Well I woke up this morning around 5:45 am.. I hit the snooze once before getting out of bed. I got up and headed for the woods. I was in the woods and at my blind at 6:31am. It was a VERY COLD morning here, reaching the mid 20's. A nice frost was on the ground making everything crunchy. It was calm as can be. The calm wind was swriling all around for the most part, as I could only tell by my breath.After a while it just blew to the south,like the night before. It was a nice morning to be out in the woods. I was sitting there at waiting for light around 7:10 am. While I was waiting I thought to myself, if a doe comes in Im going to shoot it, I really want the jerky. I figured that since I havent seen a deer in a while, I might as well pull back on the 1st one that gives me a good shot. I never in my life have tryed to hard to hear a deer. I would hear the littlest thing and pay all the attachion in the world to it. The birds were moving around a lot this morning looking for nuts and berrys.Around 8:08 am I heard a noise from behind me. I looked to see a large doe standing there. I real quick went to put my realse on my loop hole when I couldnt open it, by that time a fawn steped out. My realse had frozen and I had to blow on it gently to warm it. (I have never had this problem until today.) I was able to put it on and figured that they were going to stay on the same path and offer me a shot if I wanted to take it, until I heard a noise behind them, I looked and another large doe steped out and then another. By then the 1st two had moved by my shooting lane.The other two came within 20 yards but no shot. I watched them and then another deer poped outm, and then another. I was tickled as can be. Those 4 never offered a great shot.. I could have taken one, but the shot would have been diffecult at best. So I passed on her, hoping she would come into another lane. All deer headed north in a little bottle neck. They looked for food such as acorns and even saw one eating a leaf off a tree. 4 of the doe's headed west and didnt return while the doe and the fawn stayed eating. I blew into my call and the doe froze, she turned around and headed towards me. She stoped and started to eat again, so I blew into it again. She again came my way, but never gave a shot. After about 3 min's she and the fawn moved north and went over a creek. I didnt hear or see anything after that,but hey, after not seeing a deer in the longest time, that really got me going! Im VERY excited to go out tonight and sit!
** All 6 deer were does... one was a fawn. I thought that was strange.. I could tell all 5 were older than a year and a half and were at least 2 and a half. I wonder what happend to the fawns?**
"If I pull the hammer and shoot this young buck, he's dead. But if I pass on him, the next hunter might not shoot so straight."