Re: Large Amounts of Deer Today
Galeton.. yesterday they were holed up on the North facing slopes and every single bed the 4 of us came upon was under heavy hemlocks. We've had snow daily so my assumption is that is why they chose the hemlocks. Every deer Friday ran downhill into the bottom and then back up into the hemlocks. It was quiet yesterday and perfect with 30 degree weather and no wind.
Today, we hit the same area. The deer were holding tighter and it was in the teens temp wise and the wind was vicious. However, I got shooting today (missed wildly on a nice sized doe) and if the winds hadnt caused me to get busted I would have had shooting at two others. Today, the wind cause the deer to hang in the bottoms and when pushed moved up the slope of the mountain and up onto the flats and into the beech cuts (10 year old). Ironic how 24 hours changes a deer's pattern and choice of escape routes.
Only the owners of a GSP would truly understand, "If I fits, I sits".