I've limited the amount of times I've gone out so far this October compared to last year because I didn't see much until November. this year, I've seen even fewer, if any, each time I've gone out.
I know the deer are around, I can see their trails, scrapes, and rubs, but so far I haven't even had an opportunity to shoot, just like last year.
I know i have to be persistent, but man!!!! I'm getting disinterested in my Indiana hunting. The one thing that keeps me going in regards to hunting, is my Minnesota hunt every year. I know I'll have plenty of opportunity to get deer there.
I think what I'll have to do is stop going out until the last week of October from now on. Last year I probably went out 30-40 times and only had one opportunity to shoot a deer, and that wasn't until the second to last day of shotgun season. I basically ate more out-of-state Indiana licenses than I did Indiana venison. With my new baby, I don't feel its responsible to keep going out hunting like I did last year, but I also know that you can take a deer if you're in your livingroom, either.
My goal this year was to only take a 2 1/2 yr old or older, but it looks like I'll be taking the first thing that walks near my stand/blind.