Well...another deer season has come and gone. I had a couple bucks that I was targeting and was lucky enough to get the #1 target on my first bow sit of the season. From there on...it was sitting and watching...and enjoying the view. During bow season I was hard pressed to get a doe in range. Passed up a couple shots early...and regretted it later. Saw a lot of smaller bucks, and a couple of nice ones as well...isn't that always the way once you've filled your tag??
Shotgun season was a bit frustrating, as no matter what stand I picked...I watched them walking around under the others. Missed a doe at last light toward the end of the season, but so it goes. Did get to watch a lot of deer late in the shotgun season and into the smokepole season as they got back into their normal routines. On the last night of the season, I had six bucks, including one whopper and another shooter, coming right toward me from across the field...until they spotted six does coming out of the woods and went to say hello.
Went out today to take the stands down and change the batteries in the cameras. Had a couple pics of a nice one that I saw late in the season, so I think he made it. Together with the six that were together the last night...at least I know there's a good base for next year. Hopefully the coyotes don't get them! Hard to believe it's come and gone...but now that the stands are down...it's on to planning for next year, and the endless winter project list on the boat.
I wanted to thank everyone on here for sharing their stories. It's always nice to see the pics...but even better to hear the stories behind them. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!