I'm with you steel. It was a rough season. You're a better man than I am with the group text. The "why didn't you get one?" questions get old really fast. You're not alone. I was grinding this year. Our daughter was born last September. Our son isn't quite 2. Time wasn't my friend this year, but I still thought I had a pretty good plan going into the season and I guess in a sense I did. I saw more bucks, and nice bucks at that, the first two Saturdays than I can remember seeing but nothing close, or setting up playing the wind and doing it right, only to have them go against the book and come out where they shouldn't have. I was grinding, rushing, pushed for time, basically just not having fun. Then the next three sits not seeing a deer when I know they should have been moving and finding does. Rubs popping up, scrapes everywhere, cameras saying they were there but not when I was. I had finally had enough. Yesterday my Mother in Law took my son for the day and my wife prodded me to go enjoy the afternoon in the woods. In my mind I thought there was no way I could enjoy it but she wouldn't understand the reasoning. So I grudgingly went through the process of dragging myself out of the house after work and hit the woods. As I was getting my things together at the spot I planned to sit and I realized "hey idiot. You get to hunt. You get to spend time in the woods. Enjoy it" I don't like being away from my kids and almost feel guilty doing so, but my spirits lifted for a bit and I thought i'm going to give it a shot and just enjoy it today. 20 minutes later it happened and I arrowed one. My sons face made it all worthwhile when I dropped the tailgate on the truck. You're not alone buddy. Keep grinding, keep pushing, because when that buck comes out in front of you in Rifle season and the gunshot cracks the silence, you will forget about the questions and the juice will be worth the squeeze. Its why we hunt brother. Keep your head up and know that the hard work you're putting in will pay off. Maybe not today, tomorrow, this season, or next. But it will pay off.