This day, I dressed more lightly for walking. The forecast was for gusty winds but it was almost calm. I just walked a bit when I became cool. It worked. I was very comfortable.
The worst event of the day was when some hunters zeroed their rifle just a couple of hundred yards from me. I checked them out and moved on. The forest was beautiful. I found many tracks but no deer. I identified a lonely siberian elm tree. It’s an invasive species and spreads like a weed. Today I phoned the Forestry branch to inform them but they are not concerned because it doesn’t win against the pines on that sandy soil.
At the end of the day, I found my walkie-talkie had somehow moved to the wrong channel so I wasn’t able to keep in touch. In the dark, I didn’t read the change… I also discovered I had not my favourite ammunition for walking in bush, .308 Winchester 180 gr RN on 43.5gr IMR4064. I’ll fix that next time. It’s time to take another day off. One of the other hunters found deer at a meadow in the woods. He’s going to stake it out by himself today.