This weekend as many of you know, was the opening of the 9 Day gun deer season. Our hunting party of 10 people had mixed luck. We got three deer tagged, but we only shot two of them. My brother and I noticed a deer in the darkness limping into our marsh Saturday evening on our way in. Sunday morning we did manage to find the blood trail from where it entered the marsh. Shortly after that we found the four point buck laying dead. It was a bittersweet find as it is never good to know a person never even tried to find the deer they injured. It was nice though that we noticed it, and the deer did not go to waste. We have had this happen before and we call these "freebies". As always it was a great weekend and I look forward to going back out Thursday through Sunday.
Here are the three deer, the small one in the foreground is the one I shot Sunday morning. The buck was the freebie, and the other doe my dad shot on Saturday.
Ruth and my Dad have the whole week off, here is the scenery ruth was looking at this morning...must have been nice!!