I had a great opening morning hunt. I mentioned before I only have one stand, well that didn't get put up till a few weeks ago. I didn't have much time to do any recon on this property, but I knew there were a lot of deer in the area. Got in my stand a little after 6am, and was hearing a lot of movement around me after in the stand. saw rabbits and raccoons the first part of the morning, thought the one raccoon was going to climb up my tree for a bit there too, uneasy feeling. Then some weird looking birds that i had never seen before started flying around me, and one landed on my foot. I couldn't believe it. Then it was almost 10am, and I was getting ready to get out of the stand, already standing up, took another look around and spotted a small 6 point about 80 yards out. After watching him walk away, thought I would stick around a while longer, and sure enough 3 huge does came walking through about 10 minutes latter. They all passed at about 35 yards, but they were behind me, and never had a clean shot that direction. The wind was in my face, and they walked right behind me, thought I was going to get busted, but they never ran, just continued there slow walk. So all in all it was a great opening day for me, I know that there are deer using the area, they didn't wind me, and my scent smoked clothes didn't phase them. Planning to get back out Sunday night, but hope to see some dead deer pics for others.