Posting has been light the last couple of weeks, mainly because I have been on vacation and have been spending a lot of time with the family. I did take a little time to do some hunting the last couple days of deer season and yesterday marked the end of another deer season in Virginia. I did not get to go a lot this year but it was still a successful season. I only saw one deer the entire time I was on a stand but it was a buck of a lifetime for me. A huge eight point buck walked directly toward my stand within the first hour on the first day of muzzleloader season and I had it on the ground ten minutes later.
I’m not one that judges the success of a hunt on whether I bag a deer but I have to say, that hunt was at the top of my list. The other times I was able to get in the woods this year were great even though I did not see a deer because I saw a lot of other wildlife like wild turkeys and even saw a red fox on Friday. I will spend the months between now and next season scouting for more deer trails and putting out mineral blocks for supplemental nutrition in hopes of seeing more deer next year. But for now, I will savor the memories of another season that is gone and the biggest deer I have ever had a chance to take.