Went out hunting the past two days(Tues/Wed) with my good friend
and Co-worker Ernie.Ernie also runs Richardson's Guide Service.
Link on friends column.We had nice evenings.
We were in betwen a couple of weather systems of which one hit today.
That is the reason I am typing instead of hunting. Rain, cold, and wind.
I believe it is an International Delights Night. LOL
We hunted two different counties on these nights.
The guy has locations everywhere.
I took a couple pictures out of my stand the first night.
It is hard to capture all the beauty through a lens.
You miss out on the smells and the sounds.
This stand sits between a bedding area and a plowed wheat field.
The field was freshly plowed within two days or so.
Oddly enough this is one of the stands I helped him put up in the off season. What goes around comes around. This was a great spot it even had a couple of apple trees around it thatwere still dropping apples. Every so often I could smell fresh apples.
A straight down shot. Not too far down only about 14 ft.
I love to bow hunt. The adrenaline dump is intense when I first see a deer. So many thoughts are coursing through my brain it's a wonder I don't pass out.We didn't have any luck the first night but hey that's hunting right?
The second night I sat in a draw that begins at a hawthorne thicket and runs into a cut soybean field. It is loaded with mature hardwoods. It has some of the tallest hickory trees I have ever seen. My stand was situated in a large white oak. The cover was a little thick still as all the leaves are not down but was it ever pretty. The colors are really popping. Forgive me for the next picture. I had to go full zoom to get close enough to see the detail and at full zoom I'm a little shaky.(maybe I should cut down on the java)
It's out of focus but worth it.
Mind you I'm 18 ft up a tree taking pictures.I did have a bunch of turkeys come in to the stand but they just wouldn't get close enough for a good picture. Squirrels and birds won't sit still long enough.It's times like these I really admire wildlife photographers. Whew!!!
It was relaxing being out in the woods. There isn't much else that can slow down my mind and let my spirit wander a bit. It's a great place for thinking and soul searching. It's entertaining(especially when the squirrels are playing)Wonderful for naps. For me it is a place to recuperate and let my heart mend.
I need a lot more but it's a start. Thanks Ernie for oppurtunity. I look forward to our future hunts.