Just getting a chance to post an update from Sunday.
I took my 5 1/2yr old daughter with me & setup in a ground blind. She passed the time on the iPad & about 7:30 we had 2 doe walking straight to us. They got to 25yds behind some trees & people staying at the cabin came out slamming the house & car doors. Even though it was 80yds through the woods the doe didn't like & turned & walked away from us.
7:45 I see someone walking slowly through the woods carrying a 22 rifle. I whistle hoping they would see the ground blind & walk away from us, no luck. I unzip the door & stand up whistling & waving hoping they don't shoot in our direction, he finally sees me but rather than walk away he comes & wants to talk to us, GREAT!! He was the nephew of the property owner.
He was a very loud talker! After all the commotion I told him we were going to walk around & leave. My daughter wanted to stay in the blind longer but I told her with all the loud talking & moving around we wouldn't see anything else. So I grab my bow & gear & we start walking the trail to the truck, I look back up the trail from where the doe had walked & there stands a decent 8pt walking the path that would've given me a 25yd shot. I tried to sneak down the trail for a 30yd shot but he saw me & ran off.
My daughter looked at me & said "I told you we should have stayed in the tent" I agreed! Haha! It was a great morning & a lot of fun for her. I'm taking my 8yr old daughter this weekend. Should be a good time to be out the scrapes are getting hit hard.