Been a while since I’ve updated y’all on the ins and out of camp. Starting with some food plots. We had about 3-4 acres of plots coming on and where looking great. We planted early, around the first week or two in August if I remember correctly. Some good rains came along and the plots were looking great, that is until last week a herd of the neighbors cows got lose and just happened to end up in our plots. Doesn’t take long for 15 heifers to mow down some plots
Went to Colorado for my first ever elk hunt. The landscape was beautiful and the people were so very nice. Unfortunately we didn’t lay eyes or ears on an elk in a week after covering around 75 miles. There is something to be said about the beautiful blue ridge mountains though, they are definitely home.
We have been in the process of draining our pond. It’s spring fed and a few years ago we also bought an aeration unit in order to help out trout. Or so we thought, for years the pond has always had bass, catfish, crappie and perch in it. We TRIED to stock some trout the other year only to have them all eaten up by what we believe to be the bass. So we started a 4 inch siphon about 3 weeks ago. It’s stopped on us 4 different times for some unknown reason but the pond is down about 12 feet now. Once it gets low enough we are going to go in and net and catch all the fish we can to then relocate to our other pond. Starting over the pond will then be filled with only trout.
This coming Saturday we are one of the handful of counties in WV that gets an early bear season. It is in for 6 days and then bow season comes in the 28th. My goal this year is to finally stick a nice buck with my bow. Below are some just for fun pics.
The one of the buck shedding his velvet is one of my all time favorite pics we have gotten on a trial cam before! God bless!
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