Opening weekend for Georgia bow has come and gone. I knew I was in for a hot and dry time due to the fact that the weekend before we had perfect cooler weather for our Labor Day dove shoot. Oh well. I knew this ahead of time and boy was it HOT!
As normal, hunting in the mornings during this time did not yield any deer encounters. I saw all my deer late in the evening, right before dark.
Now I was excited to use my camera and camera arm for the first time. Let me confess, I questioned myself a few times about why I was videoing with all the setup time and additional weight of the equipment. I determined quickly that it is a commitment. Every time I set it up and filmed, I got better and more confident.
I compiled a video of all my encounters and I have included it below. Remember this is my first time using this equipment so I am still raw in the quality. It was good practice.
The first encounter was a decent sized doe that was coming to what was left of my devastated food plot. I thought I was going to get a shot but something spooked her. I think it was either the adjacent neighbor or a coyote or some type of predator.
The next encounter was with 2 fawns that barely had their spots. Watching them eat quickly proves how deer can clean out a food plot. It looks like I am going to have to put an electric fence around it next year.
The last encounter was with a yearling doe. Her 4 point brother was in the food plot above the one I was hunting. She acted like she wanted to come in where I was but she also wanted to stay with her brother. At one time I had about a 45 yard shot but decided not to push it and I let her go. She would have been perfect jalapeno hamburger meat in the freezer but my gut said not to push it and risk a bad shot.
Enjoy the videos and hopefully I will have more in the future. Maybe next time the video will be more exciting.
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