My buddy and I headed south from VT at O-dark thirty on 12/1 to our spot in north central Mass. We arrived just before daylight and headed in. We hunt a area with a mix of about 1500 acres of public land and private land easements that are open to hunting. We’ve had 5 cameras out since September so we spent the day still hunting, scouting for fresh acorn feeding areas and checking cameras. We had several nice bucks on cams in a couple of areas and while there were plenty of nuts on the ground it was tough to find this years crop, plenty of old rotten ones. He saw a couple of deer, none for me. The next morning we arrived to a dusting of snow. I took a different route in from the truck thru a known bedding area and immediately pushed 6 deer past him. He saw heads on a few but didn’t get a good look at them all. We followed tracks for a while just to see where they headed but with so little snow it was difficult at best. By mid morning it had warmed up enough that most of the snow was gone. We ended the day sitting at a couple feeding spots, he saw a couple and I saw one flag right at last legal light walking back to the truck. That night my son arrived from RI to hunt Friday and Saturday with us. Friday morning my son and I headed in to a couple oak flats to sit. I was moving from one spot to another and jumped 3 deer but only got a good look at one doe. My son was about 800 yards away and they came right to him and he saw they were two doe and a skipper. My buddy saw 3 also that day, all bald. Saturday started good, by 11am we had all seen deer up and on their feet feeding but again, not a buck to be had despite an abundance of rubs and a few scrapes. At noon with time running out we decided to do a couple of pushes. The first resulted in my buddy seeing one running deer with no chance to see if it had horns. On the second attempt we set my son in a spot and we pushed the bedding area I’d moved the deer from on Thursday. He had a big doe come to within 30 yards and I saw another slipping out the side of the area but again, no bucks. All in all it was a fun 4 days. Between the 3 of us we saw 33 deer. In years past we’ve learned that when we get significant snow in the area our deer and buck sightings go way up as they really concentrate on feeding areas post rut. We’ll be back down later this month for muzzleloader season with the hopes of more snow.