While walking to my stand yesterday afternoon I noticed brownish spots in a relatively fresh deer track. I was walking on an old skitter trail with about 4 inches of snow on it. I grabbed a couple handfuls of the snow and gave it a good whiff. Yep, urine alright.
The trail of urine, with a distinct brown dot every couple feet, continued for a good 80 yards. A couple of scrapes were opened on this same trail and there were lots of tracks and trails crossing the road.
I can't determine if the urine was a possible estrous doe, a buck marking the road, or an older deer in need of a dose of Flomax.
"As the light grows dimmer and the trail begins to fade, my sweetest dreams are those of yesteryear, at deer camp."