Well just in case anyone was wondering Me and My son did. Saw one lone doe around 11 am aboutn an hour or so before the wind shifted from a relatively warmer, but snowier SW to a bitter cold NW. We held up mostly in my blind with a makeshift coffe can camp stove and a couple of cans of soup to keep us warm talking away about stuff til the wife called and said she had Venison (Italian seasoned) suasages with peppers, onions cooked in beer broth ready and wanted to know if we had enough of the cold. At that point it didn't take much to convice us it was time to go.
Got up at 4:45 am this morning and it was a whopping 8 degrees. I know, you guys in the upper midwest are probably luaghing at me, but that was enough to send me scurrying back to bed. Got up at 7:15 am again and it was a whole 3 degrees. Don't regret not going this morning. I am headed out at 2 pm today to catch the evening hunt and slightly warmer temps and less wind, brrrr.
I am taking this upcoming Friday off for and will be using the last of my estrus scent. by my count that should be roughly 28 days or so since peak breeding, but could be off. Hope to see some antlers, but at this point I am going to take anything that comes down the trail. I know I am selling out, but since hunting hard for every weekend since September, fatigue is setting in, and it gets more so the deeper into December we go and the colder it gets.
Veni, Vidi, Sagittam Mittere, now I'm ready for my nap