Well I just got back from my trip to the UP. I am a little bummed to say this but I lost my book I wrote all my notes in. Im hoping its in the camper. So Ill give a little recap of everything that went down.
I checked my camera on 11/10/2010 when I got there and it said it was FULL!! Thats over 5000 pics!! Well when I put the chip in it was taking pics every 30secs.. Grr..Anyway I had 3 different bucks on the camera. An 8, 10, and a 12 with split brow tines and stickers!! They were all shooter bucks.. I was pretty pumped.
Opening day came and I saw a 3pt in the early morning. I also seen a doe shortly after... Then it happened. The 12 pt came walking by at 1:55 and I took my shot. He noticed me and only gave me a brisket shot. I got down and couldnt find any blood! I about cried I had MISSED!! So I went back to my blind and sat for a few mins to calm down. I went back out and I went down the trail he went in at. Still no blood. I walked in about 15 more yards into the swamp and there he laid!! I was pumped! He didnt bleed at all! After jumping around and doing Indian dances I gutted him and dragged him back to my blind. I sat the rest of the day and saw a 2pt. (He had one antler missing.
--No one else from camp got a deer opening day, however all seen at least one.--
Day two, Dave in our group shot a great 10pt while still hunting.
--No one eles got deer from our group.--
Day 3. I moved around from blind to blind and found myself over looking a field on day 3. I wasnt in the blind more than 10 mins when a nice 8pt came out . Now this buck I surely did miss.. After that I went to another blind and shot a doe at night. I also saw a monster but couldnt get a shot off.
--No one else got deer this day from our group.--
Day 4. Joey shot a 4pt and Jessie shot a monster 6pt that is very tall and he is going to have mounted.
Day 5. I didnt see any deer..
All in all it was a great time. Im glad I got 2 deer out of the trip and they will taste and look great on the wall. I just took the 12pt to Jays Sporting Goods. It should be about 6 months before I get him back. I also found out the doe was a year and a half old doe, and the DNRE thinks that the buck is a 3 1/2 year old buck.
I will post pics soon!
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