My mom, who is 83 years young was able to get another check off her bucket list. She wanted to harvest a deer with the muzzleloader.
Mom has had a few health issues this past year and thought for sure that her deer hunting days were over. As far back as I can remember she has always hunted ... helping to put meat on the table for her big family. There were nine of us kids growing up and venison was always a staple on the Obernberger table.
Since my Dad passed away, five years ago, Mom has been talking about giving up hunting; but whenever the gun/deer season rolls around ~ she changes her mind. She bought a license again this year.
She didn't harvest a deer this year during the regular deer/rifle season because she ended up in the hospital during that time ... but then she got the idea in her head to try muzzleloader season ... something she had never tried before.
Muzzleloader season runs for another week after the rifle season. You see, the difference with the regular rifle season and the muzzleloader season is the type of gun used. The rifle offers you more than one shot ~ the muzzleloader is a "one shot" only. So your aim better be good the first time ~ because you have to reload the gun between firings ... many times missing the opportunity at another shot.
Now ... Mom said she's done hunting ... I don't believe her. That crazy woman will be out there until she's 102!!
Until next time ...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.