Headed back out hunting to Loch Raven last evening. Been super busy early season so I haven't been able to get out as much as I would like, but last evening was a very nice evening in the woods. I got in the woods around 4 and jumped up a deer right around the base of the tree I was planning to hunt out of. But figured it was early and I knew they bed in that area sometimes so not a big surprise. Got up in my tree and it was peaceful and very comfortable evening, couldn't ask for better weather. Around 5:30 I look up in this small clearing in front of me and I saw something moving in the tall grass about 40 yards away, soon I found it was a young fawn with spots. The fawn wondered around the clearing for about 15 minutes and slowly worked her way out of the area headed toward where I believe the deer go to feed at night. Around 6 I heard some sticks breaking like something walking toward me, soon here comes another fawn smaller than the last one, walked about 20 yards in front of me and spent the next 20 - 30 minutes wondering around between 20 - 60 yards away before finally following where the last one had gone. Oddly, neither of these fawns appeared to have mothers with them..
Shortly after the last fawn had gone off in the other direction I looked over the other shoulder, and in a clearly about 75 yards away I see another fawn running toward me, then it took a sharp turn back off behind me and was gone. Again, no mother, and seemed to be pushed from where. That was the last thing I saw before dark, the last 45 minutes to hour were quite and all I saw was a few birds.
Again, a nice night in Loch Raven, but pretty uneventful in my opinion. But that's early season I guess, you either see a lot or very little. Be nice to see a buck on his feet, but we all know that is super tough this time of year and takes being in the right place at the right time.
Anyone else been out early this week? Seen anything good?