Yes indeed, MA is a real "sleeper" of a deer hunting state. There are some tremendous bucks living in the Bay State and it gives nonresident hunters one of the finest bargains as well. Tags are liberal and license and tag fees perhaps the most reasonable on the East Coast too. Turkey and bear hunting are excellent as well. I try to get to MA every fall and spring, for that matter. Opening day of the 2005 shotgun deer season, of the four of us that hunted together, three took deer and my wife and nephew both bagged impressive bucks during the frist few hours. This state is highly underrated and relatively unknown, by deer hunters.
In the darkness, the hunter stumbles through the underbrush, making noise and leaving his scent seemingly EVERYWHERE!
Daylight will be here in 30 minutes and he wanted to be in the stand an hour before daylight.
"I know I left that stand RIGHT in this area last night," he mutters under his breath, "but where is it now?"
He traipses back and forth in a zig zag pattern, getting himself overheated and sweaty, but never finding the stand he left there the previous evening – and eventually sits on a...