Weekend four of bowhunting with kill permits had the rare occurrence of the deer doing the same thing on Saturday morning as they did on Monday morning, Labor Day. Both times deer milled about under my stand in the dark then left before shooting light. Another group of deer, both mornings, fed to within about 50 or so yards of my stand, then walked the other way.
These maddening circumstances have made me decide to hunt next Saturday from a ground blind. For some reason, the deer are feeding for about a half hour in a little patch of grass under some pines and two mockernut hickories. After climbing down from my stand this morning, I checked to see what they are eating and simply can not figure it out. No oaks are nearby, no clover is in the grassy patch, no important forbs that I can find.
But the deer are very fond of that spot. I will have my blind set up there next Saturday.