Was out hunting all weekend this past weekend and just wanted to let you know what I observed and get some opinions. I am hunting a couple pieces of private land in SE Kansas. I hunted all day Friday (or most of it). I figured with the full moon on Thursday night that I would get sleep in and get into my stand by about 8:30. Well that was fine but the deer were everywhere when I got there so I snuck in and got set up. I saw countless does and a nice young 2 year old. He had a broken main beam on his right side. I saw him about 50 yards to my left and I grunted at him to see what he would do. He came right in and checked a fresh scrape to my left at about 15 yards. He didn't get in the scrape but he smelled it and looked in it for some time. He walked off and I grunted at him one more time and he came right to me. He started thrashing every 1 inch tree he could find and really put on a show for about 15 minutes or so. Funny thing is that he then went back over to that scrape and worked it over real good this time. I let him go on his way after that.
On Saturday evening my girlfriend and I were climbed way up in a couple trees. Right at dark we saw a real nice 3 year old (approx) 9 pointer and he was just cruising the edge. I grunted at him thinking he would come over but all he did was stop and look and continued on his way. I have seen many new rubs and scrapes on our place and was wondering from some of you if you are thinking the pre rut may in a little more swing this weekend or no?
Here are a couple of pics I took of that little buck out of my stand. I have a pair of Bushnell binocs with a camera built in.