Deep snow, ice, and sub zero temperatures. Thick frost and numbing winds. Conditions are tough, or are they?
Unfortunately, I had a short weekend. None the less, it was time to hunt. Reality keeps us from being in the woods as much as we would like. Making use of every available minute is not always too easy either. Especially with the holidays fast approaching. I must say, I had one of "those" weeks. You know what I'm talking about, right? Everything you attempt unfolds the wrong way and stress is heightened. Blah, blah, blah.
Anyways, I checked my cameras. Happy with one and disappointed in the other. I pulled them all but one now. The one I left showed me something great. Movement was up, big time. There are a few trees that the deer have been pounding acorns. I try to enhance this with minerals, such as a Trophy Rock. It is very hard for the deer to get anything and will take all they can get now. The minerals helps heighten the feeding frenzy and is rather beneficial to the heard. The pics showed movement at all times of the afternoon into the early part of the night. They were feeding hard, real hard.
Small bucks, family groups, and one shooter. Unfortunately, the shooter had already shed his left side. It is still nice to see a good one make it this far. Without his right side, he is safe from me as well. I even got a pic of a mature doe kicking a smaller deers butt. Pecking order is in full effect. You can see the pics in my 2010 Trail Cam Pics page.
I sat only two short evenings with sightings of about a dozen deer. The numbers are going up, which is promising. I'm not too fond of tag sandwiches and things are looking good. Some of my hunting companions have a couple left as well. Perhaps some more tag teaming might be in store. When this week ends on Thursday, I have the rest of the season off. I'm very excited for that! Christmas will be spent in a tree for me. Wouldn't have it any other way. That is the best gift of all, bowhunting. I will keep you posted on how it all unfolds.
No matter which way it goes!