Sunday November 24

Well, it has come to an end. Last night when we returned to the tent from the butcher’s place I had a bad feeling when we saw a big 8 laying next to the road while his doe fed in the field in front of him. There were deer all over, but we didn’t see any bucks with exception of him. I chose to go to the big timber for my final sit since it was so active yesterday. It was 15 degrees this morning with a south wind at about 10mph. I was relieved to see a relatively calm morning. I learned a valuable lesson. I can’t sit in my favorite tree with a south wind. I will have to climb a different tree if I choose to hunt there again with that wind. I already picked one out, so at least I’m prepared in case I ever come back here hunting. You never know what might happen in the future, so I feel fortunate to have hunted here the last 5 years. I’m hoping for more time in the woods here in the future. I did see 5-6 deer shortly after daylight. They were all running with their tails up. I don’t know why. I saw a doe a short time later with a nice young 8-pointer behind her. He winded me too, but it didn’t bother him too much. As I took video he walked in front of my trail camera. I got some awesome photos on that camera. When I hit the ground at 11:30 I looked down the ridge and saw some more deer with a buck in the back, but once again they winded me. Dad didn’t go out this morning. He’s too busy packing stuff up for our trip home. This evening I decided to end my hunt by sitting in a food plot just like I did last year. I figured the deer would be all over the turnips since it was so cold. I saw 10 does and some fawns. As they trotted out of the plot and into the timber I climbed down from the stand and called it a season. I saw some phenomenal bucks on this trip. It looks like things are going well for this piece of property for the future. Time will tell. I’d be interested to see what happens during gun season in the area…………..until next year…………..what an incredibly awesome trip. Now I can’t wait to get back to the Adirondacks where my skills are much more suited for that type of hunting. I don’t recall ever looking so forward to getting back as I do this year.



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