Couldn't have asked for better deer weather this morning. Had them on their feet a bit. Saw 4 total but the only buck was a spike. This evening I was hit by some bad luck. I had a deer either wind me or catch my movement in the tree as I was trading my ball cap in for my stocking hat. I never knew there was a deer close by until it blew and bolted. Even then I didn't see the dang thing. My gut tells me it was a buck tho. Maybe I'm just assuming the worst. Back at it again tomorrow morning. Gonna be good weather again.
These deer are very skitty this year! I had the same thing happen to me, just dont let it get you down. This one nice buck I missed twice, was under my stand while I wasnt there just a few days later.
Try to hunt the deer that don't know you are there. Forget about that alarmed deer for now, odds are the same deer will show up again soon. If it was a buck, the rut might run him by your hunting site again!