Well the deer were plentiful, as evidenced by the DNR allowance of up to 5, that's right - 5 deer per hunter in certain areas this season and our trail-cams had plenty of action, including several big bucks.
Unfortunately on opening weekend the weather was harsh - temps in the upper 20s with 25 - 35 mph winds all day long. It is tough being out in the open in weather like that, especially sitting motionless (or nearly so) for 1-2 hours at a time. Here are a few pics of some of the areas I was hunting:
The weather wasn't much better on the 2nd day: slightly less windy (20-25mph) but it was colder in the low to mid 20's. Brrrr. And the deer were not moving much. I did not see even 0ne deer at all during the legal hunting hours. Bummer! No venison in my freezer this year...I am too booked up with other projects to spend any more time in the woods hunting deer this season.