They are probably frowning because now their tag is filled, and their hunts are over for the year. And they're thinking about gutting their kill, the long drag back to the truck, and the 3 hours butchering time plus cleanup needed to get their kill in the freezer??
I know I posted this picture before, but I am not tired of looking at it. This is my daughters first buck taken the last saturday of rifle season this year. Is her smile big enough?? She is still smiling.
My ten year old son shot his first buck this year. It was a "trophy" spike buck. You couldn't KNOCK the smile off his face. Twelve hours later one of my buddies commented that anytime we talked about his buck "that big S%$# eating grin came back."