I shot at a mature 10 pointer last night and completely missed because of a stupid forced shot. (no lecture needed, i beat myself up enough). My question is will this mature deer be back. I have had cameras out since September, but only have caught him on film for about 1.5 weeks. I saw him come out last night at 5:00 pm. So, do deer that are spooked by a missed shot return to that location, and if so, how soon?
I am hunting the edge of a hardwoods and CRP field.