I walked out the trail from camp to see what I could see. I rounded a corner and two bull elk were grazing in a small meadow a mere 20 yards from me. They didn't have a clue I was there. Did I mention that the season opened "the next day"?
I tip-toed my way out into the scabland of my buddies ranch. I was sneaking my way through some sagebrush and small draws when a huge mule deer buck stood from his bed, only 75 yards away. He stood and looked at me before bounding off to safety. Did I mention that the season opened "the next day"?
I am now superstitious. I refuse to walk through my hunting grounds the day before the hunt. On both of those two hunts, I went home empty handed. I have decided that I will be ready to shoot when I venture into the field.
We usually get to hunting camp at least one or two days before the season opens. I see lots of guys tromping around looking for animals. Do you believe they do more harm than good by going out the day before the season opens? They say they want to know where to hunt the next day but I think they are moving the animals out of the area. What are your thoughts?