Well another opening weekend has come and gone! So far this has been another memorable moment with my kids. I started out Saturday morning with Ratboy in tow and we headed for the stand. About 8:15am I noticed a buck heading our way across the swamp. I pointed him out to Ratboy and we waited for him to close the gap. He got to 115 yards and I looked at Ratboy and said are you ready? He said is this a loud gun dad? I said Yes, plug your ears and watch him. I dropped the hammer on the .280 and he went down in his tracks! Every time a shoot a deer with one of my kids around I always say Oh yeah, Michael Waddel has got nothing on me! We sit back and enjoy the bright sunlight for an hour and around 9:15 I hear a shot across the swamp. I tell Ratboy to start looking for deer that were spooked by the shot. A couple minutes later we see a doe running at full speed through the high grass right at us! I steady the gun and get a bead on her. She starts to turn at 110 yards to head towards high ground but I ended that mission with a bullet wound to the bread basket! Another set of high fives and me and the boy are getting down from the stand to go take a look at our bounty. If you remember from last year I process deer for the neighborhood and things get a bit hectic around my place come Sunday night. I have posted that picture. There are 14 deer in that picture waiting to get processed. I take two days off of work to get the first rush done. I am still sore but the extra money just might get me over to Wisconsin to pay for that $165 out of state deer problem they have.
Go Getem' Sand Burr!!! Then there are less for me to hit on my way to the Cities on Thursdays!! I cant believe how many dead deer I see on the side of the road from Highway 29 to 94 to 494. Last Thursday I counted 10 on the side of the road! Have fun and be safe!!! The weather is supposed to be great this week and the weekend!