Couldn’t put together a successful tree-stand hunt this year. My plan to invest my time on days with the best moon phase back fired as the weather didn’t cooperate. Cool weather set in and that wasn’t the best for my tree stand as its success depended upon the deer using the nearby pond.
On the last attempt, not only was the weather cool, but the wind was inconsistent and blustery. I finally gave up when it shifted and blew directly towards the pond. Definitely no way to hunt deer.
Scrub jays and squirrels were hanging around.
On the way home, I photographed a couple bucks feeding on the dam of a pond. The one on the left is probably a shooter. I don’t think he’s an old deer, but he would probably have drawn fire.