Son and I are trying, but not seeing a lot of sign. A friend got a nice 5 point buck opening day. We are going to make one last effort this weekend. Talking to a neighbor, I guess there wasn't a whole lot of acorns / mast this year and the deer are moving all over the place for food. Beautiful weather! High twenties at night, low 40s during the day. Perfect for hunting!
The apple crop was actually really good where we hunt in the islands. Problem was, that they all fell early. usually, the overgrown orchard I hunt in has lots of apples left when the season rolls around. This year, there was only one tree with apples left, and only maybe 15-20 of them.
What does "gauge" mean anyway? As used here gauge means the number of round lead balls the same diameter as the inside of the barrel (aka the bore) that it would take to weigh one pound. It takes 12 lead balls the same diameter as a 12 gauge barrel to weigh a pound. The smaller 20 gauge would require 20 balls of that barrel diameter. The larger bore 12 gauge would require 12 lead balls of the bore diameter to weigh one pound.
In general the number of pellets in a shotgun shell...