Reflecting on 2017 "Through The Lens"

By Alex Comstock 

2017 is officially out the window, and a new year is upon us. I have no idea what 2018 may present, but I can't wait to see what the next year entails. This is a common time of the year to write about reflection, goals, hopes, resolutions, etc. and I'll touch on all of that soon. But today, I wanted to take you on my hunting journey this past year through a series of photos, and reflect on it that way. There were a lot of great memories, and no words can quite explain what you get from a few photos. 

Have any photos of your own to share from 2017? Feel free to share with me by commenting on the Facebook post for this article or even emailing them to me! 

 2017 kicked off by chasing late season whitetails in January with Tyler Tedlund in North Dakota. 

2017 kicked off by chasing late season whitetails in January with Tyler Tedlund in North Dakota. 

 2017 was my best shed hunting season to date as I reeled in 19 antlers. 

2017 was my best shed hunting season to date as I reeled in 19 antlers. 

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 On a trip to Nebraska in April, I was able to arrow my first turkey. 

On a trip to Nebraska in April, I was able to arrow my first turkey. 

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 Hanging stands in April. 

Hanging stands in April. 

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 Starting to get the bow dialed in during the month of June. 

Starting to get the bow dialed in during the month of June. 

 Late June is when the calvarly of trail cameras began to be deployed. 

Late June is when the calvarly of trail cameras began to be deployed. 

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 A North Dakota sunset in July.

A North Dakota sunset in July.

 Doing a little drone scouting with Tyler. 

Doing a little drone scouting with Tyler. 

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 Opening day preparations. 

Opening day preparations. 

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 Went on my first ever early season goose hunt in August. 

Went on my first ever early season goose hunt in August. 

 Whitetail season started off with a couple epic hunts over this water hole in September. 

Whitetail season started off with a couple epic hunts over this water hole in September. 

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 October started with high hopes. 

October started with high hopes. 

 After moving back to Minnesota in mid-October, my season changed drastically. 

After moving back to Minnesota in mid-October, my season changed drastically. 

 A standard view during the month of November. 

A standard view during the month of November. 

 Notched my only tag of the year, a doe, in early November. 

Notched my only tag of the year, a doe, in early November. 

 Setting up a late season blind in North Dakota. 

Setting up a late season blind in North Dakota. 

 Late season came and went with no luck at all. 

Late season came and went with no luck at all.