Or - being unlucky. I am not talking about making a lucky shot or going to a new place and getting lucky and shooting a big buck first time there. I am talking about actually being "unlucky" when it comes to seeing deer. I have always sort of thought I was unlucky deer hunting but attributed most of my lack of seeing deer to the fact I usually send the folks I hunt with to the good spots and I hunt the less than good spots. But it has really been reinforced the last two weeks. My wife killed a buck the first day of rifle season so we have been hunting together since then because she wanted to video me shooting a deer. We have seen almost nothing since then - hunting some usually pretty productive stands. We make at least one, if not two hunts everyday and are seeing a deer maybe every three or four hunts - and nothing very big. Last Friday, my son and I were duck hunting so my wife took my son's girlfriend to a stand we had hunted several times without seeing a deer previously - they saw a decent 8 pt and the girlfriend shot at a deer at 40 yards my wife estimated would score 130 - and missed. This past Tuesday, I told my wife to go hunting by herself because I was keeping her from seeing deer. We both went to stands we has hunted several times - she saw six, I saw none. We hunted the next couple of days together and saw one doe. Yesterday evening, we split up again and she saw three bucks and I did not see a thing. My buddy came down to bowhunt with me for dive days the first week of November - he shot at more deer in five days than I had seen while bowhunting in the previous 45 days - and this is nothing unusual - this is the norm. I don't know how my wife ever sees a deer - she brings a big backpack and is always digging in it for something - she is always on her phone browsing the Internet or on facebook - I sit like a statue. I am also "unlucky" when it comes to catching large bass - I can catch plenty of bass, but NEVER one that weighs 5 lbs. There are some things that I actually think I am "lucky" at - I have been fishing for blue marlin five times and caught three - that is unheard of - unfortunately I don't do that much. So, am I unlucky deer hunting - or just coincidence that everyone sees more deer than I do?