So, finally getting caught up at work and home after 4 days in the woods. Pretty wild to be sitting in the stand thursday, short sleeves and 68 degrees, to Saturday morning, 32 degrees and covered in snow. We got a solid 3+ inches.
Saw lots of deer, but only had 2 real opportunities for shots.
Thursday evening a doe walks in, I'm in an old wooden ladder stand and drawing back is going to be tough. She's 30yds out and broadside but I can't get pulled back. Luckily she continues towards me and steps behind a large Elm tree 17 yds out. Now I am able to pull back and get set, and I think to myself, just step out, just step out, this won't take long, just step out. Then as I begin to tremble, then shake, having held at full draw longer than I ever have, I slowly draw back down. She calmly does a 180 turn and leisurely walks straight away out of range. Luck was on her side.
Not 15 minutes later another deer heads in, looks like a doe, but turns out a button buck was just hanging out forever.
All in all we harvested 5 does, no bucks. Have a few pics to post later. Good Luck out there.