Headed back out finally (First time since opening day) into the woods. What a beautiful day it was today, could not ask for better hunting weather.. Now I just have to ask where did all the deer go? Haha
Headed out this morning into Loch Raven with a good friend of mine. Shortly after sunrise, I had 2 mature does come feeding past me at about 40 yards. At one point one of them did get closer, she was about 22 yards off my right hand shoulder. Another few weeks and she would not have been lucky enough to keep feeding along without me taking a shot. However, all my excitement for the morning was done by around 7. I would say that is a slow morning for early season, but I still enjoyed being in the woods and seeing what I did.
This evening I headed back out to the same area of Loch Raven with the same friend. We got in the woods a little later as we both had stuff going on today, we got in our trees around 4:30. Shortly before 6 I saw a deer coming from the ticket out in front of me. I looking closely and discovered it was a button buck. He was by himself and was acting very odd. He wasn't really eating, he was moving slowly, and he keep licking his shoulder. He hung around for a good 20 minutes since he was moving so slow, when he finally got close I was looking to see if maybe he had been shot, or hit by a car to explain his odd behavior. Nothing, he mostly seemed healthy other than acting odd and had no mother anywhere to be found. I can only explain either something was wrong with the deer, or maybe his mother died recently and he was just lost, either way it was strange the way he was acting.
After he came through the woods I still had high hopes that sometime before sunset more deer would come through the woods. No such luck, that button buck was the only thing I saw all evening.
Just a slow day in general where I was hunting. Hopefully this coming week will better.
Did anyone else get out today? How did you do, what did you see? Did you experience similar activity?