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Friday, March 22, 2019

Long Ridge Deer Camp Coming Back


Sorry to have been absent for so long...My fall and winter were tied up on family business, sheep issues, and a huge logging operation that just ended. We did have some great camps in the fall though, and even managed to bring in a few deer! No bucks seen or taken on the farm this year, and that is a first. While I did begin my deer census station on time, and initially felt we were running about 14 deer per square mile here, once the logging started it jumped to 35 or better. Way more than the land can sustain once the logging is over. But great fun to ATV up into big bunches of deer. I don't think I have seen less than seven or eight deer on morning pup walks. 

 Below are some happy and fun camp shots. As you can see, hunters share their chairs with Kalie.



Without fire it just would never be the same.






East Ridge tree stand view.
We feel very well watched over.

Freezers do actually get filled.




Deer census station at work.
East plot bear this fall. Never mind the camera dates, too much work to change each time batteries go dead.





A Far Field buck. No one got him...

Same buck, but love crazed.



A brave raccoon.
A gorgeous fox on the East Plot.
Frozen whiskers.
here's hoping your winters passed uneventfully! Blogs coming with more pictures and some pistol evals are in the making! Stay tuned. Comments and jabs cheerfully accepted!

jackzeller@myfairpoint.net

Monday, October 8, 2018

2018 Season Starts at Long Ridge Deer Camp


First camp at LRDC is some weeks away. There are still chores to be done to make it a cheery one...more firewood, some strap tightening, seat placement and such. But we are looking forward to taking a few. This IS the year for wildlife. Almost every species except Fisher are very abundant. Deer and bear everywhere on the property.

This nice buck below will undoubtedly be out of the county by the time we hunt...
A sleek fat doe is fair game ONLY if she has no babes with her.
This skinny little fox is an anomaly with the crazy squirrel population.
Bears. Big ones. Little ones. Mamas and Papas.

A handsome cat for sure! East Ridge.
Fat fawns.

And another handsome buck.
I hope this guy below makes it through until next year.
Twins and healthy!



I am not sure if this is the same skinny guy up above, but sleek looking enough.
East plot...
...and being hassled by a buck.
Lumpity Lump, the coyote...
Turkeys aplenty.
Walking the trails...
as is this bruin.

Handsome Boy on the run...

I know by now, that you all have your bows, guns, or cameras prepared and ready. Good luck to all! We'll keep you posted!

jackzeller@myfairpoint.net

Comments and suggestions welcome.
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