I have some bow hunters who have been hunting on my property, but I'm not out yet. I don't have a permit, but as a land owner I can take a deer during firearm season on my own land, which I intend to do. That's not for another month though.
I have been out twice to bow hunt and Ginseng hunt. Had the Sow Bear and her two cubs come in on me on the 28th of September. After they left, I moved on up the mountain but because I was making a lot of noise to avoid another Bear encounter, I spooked a Deer. Although I never saw it, I would bet that it was the big Buck I am after as the Deer had a deep agressive sounding alarm blow. Saw a lot of sign that day as well from Deer, Bear, Turkey and even some Wild Hogs. I still haven't figured the best way into this area without alerting the Deer but I am working on it. Last year, they moved out of this area about a week and a half into muzzleloader season probably due to the severe cold spell and snow, Bear hunters and their' dogs and possibly because a certain person (not me) was planting Ginseng in this area and had his' dog with him. I never did find out where they went but I hope to figure it out this year before or soon after it happens again! The problem is that it is a very big mountain with probably a thousand foot or more rise in elevation from it's lowest areas to the top and on the side I found them on last year, it is probably a two mile hike to the top from my' truck.
I got my' back adjusted on Wednesday and it is doing a lot better and was thinking about going out next week for the Muzzleloader Season for Deer in the South Cherokee National Forest. Although there is no season for Wild & Feral Hogs, you can take as many as you want during the Deer and Bear Seasons for Muzzleloader and Rifle. My' right leg is still mostly numb and weak, so I was only planning to walk about 100 yards from my' truck to watch a spot I saw 14 Wild Hogs crossing a creek some 5 or 6 years ago. I am trying to get my friend, the retired Chiropractor, to go with me which would be a plus in getting any downed game out and if an emergency back adjustment is needed. Don't laugh, he has actually done them before on Elk Hunts out West!