2015 Gun reports
goodluck all out for the does!
Saw 8 assorted antlerless deer on Opening Day, then 2 on Sunday before leaving the woods to watch the Packer game. Was feeling pretty good to at least see some deer, even if I couldn't shoot them.
Had an antlerless permit for southern Oconto County so I headed down there Monday morning. Saw zero deer hunting dawn to dusk, very little sign, a few rubs and scrapes.
Headed back to southern Oconto County on Tuesday. Saw zero deer from dawn to about 3:30PM. Then, as if by magic, two enormous does appeared out of the swamp. I drilled the larger of the two with the 35 Whelen. Plenty of delicious venison for the winter.
Slept in Wednesday morning after the arduous drag out of the woods late Tuesday night. Was feeling pretty good about the plump deer swinging from the maple tree. Roasted a turkey and watched football while it rained all day Thursday.
Was back at my buck-only area Friday and Saturday but only saw one unknown deer in the distance. Went home early Sunday.
Pretty typical year for me in the Nicolet. Happy to have some fresh venison, even if those Nicolet monsters elude me year after year after year.