I know we all make mistakes from year to year in the woods. Well I will admit I have made my biggest mistake so far. Went into the woods the other evening around 3:30. I did not go and sit in my stand, I went over towards a big cudzu patch and just sat on the ground against a big tree. Around 5:00 I thought I heard something over my left shoulder. I locked myself in the position I was in and DID NOT MOVE. I rolled my eyes over and started watching for something to come down the trail I was watching. 30 minutes later, I had not heard anything else. So my first thought was, maybe it was just a squirrel. Well by now my rear had got a little numb. I placed my gun across my lap, put my hands beside me on the ground and sat up just a little. While I was doing this I turned my head over my left shoulder to see the big deer I had on my trail cam, looking face to face with me at not even 50 yards. He must have been standing there not moving the whole time. I froze, he blew, and I dont think he has quit running yet. He went into the cudzu and disappeard. Now with this said, I have hunted the area, HARD AND HEAVY this week. I have not seen him again. Have found scraps and rubs and Im sure they are from him due to the size of trees being rubbed. I dont think the rut has started yet because I had a doe walking around me for almost a full hour this morning and seen no sign of him around. Went back this evening and didnt see nothing but squirrels.
OK, my question again, What would you do? There has gotten to be something that can put me back in front of him and get that oppurtunity.