I "caught" 9 and not one buck in the bunch.
My P&Y buck busted me in a ground blind @ 12yds
I'm still bummed about that one. I passed on 13 bucks while bowhunting to get a try at that joker.
So I picked the rifle back up and got MAD at them!
We still came up a little short on filling the doe permits overall though.
I had a successful season though because I put my young hunter on 2 mature bucks. He ended up missing both bot got a couple of does and some HUGE catfish. That was pretty much my luck used up for deerseason. I cant wait to host another youth next year !
Zero! I had my chances though so I won't complain too much. Just too much waiting for the big one, oops. I did pass on a whitetail that I think would have scoed in the 140's or so. Once I realized what I'd done it was too late.
Nah, the youth thing is from HUNT OF A LIFETIME.
Its for kids under 18 that have a life threatening disease. If you know someone that fits, sign them up!
On the numbers of deer, We just have way too many deer in that county. We do our best to keep it sightings to 2 does per buck but the does migrate over from other properties because of the good habitat we have and most folks around us will shoot ANY buck thats legal (bone above the hairline).
Bummer Tone, the odds of a second chance on a mature buck in the same season go WAY down!
IMO. Get him next season!