As I type this, we have entered firearms season and that always increases one’s chances for filling tags, so I’m hoping the weather cooperates at this point and allows me to get in the woods over the weekend. This is, of course, dependent on finding time around holiday shopping and decorating and the regular assortment of weekend chores that always seem to be lingering.
My last outing resulted in a long and frigid morning on the stand in a 30 mph wind straight out of the north, but unfortunately nothing in the game bag. I was happily surprised to see a few deer out and about… generally speaking they don’t like those high winds any more than I do. However the sightings were brief and from distances way beyond anything I reach with my bow. Regardless, it’s always nice to see them moving around when you’re out there, and somehow that makes the day seem like it was still something of a success.
So, I’ll be breaking out all of the extra-warm clothes and bundling up for what I’m sure will be another deep-freeze sunrise, and hope that my luck changes for the better. Now if I could just remember where I left my Thermos and quilted long johns…
Derek Pletcher, Creative Director