Good luck guys! Saw 7 does this morning in 5B. Had one at 12 yards that I would've shot but it had a very small fawn with her. The fawn was too little and its too early in the season for me to shoot the momma doe. Will be back out this evening.
Last night saw a bunch of doe and 2 scrub bucks. One of the scrub bucks was mildly harassing the does. One of the does was going up to the one small buck and doing the tease routine. Then all the does would run 50 yrds away
Pretty early for this type activity up here though i wouldn't characterize it as anything exciting.
Compared to some years where I wouldn't see a single deer the first few days up to a week, the season looks like it will be pretty exciting.
Yeah I saw two decent 8s sparring next to me. I’m not that guy but seems a lot of guys been seeing some sort of activity starting. I do hunt pittsburgh deer though. I’m off for Cday on Monday so gonna head to camp for a long weekend. 2F warren county. Though I’m after two monsters behind the house. I got a big 10 last year so time will tell.
Saw at least 20 this evening. Hunting a stand by my house. They were all over the place. 3 buck, a dink and two I would consider shooting later in the season. The dink was the only buck within shooting range and he was putting his antlers on everything and mildly harassing does.
Sort of in shock I'm getting this kind of action. In previous years, I'd be pretty happy to see a couple of does this early.
Last night had to come back home early from hunting up the hill. Sure enough, had a large buck in my yard about 50 yrds from my porch with about 15 minutes of light left. He dwarfed all the other deer around. Lightly sparred with a smaller 8 but his rack was so big and wide they couldn't lock up very well.
My wife thought it all was awful amusing. I wasn't quite as amused.