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November 29, 2013 at 5:16 pm #9727
Got three to four inches of snow in the last day and half. Went for a cross country ski, found a truck from Virginia, followed the boot prints till he turned off the trail and into the woods. It appears someone else will also be hunting the lower ridge tomorrow. I saw fresh tracks from three to five deer. Time will tell if I get to take a shot.
November 30, 2013 at 11:45 am #9745
- This topic was modified 3 months, 1 week ago by MarkD.
Got out this morning, sat for a while then went looking. Came across one canine print thought too big for a fox kinda small for a wolf. Went further up the hill and found more tracks definitely wolf tracks. My competition had pushed the deer around quite a bit. I followed the tracks into some spruce to see what type of setup a full time hunter uses. The wolves followed deer tracks from the north. I did hear some brush breaking before I found the second set of tracks, it did not strike me a deer running away.
-MDDecember 1, 2013 at 5:25 pm #9786
Left the house a quarter after three in steady rain sized snow. I made a circuit looking under cedars and spruce for a deer. The snow definitely is not has heavy under those trees. Saw buried tracks but nothing less than minutes old. It is nice to have snow on first day of December.
-MDDecember 5, 2013 at 7:45 pm #10017
Day 3, Had to work.
Day 4, Snow storm, plow snow, work, chauffeur wife.
Day 5, More snow, plow snow, work, chauffeur wife.
Day 6, Work got in the way of the afternoon hunt I had planned. I’ll have to turn the ringer off on my phone tomorrow.
-MDDecember 7, 2013 at 5:36 pm #10086
Got out in the woods after one. Packed a snowshoe trail for three hours. These trails I also use for hunting. I saw tracks and beds under the spruce trees on the ridge but no deer. I fell three times. The last time I packed snow into the barrel. When I brought the gun inside, I placed it muzzle down to drain.
Using the packed trail the first part of the hunt went much easier. I headed east into a cedar stand. I found lots of deer tracks and beds but no deer. I spent about two hours in there breaking trail. I have been in their numerous times in the fall but all the snow can cause some confusion. I ended up coming out on the ski trail instead of the snowshoe trail. There are definitely deer in the woods. We just haven’t crossed paths yet.
-MDDecember 15, 2013 at 9:06 pm #10377
That four letter word (work) got in the way of hunting all week.
A call at 6:30 am kept me out of the woods until noon. Lake effect snow all afternoon. I knew I would have to go find the deer. A lot of effort in the snowshoes. I was hoping that I would bump a deer that would run a short distance and turn for a look. I have had this happen many times skiing. Short visibility during the snow did not help. I kicked a doe up out of her bed but she did not stop. An hour and a half later, tired, I decided to unload the gun for the season at 4:30. Click, Click, check the primer no dents. Check the firing ping, not frozen. Click again, Then one more try and boom. The snow had formed ice around the hammer preventing it from moving the firing pin far enough. It was the powder and bullet I had stated the season with. I will have the think of a way to keep snow out of the hammer’s way.
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