Yesterday, Nov. 15, was the opening day of Michigan's firearm deer season, so I had to put the shotgun away for a couple of days and take out the .270. Ended up taking a nice big doe @ 73 yards this morning that was being chased by a little buck. I had my crosshairs on the buck and was about to pull the trigger about 3 times, before I decided not too. We've been asked not to shoot anything smaller than an 8-point where we hunt and I couldn't quite figure out how big he was. I really wanted him, but in hindsight if I couldn't see that he was an 8 at 75 yards, he definately wasn't a shooter. Hopefully, I'll get a chance at him when he's bigger next year!
Usually, I see a ton of deer where I hunt, but it was slow this year. There was a horrible fog yesterday morning and the field that my blind overlooks is usually winter or wheat or rye at this time of year. It was dirt and they ended up plowing it today. Glad I got my deer early. There was a lot of corn still up in the area too, so I'm sure a lot of deer where chilling out in the corn the last two days.
So any of you ladies deer hunt too? I pretty much just go out for a couple days during rifle season, knock down a deer or two and fill the freezer. Mmm, backstraps! lol.