went today for a few hours since its the last day before gun season.i was on stand and saw a nice redtailed hawk then i hear heavy steps.i get ready and i see a HUGE BLACK BEAR moving fast 80 yrds below me.wow that was an amazing feeling then he moved around and came up the hill to my right again 80yrds.no way i could take any shots.it was exciting to see him.then later in the day i saw a doe hanging around feeding.i tried to call her in with the can no go then i used my grunt tube and she took off like her butt was on fire and her head was catching..then it started to rain i packed it in.supposed to pour all day heavy,high winds too.I'll be back before dawn sunday with the 30/30 waiting.
.I took the moral high ground and left the guys makeshift blind alone.maybe ill sit in it sunday
Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky