If I find my fuggin' release, I'll be out Saturday. I wanted to go Sunday, but I have TOO much shit going on to make it happen. I really just ready to start hunting yotes. I should have been out by now, but being sick has put a damper on that...
Was going to, but looks like it is going to thaw out, and all my places are a nightmare in the mud. Don't think dad is keen on digging out the quad. Hate to say it but I probably will not make it out..
I'm up in the air about going. I'm off buy really don't wanna stick another one. The thought not going until fall eats at me. Still have 1 tag so I may sneak out and take the bow for a walk. Good luck to all still after them.
Went out this evening and had 6 come in about 5:45. Two forkeys, two yearlings, and two nice does. I had the forky at 10 yards. And was waiting for the doe to step in an opening.. She did at 20 yards and I drew. She made a slight step and looked to be clear through the peep.. Crack. Plop. Crap... Hit a stick and backstrapped her above the shoulders. Oh well, she'll live..
Ya know. A couple years ago it would have bothered me. I would have been bummed, and dwelled on that shot kicking myself.... Something has happened though.. I just sat down and shook my head laughing. For years I went through a "Big Buck" phase where i wore myself out, got sick, hunted with 102 fever etc.. Now. I just hunt, have fun, and kill deer. Maybe I look on the bright side.. I not only saw deer, i got a shot.. Could have just sat there cold and staring at falling snow.. It was an AWESOME day to be in the woods.. Would I like to kill a big one.. Sure, who wouldn't. But that day will come.. I will still do my homework, hunt for them, and put myself in a good position for it to happen.. But I no longer kick myself if it doesn't.. Hell, this will be the third year in a row i haven't filled my buck tag.. I've passed on plenty of small bucks up to about 120.. No interest in shooting them.. I can have just as much fun shooting does.