Well another weekend in the woods. Headed out to the woods Friday afternoon (10/19/2012) to one of my spots in Loch Raven. Got into the woods around 3:20 and after having a fight with my treestand, I finally made it up the tree. What a beautiful afternoon, I really thought the deer would be moving. Around 5:20 or so the breeze picked up and something voice in my head said to check the radar on my phone (thank god for smart phones). When I looked I realized that a line of storms was coming and decided to bail before the storm got bad. However, I waited as long as I could but still wanted to make sure I was down before the storm really got bad. So, I didn't see anything at all, had to leave the woods a bit early. But, I didn't get soaked, and as it turns there was a tornado warning that was issued and I never heard if one was confirmed but the worst of the storm went right over the area in Loch Raven where I was. I am sure glad I got the heck out of the woods before that storm because the wind and lighting were pretty bad. Another skunked night...
Headed out to private land Saturday morning (10/20/2012). I went with a friend, he took his muzzleloader and I took a bow. We sat on a hillside about 75 yards apart but facing two totally different directions so what we would of been shooting at would have been very different. Beautiful morning, heard 5 - 7 shots between 7 and 7:45. However, my friend and I didn't see or hear a single deer. However, I will say that we walked around before heading out for the morning and found fresh tracks from last night after the rain, so I am guessing since where we were hunting is small and mostly a travel route to food, the deer must have gotten up and been moving most of the night and were probably bedded out in the corn field that is not far from the property I was hunting. Yet another skunked!
Headed back out to Loch Raven this evening to one of my spots that is hit or miss but very easy to get in and out of. Didn't see a whole lot but around 6:20 I saw 3 does running away from me. That was my excitement 3 does that ran at a distance first towards me, passed me, and away from me. Either I am having the worst hunting luck ever or this crazy weather is really affecting hunting. At least I wasn't skunked! 🙂
I'll be headed back out in the woods next week hopefully more than this week. So maybe my luck will turn around!
How did you do this weekend bow or muzzleloader hunting? Any success, we would love to see some pictures!
Good luck to everyone headed out this week.