Dad ya all miss me????
Well, I didn't get a deer, but was able to be there with Dad when he got the best one he's ever taken. Just spending time with him is worth the trip, eveything else is a bonus.
I did get to see a few deer opening day, and then I was treated to a good send off the last evening when a doe and 2 fawns came out 20 minutes before dark and ate apples under a tree just 10 yards from my stand. I love to see deer, even if I am not shooting them. I guess that's something alot of these anti hunters don't understand, is that it's all about the experience, and the kill is just a small part. Heck, at one time, no joke, I had Blue jays, a chipmunk, 2 red squirrels, chickadee, a big grey squirrel, and a partridge (grouse) all in the orchard at the same time. They made an awful racket, but it was fun.
Anyway, Dad's deer is the best he's ever taken, and the rack, according to the taxidermist is one of the better ones you will see in Vermont. I know he needs to try and talk it up a little, to convince the people to give hm their business, but my Dad coaches his daughter in softball, so I think he's pretty straightforward with my Dad. He is also a certified scorer for B&C, and he wants to measure it. I am no good at guessing, so I have no clue what it will score, but he thinks it's close enough to measure for the Vermont Big Game Trophy Club. They require a minimum of 110 inches gross score. And, my Dad has never got a deer mounted, so he's decided to do this one. I have graciously offered to direct some of his Christmas/Birthday money towards it.
I will post some photos of my trip when I get them organized. Fun times had by all.