Posted 21 October 2009 - 12:23 PM
I hung my bow back up, took a few more deep breaths, and thanked God for allowing me to witness such a sight. (I had actually briefly visualized almost the exact same thing happening when I was getting ready for bed last night. I ended up just laying there unable to sleep for an hour or so.) It has probably been three or four years since I have seen a buck of any real size within shooting range. I wish he had been a legal buck. But, I am satisfied none the less. I did not see any other deer the rest of the morning. I did, however, observe a flock of turkey cross the clearing shortly before I called it a morning. They were so quiet I did not even see them until I stood up to stretch and happened to look to my right. I do not even know which direction they came from for sure. I gave them a little voice-calling and the hens were jawing back. Boy, it's a game-rich environment.
Unfortunately, I also came across other hunters in the area. Personally, I don't mind sharing the woods, but I don't care for dancing partners, if you know what I mean. Some of these boys were getting a little closer than my comfort zone allows for. Seeing as it's the middle of the week (don't people have jobs? ) and the middle of the season, I don't expect it to get any better. So, it may just be my first and last hunt there this year as I can't exactly just decide to "go farther in" than anyone else. (Man, I felt bad only walking a few hundred yards from my truck until I saw these fellas practically hunting out of theirs. )
But, a blessing none the less.
Now I will go take a nap.
P.S. Scent drag was Primos Truth Serum.
I guess man-made deer pee works just fine.
PA IHEA & NBEF/IBEP Instructor
Posted 21 October 2009 - 04:23 PM
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