Lord, not sure what is happening in my neck of Eastern Washington County, but this has been a terrible year. Plenty of all-day hunting since beginning of rifle, and not very many Deer to be seen. Shocking actually. Such a precipitous drop in numbers so quickly. Been trying it all, stand-hunt, still-hunt, small pushes... NOTHING. I've got Thurs thru Saturday.
Could only hunt this morning til about 9. Got a inch or two here in mercer county over night. Found two sets of tracks together that were half snow covered. Couldn't tell which way they were going. Alot of squirrel activity tho
Was out till about 9:00.Sat from 7-8:30 and then walked around in some laurel looking for sign on way to car.Some old sign.No deer seen.Could feel the air temp. dropping.Hit or mis on area I am hunting.No constant food source.No snow to still hunt in.Think it is just luck at this point to sit and see one.Most movement seems to be at end of day since I have been out.No deer seen in a.m.
Seen 3this morning two of which ran in front of the truck on the way. Seen 1 while hunting but didn't feel comfortable that I could make a clean shot since it was about 60 yards in the brush. So she got the pass
had a dandy buck at about 140 yards in a field tonight. Didnt feel comfortable with the shot so I will get back after him this weekend if I can. I would really like to get my first flinter deer, so I may shoot a doe soon.
The only day I can hunt is the last Saturday and would be happy to get a shot at any sized doe. I have not seen a deer yet or so much as a tail for that matter. It's been a horrible year for me but I am hunting a new area.
I'm not kidding I saw 23 deer between my daughters house and a neighbors in Greetree this morning. I bumped them out of a brier bank between the houses when I was looking at a tree to trim. Most I've seen in one batch all year. No bucks
5 deer for me tonight, no shot opportunities. Been a fairly good flinty season for me so far as far as deer sightings. Seen 4 legal bucks already and a pile of does. Missed on a few of the does and already filled my buck tag