Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Firearm Deer Season 2016

Good Evening everyone.  You have Kevin here giving you the 2016 opening weekend deer hunt report.  So here is the disclaimer, there is a picture of a dead deer head in this post so if that is something you don't care to view, its going to be way at the bottom.

November has been really weird with the weather, highs in the 60's and 70's and the lows in the 40's and 50's so we were not sure how that was going to affect the hunt, but it went all right.  This year we have 12 hunters in the party, with one first time 10 year old hunter from the State of Wyoming, two others youth who have been here before, and then a bunch of veterans.  This is the biggest group we have had for many years, so the pressure was on with 4 antler only tags and 5 antlerless and then the youth with whatever they want. 

Most of the group stayed around and hunted on Monday also, so by Monday night we have 7 deer trying to keep cool, 3 bucks and the rest anterless. 

So some of the interesting things from the weekend.  That 10 year old from Wyoming who came for the first time not only shot his first deer Saturday morning, he went on to shoot another deer Sunday evening and then a fork/spike buck Monday night.  One very happy young man and a hunter for life!

Dad (Rollie) shot a buck that decided to make it difficult for us and headed across the swamp.  Normally this swamp is not to deep, but we had a lot of water this year.  Here is a picture of the puddle after emptying out the boots.

We also had a group of 36 turkeys visit us this weekend.  They were very cool to see.

And the last weird thing is, I shot this unicorn buck opening morning.  The deer in our area have a gene pool where the left antler is larger than the right, but this is the first time I have ever seen something like this.  When I first went to look at it, I thought the right antler was broken off, but its not, this is how it grew.  Like I said, a weird year.  I will let you all know how we do next weekend.

So if you do not want to see an icky deer head picture don't scroll down any more and I will tell you here to be well until next week, and all you hunters, be safe.


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