More Outdoors Pictures, January 22, 2011

When I was looking through the pics from the game cams there were several that were quite unusual.  The first one was “shot” on January 6th and showed a doe and a ‘coon both inside the wire of the feeder.

In Texas, we can hunt game over bait either cast out by hand or in a stationary feeder.  Most of us fill our feeders with corn, however many have switched to high protein pellets.  One very unusual pic the game cam caught was the feeder actually feeding and casting out the corn.

A lot of game is drawn to the feeders; deer, ‘coons, feral pigs, rabbits, squirrels and birds.  On the 17th a bunch of doves descended on the feeder, 18 of ‘em, guards were posted, in this case a dove and a squirrel and then they put on the feed sack.  The funny thing about this feeding picture is that it takes place at 1:48 PM.  Generally, doves feed early in the morning and later in the afternoon.

The next day, the 12th, the doves showed up around their normal, early morning feeding time.  This time the guards weren’t posted and all 18 of ‘em chowed down.

It was much too early for the squirrel to stand his post!