The 2016 MN firearm deer season opener was on November 5th.  It was 70 degrees that afternoon in Northern Minnesota.  I wore an orange ball cap and a t-shirt with an orange vest. 

Fast forward 14 days to Saturday November 19th, and we had to park on the road an hike through two feet of snow to get to our hunting shack.  We spent hours clearing the 2 feet of snow we got.

When I shot a doe on opener, the worry was getting it to the processor fast enough before the meat spoiled.  This last weekend the worry was if we shot a deer could we even drag it out of the woods through the deep snow.

It goes to show that mother nature is full of surprises in this part of the world.