Saturday, November 13, 2010

Bushy Tails, Blue Jays and Crows

Well I'll start with the bad news first. I shoot a big 9 pointer on Thursday morning and couldn't find him. I had a good blood trail from where I shot him for about 100 yards and then nothing. It just completely stopped. I spend over two hours trying to pick it up again but never found another drop to tell each way he went. I finally just started searching the woods hoping to either find him or jump him up but never had any luck. I take a lot of pride in my marksmanship and getting a good quick and clean kill shoot on whatever I'm hunting. Just makes me sick that I hit this one and lost it.

On a brighter note we had a fantastic week of weather. Clear skies, light winds, and nice temperatures. Afternoon temperatures were a little too warm and really slowed the deer movement down until about dusk each day. I'm always having people ask me what I do in a tree stand to past the time while I'm waiting on deer to past by. So I posted a few pics on what you can watch to past the time. There is always something going on the woods. Squirrels and Chipmunks foraging, all types of birds fluttering around, Raccoons on the prowl, and on and on. Even had a Barn Owl land on a tree limb beside one of my stands last week. It was looking for any Squirrels that may have been out foraging a little too late in the day. Having a cookout at the cabin tomorrow so I won't get to post anything from last week. Hope you all have a great week. I'm off another week before I have to go back to work for a couple of days.


Verde Farm said...

Great shots Joe. Sorry about the buck. I know you hate that. It happened to a friend of mine last year. Worried her to death.

Farmchick said...

My husband tells me that he loves to just watch nature go by while he is in the deer stand. Sorry to hear about your bad luck with the deer. Hope things get better before you go back to work.

texwisgirl said...

Sorry for you (and sorrier for the deer!)

Great shot of the bluejay in flight!

Thanks for checking in with us!

Nancy said...

I know losing the buck must have really put a frown on your face and your mood that day. (I live with a hunter, I know what it's like.) But tomorrow is another day -- and just maybe you'll find that buck. Wishing you good luck in that area.

I can't get over how clear those trailcam pics are. That must be one heck of a camera! :)

Coy said...

Sorry to hear about the 9pt. Even when the hunter does his absolute best things can and do go wrong.