Deer season is now over for IL shotgun hunters. Kyle and I enjoyed two days in the field the Fri. & Sat. before Thanksgiving and two more days this past Fri. & Sat. The first season we saw fewer deer than normal but I was able to harvest a doe the evening of day two. Second season was more interesting in several ways. First the weather. We awoke to find the mercury suspended at the number 10 on Friday morning. The day was beautiful & sunny and it's surprising how long you can be in the cold... when it's not windy! We both got deer on Friday AM. The photo shows Kyle with his doe and mine is in the background. I bagged another doe on Friday evening.
Saturday was warmer but the wind! Whew, it never let up all day. The day started at 32 degrees, warmed up to about 36, then the wind shifted to the North and by the end of the day was in the 20's.. and still windy! We did have more success as I got another doe Sat. morning and Kyle doggedly kept at it until he got his second deer of the season late Saturday afternoon. We hurriedly packed our gear, our deer and made the 2.5 hour trek home, pulling our trailer with the 5 deer on board, arriving home about 10:15 PM.
The one deer I'd gotten first season is in the freezer of course. Now we get to tackle 5 at once! Perhaps there will be a photo later on that subject!