I went out on friday night and had an AMAZING night!! As soon as I got into the stand at around 5 I could hear something going in and out of the corn field to the south of me (my stand is overlooking a pasture that has a thick woods on the west side and standing corn on the other three sides). I looked to the south and saw a doe run out of the corn. About 15 minutes later another deer started approaching. When it got closer I realized it was a buck. When it made it to my shooting lane I saw it was a 2 1/2 year old buck that had a normal 4 point side on the left and a large spike on the right that went up and curved in towards the other, almost touching on the top. That buck hung around for about 10 minutes, at one point he was 5 feet from my tree, and eventually walked off. It was still really early, like 6 o'clock, so I was hoping something bigger would show up and I didn't have to wait long. At bout 6:20 I heard another deer coming out of the corn field to the south. When I looked over there I could see another buck making his way towards me. When he got about 40 yards away he bedded down by a deadfall. I put my bow down and looked through my binoculars and was surprised when I saw 13 points that totaled to about 140" but I also guessed him to be only 3 1/2 so he wasn't a shooter
. After he laid there for over a half hour a little fork horn came out of the woods and the bigger buck wanted him to know he was boss! He jumped out of his bed, made a quick rub and scrape, and then ran over to the little guy. I stopped him on the way with a mouth bleat and he was 35 yards broadside in my shooting lane, but just too young. He went over to the fork horn and they pushed each other around a bit and then he made two more scrapes and four more rubs!! It was really fun to watch AND I got it all on film so I can keep watching it!! I'll see if I can figure out how to upload a video so you guys can watch it, and I moved a trail camera to that area so if I get any good pics of him or other bucks I'll upload them.
I hope this cool weather thats coming in late this week will get them moving around more. I still haven't gotten a doe yet
, maybe this weekend. Good luck everyone who goes out this week, and as always, hunt safe.