With virtually all Ontario’s corn crop still standing because of delayed maturity due to the wettest summer in memory, the 2017 hunting outlook was very much a question mark. To add to the uncertainty, the wild apple crop in much of the County was just about nonexistent. I had visions of deer staying between the stalks, in fifty-acre fields.
But the 2017 gun season opened with a bang….in the most literal sense. An hour or so after first light, Steve from Vermont set his crosshairs on a chunky 7-pointer that was strolling through some golden rods sniffing for does. And a week later, on opening day of week 2, Robert brought down a fine, 4.5 year-old 11-pointer that had eluded him (and other hunters) the previous year. It tipped the scales at 211 lbs. dressed. You can see the photo in our Hunters Gallery.