isn't that a good feeling? I tell you it just makes me feel good to stand there and look at the freezers full of meat. I've put up 4 this year so far but two of them were very small so I wouldn't mind another one.
My son in Arkansas called last night to tell me he shot a six-point. He was pretty pleased. So last night I was dreaming that he was telling me that it's very important for me to learn how to gut and cut up a deer. lol
I woke up ready to go. Then I realized that I'm still in the Keys and there is no deer hunting here. Guess that's anther reason to move.
I know the feeling. Here in Wisconsin, the deer harvest is down 10-50% based on where you are.
I have been out every day since the 22nd.
FINALLY today, I picked up two antlerless deer.
Now we eat good. We have found that with venison, we can raise a beef, sell half to cover our costs and keep the other half. The venison fills in just where we would be short of beef over the course of the year.
Been a mixed season here. I filled all of my doe tags about an hour after the opening of the season. Two does and a button buck (antlerless that looked like a doe until you looked close) came strolling by my stand so I plugged all three. Spent the rest of the season looking for a particular buck that I'd seen on the farm but came away empty handed. Seen dozens of does and several shooter bucks but not the big 15 that I'd wanted.
Best part was taking a youngster out. Got him a nice 8 point and two does.
Later this month we have another antlerless season. I'm going to use my leftover tag and get two more doe tags. I want to make one into sausage, one into burger and jerky and the other is going to be worked up for a needy family. I'll probably send along some of my burger and sausage to them too.
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