My goal for next year - See my dad get another deer, to see Rachel get her first buck and to see Heather get a deer. I have a handicapped daughter that I am trying to figure out how I can get a shot at a deer for her.
This year goals was for our little hunting party to get 2 deer. We got 3 deer in the freezer. The hunting party consists of Grandpa who is limited in what he can do but still gets deer, my twin daughters (Rachel and Heather) who would rather sleep in than hunt and myself who is color blind and can not see deer unless they are moving in the woods.
I did not get a deer myself which is fine. The goal for me is to fill the freezer.
I selected a spot for a new blind based on some observations from last year. Opening day Archery - my dad got a deer from that blind. First Saturday of gun season - Heather got a buck from that blind. Opening day (Monday) my other twin shot a doe I pushed by her blind during a drive I was putting on for them. We hunt a little flat area in our gun club which allows us to get a couple deer a year.
Just to be clear - in years where the freezer is not filled and the season is near an end - I will drag a twin with me to rough terrain and hunt down a good size deer. I am successful at this because it snows usually in the late season. With snow on the ground - the deer stand out like they have neon signs. This year there was no need to kill additional deer.