Im hunting when I made camp opening week there was some non hunting campers already there. I talked to them that first day. They said they had not seen any deer in there two days of camping and nature walks. The next morning heading up the trail at o dark thirty getting three miles deep I came upon a herd of ten bucks with four bruisers in it. I saw three different groups of four to five bucks the following days. It was always the first hour or so after daybreak and the last 45 minutes of light. Rest of the day nada no deer spotted. Id say that be the pattern first and last light around feeding and bedding transition areas. Didn't even see tons of deer sign but they were there likely holding to well used trails travel areas so sign not all over. Also I was hunting at high elevation. I know not your unit but likely following the same pattern.
Same here. The ones I saw were just after first light. Then they're gone. If I was hunting them i'd be still hunting bedding areas. Once they get some pressure from hunters. You won't even see them at first light.
All of us, at one time or another have gone on a hunting trip and had what we call “Blue Bird” weather. Warm evenings and almost hot days. We hunt in our t-shirts and enjoy the sunshine. We are way up in the mountains and have a whole week to hunt. How could it get any better?
That is, until we score on that big buck or bull. We work to get it out of the field and skinned as quickly as possible to cool it down. But try as we might, we just can’t get...