Well I got out this weekend for my first deer hunt! No deer but an awesome experience!
I left Friday after work straight to my spot to make sure I got there first and possibly deter others from hunting there if someone else was there! I got there and I was all alone. Woke up at 3 am to eat breakfast and hike in, No one else was there yet either. Well it must be a forgotten hunting spot because no one else was any where near there all day sat. The day started off super windy and hot. It got well into the 90's. But once the wind calmed down about at about 3pm. I heard a war cry, I guess. I don't no my deer calls yet. But then it was a small stampede of deer that stopped right in front of me. There was a doe, a healthy looking spike, and another one that stayed hidden. the spike stuck around for about 30 min and that was it for the day.
I went home that night because I couldn't handle another full day of that heat. got back out there at about 2pm on sun and at about 4pm it sounded like a war zone. A group of bachelor males and a lone female decided to go Plinking. Where might you ask? Just down the road from where I was! So nothing was going to move. I stayed anyways just in case they might stop shooting! So as I was driving down the road I ran into them, they were shooting across the road into the trees in the valley. The best part is that they were parked right next to the no shooting sign. I called the Ranger station but no one answered and there was no answering machine either.
Well that was my opener how was everyone elses?