Black Powder in Coulee Country.

Matt somehow managed to talk his college buddy into letting me tag along on a late season bow/muzzle loader weekend hunt at his place in Pepin county (not Trempeleau like I thought). We drove up Friday night, and left Sunday morning. It was a nice change of pace to see deer and a lot of them. 

Saturday morning was a wash, but Saturday evening I watched 4 deer well out of range. Matt saw 6 different deer that same night. He would end up shooting one of them, a very nice sized doe. We finally have venison again.

Late Saturday night, after registering the deer and watching most of the embarrassing Badgers game at a local bar, we saw a total of about 30 deer in the fields on the front end of the property.  Sunday morning, I watched a small doe stand well within my range for about 10 minutes altogether, but the landowner had asked us to take one doe each. I didn’t want to take another one. Sadly, no bucks to be seen.

The pictures I took through the truck windows Sunday morning didn’t do it justice- it was actually very sunny most of the weekend, with highs hovering in the 30s.

It ended up being a liver shot. Let the tracking begin.

It ended up being a liver shot. Let the tracking begin.

Tracking in the snow is very, very easy. It took maybe 10 minutes to find her.

Tracking in the snow is very, very easy. It took maybe 10 minutes to find her.

Big doe.

Big doe.

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Muzzle loader ended yesterday. We still have late bow, as well as a holiday antlerless hunt around us in the southern portion of the state. I’m hoping to make it back home to try hunting in Illinois one more time. A second deer would be good to have.

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5 thoughts on “Black Powder in Coulee Country.

    • Nothing specific yet. Maybe bringing marinated, grilled backstrap to a New Year’s party. I probably should prep some meals for Matt to eat while I’m gone this Winter.

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