Saturday November 30, 2013

We headed north to hunt at our family camp with Brian and Josh. Next weekend we’ll have a full house when the annual end of the season hunt takes place. I got into my stand before daylight this morning. I checked the camera I have right in front of my stand before settling in for the morning. With the snow on the ground it was easy to see all of the tracks. As I filtered through a month of pictures I got to one that made my jaw drop open. I finally got a picture of an eye-popper. As soon as I saw it I knew I wouldn’t settle for anything less than this buck. Instantly it became my goal to kill him whether it’s this year, next year or the year after. It made me consider future plans for scheduling my hunting vacation.

Once I got in my stand the deer traffic started and continued all day. I saw a lot of deer, 27 total, although I’m sure some of them were repeats. I passed three small bucks and saw one really good one on a ridge that was well behind shooting range. All I saw was his silhouette, but there was no doubt in determining the body size of the deer. It was easily one of the largest bodied deer I’ve ever seen in the Adirondacks. Unfortunately I only saw him for about 10 seconds. I couldn’t have gotten a shot anyway, but I would have liked to get a better look at him. This was the most unforgettable day I’ve ever had while hunting in the Adirondacks as far as deer sightings go. I don’t think I saw 27 deer in a day while I was in the Midwest.

Dad saw 8 deer this morning. He saw six from his stand and a few more when he was still-hunting. Tomorrow will be a good day. I think we might connect with one if everything pans out.



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