Yesterday was day 4 for me in hot pursuit of this buck. I had been given permission to hunt this small parcel for the first time this year, so I decided to leave it sit until the late season arrived.
I like small pieces of timber for late season hunting for 2 main reasons; deer like to hide in these small areas and will avoid the large timber tracts here in Illinois after the second gun season and with the second rut coming in, it’s a perfect spot for them to remain in hiding. After spotting this guy on day 3 with a doe, it wasn’t until day 4 I was able to close in on him.
Good luck to everyone who’s still trying to fill tags! Don’t ever give up.