Deer season is here!
Around my house, deer hunting is a year-round topic of discussion. In the spring and early summer months, the discussions wane a bit, but when September rolls around…don’t expect the talk to be about anything else. The hunters are making sure the food plots are planted, feeders are set up, corn is bought, game cameras are mounted, trails are checked and mowed, stands are in place, the 4-wheeler is ready, the guns are sighted, the camo is dug out of the closet and the hunting license is purchased. It’s unbelievable how much planning, preparation and skill goes into hunting a deer.
Opening day is November 2. By the time that day rolls around, the guys have been in the woods on numerous occasions checking for scrapes and rubs and any number of other “signs” of the elusive deer. It’s a big occasion when the game camera shows deer in a frame, especially if any of them have antlers. A big buck in a frame gets looked at over and over and over. The daydreaming begins—will that deer come by my stand while I’m there? What kind of shot will I get? Oh, the story I’ll be able to tell!