Well my annual hunt on my birthday was a success, but did not kill a buck. I had decided since it would be a southeast wind, I would go to an old honey hole that my family has hunted for years. The treestands sit only in a little half acre chunk of timber, but borders a deer haven. Our treestands sit in a transition area from a large timber to a cut corn field. There is also a clover field that borders this corn field. I had high hopes for this spot and the wind was perfect. At the end of the night I eventually had eleven does standing around. I was thinking in the back of my mind the whole time, “When is a big buck gonna come out?” It seemed perfect, but did not work out. Overall, it was still a fun hunt seeing a bunch of deer.
After the hunt I was excited to get home. I had a trail camera next to my treestands for about a month. I had a ton of deer pictures, including a big bodied brute of a buck. He came three days before I had checked the camera at last shooting light. Even though I didnt’ see the big buck I have high hopes for this spot in the days to come.