I don't see a 2020 gun deer hunt thread? Hunted Vilas County and on Saturday saw five does and one three point buck which I harvested. Very few shots heard on Saturday. St Germain seemed like a ghost town. Motels were almost empty.
2020 GUN DEER HUNT
Group of 5 in Marinette shut out opening weekend. One guy saw 20 deer, the other 4 saw 6 combined. Weird. Hitting the woods on Wednesday.
I shot a small buck opening morning, I was very happy to get one with the way my luck has been the last 2 years. Our group of 3 shot 5 deer and saw probably 20+ total, we had a very good weekend. Lots of shooting around us too. SW WI
I hunted the west side of Price co. and the Flambeau River State Forest. I sat 4 sits and saw a doe and fawn on the last sit. My son didnt see a deer again this year. I saw 2 this year, 0 in 2019, 3 in 2018, 0 in 2017 ( but I saw a bear right under my stand) , 1 nubbly in 2016. So, in 5 yrs I saw 5 deer in the big woods. I have not seen a buck during gun season sinse Nov. 22, 2009. That is 11 yrs now.
Shot a six point buck in the heart with my 7.62X39m 35 yard shot, no blood or hair found, no blood trail to be seen. Good thing I kept looking as long as I did. I had thought I heard it crash in the brush from my stand. Must have run more than fifty yards.
First I ever shot in the heart. First time no blood trail. Good thing I checked.
My 58th season, I finally hit rock bottom. Never saw a deer all weekend, after 18 hours in the woods. Shouldn't feel too bad the other 3 people in our party had the same results. Couldn't believe it, we saw deer all during the bow season, several nice bucks, where they went I have no idea. Were either the worst or unluckiest hunters on the planet !! Back Friday, I'm no quitter................
2020 gun deer hunt wasn't as good as 2019's, but I harvest a buck, so I have some meat for the freezer. Saw 8 deer opening day, 3 does, 2 small bucks and 3 fawns. Sunday I only saw the buck I harvested, a 5 pointer. Noone saw any big bucks around us this year, though my friend got a real nice 8 pointer a month ago during the bow season.
Didn’t fire a shot, but my son and I still had a great time hunting our Juneau county 40 this weekend. Beautiful weather, and quite a few deer observed, many more than we typically see during gun season. I had two different decent 8 pointers in front of me, but they will look a lot better next year (hoping the neighbors agree), so let them pass as the freezer is already full from bow season. Great to be outside enjoying the woods and fields with my son, hoping everyone else has a safe and enjoyable season.
First time in 38 years I didn't see a deer opening weekend. Not to worried I know there are deer around. My daughter saw 5 opening day. 1 buck and 4 doe. For me just one of those things. Oh well, will continue again starting Wednesday. Good luck to everyone.
Stayed close to home this year. Public land in green lake county swarming with rude inconsiderate hunters setting up right next to others, walking in at day break, and setting their own car alarms off while taking 10 minutes getting dressed to walk in the woods... smh Moved to another county public, much better. Even saw a couple deer. Nothing to shoot yet, but hopeful. Good luck and stay safe everyone!!