Been an interesting archery season so far, have had some great experiences, close calls, errors and successes.
I've been chasing a couple particular bucks lately, and I started chasing them while they were in velvet. Got some great trail cam pics and they were in a good routine. I Sat in that stand for days upon days and finally had one of these big guys come in but due to his approach I couldn't move to draw my bow and a swirling wind eventually busted me. I Saw him again a couple weeks later, and even drew on him but he only offered a slightly quartered towards shot-No good shot and it got too dark. He was in with another decent buck that I've seen three times now, one that's going to be left to grow for another year.
After things slowed down at my stand site, I moved my setup about two hundred yards, and started getting pictures again. I saw the second of the two big bucks, one with a real interesting rack, but couldnt get a shot as he moved through cover.
I've tried to log my time in this stand, its been alot of time spent in that tree, and had some excitement, but no success yet!
Sept 3 4-9
Sept 5 7-11 and 5-9
September 6 7-11
September 7 5-9
Sept 8 5-9 saw big velvet 11 pt but was winded (trail cam pic below on sept 8 was taken while in stand)
Sept 9 5-9
Sept 10 5-9
Sept 17 5-9 saw decent ten point (cell phone pic of him below taken while hunting)
Sept 18 6-9 saw two-big 11 and buck with mass- no shot
Oct 3 730-1430 saw decent ten point again
Oct 4 730-1130
Oct 15 1300-1945 saw decent 10 again
Oct 22 8-12 new site-saw nice buck w mass cruising through brush
Oct 23 8-12