I got a Christmas opossum. My 5 year old daughter and I pulled into the driveway on Christmas Eve and there was an opossum on my front porch climbing on my grill. I just had to shoot him. My daughter told me it was our Christmas 'possum. She told everyone about it. She thought it was great!
Also, had a great holiday celebration with family and friends......and I ate like a wart hog!
Out here in Colorado, and in the units that I haunt, it is a tricky game to figure out how far to pack in on a rifle hunt. You want to get away from the masses that have moved game away from the roads but might want to stay close enough that you are taking advantage of the animals forced movements. There is no universal distance but I like the 1.5 to 4 mile range for day hunts where I am not planning on bivying out. This keeps you in that productive buffer zone where the animals are really...