It's gotten to be a theme for my son and I. On opening day of the early muzzy season 3 years ago, we saw three deer all day long. One was too far to identify, and the other two came in seperately, and both sported antlers. Two seasons ago, I hunted a little strip of pines alone on the early muzzy opener, and got to watch a small spike and a three point wander all around me. Last year on the last day of the season, we had a small doe stand and stare at us about 15 yds away. We ler her pass, only so see three more deer pass us thru the day; a spike, a 5-point, and a small 6-point.
Which brings to the early muzzy opener yesterday. Found our way into our pre-selected location and got everything set. Just after first light, I could make out a deer feeding in our direction. I soon determined that there were three, which I thought might be a doe and two young ones. The lead deer stepped into my scope, and I immediately spotted the antlers. As deer #2 and #3 moved past, I could see that they were antlered too. We sat until noon, as my grandsons birthday party was in the afternoon. I can honestly say, I see more antlered deer in the muzzy season than any other week during the entire hunting season.
If you're having trouble hunting for deer,
don't wish things were easier;
wish you were smarter.