Deer Season, November 29, 2011

On Monday afternoon I went out around 4:00 PM and sat in the stand until dark and the only thing moving around were some dove flying by.  Being stoked to get a deer, I was up at 5:00 AM this morning, but the call of the bed was too much, needless to say, I didn’t go out.

Suzanne sent me some pictures from her Ipod, I went out and collected an excellent “shot” from the game cam on the feeder and they do fine to tell “the rest of the story” about the excellent buck Randy harvested.  The first shows the buck feeding the time being incorrect, because I haven’t changed the camera to Daylight Saving.  At the time of this “shot” Randy was observing, not shooting for 10 more minutes.

After the buck was found, loaded up in Lester’s 4 wheeler, he drove Randy and all of the kids up to his gate on the County Road and then he made the decision to drive everyone around to my house.  Following in my truck, Suzanne took this picture and from the left, Lester, Jeremy, Randy, the buck, Wesley and Will.

Randy cleaned the buck on the ground, of course after we hefted it up and back out of the 4 wheeler.  Here, he’s sharing some tips on cleaning a deer with Will.

All involved showed determination and, what I call, “sticktuitvness” in the subsequent tracking, finding the quarry and the recovery of the prize.  This tale of the 2 day buck hunt will go down in family history and be told, I’m sure, around many campfires in the future!