I used to get out into the woods well before dawn
Yes, odd sounds in the dark can be unnerving!
This past rifle season, I arrived in the dark and had just gotten out of the truck to begin my walk down to a tree stand when I was startled by the sound of a blood curdling scream. It sounded like a woman in shear terror, somewhere about half way between me and the road, right along the edge of the woods. I spun towards the scream as the hair stood up on my neck and waited for another scream, or any other sound to locate the origin of distress.
Man, I’ve heard screech owls before, but this particular owl needs to go back to screech school. He was so far off the standard screech that I doubt another screech owl would consider him one of their own!
Screech owl: 1 LateNightFlight: 0