With the beautiful weather and the rut heating up, I couldn't help myself and decided to hit one of my stands after work just take it all in. No bow and only my camera because my tags are filled that I could use in 2B.
Snuck in and was settled by 4:30 and the action was immediate. I could see deer up above me milling around. Soon therafter this 4 point comes on by.
It wasn't 5 minutes later than this 5 point came nosing around my stand. Both this guy and the four point chewed some acorns and headed back towards where I saw the movement earlier.
I again could see deer up above me, hear them crashing around and caught sight of some bigger antlers. I hit the grunt call and here comes a deer headed right towards me. As he gets closer, it becomes obvious that this guy is a nice one. I kind of began to wish that he did not come within range of me but within moments he was milling around underneath me at a mere 5 yards. Big 8 point with a 18 inch spread. Probably would have been my biggest buck if I had a tag. No regrets though as the buck I shot last Saturday was special as well.
About twenty minutes later a group of does fed past without a buck in tow.
The evening finished up with this 6 point coming past me at 10 yards grunting louder than I ever heard a buck grunt before.
What an awesome evening in the stand even without my bow. Watching what would have been my biggest archery buck at 5 yards from 15 feet up and him not knowing I was there was just way cool. The does did not seem to appreciate the bucks company as of yet. Now is the time guys and girls. Unfortunately, the weather looks iffy for the next few days.
Good luck and go get em.