To date, this has definitely been the most disappointing deer season this bowbender has spent in a long long time. Prior to 1999, before buying our present hunting property I may have spent a few nonchalant seasons but for the past 13 yrs life has been good in this guys world. EHD has changed all that for me and many of my neighbors in Michigan as well as a few other states, Missouri comes to mind. Our firearms season is in it's final week now and the number of deer coming into our studio this year reflects the loss of so many whitetails prior to the hunting season. Hopefully mother nature realizes that the deer population around our neck of the woods has been checked, adjusted accordingly, and is ready for a flippin' break for gods sake! Bow season this year has been a total bust, so far, but we can always hope for a great second season, right? So once again when the mercury drops this old archer will once again ascend my favorite beech tree and brave the cold in hopes that " Mr. 2012" will slip down the trail and make contact with my 100 grain Thunderhead.
Bobby Hamilton has been practicing taxidermy art since graduating from Story's Taxidermy School in Iowa in 1992. Recently he has begun competing at the state show in Grand Rapids, MI with great success!