I hunted the Gibou this past Friday, Saturday & Sunday didn't see a thing. I came back to Williston and
Yesterday afternoon (Monday the 20th) at 3:15 we saw 3 Deer we knew 2 were Does but the third we couldn't tell for sure.
My Girlfriends son still has a Tag to fill and I think his Deer is going to be another Williston, Vermont Deer.
Yeah, I never saw a lot of deer in the Gibou. I used to hunt Enosburg Mountain from the East Enosburg side. Never saw a lot of sign but some of it was pretty big. I know a guy from Sheldon who used to hunt up there exclusively and he got some big deer. Of course, all he did was hunrt in the fall. I used to live in St. Albans up by the radar site next to Exit 19 off I-89.
Thanksgiving morning my girlfriends son Phillip got this fine 4 Pointer from Williston, Vermont it weighed in 103 lbs. dressed... It's his FiRST year hunting so we're obviously Damn Proud of his first deer... Our taxidermist is Happy too...
As I sit and glass, which is common for hunters out west, I have sort of quickly discovered something I never learned when I was younger.
In my youth I had enthusiasm and spirit. In my middle to advancing years I have creaky knees, arthritis, and I tire more easily than I used to. Where I used to sit on the cold hard ground I now look for that soft spot to sooth my tired muscles. That leads me to my tip.
Carry your soft spot with you!
In my pack I carry an air filled, ultralight, camping pad....