I'm sure that I'd remember a Thanksgiving like that forever. Thank God and your good sense that you were prepared for the worst of the 'what ifs'. Even right there in your 'backyard' once the snow falls, nothing looks the same. Had to be frightning knowing that you were near the swamp and that the snow was covering all sorts of pitfalls. Like you, we also carry talkies, just in case. In fact there are a lot of 'just in case' items in my pack, darn thing is nearing 30#s. Hard luck in not recovering your doe, bet Ole Bob appreciates the full belly, and that he's wearing a nice coat right now. Thats one critter thats very high on my 'hit' list, have never had the oppertunity to get a shot at one. Really glad everyone is now safe. Do we have a smiley face for WHEW! ?