Sunday, December 15, 2019

It was extremely windy today, with winds gusting over 20 mph. I spent the morning searching for the deer but came up empty-handed. I gave it everything I had, but in the end, I decided I didn’t hit the deer.

Thinking back on the moment in time when I pulled the trigger, I think I subconsciously made myself miss. Although I wanted to shoot a deer with my muzzleloader, I knew Dad had dinner plans and had to be home ASAP to make it to dinner for his reservation. I also didn’t really know if I wanted to shoot the deer. I’ve found myself lost in recent years between wanting to shoot deer and wanting to watch them. I think I just pulled the crosshairs away from the deer right before the gun fired. I’ll never know for certain, but my mind is leading me in that direction

When I walked out of the woods today, I was disappointed that the season was over. I already can’t wait for next year. I feel like I learned more this year than I have in a number of years, and I want to get back at it to see if I can use any of the lessons to help me be more successful next year.

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