Oh Msbadger I had a skunk encounter while deer hunting before. A few years ago on opening day I went out waaayyy before the sun came up and it was absolutely pouring out. I sat for a while and said the heck with this I was cold and soaked to the bone (didn't have good rain gear)
On my way back out I looked up and probably 5 yards infront of me was a skunk on the trail by a spot where we put animal carcasses. I stopped and backed up, he started to follow me. Then he started coming after me for probably about 15-20 yards. Let me tell you what, I dont know how fast a skunk can run, but there was no way he was catching me. After that he just went back up the trail, and then wandered off somewhere. Ever since then I am always worried of a skunk encounter.
No luck turkey hunting here either. On the 30th I heard a ton of gobbles on the roost but nothing ever happened of it. On the 31st I thought I heard one gobble but I really wasnt sure. One of my friends saw some turkeys over to his place but nothing ever happened of that either. We got together and hunted until noon but no luck. Did see a bunch of hens and then saw 2 gobblers in a field driving though.
Put me on a mountain, way back in the backwoods
Put me on a lake with biggin' on the line
Put me around a campfire cookin' something I just cleaned