I finally shot a deer! After years of buying licenses, sitting out in the cold and seeing nothing, success!
The photo does not illustrate it well, but this is a four-point buck: three points on one side, and one long crooked spike on the other.
Ok, so it is not the largest deer ever. And its antlers are a little deformed. And crooked. Nonetheless, I am still elated for my first deer hunting success.
I do not think I can call myself “world’s worst hunter” anymore. I must say that I am a little sad to abandon this self-anointed title. Before the deer, I had been hunting dozens of times, and had gotten nothing but one roughed grouse, a squirrel, and quite a few cases of what was bordering on hypothermia. It was comical, sort of.
This hunting success was a nice boost, going into the finals season. Hopefully, my luck and perseverance will continue through my bankruptcy exam…