Had some luck today. Four of us went today near Three Lakes/Eagle River area. Weather wad good in the morning, mid-30s, no wind. Around noon it started rain, then switched to icy/snow mix. By 2 it was all snow, and we finished the day with a few inches on the ground. Around 3:45, I saw my first deer of the day, a buck, walking towards me about 75 yards down a shooting lane. I only saw him for a few seconds before he went behind a clump of evergreens. I moved my scope to the left side of the evergreens where I have a small lane to shoot before he gets to some real thick stuff. He never showed, so I figured he was walking right towards me. Sure enough, about 35 yards away he popped back out, then I noticed he was a small 8-pointer, big body though. So I decided to shoot, at the sane time he looked up at me, I fired and off he ran. I knew I got him pretty good, I climbed down, waited for two others in our party, tracked him about fifty yards and there he laid. My second 8-pointer in three years, pretty good for only my fifth year hunting.
For the four of us, I was the only one to see a deer, hoping things are a little better tomorrow as far as action goes. Three inches of snow should help.