Well I ended up with "tag soup" this year.
Once the regular firearm season starts, the bucks in this area hi-tail it for the swamps, where its so thick, its hard for a rabbit to get around. However there's always a "chance" and IMO that's what its all about anyway.
I seen plenty of does that I could have taken but, like always I hold out until the last few days. This year it was a mistake. We were dumped on by snow and the deer yarded for the first time in about five years. Some fawns, mostly buttons, were around, but I won't take them. I had one evening set where I thought it might happen with a doe but, I only had 2 minutes of legal shooting light and it was snowing like crazy with wind. Just to dark and bad weather to take a 250 yd. shot, so I packed it up. During the last couple days of the season, we received another 10" on top of the 18" that we already had. I thought about getting out the snowshoes and trying to run one down. They might have the advantage in the first couple jumps, but after that I'd gain on them.
It was a FUN season regardless. I got a lot of fresh air, seen lots of wildlife and feel blessed that I was even able to hunt. I have another eye surgery scheduled for right after the first of the year. Hope that's the last of that.