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.