Sunday, November 24, 2013

Freezing!!! We're done. Going home empty handed.
Finger tips frozen even with gloves. Small doe came back with two others after feeder went off. They didn't stay long. If the rut was on they'd be good seduction. Crockett had some buck action but not good enough to take. Yes, I most likely threatened him before he went out.
In blind. Favorite with comfy business chair. It's COLD and drizzly. I don't have internet, so my live feeds might've delayed. We are aloud to shoot one buck and one spike off property per lease owner. No does aloud. My view.

Out for a spell at DD Ranch. Supposedly rut is going on. Hope, hope.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Double D Ranch

We thought we'd head out to our lease and add a stand so we can finally hunt on the property. I thought we'd be out tonight hunting, but it was too wet to get the truck down. Once we got there we saw a 8 pointer right in the gate. Crockett handed me his rifle to get him, but he bolted before we had the chance.

Once we parked, we were going to walk to the stand site. We were stopped by this grunting and ruffling of trees. We were sure it was a hog. To our dismay, it was a poor spike stuck in the fence line on the opposite side. It was terrible. His chin was all cut. Crockett went to find some wire cutters. As he was doing it the spike unhooked himself.

Left You Guys Hanging

Last weekend I left you guys letting you know a doe was in my space. She was very hungry, but wasn't comfortable enough to stay. Crockett told me two does were heading my way. They did show up, but came from the lake side. The bigger of the two was very alert and jotted out of the area before I could even eye her. She was an older doe. I could see her whiskers with the sunlight. Her counterpart quickly followed. I thought the evening was a loss.

As the sun was going down, the yearling came back. I hoped she'd bring the others back in. She was my decoy, because she brought the one previous doe in. She was a shooter, but not better than the older one I saw earlier. Low and behold, she comes up right behind the other. She was on alert, nosing around. She was alerting the others that we need to move on. The two other does were not having it. They were very hungry. So the bigger doe comes back with great hesitation. I knew I was taking her if I had the shot. She was my nemesis.

She stood to the side and I knew I had her. I shot. She kicked her legs out, like all deer do when shot and bolted out of sight. The others followed her. I felt I got her, but was unsure since she gave me crap to begin with. I heard her crashing through the woods.

Crockett text me asking if the shot came from me. He couldn't get down since he had an illegal buck, yearling in his area. My second favorite part is the find. I went looking for her. I couldn't see her anywhere. I was thinking, NO! It was getting dark quickly. I searched for blood. It took me awhile, but I finally found it.

I then followed the blood. I couldn't find her on my own. Crockett finally came to help. We re-tracked the blood and her tracks. She made us work to find her. We were thorned and scraped everywhere, but we found her. A huge doe. Heavy too.


We made it to the processors. It was jammed with hunters. Two of them got a pretty good buck. I didn't care I was happy with what I got. She was a prize doe.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

A Doe!

Was so jacked up. I looked up and there she was, a beautiful yearling. I wouldn't take her. Way too young.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

A Drop

Getting up at 4 am, driving 2.5 hours, and doing a second hunt with three hours sleep, can make one second in a nap very scary. A good 18 feet death defying scary. But I'm REALLY tired. Help!

A Drop

Getting up at 4 am, driving 2.5 hours, and doing a second hunt with three hours sleep, can make one second in a nap very scary. A good 18 feet death defying scary. But I'm REALLY tired. Help!

Apologies

Just checked my blog and posts aren't showing up. I'm guessing poor internet connection. I'm reposting, so some will be out of order.
A shot scared me almost out of my seat. Crockett shots hog. 
Wind is picking up greatly. Weather man says we should have 15-20 mph winds. Won't be great for a evening hunt. Until tonight.

Hog Search Party

Nada
Bunch of ouchies with all those Briars.

All I have are rabbits and Vultures warming their wings.

Three shots fired from area. How is anyone getting a clear shot? Still low light here.

Bored Selfie


Saturday Afternoon/evening

I'm in. I'm hot. I'm ready. 3:05 CDT. Way to windy. I'm predicting a no show.

First Weekend of Rifle Season

Wet seat, chill in the air, 50 degrees. I'm ready with my rifle. Crockett tells me not to shoot at the first doe I see. Is he crazy? He says to wait on the buck. I think, Does he know this is Colemesneil, Texas and my buck sighting here has been next to nil? Omg, feeder just went off, almost lost my composure. Well, if I see a doe and she's a shooter I'm going for it. With a limited amount we can shoot, I'm not crazy about freezing out here this winter just because. It seems once rifle season starts the deer become more scarce. And if I can get one before I freeze to death later, it's on. Wish me luck!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

A Buck

It's so amazing how in a split second you could miss something. From the corner of my right eye I could see something. I slowly turned to catch a beautiful buck, on a mission,trotting ten feet, from woods to woods, never stopping to graze. I'm hoping he makes a second appearance. His rack was tight, maybe 8 plus points.

Please Forgive Out of Order

Please forgive out of order posts. I noticed they didn't publish, so I just published them. Thought they'd go in order of posting, but I was wrong.

Sunday Fun Day


We played some more today. We went to the Texans game. 
Went to the pre-game. 
Ate.
Went all Texan. Today was dedicated to Breast Cancer Survivors.
Halftime hoe down with the Aggie Wranglers.


