39 degrees. Now that’s the kind of weather that gets a hunters heart pumping! If this morning didn’t feel like hunting season, I don’t know what does. All I know is that I’m excited. So for all of those out there who have already begun their 2011 pursuit, I wish you good luck and for those who have a week or two to wait, I say keep preparing! I’m down to one week until my Ohio opener and it can’t get here soon enough. Shoot straight Nation! In your downtime between hunting or prepping, here are a few interesting hunting blog posts from across the web. I’d particularly recommend checking out “Winke’s Bowhunting Preparation Tips”. Some great advice there on getting ready for the 2011 season.

Make A Rubline for the Rut – Big Buck Zone: Mark Kayser shares his thoughts on creating mock rub lines. I’ve done mock scrapes, but never a mock rub. Interesting idea.

Winke’s Bowhunting Preparation Tips – Petersons Bowhunting: Bill Winke’s thoughts on last minute preparation before the season. Topics include mental readiness, shooting practice, dealing with string jumping bucks and more.

The Bent Brow Buck Is Down! – Thomas’ Bow Hunting Road: Read the story of Thomas Allens’ great North Dakota buck kill! Big buck down.

Deciding My Harvest Objectives – Growing Deer TV Blog: Dr. Grant Woods discusses his goals for this year and how he went about determining those.

Opening Day – Hunt MO365: Andy Yost shares with us his opening day plan of action in Missouri and discusses strategies for targeting mature bucks in mid september. Think food sources…