Yeah i dont know if he was more mature or not, i think its more me hoping he was lol
Im located in SE Michigan, im hunting the Smiths Creek/Goodells area, me and a buddy have 400+ acres to ourselves during bow season so its pretty sweet. Where are u at? I thought i saw somewhere you said you were from Midland area or around there. But i went out today for about 3 hours, i fell asleep at like 1 and didnt wake up till almost 3 :/ so that was disappointing lol, but i got out there and got situated by 4. It was a pretty windy day up until 530, and it was a crappy direction too, i need anything but a West wind and im pretty safe, but of course it was a wsw wind :/ but i knew they were using some other trails that i could use to my advantage, and they were thankfully using those trails today
I was calling, both grunts and bleats, didnt really get any action right away though. I did a bleating sequence at about 6 and at 615 a doe comes out of that trail into my section of woods, im hunting a great oak patch of woods, the ground is littered with acorns, trails all over and has a creek bed off to my left, but she was walking pretty fast, and i tried to get her to stop but she wouldnt, i didnt wanna reach for my call, it was behind me and it would of been noisy to get it out (ill always have a call handy in my pocket now lol, i should of anyways, but i for some reason didnt) but she ended up stopping when she came across the acorns, she started eating, i was shaking like crazy and knew this was gonna be my first real shot with a bow, i got everything lined up but i was still nervous, (the shot was at the outer edges of what i feel comfortable with, so i know that didnt help much lol, it was about 30 yards, its my first year bowhunting lol) i rushed the shot, i knew i would, and it hit a branch right before it got to her and it deflected just under her :/ i was kind of disappointed with the shot but i was just glad to know the deer were still moving thru the area! lol
then like 45 mins later i did one last sequence and called in another doe at the end of shooting hours, it wasnt too dark outside but it was getting dark in the woods, so i just let her go, so it was a productive day in my book, got to see some deer, actually got a shot off and know they are still around
hopefully next time i'll be eating some back straps right about now lol
im probably heading out tom after i get back from school
so i'll let u guys know how that goes!