Headed out into Loch Raven last evening in the snow to one of my normal spots. Tried a different tree location, one I haven't been sat in for a while now. It sure was beautiful with the snow and you could see movement a long way away. I had a view point as I was up on a little bit of a hill overlooking a bottom and a huge hillside off several hundred yards in front of me. Got in my stand around 2:15, had spooked a fawn on the way in and saw fresh tracks that looked to be no more than an hour old since it had just recently quit snowing. The waiting began, and the longer I waited the colder it seemed as big chunks of snow kept coming down and hitting me in the head!
Around 4 PM I just happened to be watching the woods back off behind me rather than the woods in front of me, and I saw 3 deer including a small buck run down out of this other section of woods and cut across this bottom and then they were gone. I am guessing they went up the other hill behind me which I couldn't see due to thicket. When I saw then they were a good 300 yards away so not much good to me as I needed something 30 or less. That was my excitement for the night I am sad to say. Nothing else seemed to be moving anywhere close by as I could see hundreds of yards in most directions and normally this is an area you see deer, they just aren't always close enough to shoot. So, as the sunset I called it a night and came home to get warm, and dry my neck off!
Today, while working I was out driving around a lot and over the course of the day I must of seen 30 - 40 maybe even 50 deer. At one point I saw a group of about 15+ I am guessing closer to 25 as I was driving I was doing rough counting and very quickly. Mostly all does, I did see a decent buck but no where you can hunt, and he just seemed to be with a few does eating. However, seeing all these deer did make me wonder, what am I doing wrong????
Oh well, try again later in the week or this weekend, calling for a nasty Saturday so I guess just wait and see what the weather brings as to if I can hunt or not!
Anyone else done any good in the snow?