I sat in stand 13 hours Saturday for opening day.
Perfect stand set up
I came in downwind, deer come out of bedding upwind.
Unfortunately for me, it was 87 degrees all day, I sweated from 6 am til the end.
The end was when the 7 doe decided to walk around me, approx 100 yards or so
2 of the does blew 128 times when they got downwind to feed. 128, I counted.
They didn't know where I was or what I was specifically, but they knew I was there. Never had that happen like that. They were essentially working like a pair of bloodhounds. They worked to the right, then the left, then the right each time narrowing down their sweep pattern until they figured out the tree that didn't smell right
Then the whole lot of them took slinked away into the field.
I'm certain they didn't see me, or movement, it was pure smell they got.
This was a great stand for the rut come January, I don't think I drove the doe off, this is there primary bedding, feeding area, but I bet they'll remember that tree and stay away. No bucks were involved, but it is blown for now. I'll let the the temps and thier memory cool off for a bit. I won't go back til January.