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Wisconsin Gun Hunting Update - November 21, 2009

Posted by Chrud , 21 November 2009 · 264 views

This was one of the strangest opening days of the Wisconsin gun deer season I've ever experienced. Temperatures were very warm, as it has been for the last three weeks. It was in the upper 30's this morning with very dense fog, clear skies and little to no wind.

I was in my ground blind by 6:00 AM. My blind is located on the on a big ridge that runs north/south. To the east is a winter wheat field, to the south is the "back woods", to the southeast is another winter wheat field (not much for shooting opportunities, but something to watch) and to the west is the pasture and clover patch. The first shot was fired quite a way away around 6:15 AM, almost 20 minutes before legal shooting hours. As things got lighter outside, the fog got worse. I literally could not see anything. I heard a few shots, and checked my phone at about 9:00 AM and could only see maybe 25 yards in front of me. It was pretty frustrating.

A little after 9:00 AM something was walking in the distance. I'm not sure what it was, likely either a whitetail or another hunter. The far fence line is probably about 150 yards from my blind, and I was able to kind of see it by 10:00 AM. This fog was unreal. I could have had deer within 50 yards of my setup all morning and wouldn't have even known it.

I returned in the afternoon and didn't see anything while in the blind. I did see a doe and two fawns while walking out though. Unfortunately, the forecast is calling for fog again tomorrow morning.

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