It’s hard to believe that today is the day before Thanksgiving. It rained a lot last night, and the wind is really whipping outside. I decided to sleep in this morning and wait until the weather breaks before heading out to the woods. It’s still windy, and the temperature is very warm for this time of year but I’m still going.

Although the rut has peaked, it’s still going on. Yesterday I hunted both morning and evening and didn’t see a single deer, and I didn’t hear very many shots either. The deer have adapted to the hunting pressure by going nocturnal; I’m hoping that the big ol’ buck will slip up and show himself today! I’ve passed up seven eight-point bucks this year, hoping for something a little bigger.

Since tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day, I encourage you to stop and think about what you are thankful for this year. Many things have changed for everyone due to COVID-19, but I still have a lot to be thankful for myself. My wife and sons, my family, and my God are the top three. I’m also thankful that I still live in a free country where I can hunt and enjoy things I like to do. I’m thankful that my glass is half full, not half empty. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving Day and count your blessings.

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