Does, Does, fawns and more fawns.. All right at dark and all too far away to shoot.
Yep, that was my evening in the woods. It was a little hot, a little humid and I got a late start on hunting. I got into the woods about 5:30 or 6 so I went to our private land since it was so late. Decided to sit on the ground and just see what comes by, hoping one of the bucks we have been getting pictures of cam by before dark. Well, after an hour or so, and I had not seen anything at all, I was starting to think I wouldn't see anything at all. It was just 10 minutes until sunset and 40 minutes from the end of legal shooting light, which really means that I only had about 20 minutes since it gets dark in the woods a lot faster than legal shooting light says.
Well, right about sunset I had a doe and fawn walk down the hill about 45 - 50 yards in front of me and kept on going to go feed in the clearing and our food plot. Soon after they walked past, another doe and fawn came down the same trail and walked about 45 yards in front of me heading right out into the clearing. This isn't the trail they normally use so I guess I need to move my setup. I heard something else right at dark coming down the hill, and it was another fawn. So, I packed it in after they walked past and I got out of the woods as quite as possible yet still pushed the deer some.
Long and short of it, I need to move my stand and hope maybe the full moon in a couple of weeks gets the bucks up and moving more! With the cooler weather coming this week, I am going to hit some of my spots I normally go to try to take a doe and see what happens. It's that time of the year for some freezer meat.
Anyone get out this weekend? Do any good?