The season got off to a great start when Brett killed a doe (his first deer) on Virginia's Youth Deer Hunting Day in September. You can read more about that here.
As has been the case for the last several years, the sports Brett and his brothers Jake and Nick play kept us busy in October, but I did manage to get in a few bow hunts.
I bumped into this guy in an apple orchard.
Brett and I travelled to Rappahannock County at the beginning of the muzzleloader season. The weather was really warm, but Brett took a shot at a buck, and I harvested a big doe. Brett and I have managed to squeeze in a good muzzleloader hunt together each of the last four years, and it's become one of my favorite traditions.
Brett shed his camo jacket for a bit after a long hike to our hunting spot on a warm day.
I shot this doe right at dusk that afternoon.
I've hunted a little here and there since then but haven't had much time.
The weather's supposed to get cold this weekend. Bucks will be moving, and I'll be in the woods. If you are too, good luck and have a safe hunt!