Sat the tripod this evening, watched an armadillo run around the feed pen for a log while. Just as things got dark the deer decided to come. We were set up perfect for their approach, they had no idea we were there. Watched them come in, mama made her baby stay outside the pen while she and the others ate corn and soybeans. They were so close we heard every crunch. Had a one doe circle around behind us directly downwind before going in the pen and another stayed outside the pen right behind us the whole time, straight down wind of us and we never got scented or anything. Was fun. Cows eventually spooked the deer away. Too bad we couldn't get a shot. Asked my son if he thought he could take one of the doe, but he thought it was too late/dark to make a safe shot. If he only thought so clear headed when he is with his friends.
Best part about it is we were whispering almost the whole time and never was heard, and we didn't have any scent product use and ran the thermacell the whole time, without being busted. Helped being up about 10 feet tucked in a mesquite tree on the tripod. Had we been nose level to the doe behind us I fear we would have been scented.
Tomorrow we will hunt a new stand at a different feeder. Hope to bag something as there has been good action in the morning the last couple mornings there based on the camera.