day 4 morning
just got on stand. setup in a wicked little funnel. almost every I have seen in here have gone through this funnel. in fact jumped a deer on the way in. ran up farm road which connects to fields and turned and headed through the funnel. right in the timber right on edge of a doe bed. right where I was yesterday. just shifted set cord better wind and better shooting to the funnel. heard buck running a doe.
things are still slow. ks rut/deer movement has not kicked into high gear. have scout make stand changes accordingly. mostly morning movement and afternoon. road kills are not high yet. typically when rut is in full swing vehicle collisions go way up.
had another spike horn come by my set about half hour ago. going to get down and shift stand for north wind. probably going to hunt this funnel tonight also. food is scarce and its not like Maine. I just can't scout. 75 miles from here till I find it.
just got. back in from scouting. deer really are not super active during middle of the day yet. found some really great sign on a new piece we scouted. however I do believe when the cut the Milo the deer vacated the property. rubs scrapes but did not jump a deer out of it. was hoping some does would be bedded up ok the piece.
took a walk on the backside of where I have been hunting in the evening. wow does that look dead.
day 5 morning
so this is actually my 4th morning hunt. today will be the 4th full day we have been here. mornings to date have been my best sits. still working on figuring out some evening stuff. being we are hunting on spot
that is not planted tilled or worked for deer its just the luck of the draw. this years food sources are the worst I have seen in 4 yrs. I am hoping that with 32 degree temps we get a frost which will turn the cover crop sweet. right now deer are just not really touching it.
pretty much its sit on stand till 10 get down go scout. really just watching the rut to see when it really starts to icily. when I start hearing great reports its time to move if this property does not have them. I am not see
I am not seeing the does like I was on Sunday. saw 6-8 that first morning. I know a lot of years in the Midwest it always seems guys are always waiting for the rut. heck I was in Illinois one year left on the 17 and guys were still waiting for the rut.
day 5 evening
well, I moved. hunting a different property with corn. public ground. hot food source. we found one ground scrape that has to be 12-14 fro wide!! right beside it is another ground scrape 8+ ft wide. and while scouting it fianlly saw what we have looking for. 3 yr old cruising across open cornfield. went right to the big scrape we had been at 10min earlier. he was on a mission.
did not get setup till 4. had to lug all my gear in, hang set trim branches. so we shall see if scouting pays off.