Yesterday evening I was seated on the ground leaning against a tree at the edge in a different location, again in the open because that is the only way I could have chance of seeing to the left and right. If I moved back into the trees I would have such a narrow shooting lane it would be luck to have a deer walk into it. Long story short, a 6-point walks out from across the field, heads my way and lays down 59 yards from me. I pulled my camo head net thingy over my eyes so I could watch him. I knew I wasn't going to shoot him so I had some fun. I bleated and such and he would look my way and then go back to his siesta. We played this game for a while. I had a dry throat and started coughing and he looked my way and then when about his nap. I even took my phone out slowly and took pictures of him. All in all he was there a good 20 minutes and the thing that made him get up was a car driving by over 200 yards away. He got up and grazed his way towards me and then started walking the edge of the field. I was getting excited now because I thought he would have to practically step over me if he kept coming. He ended up taking a deer trail about 25 yards from me and cut thru the tree line.
Three deer sightings and three Mark sightings for sure. This is out in the country so I know they aren't used to people. I'm really surprised that they stayed so calm and weren't bothered by me. So maybe the fat squirrel is less worrisome than I originally thought (as long as I stay still)? Tonight I sat in a box blind and seen nothing. Go figure?