By Douglas Rodriguez
The story of this trip actually starts in mid-November on a 5-day archery quota hunt (Greg talks about it in his post here). My good friend Kevin put together a group for a drawn public hunt at St. Marks NWR during both archery and rifle seasons. Although we had not been drawn the past three years, our group managed to get selected for both archery AND rifle quota hunts. Prior to that archery trip, Greg and I did our usual virtual scouting and then spent a day in the field narrowing down the selections to areas we thought would see the most four-legged traffic. Although we both came close to getting a deer on a couple of occasions, we eventually went home empty-handed.
This trip had a different ending though...