Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Warm weather slowing the hunt

I always struggle this time of year with whether to deer hunt or trout fish.  Typically, since my family prefers deer to trout that usually makes the decision for me.  This warm snap is really playing havoc with the deer this fall/winter.  After a crazy couple of weeks during the rut, things have totally calmed down.  While it has made for comfortable sits, the weather has prevented much movement after 9AM.  However, it has still been nice taking in the scenery.

Found these mushrooms the day after Christmas and thought they were oyster mushrooms, but not sure.

After passing on lots of does during archery season I was praying for a decent 1.5 yr or older doe to walk past during the either sex rifle season.  Thankfully, my prayers were granted and I was able to put more 100% organic locally sourced healthy protein in the freezer!  As always I said a little prayer of thanksgiving for the sacrifice and the food it will provide.

My family consumed almost 90 lbs of deer meat last year, and that allowed us to not buy any beef all last year.  To date, my two deer this year only come out to around 65 lbs, so I will need to try and pick up another over the next week or so.

1 comment:

Bill Trussell said...

Glad you were able bag the doe; the deer meat as I am sure you know is much healthier than beef. Thanks for sharing

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