they still have a full season of hunting ahead of them. Both Locke and Flipp couldn't have asked for a better start to their 2021 hunting season.
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Check out all the episodes of our Whitetail Hunting '21-'22 Season:
Whitetail Hunting Episode 1: Missouri Early Season Cold Front
Whitetail Hunting Episode 2: West Texas Opener
Whitetail Hunting Episode 3: October Archery in Louisiana
Whitetail Hunting Episode 4: Opening Day in Michigan Upper Peninsula
Whitetail Hunting Episode 5: Arrow Release in Louisiana
Whitetail Hunting Episode 6: West Texas Rifle Opener
Whitetail Hunting Episode 7: November Rut Missouri
Whitetail Hunting Episode 8: Rutting Bucks in SE Kansas