I got out on opening day here in PA, dressed for the summer weather. It’s been really damp here all year and the mosquitoes were more active than the squirrels. I did see a few deer. I kicked out 4 or 5 on the way in and then had a doe come in keeping her distance, then another later that walked right under my stand. No shot. I did manage to kill three mosquitoes without alerting the deer though.
Let me know if you need help dragging one out 🙂 I know them skeeters can get heavy…
I got within 10 yards of a big buck a couple days ago. Could have been a 10 pointer (I don’t count points till the deed is done), but alas he proved, like most deer do, that he was smarter than me. Had a little brush between me and him. He walked up behind me, so I turned around and waited for him to clear the bush. He was about to when he sniffed my back trail and switched ends.
After he made his exit I got to looking at the bush… Probably should have threaded an arrow through it. Done it many times on 3d courses and while stumping. At such a close range it would have been a sure thing. Better than waiting for him to come into the clear.