Up till this year ,
I've only got a few decent spotted fawn pictures ( and usually fawns that were weeks old , like this one )Then I got the cool " 2 days " old fawn pictures on Monday ..And yesterday after work
, I was hiking by the river when I saw another doe with newly dropped fawn ( you can really see how small the fawn is beside the doe )The doe busted out
and when I walked up , I got two frames of the fawn hiding in the grass .I backed off
and within 5 mins the doe circled back to pick up the fawn ...A few days ago
, I nearly had a heart attack when I was walking along a bushline and a hen jturkey umped out to wing beat me ... exposing her nest with 14 eggs .Yesterday after work
, I picked up the farmer ( he likes to see that kinda stuff on his property ) and drove back to show him the nest ... we stayed back and I got this picture of the hen tucked back into the nest .A few other
cool critter pictures from past seasons ...And tonight
, I was puttering in the yard and took a few pic's of my "home crew" .
( That's our lab " Jade " , and our daughters dog " Luna " = she is a recent pound adoption , part cattle dog / part shepard ? )" Spike " is still around ...And " Gus " runs with the dogs as well ..." Luna " must have the herding instinct in her , beacuse she is always trying to herd " Gus "It's a big change for " Luna "
... from being a stray , dropped off at the pound and now enjoying some free range on our 100 acre farm ... she seems real happy , and is one of the 1st one at the back door when it is super time .Well thats the last of the pictures on my memory card ... will check in next week . Good luck to all in the last few days of our Ontario turkey season !
Page Break ... Saturday May 28th ( the last morning I was out during the Ontario turkey season )
Forum member TPM said ...
" Hey RJ , why don'y you stay up all night playing cards , and meet me for a Saturday morning turkey hunt " !
( well maybe it wasn't exactly the way it went down ...
)But I did drive
to the pre-determined meeting spot ... caught about 20 mins sleep in my truck .. TPM arrived , we loaded gear from his rig to mine and headed out to a new spot Sandman and I had scouted earlier this week .Walked across the field in the darkeness
... stopped and set up at a corner section where I had seen birds twice previously ...The morning was wicked foggy
... we had gobblers sound off in front and behind us ... we had 3 hens pecking out front at first light .... then a beauty Tom showed up and gave us a show for about a half hour ( well out of gun range and too foggy for pictures ) .No amount of calling
was drawing him away from his harem ... although one hen did break off and check us out ... here one picture that turned out , taken out of the blind window .And the only other picture
that did turn out on this dull / foggy morning , was one frame of a jack rabbit running over the hayfield hill ...As hunters , we learn something new , every time we head out into the field ... Today TPM said he learned " The hen turkey was attracted by our calling , was not spooked by our decoy , or by the camera chatter ( focusing / beeping / clicking etc. as it advanced frame ) ... and she didn't seem to mind the snoring during RJ's power naps !
Good luck again > all that venture out to chase turkeys over the last three days of our Ontario Spring Turkey Season !