On the move!
I love this bear sitting up and busy. This is at the Western log landing. Check that big belly!
These pictures range from late winter through this summer. Smaller bucks are on camera, but nothing breathtaking. Serious numbers of bear. Serious maintenance of electric sheep fencing.
This is the sole bobcat I have seen this year. Coyotes are moving back in, as can be seen in fawn loss (although the bears take more).
The picture of Kalie below is just to mollify us all in this summer heat and humidity. It will go, and the snow will come. I can hardly wait.
So happy with the log project. Watch the game move in! It looks to many that the forest is decimated. The loggers brought out whole trees to the landing, and then used a huge machine to limb and log them. Huge piles of branches were then grappled back into the wood and spread on trails, and skid roads. I was concerned so I checked with both biologists and Extension, and was glad to find that best practices were in place.
So, this week we begin to work on trails and tree stands for the coming season. Some stands are virtually inaccessible due to the logging and need paths cleared to them. Food plotting begins this month, and so does archery practice which I am a month behind in. Oh, the shame!
Coming up, I have purchased my third 10 mm pistol for hunting. Springfield came out with an XDM and I could not resist, remembering my fondness for the striker fired XDM 9mm. I traded the big Ruger which I liked, but was happy to part with because I am quite finished with the 1911 pistol platform. Review to come! In the meantime enjoy the water, the heat, and your good health if you have it, because fall is almost here.
As always comments and barbs welcome!