This is my annual hunt camp week in Botetourt with some buddies at their cabin.
They got started Saturday, but I was in Warrenton covering the state cross country meet. They didn’t see much so I didn’t miss much. A couple years ago two of the guys killed really nice bucks when I was up there, and that hurt.
I had some work today so decided to hunt for a couple hours in Bedford County. It was OK. I saw a load of turkeys and three deer: a spike, a seven-pointer and a doe. All were alone and there was no sign of chasing or running.
After knocking out those work tasks I headed up to Botetourt. When I pulled up I saw a couple buddies with two deer in their truck. One had killed a doe, the other a nice 10-pointer. The buck was actually a mainframe 8 pointer with two stickers. Definitely a shooter.
I didn’t get to my stand until about 3:30 p.m. and it was slow. I saw three deer, all does, and that was when I was climbing into the stand.
We had mixed results up here today. One guy didn’t see a deer. He also didn’t see anything on Saturday. Another guy saw one deer and a possum. Who sees a possum while deer hunting?
Steaks for dinner tonight. Hunt camp tradition.
I’m holding out hope that once this front passes things will get good. We’ll see…