Brian, Randy, Clyde, Craig , Phil and myself were on hand. Brian, Randy and myself picked up all the old lumber around where one of the trailers had been pulled out. We stacked it in the old pond to burn. The lumber was all full of nails and was a safety issue plus Barry wants to move his trailer in the spot as it’s currently trying to slide into the gully. Craig worked all day with his tractor and heavy box blade on the camp road sculpturing it to make the rainwater run out. Phil continued cutting food plots with his tractor and bush hog.
Craig’s box blading work I think will help, hopefully, something needs to, that camp road is a challenge. Of course some of the gravel has been pushed off and there are some grades in the road that weren’t there before so please don’t come down the hill all “balls to the wall” or you may get a surprise. I should have taken some pics for before and after but I forgot or I would have posted them here.
The tornado did a number on most of my Pine Log hunting spots. Most of the big white oaks I like to hunt are down now. Oh well.
I did a late evening hunt on River Road, didn’t see anything. Greg saw two bears in the #28 food plot. I think the photo below just has one bear in it. They came out separately and the first one left when the other came in, Craig said.
I hunted the Delta Sunday, had a great hunt. Chris killed a great big boar with his bow and I had a really nice 8 point come by and give me a shot, but I let him pass. The buck bedded down next to me and was with me most of the day. Finally I guess he smelled me and slipped out managing to avoid Chris who was hunting only about 100 yards away. The buck was actually bedded in between us and during the day a spike came in and bedded in the same thicket. Fun stuff.
I took a video of the buck in the thicket, watch for the motion in this video and you can pick him out as he is licking or grooming himself. The video starts out shaky until I brace the phone against the tree I was in. Sorry, not much video, but when he was coming by me and I had a good view, I had my bow in my hand, not my phone, for obvious reasons. So, please don’t judge my video work, but it was exciting at the time to have a buck bedding up just 25 yards away. I think maybe you can get a sense of the size of his rack if you look closely. He was, I think 15 inch inside, tall heavy stalks but the points were not very long. Nice to see one this early. Yes, I let a nice, legal, public deer walk, but how do they get bigger if you just shoot them?