After watching the chasing (Giles Co) and feeding of many, many does and yearlings from a distance, I decided to move my stand into their area this morning. Bumped a couple deer going in.
10 minutes after getting set in the tree, a heavy bodied, racked out deer moved through, crossing my trail, but it was still dark.
Within 1.5 hours a 3pt came through, a 6pt and then a button. All went downwind of me, were within 30yds of me but never knew I was there, so scent wasn't not the problem.
But, not a single doe. This was a first ever for this place to not see them.
I'm not sure what is going on here. Just bad timing?
Any ideas?
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