Sept. 28, 2021

With all of the things I had to do today, I debated going out. However, when my buddy Jim called me on his way home from work and asked if I was going to hunt, I told him I didn’t know.

An hour later, I was waiting in my driveway to get picked up. When he got me, we made quick work getting into the woods and didn’t waste any time finding places to sit.

After a quick survey of the area, I felt confident when I climbed a small oak that was on a flat that had small evergreens mixed in with some low brush. It looked like a perfect location to intercept a buck in the early season. It had everything a buck would need: cover, food, water, and an escape route. There were a few scrapes nearby, too. Here’s a look at it on my GPS unit. As you can see, there isn’t much terrain change, but I did get set up on the closest thing to a saddle that I could find. Looking at the map when I got up in the tree, I felt really confident I would see something.

It didn’t take long for the woods to get quiet. Shortly thereafter, I was packing up my stand in the dark at the base of the tree. I waited for Jim and headed back to the truck. We had an uneventful evening. Maybe tomorrow will bring something better. This was my view from the stand.

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