Saturday kicked off Maine’s rifle season for deer hunting and I made a point of sitting in my stand for the whole day. I packed a lunch, some water and snacks and climbed up at 6am. It was a perfect day to be in the woods. The sun was warm, the breeze was at a minim
About an hour after legal time, this spike horn walked down the path that I had walked down. He smelled the wind but either couldn’t smell me or couldn’t figure out what I was. He wasn’t spooked and he stayed around for a few minutes before continuing on his way.
I basked in the sun and kept my eyes peeled for any mid-day movement. I had three large does skirt the treeline in front of me but I let them pass so that I could continue my search for the big buck that I am after.
Legal time ended at 5:53pm and I climbed down and met up with Dad and Hubs. We had a beautiful doe that Hubs needed to tag and bring to the butcher. We have fresh meat heading into the freezer.
There is snow in the forecast and I am eager to return to the woods and my quest for the big buck.