Wow is all I can say about hunting this weekend. I had a great weekend in the stand. The chasing was definitely peaking! On friday morning I went out and as I was getting all geared up for the hunt I heard a deer walking my way. So I grabbed my bow and I got a huge surprise, it ended up being a doe and three bucks! They were all 1 1/2 year olds but it was fun watching them chase her around. Once I got to my stand I saw 12 more deer. So my morning hunt ended with 16 deer sightings and five of those were bucks (some of the does might have been repeats but the bucks were all different bucks).
On friday afternoon I went to a different treestand. When I was getting close to my stand I saw a good looking buck cruising passed my stand, so I snuck up to the fenceline and looked for him but couldn't find him again. Then I got to my tree and I heard something off to the south, where the buck had been going, I looked over there and sure enough there he is walking right towards me. He jumped the fence 15 yards away and walked through a shooting lane at 14 yards, and I was still on the ground!! Unfortunately, there were no shots taken because he was only 3 1/2 years old 8 point. Just one more year for him. The evening ended with 13 deer sightings and five of those were again bucks, so I seen a total of 29 deer and 10 were bucks! And that was just friday!
On saturday morning the action was still good but no big buck sightings. I again switched stands for my evening hunt and as I was walking out there I got another surprise. As I rounded a corner I saw a doe running through the field right towards me but nothing was following her. I knocked an arrow, since it is that time of year, and continued my walk once she was out of sight. When I seen her again she was looking at me and eventually trotted off, but this time that big 3 1/2 year old 8 point came busting out of the woods after her. She then stopped in the field and he stopped as well. Then he looked into the woods and took off running right into the woods where he was looking. As soon as he entered the woods a 2 1/2 year old 10 point ran out. The 8 point then followed him and was looking for a fight but the younger buck didn't feel like getting beat up I guess because he went the other way fast. When the field cleared I walked to my stand. Right at last light I seen a really good looking 10+ point 3 1/2 year old searching for does. The day ended with 16 deer sightings.
I didn't make it out sunday morning but sunday night I sat in my stand and managed to see 7 deer but no bucks over the age of 1 1/2.
Sorry for such a long story but it was a very exciting weekend in the woods for me. I only wish the kid I've been teaching the wonderful sport of bowhunting was able to get out in the woods with me this weekend because I think somewhere in here I'd be telling you about the buck he shot
Unfortunately he was sick this weekend so hopefully something will be moving next weekend for him. Good luck to everyone out there this week and as always hunt safe!