Tuesday, December 9, 2008

More MN Snow

More snow here last night. Probably about 6 inches. Enough that we didn't have school today!! yea!

I have been watching the east hillside above the river from my house the last few nights and really see the deer leaving the timber and heading south to the stripped standing corn a couple hundred yards to the south. I have seen one good shooter buck in a group of 10-15 consistently. So I finally got out tonight and hung a stand on the SW corner of the timber.

It was cold and still. About 14 degrees that you could really feel once the sun went down. A bald eagle flew in and circled just above me right at sunset which was very cool. And then they came.
That group of 10-15 came east of me through the timber. I was hoping that they would be upwind of me on the CRP field side. They got to the east of me and I think the lead doe caught my profile against the western sky. I had snow camo on, but still a probably dark solid object in that evening sky. She snorted and stomped for about 1o minutes while the others milled around just out of shooting range. Finally they all made their way east up the hillside and back into the woods.

It was a great night of sitting in a quiet stand though. I haven't had too many of those and really cherished this one tonight.

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