I was hunting on thursday (nov. 17) afternoon in Ohio and the wind was gusting i would say around twenty mpr. I was in my stand when i saw a doe walk in fifty to sixty yards in front of me. It was getting late and the doe decides to bed down in front of me. So i decided to climb down to stalk her. Every time the wind would pick up, that's when i would move. The only shot i had was directly behind her. Little tiny trees (i guess) no wider than your middle finger were blocking my view from other angles. The wind was in her favor but she never picked me up. I closed the distance to with in 15- 20 yards. I had only about five more steps. That is when i believe she busted me because i was starting to get more behind her. I'm also thinking " this is going to happen. I can't believe this!!" The doe slowly turned around i froze she gets up C-YA!! it goes to show ya...... It is hard to beat a deers nose. But you know what??? that was one of the best hunts i ever had. It was so exciting. Even though i did not kill her that is why they call it hunting and not killing. That's my story and i'm sticking to it. Peace.
"Any sportsman who can kill his deer without the tingling spine, the quick clutch at his heart, the delicious trembling of nerve fibers when the game is finally down, has no place in the deer woods." Lawrence R. Koller. (1948).