I believe getting some meat early makes the hunt better. You can relax & watch for the right set of antlers. If you don’t see the buck you want, harvest another doe & smile when eating the venison chili.Today was Wisconsin's opening day of rifle season. I know everyone likes seeing big buck pictures but today for me turned out the day to put a large mature doe in the freezer. Wi , in my zone, includes 2 antlerless tags with the purchase of a rifle buck tag. I have the rest of the week now to look for that nice buck . It was warm , for rifle season, with a high of 51 or 51 F. A gorgeous day to be out on the land for sure!
A few pictures of my view from my box blind. The blue arrow denotes the spot the doe was when harvested. 99 yards according to my BIL's range finder.
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Did the doe go far off the trail? Looks like the perfect place for an opportunity to present itself.