I guess it depends on your definition of "bad".
I've gone three years without shooting a stag, passed up on some good ones but just hadn't found the right one and I woulnd't have called those years bad. In terms of deer numbers, this year was my worst year, end of August it finished on a high taking my first muzzleloader red stag (a small 10pt) but all year looking for the big boys I was really frustrated not being able to find any good deer. Saw one small stag in the rut and that was it.
But I hunt because I love it and it only gets better so I'm not phased