December 15, 2015 – Wrap up

dec15-12015 is in the books and once again it was a great five weeks filled with great bucks, new friendships and lots of laughs. I feel very lucky to be doing what I love.
The season started off with a bang, when Ricki shot the first buck of 2015 at 9:15 on Monday morning, I believe he now has a stand named after him, quite a character for sure!! This fall was unseasonably warm and only a trace of snow and hunters spent a few long days in the blinds, but we still averaged around 90% kill rate. It’s December 15 today and Old Man Winter has still not hit here with any vengeance, this is great news for our deer heard. 2016 is shaping up already to be a great year for deer hunting as El NiƱo is keeping us very mild.


I would like to thank all my staff for another great year, with out this tremendous group of people Chaparral wouldn’t be the fine hunting camp that it is.
Soon the website picture gallery will be updated but I wanted to leave you with a picture that I totally enjoy. It’s not of the biggest buck taken but it was a learning time for me at camp. This year seen Chaparral give the cooks a night off every Friday as we barbequed deer tenderloin and during week four I learned how to prepare and cook deer heart. The picture I am posting shows Richard and Nick handling the heart cooking while I take care of the tenderloin. This barbeque is a lot of fun and was a real hit with our hunters (no doubt Barry is the real cook).

I would like to wish everyone in the Chaparral family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
Your eyes of the North,
Trent DeBusschere