I thought today would be a good day for hunting. After a very slow morning, I had high hopes for the evening. The early afternoon was slow, but shortly before 4 p.m. I had two does get pushed down a hill to me, I heard several grunts behind them, but sadly I was never able to get him to come down the hill. I never even saw him for that matter. Worse yet the does never got within shooting range and then turned and went back to where that had come from. I was hunting a section of Loch Raven that has private property adjoining to it, turns out this afternoon was the day to blow their leaves into the woods. I listened to a blower for over 2 hours….. Needless to say it made for a slow evening other than the two does that got chased down the hill to me coming from the other side of the woods. Around 5p.m., I saw one good size doe walk about 100 yards away along the top of the hill that the other does had run down, but she clearly was on her way to a food source. I was pretty surprised by this slow activity because this is normally a very active area if nothing else for smaller bucks and does. Rut is clearly on by the activity that everyone is seeing. So like any good hunter, I will continue to try new locations over the next few weeks.
How was your Saturday hunting trip?