Got to spot in MO early Sunday morning which was good because I hadn't picked out a tree to climb beforehand. The wind was wrong for the spot I had wanted to hunt so I had to improvise.
Only one tree fit the bill and it was smack on top of all the acorns on ground. Could only get about 18' up before I ran into limbs,but it was the only choice I had. EarlierI had a WV Xtreme5 on this spot watching acorns on ground.
Settled in and about 6:50 saw a doe come out into field on opposite side, then another etc.. until there were 5 deer in field. 2 Does and 3 fawns
They started heading the opposite way and I thought my chances were gone. But 3 bucks came busting out and ran straight towards me. Twin forkhorns with a spike in tow. Then the does and fawns started across the field my way.
To my left I had 2 does and 2 fawns coming at me also.
Soon I was surrounded by deer and one little fawn had just happened to look up and wonder what I was. Now I had all eyes on me,with 12 deer under my stand.
I tried to pick a time to draw my bow but was always being watched.
A doe and her fawn had come out of the woods on my right side and were still in the field about 18 yds out so I drew and the fawn that had been staring at me spooked, scaring several deer under me that bolted off.
The doe in the field stared at them and then turned broadside. I sent an arrow at her as she spun towards me.
I heard it hit and she ran off, taildown, carrying a front leg. Couldn't tell where I hit her other than her leg was up.
I gave her 2 hrs and quietly picked up trail, blood started slow at first but got heavier as I went on. Spooked off fawn(good sign) also.
All the deer were on this lane and left in woods edge and I was in the tree on the left. The doe I shot was further right at edge of field. Its like a little island of trees at the edge of a field with a little 1/2 circle lane around it.
(Hit her in neck and caught a lung and then out under the left leg. Ran appox. 100yds)
Fell in the thick stuff!