Turned out so much different.
So typically in previous years, I've got on here after every hunt to update my log, but, while I haven't missed any hunts, I have spent a lot of time doing things like working (a lot) and moving 220 miles West. I'm much closer now to my hunting grounds, but I do have to learn new clients. Still with the same company doing the same work, so I'm very fortunate - also closer to family.
As you can imagine its been nuts getting everything under control before Christmas, which was my goal (as well as to NOT miss any hunting days!!).
Anyway, everything is all settled and I should have a couple slower days here this week.
The deer, well, I've been the focus of some family persecution... You see, I've passed 5 legal bucks this year. 4 eight points, and one 9 point. The widest of these was probably 15 inches, the smallest, 10 inches. One of the eight points was in the 90" range. The others were all 80" or less.
I've got these game cam pics of 130" deer (that burrow into the ground or something during the day). And I just decided I can't shoot a little one if I want to get a big one; in PA we only get one tag.
There is 3 weeks of late archery season left.. I have shot bucks at this time of year before - with any luck I will this year too! I'm trying to stay positive, but I gotta say my standards do lower as the season closes. I'm probably going to take a doe the day after Christmas. Then as time draws to a close I may shoot a buck the size of one I passed earlier in the year.