I put one of my cameras in the area that I gutted my deer at to see what would be by to scavenge on the free meal. I got the usual suspects....buzzards, crows, raccoons, and a fox. The fox got there a little late after the more tasty morsels had been eaten. It amazes me how fast the buzzards finds any type of food like this. But when you're as homely as they are I guess you have to be first on the scene.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
I'm baaack :)! Back where I have to mind my manners...say please and thank you and no belching at the table. Bathing regularly....O.K. I'll admit I have to have a shower at least every other day or I go crazy.
I had an O.K. hunting season so far. We killed a couple of nice buck. I had to settle for a 7 point cull buck. He had a tall spindly rack. Not nearly the type rack a deer of his size and age should have. It did dress out at 155 lbs. so I got a good start on filling the freezer. Just didn't see many shooter bucks this year but still enjoyed the time in the woods and at the cabin.
I pulled two of my cameras before hunting season started so I only have two cameras out. Didn't get a whole lot the last couple of weeks. Below are some I liked from earlier this month and last month. The first three are from the day after the early October snow we got. I liked the background colors in them. And the last three are a reminder that I'm hunting on a working farm. My farmer buddy cleaned out his manure pit the week before the season started. Luckily my camera was in the corner of the field at the gate and didn't get sprayed. Remember the dates are off on this camera as the display has gone bad and I can't chnage anything.
Back to work tomorrow and a normal schedule. Got a couple of more hunting days scheduled and hope to get back to Maryland fishing again before the season goes out up there. Going to try to catch up on all the blogs I regularly follow. I'm sure I've missed some interesting posts.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Couple of pics of the twins and momma at the mountain pond last month. We had an interesting encounter with them Saturday night. Yesterday was the start of our muzzleloader season and a friend of mine killed a nice 7 point buck. We hung him on the hanging pole beside the cabin to let him cool out before we skinned him and processed the meat today. We had just started watching the Alabama/LSU football game when one of us walked out on the porch to get a beer from the cooler. He glanced over at the deer and there was the sow and twins eyeballing the deer. They were probably thinking they at hit the jackpot and dinner was about to be served. To make a long story short after running them off the third time they finally took the hint and gave up on the deer. That is the first time we've ever had a bear try to poach one of our deer.
Be hunting pretty much the rest of the month so I'll be AWOL from blog land.