Well finally have a bit of time to give our year end review and brag the wife up. Our deer season was a bit odd this year, typically the first 2 weeks produce the best bucks for us, more meat later. This year early was VERY slow, limited rut activity in the daylight and just tough hunting. Later on it was pretty good and folks got some lunkers here. Then the snow hit and made it tough to get anywhere and essentially made it a giant road hunt. All in all we got some good deer, slower than normal but fun none the less. The South End of POW produced some real nice deer this year, I saw LOTS of big boys coming back with the loggers on the weekends. Northend was way slow.
We were blessed this year with quite a few forum members and lots of kids for deer season which was awesome. We have decided this is going to be our new focus for deer season as it was neat to watch the kids enjoy the outdoors with their dads and be SO pumped to see deer and be a part of everything.
As of today12/5 the snow is melting finally and the deer are moving like crazy. Saw a buck just outside of town with 1 antler already though which seems early but the snow probably didn't help.
Wifes deer - well I told the wife she should try to get a deer this year for the wall. She seemed pumped by the idea so we waited till the tail end of season and tried to make it happen. Under normal circumstances I don't much care for beach hunting as a 'hunt' but with the snow we had it was a logical choice for us, I couldn't see her trudging up miles of logging roads in 3 feet of snow. Have boat will travel, off to West Side.
We went out for a morning with two older local fellas and spotted a buck bedded on the beach. We got dropped off and the wife made a nice 158 yard shot and it never twitched. After the shot she was shaking like crazy and says "Holy $#@& I killed it!". Nice forkie, not a wall hanger but the situation was perfect.