We it has been an interesting week
... as our season winds down ( Dec 31st is last day out for us ) .
Here are some pic's I downloaded from the camera ..A cool looking cat
nods off in the sun at one of the farms we hunt at ...A left over goose
at another farm ..A beaver
works on his winter food stash ...An escapee from the local bird processing plant ....
This fancy chicken roosts in some brush on a windy day last week .Pydpiper
goes into " chicken wisperer " mode and tries to pick us up some dinner ! But this bird had other plans and he shifts into high gear ! Some locals out for a sleigh ride ...I scope out a beauty corn field set-up with great deer sign ...Lots of food
still there after the combine has been by ...I hide the Jeep down one end of the field ...Carve a new tree
with some beauty shooting lane potential ...I had two close encounters
, but have not " closed the deal " yet at that spot ... Although I do get frequent visits from Grouse and Turkeys , which makes the time on stand go by quickly !The sun shines
off the side of a Menonnite buggy as the night draws to an end ...I see deer in the corn fields
and deer crossing the road on the way to set up today and earlier today Vic R. scores a beauty 10 point ! It all started earlier today
with some planned pushes ( Vic R. , CH . J Stubs , and Dean ) ... Vic was pushing towards the crew , as he walked over the ridge of this corn field , he spotted a deer bedded in a corn row .... using the strong West wind to his favor , the stalk was on ! ( here are some pic's I downloaded from his camera ! )After a long stealthy stalk
( Vic is one stealthy mf ! ) ... he gets to within 12 yards of the bedded buck and lets fly a bolt of the deck of his older model carved tip limbed Excalibur Exocet ( still a sweet shooter ! ) ... the buck bolts off and crashes thru the corn !A difficult trail to follow ! After the drag out
... a better look at the buck .The crew ...
( CH , J Stubs , Dean )And at last ....
Vic poses with his beauty 10 point !
The grin says it all ! ... PS : Vic , what ever you do , dont get rid of that " lucky hat " !