The moon was full and the air was cool. I planned to sit in T3 for the whole day in the stand furthest away on the property. I had my backpack but since it was the first day of the season, I was unorganized and didn't have a neck warmer, mittens or grunt with me.
We have had a lot of deer on the camera and a group of five doe that seem to be there on a regular basis. I have a doe permit, but really wanted to get a buck. Last year when I sat in this stand, I had lots of visitors.
I got settled in and relaxed as I watched the world wake up around me. One of the barred owls was flying around and I caught a few glimpses of it looking for breakfast. There were a few squirrels and two grouse that spent all afternoon around my stand.
I couldn't pay a deer to walk by. There was nothing. No snaps, no blowing... just birds. And 18 degree temperatures. I was chilly and looked forward to an insanely hot shower when I got home but a day in the woods is always enjoyed!