Saturday October 18, 2014

Today was brutal from the start. I left the house at 3:50 and headed north. After picking my dad up we go on the road shortly thereafter. As we turned off the main road onto the road where my uncle’s camp is located we noticed my cousin unloading his truck, so we stopped and unloaded our gear, too. A few minutes later we were on our way up the road for our first day in the woods with a firearm for the 2014 season.

Noticing my dad didn’t have his rain gear with him I asked what he was going to do since rain was forecasted for the entire day. He looked at me with a blank stare and said, “Really?” Actually, the meteorologist said it would be off and on showers throughout the day and they would begin around 8am.

He wasn’t wrong with the starting time. Shortly after 8 the rain began to come down and before long it was a torrential downpour that only let up once or twice throughout the day. By the time we got out of the woods I was exhausted from the lack of sleep and the gloomy weather. I also put some miles on to check many different areas for sign. When I was done I took note that not much action has started yet and I wasn’t surprised. I got a few photos on my trail cameras, but nothing of any significance. I did get a 4-pointer with a big body for such small antlers. Something tells me pictures are going to be few and far between this year due to the really harsh winter last year. At the end of the day neither dad nor I saw a thing. Upon returning to camp Kyle we found out Kyle didn’t see anything either.



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