Beth, At my house you don't have to bee in the woods to watch the deer, Squirrels, many of the birds either.
You do need to get up before the sun and go out side to see the hoar frost sparkling in the light of a full moon. To hear the Phesant cackle, to hear the turkies come banging and crashing down from their roost and start the come together clucking call, the rooster crow, the hawk take flight and cry it's scream. You have to be out side to see the little mouse ducking and dodgeing across the leaves to find a seed for breakfast.
You don't even need the excuse of going hunting to just go set in the woods, over growen field or the old fence row to see the majic of nature come alive in the morning.
The thrill of an owl coming to sit on a branch near you and marvel at the rotating head that appears to be able to turn a full 360 degrees.
If you take the time you get the best full leignth feather film ever to watch.