The Rut once again is here in Ohio and I was out picture taking yesterday even though the rains had soaked everything the night before the sun started popping out
of the clouds so I wanted to get in the woods to check out the deer sign,.. more or less just a scouting mission cuz I don't even have my license or deer tag yet and
I need to pick up a crossbow cuz I've been thinking of trying to get out there again this year as long as my health holds out.........
Here's my little journey starting at my families old property where I don't have to walk miles to find some deer habitat.
This is the back yard as I head towards my deer stand and it didn't take long to see deer tracks and droppings as the deer have been feeding on the acorns
right behind the garage and my sister tells me that she has seen deer early in the morning lately but mostly does and this years fawns.
I make it past the yard and I come to the tractor road that leads to my stand and to the left as I get to the edge of the field
there's a recent cut corn field. For you guys that followed me last year with my outdoor excursion you might already remember this.......
Walking through the young oaks & maple tree stands.
Looking back down the tractor path the way I came.
I cut to my right through the young oaks & maple stands and getting close to the bedding area at the edge is my ladder stand to the left you can see it
and I find a not too old buck rub which is a good sign that somebody's marking their territory.....
Close up of the buck rub.
Now the next pictures are taken from up in my stand of the surrounding spot with the sun coming out and it just seems to make everything glare a lot
but I settle in cuz in about another hour the sun will be dropping down below the trees and I hope I can sit there long enough to see if any deer come through the area.
Just sitting there in the stand I'm watching around the spot just enjoying the nice day it has turned out to be,.. which lately has been too much rain,.. kinda like the game......
and it probably hasn't been 30 minutes and I hear a twig snap and this big boy walks into view and I zoom in the camera to get a shot of him and he looks right at me and
I snap the shot and he knows I'm there and wouldn't quit staring at me and then trots off,... Wow,.. what a nice 10 point that was!
I slip down out of the stand and head back toward the house and I think I'm gonna let this area cool down a couple of days. The rut is on,.. I love it,... I should have had a bow in my hand but
I don't know if I can take it being out here for any long period of time which I know that I want to be but sometimes you just got to face the facts.
But we'll see if I can talk my wife into that it's good for my health...... ha ha
Hope you enjoyed my excursion......................