Discussion in 'Property Tours' started by lakngulf, Jul 23, 2016.
Some cold weather coming for Dixieland....
Well, Jack (who was the only grandson to get a deer last year) was a little concerned that his big brother was getting ahead of him this year. Just lucky I guess, as the older brother was the one who was not even ready to take target practice before Youth weekend hunt.
So, Jack and I took to the Mandy shooting house yesterday, sat in some wind that was quite chilly for Southeast, and enjoyed our fill of Starburst, Dum Dums, and cough drops for me! It was not a big one but Jack placed a late, late afternoon perfect shot with a 7mm 08. Deer dropped in its tracks.
Was supposed to be warmer yesterday but it was quite chilly. At one point we pinned up a camo window to block some of the wind.
Just before the deer showed up I had Jack stand in the corner where he was protected from the wind. He was quite the good trooper.
Back at home we are discussing the hunt with big brother, and they both are excited about NOW going after Mr. Big.
It was back to FISH HABITAT work for a few days recently. I put 8 Christmas trees under my pier and sunk 8 more with concrete blocks out in front. That was a process to get them delivered.
I used tractor FEL to load them onto my "Tom Sawyer / Huck Finn" inspired raft.
Once loaded I used a 12 foot pole to push raft to the right spot and dropped them off.
I learned from the last trip out that the 12 foot pole will not reach the bottom of the lake, so this time I attached a rope so I could just pull myself back to shore.
In other news still some bucks (weird racked bucks) hanging around the Bull Pen. And Jack and I are headed there on Monday afternoon.
And this pictures tells me the bucks will continue to hang around.
Looks like an invitation for a crappie fry this summer!
I don't know why you didn't just put on lifejacket and swim those trees out to there spots Lakn. Don't see any ice on that water. Nice bucks and deer look fat. When does your season end?
Feb 10. And we got pic yesterday of this guy in daytime
IN THE MOMENT
I celebrated a Birthday on Monday by hunting with Jack at the Bull Pen. Felt like a great day but no whitetail action. Heard one shot close and we thought the big deer might have met his bullet. Turns out he was back on camera last night.
The grandkids always create a unique birthday card for poppa. This year's version was mostly related to hunting.
Of course, Camille is into hearts and rainbows:
Jack highlighted that we would spend my birthday in the deer stand:
But Robert (the 13 year old) included a phrase that was so meaningful and got to me a bit.
"helping me know what to do in the moment"
Ain't that cool! Indeed we sit and sit and wait, and how important it is to be ready "in the moment"
Awesome card and kids Lak!
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