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This past weekend was pretty exciting in the woods. The deer were definitely moving and the bucks are marking their ground with every corner I turn. More and more leaves keep falling increasing visibility in the woods which is a good thing! Though, still not many deer are going to the corn in the places where we?ve got it out. Acorns still seem to be the food of choice?or at least that?s my perception. The recent rains made crossing the creek more fun and made for some wet areas in the woods. I guess the make 4-wheel-drive for a reason though! (As the truck sits at the house with mud all down the back)
On the way in Saturday morning we saw a really neat scene. As we were crossing the small creek in the truck, there was a big owl just sitting perched up on a branch that overhangs the creek. I stopped the truck and we looked at him for a little bit. He stared us down and then when we moved again he flew off. It was a neat start to the hunting trip. When I arrived to the stand it was early and still really dark. I sat in complete darkness for longer than usual before it got light. There was a lot of movement going on behind me which I thought to be deer, but given the complete darkness, I wasn?t sure what to make of it. Not knowing what is behind you or its proximity to you can work on your nerves a little bit. Sure enough, about 10 minutes later I heard a blow and what sounded like about 3 deer to take off running the leaves. This all happened before daylight.