Yesterday was a tough day for me. I’ve been hunting hard all through the archery season, and have passed on lots of does and a few small bucks. Having seen more deer on the property, and a higher buck /doe ratio than I have ever seen on this farm, I was excited for the start of rifle season. And then . . . disaster. Shortly after first light I heard a deer coming in from behind me. Watching and waiting I saw a medium sized eight point come in from about 80 yards. He was probably a 3 1/2 year old with a mid-sized rack, but a pretty big body for his age. This is a deer I might have passed
Part 2 of 3. See Part 1 here. See part 3 here.
I recently picked up a muzzle loader to extend the deer season. I originally thought it would be a purely practical purchase, but soon found myself getting into the whole mountain man thing. Being a leather worker, I though what better way to get into the whole process than to make my own possibles bag. While looking for design inspiration, I stumbled across the fact that you can buy tanned, salvaged coyote faces on e-Bay! Really??? Well despite the oddness of that statement, it gave me an opportunity to include a a coyote face in my design without taking the time/effort to harvest, skin, and tan a coyote pelt. Part one takes us through some initial design, cutting out the body of
Today we build a camera arm for self-filming hunts from a tree stand. Anyone can build this with a few common tools and an inexpensive MAPP gas setup from the hardware store. This set-up will cost you 20% of commercial alternatives, and will give you the same or better quality. Plans will be available on the blog, and the link will be added here when it is available. Thanks, and good hunting!