Headed out to Loch Raven in hopes that as the days of rain finally ended it would get some of those big boys up and moving looking for food. Well the short answer is, not where I was, at least not before dark. I did have lots of deer movement and early, from 445 until sunset I had does around off and on, mostly the same 4 - 5 just came and went several times. Decided to let them walk this evening as life is busy and I was really hoping a big boy would show up this evening. Looks like the largely the no show of acorns this year has forced the deer to other food sources. Making hunting pretty tough this year and making it even harder to find bucks. Does seem to be coming and going from different food sources and not staying in any one area long. Very hit or miss hunting and the big boys seem to be hiding somewhere that most of us aren't..
Heard some stories of some bucks being taken the last couple days, I heard an 8 being taken in western Maryland and an 9 on the eastern shore over the last week and a friend of mine said he heard of an 8 that was taken in Carrol County last evening. I guess that means bucks are moving in some places, just not the ones myself or anyone I directly know.
Planning to make some more attempts this week, and if no antlers show up, it's time to start filling the freezer!
Anyone get out Friday in the rain or Saturday? Anyone get anything or see any bucks? Love to hear what other people are seeing!