Congrats! I saw a squirrel. :shade:
NW Indiana (Crown Point)
10/01/08 -- Opening Day
It was the day before opening night & all I could think of was deer, deer this, deer that. I went to bed around 11 pm & could not sleep for the life of me. Flashbacks of the giant 11 pointer was repeating throughout the night. Hopefully, I think to my self that I'll get a shot at him. I awoke this morning around 3 am becuase I could no longer sleep. I got up, sat on the computer for a bit & then got ready. I got into my stand way to early. It seemed like eternity waiting for sunlight or to catch the glimpse of a deer in the distance. At around 6:15 or so, I catch movement in the bean field, at this time I had no clue as to what they were. They continued my way until they were about 70 yards away & they started to wind me! They came in the same direction the wind was blowing so I was waiting for them to stomp off. To my amazement, they continued to exit the bean field, this doe gave me 36 or so yard shot. I could see my arrow and knew it was a pass through. She ran about 80 yards and piled up. Great opening day! The last 3 years I have managed to get a deer down on opening day! So I am very happy w/ how the opener began.
I'll be out again in the morning though.