The alarm clock went off at 2am and after no more than 1 hour of sleep I was stumbling about in my apartment trying to get everything ready whilst trying not to wake up the family, a coffee was quickly brewed to speed up the waking process.
All gear loaded into the car at approx 2:30am it was a 30 minute drive to my terrain, on the way it became apparent that the weather forecast the night before was incorrect and we were having more rain than predicted, not to be disheartened I soldiered on and arrived at my terrain about 3am. I unpacked the car, got geared up and slowly made my way into the darkness of the forest, 15 minutes later I was at my desired location, a nice clearing in the forest where we had previously seen evidence of fraying. Carefully and quietly I began the process of attaching my Summit Viper climbing tree stand to the tree and slowly ascended till I was about 5 meters up overlooking the whole area, this additional height helps enormously as the vegetation is so high at the moment, that sitting from the ground you would be lucky to see more than 30-40 meters.
|A typical view from the high seat with camera ready to record any action.|
|The buck as I found it.|
A great start to the first day of the buck season and now well worth the 5 hours sitting in the rain!