Deer hunting is over in our area. Nine days is not nearly enough to thin out the herd. The deer are now just nuts..and they will be that way until the weather changes and they head for the swamps to honker down. I have nearly hit two in the past few days, with the car. Last evening on my way out to the Sauna something with hooves thundered through the yard..Chance was very angry.
I got my deer. She was very cooperative and stood reasonably still for me for quite some time. I had a great time hunting with my camera!
Our Granddaughter Maddie was here with us to hunt with my Dad, her Great Grandpa. Maddie is eleven, she is the only one of our grands to show an interest in learning how to hunt. This is the third year that she has hunted with her Great Grandpa.
I loved having her visit..we did girl "stuff" ..we went to watch Joe’s horses in the field and went to visit Odda, the neighbor dog to see how much she had grown. She wanted to see what photographs I had taken recently.. not exactly the typical "girl stuff" .. I visited her and my Dad in the Deer Stand.
She didn’t see a thing while in the deer stand for a day and a half. "What did you see Maddie?" "Not a blasted thing Grandma..not even any squirrels." Shortly after we left to take her back home my Dad saw and bagged his deer. If she had stayed just one more hour..
This is my Dads Deer Stand..I love that it has steps instead of a ladder. He has windows that he can open, and he has a Propane Heater that takes the chill off..and a computer chair that is pretty comfortable. He was talking about insulating it..some years it is terribly cold during deer season.. I recall one November when it was twenty below zero..that was sometime back in the late 1970’s. This year deer season weather was almost too warm..but there were a few days that it rained..and one morning it snowed.
There is talk of Maddie taking the Gun Safety Class..and there is talk about building a deer stand that could double as a telescope observation deck..and there was talk about the type of gun she needs..something not to heavy..something a little "girly."