I hunted the same stand as yesterday - over some muscadines. No morning, just afternoon. The first one to come out was a spotted fawn all by itself at around 6:15. It fed along very slowly 35 yards out. Mental note: I need to get a camera arm. The next one was a big doe about 90 yards out acting skittish. Later, a doe and a fawn ran past about 100 yards out. At about 7:15pm two nice does and two fawns creep in and start feeding. The bigger doe and two fawns were slowly feeding towards a shooting lane at 18 yards. The other doe was between us and protected by cover. It looked like the bigger doe was about to head through my lane so I started to draw. Nope, it stopped to feed some more. I eased back down. It starts walking again, I start to draw again, if stops again, I ease back down again. And it happens a third time. Finally, it's two steps away from the opening I had cut. It's feeding, I'm ready to draw, the closer doe is about 10 yards away still covered by leaves and branches but about to step into the open. Then the big doe looks up right at me!! Crap!! I'm frozen like a statue, holding the bow ready to draw, and the big doe starts doing the "Oh no you didn't" head bob. The other three don't have a clue and keep slurping muscadines. "C'mon, I'm just a clump of leaves up here. Nothing to be alarmed about." Nope, 'ol nanny was too smart for that. After a 30 second staring contest, she whirled and ran and the others scattered too. Nothing came by after that except a rabbit. I thought it was a sure thing but that doe busted me big time. Now it's personal!
Well i can tell yall i went to move stands at 1300 and we are pulling into the property and there is a yearling at 40 yrds and the bow is in the case behind the seat. Then me and my bud go and looked at a ridge i have wanted to hunt and at the bottom there is a deer think its a buck but couldnt see that good at 1345 then we go to look at another spot and see another one time 1430 turned around and started to look for a tree and yellow jacket nest got stung in the arm on the back side of it and almost got stung in the head but got it off in time. So needless to say i didnt like that ridge so that is my day of seeing while im not in the woods with my bow.
Killed a 2.5yr old doe Saturday afternoon, looked to be slow start in Crawford county though, mine was the first deer checked in to Silver Bullet cooler this year. Saw 12 on that hunt, 3 bucks, 3 fawns, 6 does, passed on the bucks, 2 were yearlings(1.5 yrs old) 4 and 6pt, other was a 2.5 yr old 8 pt.
Saw deer on every hunt, Sunday afternoon saw a mature 4.5yr old 8pt, will be setup on him next time I go down. Jim(turkeyhuntinfool) killed a doe Sunday afternoon. There were only three deer in the cooler after we dropped his off Sunday night, two were ours.