Well i had a pretty exciting day today, finally! Went out this morning since it was the coldest morning we have had. Didn't see much until it started to warm up a little. It was about 10:15 and i did a few rattling sequences over the hours and got nothing i was getting pretty discouraged again. I went to go do another at about 10:30 but decided not to when i heard walking behind me. I slowly turned and looked but didn't see anything. I kept looking over in that direction for a few mins, then i went to go grab my rattling bag and i accidentally hit it with my elbow and it clanked against the tree and i heard the deer scurry off a little, she already knew something wasn't right somehow :/ i looked over and i started to call and she stopped. i saw her through some think cover standing in a tall grassy field, it was a pretty big doe. She stomped a few times then quickly walked off into a different section of woods.
I was pretty bummed after that, the one time i see a deer in like 2 weeks and i screw it up :/
My buddy called me up at 2:30 and said he was going out at like 3:00 so i said i would meet him up there and head out for the evening, i was still pretty bummed about earlier but i knew getting back out there would be the only way that i could get over it lol. I got out and sitting at about 4ish. Didn't see anything until about 6:10, little did i know it was the same deer my buddy just saw right before it got to my section of woods, he couldn't get a shot off when the deer first went by and then the deer stood at the entrance to my woods eating some leafs and me and my buddy talked about the deer over walkie talkies quickly and he told me it was coming and i told him i would be ready but if he could get it back to his stand he could have it since he saw him first (i didn't know it was a buck, it had some damage to its rack and i have terrible eyes so i thought it was a doe the whole time :/ but he hit his primos buck roar a few times and called the buck right back to him, it as really cool to see ( we were pretty close together stand wise and i could see the whole thing unfolding) the deer headed straight to his stand and i knew he was gonna get a shot, i heard him shoot and the buck took off for a while then started limping by where he came by my woods earlier, he walked off and into the section where i saw the doe earlier. I knew something went wrong when saw him limping.
I waited a few mins then we met i asked him how it went and, i already knew the answer, he missed. He showed me his bow and the string had snapped on release causing the arrow to go nowhere near where he wanted, he hit its hoof and it took off. I felt really bad for him, but it was great too see some deer and a buck finally! After not seeing anything for a while. hopefully this trend continues, only we are having back straps right now!!!