Hi kids. I hope everyone is having a good time this weekend.
I went out yesterday and it was busier (from what I could hear on adjacent property) than opening day for gun season. I had a group of four does come in about 10am, and it was a really iffy shot. But, JPH, I stopped them! I made the "waa" noise and they all held up and looked in my direction, but did not see me. They stood like that for several minutes. Enough time for me to raise my gun, consider it, decide no, raise again second guessing myself, and deciding no. This shot was pretty far for me having a new gun. Of course with today not working out, naturally I am looking back and wondering why I didn't give it a go! But, it's because as much as I want my first deer, I just can't be the person that makes a bad shot and maims a deer when I knew better. So they hung out a while, and I hoped they would come closer. They turned away from where they had been headed and went into the trees in front of me. I hoped they would make their way on the trail to me, but no go. Later a saw another group, but really too far, no question.
This morning, nothing. Still as can be, and I had to come back and not stay until evening.
But, I think I have formulated a tentative plan for next year. For another post, this is already long.
Good luck too anyone who has not filled their tag yet.