Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My 2010-2011 Hunting Season By The Numbers

Barring a spur-of-the-moment trip to Texas, my huting season is officially in the books. It was a great one, filled with fond memories of good times. My first wild chukar. My first season with my new pup. My son's first season to hunt alongside me. Longtime hunting buddies and some new ones, too. It's hard to put it all into words, so here's a brief digital recap.

Days hunted: 44

States hunted: 4 (Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, and Texas)

Species taken: 12 (mourning dove, whitewing dove, bobwhite quail, scaled quail, pheasant, woodcock, ruffed grouse, sharptail grouse, prairie chicken, hungarian partridge, chukar, whitetail deer)

Pairs of boots worn: 1 (L.L. Bean Upland Technical Boot)

Miles put on truck since September 1, 2010: 21,843 (Jiffy Lube loves me)

Number of consecutive upland opening weekends hunted: 16 years (ended this year)

Hottest hunting day: 91.4 degrees (Hondo, Texas, September 4)

Coldest hunting day: 15.8 degrees (Pratt, Kansas, December 12)

Bars visited with rivers flowing through them: 1

Rattlesnakes shot: 2

Times knocked unconscious by hunting buddy: 1 (long story)

Days left until turkey season: 52 (Texas) 71 (Kansas)

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