Warm weather has pretty much slowed down the deer sightings. Young Wyatt Holmes did see two spike horns on October 7th but was unable to get a shot at his first deer with a bow. Hopefully cooler weather is on the way.
Rainy weather limited the number of hunts however Steve did see 5 does walk by at 10 yards while in the East Swamp dug in blind and Chris had 4 does chased around by a 4-point at Football Field. Tom Carey's group saw some does and one spike over the weekend but no shots were taken.
October 23- November 14
Not a lot of hunting took place. Chris did see a nice six point at Icehouse and a few spike horns and four points were wandering around. The only shot was a miss by Steve at at doe at twin pines. (The sun got in my eyes.)
November 15- November 20(Deer Camp)
It was a quiet opening week. Tom Jobson, Ed Mowinski, Tom Carey, Steve Bowyer, and Chris Bowyer were in camp on Opening Day. Tom Jobson got a glimpse of a nice shootable buck at Icehouse early on the first day. Chris and Ed saw quality bucks during the week also. Does were around and everyone saw their share. The only two shots were taken by Steve. One at a running coyote and one at a potential 6-8 point way at the backside of Rye Patch. Where were Rob or Ben when we needed them? Bruce Rivera, John Jobson, and young Nate Jobson joined us for the weekend. Again deer were seen but none were in any real danger. As always it was a very enjoyable deer camp as great friends gathered at a great place make for a great time. See you next year.
November 21- December 1
Deer became scarcer and scarcer as the season wrapped up. Ben was able to take a nice doe on Thanksgiving Friday. Michael sat in the brush and got within 30 yards of 6 deer.
December 1 - December 31
Muzzleloader season was slow. Steve did see a 4-point and a 6-point on the first day of the season at rye patch and in retrospect should have taken a shot but he was waiting for a doe that never appeared. Many hours of hunting not only failed to produce a deer it failed to produce a sighting. The consensus with area hunters is that there are much less deer than even a few years ago.