Well I had an eventful weekend.
Back story on the property...My father-in-law, his sister, and his brother own the property and lease it to hunters. My brother-in-law hunts as well and has his own stand, but is known to move from stand to stand...not getting into that whole story lol..
To begin the story, I've been seeing a good, heavy 10 on my TC and put him to the top of the hit list. Opening weekend I hunted fairly hard trying to get him in my sights, but never saw him. Last Sunday, my BIL said he's taking his in-laws out hunting the weekend before thanksgiving, and putting them in my stand, so I decided to hunt hard and heavy this past weekend so big daddy doesn't walk out for his in-laws.
I took Friday off work, and sat in the stand from about 5am till dark 30 that evening. It was a long day, but had quite a bit of activity going on. Saw a good sized pig early on, but decided to let her walk. She comes in early every morning and sticks around for about 15 minutes and leaves, all before the feeder goes off (according to all TC pics). I let her walk to not disturb the rest of the morning. Sure enough, she stuck around and then left in about 15 minutes.
Feeder goes off, and from 7:15 until about 11, I had my mainframe 9 with a split brow tine show up, another decent 9, young 8, and a little cull 7 without a brow tine on one side. He would have been shot if he was wide enough, but dang AR wouldn't allow it. Had a really wide, short tined 8 come out (i'll let the wife take him out, but she wasn't with me) and a tall narrow 10 point who both had an interest in a yerling so they took off after her. Around 4 had a young 7 point walk almost under my stand (box blind)and then just a bunch of does in the late evening.
No big daddy Friday, but saw 7 different bucks on Friday. That's alright, I cant get enough of watching some of God's greatest creations. I didn't get many pics of Fridays hunt, but here's a few. Sorry about pic quality, this was with my phone through my binos.
Here's that wide, short tined 8 that I want my wife to cull.
Here's my 9 with the split brow.
Crawled into the stand Saturday at 5am again, and the hunt was on. My sow never did show up, but a yerling did around 7:30. A young 8, and a bigger 8 walked out, and ate with the yerling. Something else showed up and the bigger 8 started bowing up and grunting, but I couldn't tell what it was. He stayed back in the brush for a little bit. Kind of neat watching that 8 get pissy lol. The split brow tine 9 finally walked out and I kept hoping to watch a fight, but he kept his distance. When the 8 bowed up I go my gun ready for whatever it was. Saw the 9 so videoed a little bit. (Again, sorry for quality.)
Here's the bigger 8
Let's see if this video works.