Hi all. Glad to see activity on the forum. I was checkin things out pre-season and it was pretty slow.
Congrats on the addition to the families Deebz and 4khorn! The biggest blessing in my life are the little ones!!
I was fortunate enough to make it out on opening morning, and it was a really eventful day. I was blessed with putting a good shot on a big doe about 20 minutes into daylight. She went about 50 yards and went down, but I couldn't confirm that from the stand, because I couldn't see her. It looked like a good hit, but I couldn't get down to trail her for about two hours because of all the deer activity.
There was a yearling buck that was hanging out for quite a while. I figured he saw my downed doe because he kept going to the same spot about 65 yards from my stand, which was the direction she headed. He would go to where she was, and then wander to the East, then go back up to her, then wander to the West.
After a while, two more basket racked yearlings popped up right in front of me, and came within 14 yards. I had an either sex tag in my pocket but passed. (High hopes for the season on opening morning!) The first buck saw them come in and trotted over to them. One of the two new guys ran him off. The other new guy went to where the first buck was, and saw the downed doe. He let out a loud snort, and turned and ran right at me. Then he hung out for a few more minutes, snorting around.
Its game on! I hope everyone enjoys their season!
Here is a link to when the two yearlings came in. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qmQRrw_bao
And another link to right after one of the new guys saw my doe and snorted around for a while. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7CH5r81Aok