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Well mine isn't going to be near as exciting as the rest of yours but I'm going to try. This year everyone in the family drew a deer tag one in every season. We also got two spike elk tags.
Our scouting started on one really early morning 1 month before archery opener. It was a Saturday and we had to drop our grandparents off at the airport. Their flight was at 4:30 AM. We glassed the mountain as sun rose with Coyotes howling all around. We saw a few does and one bull elk. No bucks but the real prize was the secret water trough we found.
We then returned to put a trail camera up the next day. On the drive in our first buck ran across the road just a little guy but a buck none the less. We then got to business setting up the trail camera then returning home with visions of big deer dancing in our heads.
The next week of work dragged on and on with nothing but the trail camera on my mind. But against what I thought Friday finally came! I couldn't even sleep that night the excitement keeping me up all night. The results were pretty awesome lots of bucks nothing huge but they were bucks. We also got a couple of unexpected surprises!
We then made a plan to do something we'd never done before with deer, we were going to hunt out of a ground blind! We had a really good spot the only problem is it is a hill we had to make it level. So we went in with pick axes and shovels a blazin'. And after an hour of picks swinging, dirt flying, and shovels scooping it was "Good Nuff!"
The next day we left on a boys trip to Jackson Hole and Yellowstone!
During the week Dad had to check the trail cams! We had two good bucks the only problem is they only came in once and they are night owls.
The next week would turn out to be the pre opener from hell! The week consisted of a flat tire, a trail camera full of cows, the biggest splinter you've ever seen, and the day before opener the blind broke!