good luck to anyone who is going deer hunting this morning. here i am awake at 2:41am and im not even going hunting(i think i have insomnia lol). just remember to be safe guys. best of luck! [up]
Guess they were moving this morning huh ? I should have been out but I didnt finish work untill around 2 AM so I did not even set the alarm . I used to just pull an all nighter when I was yunger but I would just fall a sleep in the stand now a days lol .
This is the first brake we are getting as far as temperature. I hunted last night in one of my honey holes. I came off the tree in shock, I never saw a deer. This afternoon winds are out of the ENE, been watching two beauties a 9 and 8 going to my feeder. But the only time I can hunt there is like today, only with an East wind do I dare to go near that area. Tonight I will let you know how I made out and what I saw. Tony
I was out till 9 AM today. at 8:20 I had 3 Doe trot by at 20 yards. No shots. I came down at 9 and a small 8 watched me till I touched the ground.I didn't see him till I hit ground. My buddy (Hunter255) shot a good Doe. Congats Hunter255
The buck I saw was grunting and following a doe around the whole time. I have only seen that during the rut. That is the second buck I have seen in 2 days following a doe. Could some of the does on my property be starting there cycle?
Well, they were moving early and often today. I got out about 3:00pm, put the steps in the tree, climbed up and had just pulled my bow up when I heard something walking in the field. I turned and saw a pretty good 8 pointer walking across the mowed field. It was cloudy and breezy, so I guess it was comfortable for them to be out early. I wasn't even changed yet (I usually walk in with a long sleeve tee shirt, then change into the X-Scent base layer and a camo shirt over it). He browsed with 15 or 20 yards of me for about 10 minutes, then walked off. He was about A 90 or 100 inch deer, but only a yearling, so I wouldn't have shot him if I could have. If he makes it another 2 yaers, he'll be a big buck.
About 4:00pm, I saw a fawn and another small buck come out into the field about 100 yards away, right under another stand I have.
Had a few ground hogs and some turkeys out in the field for the next 60 minutes, all up by the other stand. Then about 5:15pm, a small spike walked directly under my stand and went down the edge of the field in the direction the fawn and small buck went earlier, again, right under the other stand.
From about 6:00pm til 6:45pm, a doe and a fawn were feeding in the hayfield up under that stand. When they left the field, I got down and walked out a little early. There were no deer on the field and I didn't want some to come out just before dark and spook them off on the way out.
The farmer had just mowed the field, he was actually leaving as I was walking in, and maybe thats why they came to it so much. Was a good afternoon.