redz wrote:Was out on public with everybody and their uncle today. First two really remote spots I went to already were occupied, so I went back across the creek and contemplated going home but instead I set up in a tree 20 yards from the bank where I'd seen some small rubs and scrapes on the way in. I gave myself until 5:22 and then I was gonna start packing it in, but heard sticks snapping behind me. I looked back and saw a doe about 40 yards out heading straight for me. Then the grunting started and I thought maybe what I thought was a doe was a small buck. It was pretty dark by now. The next thing I know the doe takes off and I hear more grunting. That's when this giant comes into view. He was a tank, I'm guessing at least 4.5 to 5.5 years old. At this point they would've been about 30 yards behind me. He snort wheezed as the doe took off and started grunting again and making a rub. I began grunting back at him and snort wheezed, but he continued rubbing. Then instead of coming straight at me he kinda circled around to the right and was sniffing the air and licking his nose. I could barely see at this point and heard him move off. I was shaking so bad it took me a few minutes to be able to stand up and climb down. I've never had such an intense encounter!
Sounds like a great hunt!
Going to try him again?