This is my camp bird feeder, which is quite beat up from squirrels, bears, and others. I probably should wait another month til the bears den up, but what the hey...
Geese are finally getting serious about migrating. This was a huge flock right over the farm.
Three days ago, I found this fresh rub in our very mature Christmas tree plantation. This tree is ten inches through, so the buck is likely a big one! This tree is about 150 yards from camp porch.
Friday I spent the day hunting pheasants with an old college pal. She raises and trains field dogs. After an unsuccessful hunt she wanted to train a five month old, and then freshen her 4 year old stud for a trial this week.
Above and the several below Kathy is working her pup on a quail she has placed in the near field.
The pup finds the quail and points, and Kathy moves to steady her on the bird.
When flushed, the quail flew around the bend and into a brush pile where we left it.
Below her champion male points to a chukkar in the Far Field, and I took this and the following close in picture.
If you click on this you will see the chukkar straight to the left of the dog.
So, beside a bit of bow, pheasant hunts and dog training I am feeling the itch and pull of muzzle loader to start next week. Can hardly breath!