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Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Wexford, Pennsylvania 15090
Yesterday, I was out in the afternoon, and was rained on, hailed on, and just about blown out of my tree. So, I checked the radar on my weather app on my phone, and wasn't convinced I was in the clear for the rest of the day. So I lowered my crossbow and pack to the ground and shimmied my climber down the tree.
As I'm unhooking my hoist rope from my stand and winding it up around my arm, I look over and there's a small buck watching me. I loaded a bolt back in my crossbow in case a doe or legal buck came close. I crouched behind my climber which I had standing up as I was about to lash the top and bottom together with my alligator strap. The little buck knew something wasn't right and finally trots off, not spooked too badly.
I took a breath and continued packing my stand. As I stand up, deer that were about 40 to 50 yards behind the buck, that I didn't see before, start running everywhere. There were about 8 deer in all. Gaaahhhhh!!!! Deer just make you nuts don't they? So anyways, I feel your pain. You just gotta laugh sometimes.