Weekend Three of my August bow hunting with kill permits proved to be another challenging Saturday. The first deer showed up not long after sunrise, materializing directly behind me about 20 minutes after shooting light began.
The deer was broadside and standing still, but it also sported a tiny pair of antlers, which made him off limits as I am only pursuing does. Frankly, the young four pointer will not be a shooter until another two years at least will have passed, and never, of course, with kill permits. The young buck hung around my stand for 10 more minutes before he moved on.
Twenty minutes later, two does and two fawns pranced by, but they were 35 yards away and walking steadily. I was amazed that they did not wander over to feed on the scarlet oak acorns that have fallen near my stand.
So after three weekends of having kill permits, I have only killed one doe, the only one I have shot at. I am not doing much to help the landowner with his deer overpopulation problem, but will try again this coming Saturday.