An hour to sunset. My ear is killing me! Tried capturing two rabbits and a squirrel, but don't know if this thing can zoom. No wifi out here.

Looxcie

This thing is amazing. Let's see of I know what I'm doing. Hopefully I'll remember to turn on.

I'm In

This is the moon this am. Full-not a good sign, but the wind is at a stand still and the air is cold at 48 degrees. Had to bring out the wool cap and gloves.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Not seeing a darn thing. I'm started to get a chill and oh, my sinuses.
Temp is going down quick. Had to put my flannel pullover on. Nothing yet.

I'm In

I'm in. Crockett put in this new bow holder. Bow sits too low. I tried using tool. He stripped one side. Other side of tool too short, and he tightened too tight.

Waiting on the Weather

Rode up to property last night with a full moon. Woke up this morning thought it rained last night. Bright as day,windy at 6 AM decided to go back to sleep, since Crockets prediction was a fed all night.

Turned out to be a nice day took a walk and added SD cards to cams.
Had this for almost a year and finally broke the seal. I have a habit of doing this. I had an iPod that I had for two years, and had to take it into the shop for a new $60 battery. Crockett gets upset when I don't use his gifts. I like saving them for a special occasion. I know it sounds crazy, but it's a habit of mine. 
It's charging now so hopefully I can use it tonight as I'm hunting and I'll see if it works. it videotapes what I'm seeing. Hopefully, I can capture some good video tonight. 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Final Adjustments


With adjusting my site
Then adding one new bottom brush.
Produces bliss.
And more happiness.
Bring it on.


Practice Makes Perfect

Making sure I'm getting it in before I get out this weekend.


Saturday, October 12, 2013

Rain Out

Fifty percent chance of rain, more like a hundred. It's been raining on and off all day making it impossible to hunt. The humidity is high and the weather is hot. So we took the weekend off and played. I l lost in a game of pool. 
The rain gave us a reason for B & B.
And this picture shows who does such amazing things. There's always a silver lining. You just got to be looking for it.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Blue Jay, doves and a few others enjoying breakfast. video
Wind has slowed down a bit. I'm probably out here another twenty minutes. This will be my last hunt of the day.
I guess I'm camouflaged well. Little bird right above me. video
I know the season has just begun, but I need to complain. One-I'm not ready for the cold. Two-if I were the people who made stands I'd make them girl friendly. Umbrella of some sort, plush waterproof seating, reclining chairs, and a foot rest. Now, what guy wouldn't want that? As the season goes on you will probably hear more requests for comfort.
Wind has picked up significantly. I doubt they'll be any action until this dies down. videoLooks like winter. I'm glad I wore my long johns.
Rainstorm came in last night which would keep them from feeding. Cold front blew through, dropping temperatures to fifty-nine degrees. I'm in layers. It should be a very active morning.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Video From Blind

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Video From Blind

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Video of Teenage Deer Love

videoTeenage buck & doe, ah young love.(Rudolph & Clarece)
We saw 8 deer out feeding today in this heat, very unusual. I doubt I'm seeing anything tonight. Twenty-five minutes left until sundown.
videoOkay, bet this sucker hurts. Some type of mutant Texas ant.
There are going to be grate marks on my butt. And no, this time a picture will not be posted.
I should've stayed in first food plot stand, boring.
Something has been sleeping in my bed.

I'm hoping raccoon.
This is my back rest.

Ugh, I need a chair pad.

Finally in. Different stand. Thought it be cooler. No luck, dripping like a ice cream cone.
Omg, family came to visit. Hopefully, I'm getting out this afternoon. Crockett saw seven today. I finally saw one riding on the four wheeler.
I'm giving it 5 minutes. I'll see you guys around 4-4:30 CT.
The only thing moving here this morning are cardinals. Amazing how many there are.
Ugh, this is painful. This is the downfall of this property. If you're on a lease you know that at least a small group of deer will be attending your area. We have 115 acres, not properly fenced and rare to see a group of deer.
Deadsville so far. A crow, a rabbit and five thousand Mosquitos. I'm guessing in 15 minutes Barbie will arrive. Yes, I name them. She looks very skinny. Crockett says leave her be. He thinks there's not enough meat on her or she's sick. She's so tall and skinny. That's why she's a Barbie!
Crockett not out hunting today, hates weather. He tells me just now he's at the cabin and sees two deer, one doe and a young 8 pointer, not legal in the horse corral. Wtf?
video
Really? It's raining.
Good morning!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Going to call it a night. Sunrise is 7:16. Be back here at 6 am. I'll be in the stand by then at a nice 72 degrees.

Twenty minutes left before sundown. I doubt she's coming back.
I wonder if I should just practice on rabbit.

I see on the hunting shows that girls miss all the time. Grr...so angry right now.
Hoping she's hungry enough to come back. I saw her here last time. Man my heart was pounding outside my chest.
I could've slept in tomorrow!
I MISSED! That would teach me. I really needed to get in more practice than I did. She was a good size but very thin. I could see ribs. I need to aim lower than on the mark.
A doe in the house!

She smells me!

Lots of them.
We are beginning sundown.

Deer 1-Does she realize we can see her a mile away with those diamond studs in her ears?
Me: Oops!
Changed again. Only in Texas.

Lol. Weather made a complete change. I think it's starting to rain.