B&C 140 Class
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Belvidere, Illinois
Well, it finally got here, and Murphy is alive and well.
I got my son out for his first hunt on Saturday morning. I let him sleep in a little longer than I would normally because he is also involved in HS football and they played their Homecoming game Friday night and he went out after with a few buddies.
Saturday morning was not the ideal hunting scenario as the wind was swirling and strong. saturday evening he was engaged in the homecoming activities and ended up staying out all night. that kinda put a kabash on Sunday morning hunt. so I hunted Saturday night alone and decided to set up my new blind just to see how it fit. I realize I should have set it up days in advance but I was willing to chance things this early in the season.
Saturday night less than an hour after setting up I had raccoons, squirrels and all types of birds walking all over flying into and brushing up against the blind, just no deer. things changed Sunday. I was in the blind at 6:30am and at 7:30am a doe made her presence. I ranged her at 43 yds and waited for her to angle right to clear the trees and brush that was keeping me from taking the shot. she had seen the blind and was understandably nervous from the time I saw her and she kept the blind in view at all times(you might say she was locked on the blind) but she maintained her approach. as luck, or lack of it would have it, she took a left angle away from me. that angle took her to 3 yds from the tree my son would have been in any other weekend.
3 yds and he would have had his first deer the first weekend hunting.
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