This is what I ended up doing and I’m glad I did.
Action was fairly slow, rattled up two young bucks this morning and two young bucks this evening.
Did see a potential shooter on a doe but she walked off with him in tow before I could get a real good look at him.
Passed on a hog that got to within bayonet range and then another group later that morning.
Ended the evening right at dark when I walked up on another sounder and the old ruger went into action, took two in quick succession. For reference, on both hogs I cranked my scope to 9X and made good head shot on both of them.
Two takeaways from today:
Goal for the season is to rattle up a mature buck and kill him. Today was a lot of fun and it was nice to get away from the blind and feeder.
Second is to hunt with the Ruger more. It’s really a pleasant rifle to carry and the action is smooth as butter, carrying it around today was like meeting up with a old friend.