By a couple degrees, Paul Shelton wasn't as surprised as I was by the more than 9,000 deer bagged by hunters during the first split portion of the late-winter/CWD seasons, which ended Sunday.
When asked if he was surprised, the forest wildlife program manager said,
No, I thought they would take at least 10,000. until I got up Friday morning and it was one degree.
Lucky him, on my trusty new Christmas-present, high-low thermometer, we bottomed out at -3 Friday morning and by Sunday morning hit -9.
Yikes, that's why I was surprised by the 9,491 deer harvested during the first time for a split portion of the late-winter/CWD seasons. That first four-day split ended Sunday.