I purchased 10 acres of young spruce with a deer lawn A year or so ago. I have only visited once a month and have been keeping things quite.
I have seen several hinds and tonight walked into a stag...almost.
As I approached the corner of the spruces I caught a glimpse of some movement. I lowered myself to the ground, and watched him move around and I was only 30 feed away from him. I was well hidden aside of the foot or so from ground to the first growth of the spruce branches.
As he moved up the deer lawn I slowly rose behind the spruces but he must have seen me as he ran off. Or he heard my heart pounding!
My question now is what strategy would you now employ?
Get there early at incase he is back or do a morning stalk? Would he be back? He didn't wind me or get full sight of me he just saw some minor movement.
I couldn't get a clean shot so hence my question.