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Deer stayed in one place 3 hours plus
So I get out yesterday and see nothing all morning - I decide to break at 11 am and go home.
Quarter mile up the road I see a doe and two fawns in the woods a few feet from the road amidst oaks and hemlocks. So I think to myself " that's encouraging at least they are out and about"
So I go home, have lunch, walk the dogs and do other stuff and then drive back out at 2pm.
As I drove by the area where I saw the deer on the way out I saw them still there in the exact same spot over 3 hours later.
Mechanical ho ho ho christmas deer..?...lol
Yeah, where were you hunting, what part of the state? I had decoys one year on the Great Mountain Forest property, but to me it didn't look real so drove on past and then say the DEP truck in the woods.
I am in Newtown - these were live LoL -
About three years ago I waited for a doe that bedded seventy yards behind me. After three or so hours she gets up and starts walking towards me. At this point I am very cold. At thirty yards she again beds down and I have no shot. Two hours later she gets up again and begins browsing towards me. I am approaching hypothermia. At five yards I shoot and it goes over her shoulders. After skittering away, she again comes to the same spot. I take forever reaching behind me and drawing an arrow from my quiver. I get the arrow to the string and she looks up at me. We stare down a few minutes and she goes about browsing. I take another shot and it was high but not enough to spine her. I watch as she runs off and changes directions twice before she's out of sight. I followed a blood trail for almost a half mile, prints in the snow indicate she is walking and she enters a blow down where it looks like she rolled ,before I loose all the blood and is gone. Last thing I found was a fletch from the arrow under a low pine, well outside the area I am permitted to hunt.