Just got around to downloading pictures off my phone from this past gun season. I sat with my 10 yr. old Tommy again this season looking to get him his first deer. We saw three 8 pts. in the three days we hunted but only one gave us a good clean shot. Unfortunately he missed! LK had a hot doe come through then a parade of nice bucks. He shot a really nice 9 pt (would have been a solid 10 but it had broke off a tine) on opening morning.
My 15 yr old Emily then took a very nice 10 pt. on Saturday afternoon, her first buck while sitting all alone (she has shot two 8's while sitting next to me).
Second season gave us nearly a foot of snow in our area and with bitter cold and blowing wind, we just didn't see that many deer. LK saw the most, maybe 20 total, but that was just a couple of big groups all at once (12 in one group, 7 in another, then a few deer way out of range). Tommy and I saw one deer in 3 days, so as of now his quest continues, probably during the late season in January.
At least we have some venison in the freezer!
Emily's deer with Dave's deer in the back