Welp, another deer hunt is in the books…
And my score is STILL 0 deer, 1 armadillo…
We knew there were possible issues, due to acorns, pecans, persimmons, and fresh grass that the deer were eating, so they weren’t moving much. This is just one of the hundreds of acorns laying everywhere. When I cracked the nut, the inner nut was the size of a normal pecan.
The ‘view’ from my stand… Wednesday night it was absolutely eerie. Not a leaf was moving, no wind, no birds, grey sky. I have never ‘heard’ it that quiet… The ONLY sound was my breathing, and the hair on the back of my neck standing up.
And my mind was hearing this-
Thursday wasn’t much better, cold, rainy, windy, and messy, but we were out there anyway. Just after sunrise I hear a shot, from my right, which means something snuck by me. My stand is about 30 feet into the treeline just to the left of the big tree. The guy that shot watched a 7 point buck walk right up the treeline BEHIND me! And yes, he scored! And it was one FAT buck, it had been eating well!!!
And yesterday morning wasn’t any better. High 30s, damp, cold, spitting rain.
Yes ducks… An no, he didn’t shoot them with a rifle… LOL
Maybe the fall hunt will be better. Maybe… But we did have a good time. Three days of no internet, no phones, no TV. The BP is probably down by 20 points!