The Hunt 2015 – Day Five

Today, I did half a day at a new location. It was relatively beautiful, pristine and free from hooligans…

We hiked around a bit and saw some signs of bucks cruising the pine forest. We sat down to guard a 200m square open space. I sat with a cold wind in my face and a warm pine at my back. Unfortunately, I had to wear the face-mask to keep my cheeks warm, my leather insulated gloves were not warm enough and I forgot to zip up my long johns so I got rather chilled. It was much better than previous outings.

I waited until I could no longer see my cross-hairs and tramped back to the truck. A little side-adventure developed. Another hunter had locked himself out of his car so we had to take a trip to Winnipeg and back to fetch spare keys…

Leaving the site, we encountered many does just heading out of the forest for a night of nibbling. Unfortunately, they seem to bed down close to the road, not the best place for hunting, but we may check the maps to find where to look. Apparently, the bucks travel further from the feeding area right into the pine forest so it may just be a matter of time before we meet one. For extra points, we met a doe and fawn in my front yard on my return. They seemed to nibble my weeds which have survived roto-tilling…

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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