Thursday was a "good" morning, got in my stand about 5:15...very frosty,and still on my acorn flat staring off towards the cattails, and water. Like a ghost appearing, was a good size doe just off to the left, stomping her foot, and looking in my direction. i didn;t move a muscle, and she came within 10 feet of my ladder! I didn't get "busted", sort of speak, but she knew something was up. She was leaning way over, trying to conceal herself behind a small spuce, it was pretty comical! she strolls off, and about 20 minutes later, here comes this 6 pointer trotting like he was late for an appointment or something. lol
I give him a quick grunt and he stops. But then he starts going back the way he came, I grunt again, quick and short, he stops, wheels around and starts in my direction, I was psyched! He stops puts his nose up and walks up this knoll, about 40 yards out of my range. he goes up on this "ridge", and was scraping, and rubbing to beat the band. I watched him with my binoccs for like 10 min. but he wouldn't come any closer...then I see nothing for the rest of the day.
Yesterday, last day, I bounced a deer, dont know if it was a buck or doe, going to my stand, all i saw was huge white tail leaping away...during the off season I'll have to clear an alternate route to by stand, because i think i'm being detected way to early.
Im aware of the hunting break this up-coming week, but i will be going to my stand armed only with my camera. I dont use a shotgun, or muzzle loader, but will be hunting til the 31st of Dec. with my bow...I'm addicted!