Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Buck at Last

Finally a buck has come out of hiding. I moved one of the cameras down along a creek next to a rye field that I had seen deer coming into right before dark last week. And I finally guessed right. Looks like a nice young 8 pointer along with his buddy a small spike. Also got some pics of a couple of big does. Hopefully after the holidays I can get back into some serious camera trapping.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Man, I feel like I'm in a 1 for 50 batting slump as far as getting any really good camera trap pics. But I did have a little bit of luck last week. I won the monthly drawing over at The Run*A*Round Ranch blogspot. Theresa has a monthly drawing and I was fortunate enough to win a beautiful Wood Duck drawing she had done. So it hasn't been all bad last week.

This is probably my last post before Christmas so I'd like to said thank you all for following my blog and Merry Christmas to you and your families.

Here's the awesome drawing Theresa did. I actually was smiling. My beard kind of covered it up :).

Cobbled together a few of the better pics from last week. Got a glance of a bear and a fox at the mountain pond. A small four point buck at the power line. And another legion of raccoons in the Little Woods. I'm beginning to think we need to start coon hunting instead of deer hunting :).

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Masked Bandits

I had put all of my cameras back out last Sunday in hopes of getting some pics of the bucks that had made it through the hunting season. I was very disappointed in not only the number of bucks I got but with the total number of pics I got of deer at all. My farmer buddy saw one of the bigger bucks on the power line about dark one evening last week but unfortunately he didn't go by the camera. I believe the big 8 pointer with the scar across his nose is still out there also. Hopefully better luck next week.

I did get some nice shots of raccoons out foraging. As big as they are they most be finding plenty to eat.