This post is a week late in coming but I filled my antlerless tag last Saturday which leaves me tagged out for deer this season. I hunted the same spot as the first day of rifle and again, with my brother Mike. At 7:30 two doe came across the bench below me and when they got into the clear I dropped the lead deer. So much for flintlock season this year.
Turns out Mike had an eventful morning and had a chance at a very nice buck but just couldn't get a shot. Another hunter killed this buck later and it turns out if was a beautiful eleven point. He did manage to score on a doe as well though so it ended up being a pretty successful day for the two of us. He's not one for getting his picture taken so I had to sneak this one as he was dragging his deer back to the truck.
Well rifle season has been pretty good to me this year. Along with some memorable hunts I get to enjoy the 'fruits of my labor' as well. With a freezer full of venison there is some good eating coming my way. Like pan seared tenderloin and backstraps with onions....
Yes I ate the whole thing. Now that's some good eating!
Not to mention the venison pepperoni......
And of course jerky!
Sadly I didn't get a picture of the venison stew I had last night but some of you might be drooling by now so perhaps it's best I didn't. Maybe in some upcoming posts I'll give out some recipes for this stuff. In any event, life is good! Literally!