Well Deer season has arrived and with it, plenty of opportunity for me to get out shooting. Unfortunately the only shooting I was able to do was with my trusty Nikon. Cue the dry, pitiful laughter.
This is a far cry from the banner year I had last year but a hunter can’t get lucky all the time. Well, Unless your my friend (lets call him Big J) that is. J seems to somehow put himself in the right place at the right time so he can harvest a deer almost every year. Just like clock work, he managed to harvest a nice 6 point buck, the only deer our group was able harvest.
Im sure lots of factors played a part in our groups lack of success. Maybe it was the 18 degree Celscius weather or maybe it was due to the lack of drawn doe tags in our group. Either way, a week without a shot at a legal deer gives you lots of time to think.
Thankfully there was lots of other critters and some great scenery around to observe. There is nothing like experience nature from the stillness of a deer watch. If your good at it, the animals wont even know your there.
All was not lost though. Despite not shooting any deer I was still able to find a nice shed antler which served as a pretty sweet consolation prize.
The only buck of the week. A nice 6 pointer with its brow tines broken off. Good Job Big J!
Cheers from the field,