I have personally killed more deer then this year and unfortunately my kids had less time or ambition to get out with me as they have become teenagers although I hope this is a short term problem. Having said that I was able to take out a new hunter and a close friend and guided and recovered his first deer. I was also able to take both girls out and we got moose sized does (legit a couple of the biggest I've ever seen). The first for my youngest was a crossbow hunt that lasted all of 20-30 around noon. My oldest got hers on her youth day gun hunt and completed a run of youth gun day success that goes back 6 years. There was a very large range of emotions on this hunt but honestly she is a 16 year old girl so I probably should have expected it. Lastly, I hunted more then I ever have because my great friend and new hunting buddy just started going out. I actually passed on deer that would have gotten knocked out in years passed. I settled for a young deer at last light on one of my last muzzy hunts. It was in the snow at last light and very exciting. At the end of the day, four deer shot, four tracking jobs and all deer recovered while hunting with family each time.
A few other pics as well. It was a "different" year for sure but memorable as hell for all sorts of reasons.