Taking a break to eat some string beans. A definite break from the jerky/lanjagger/string cheese tradition. My wife is trying to civilize me
My partner and I saw 15 does yesterday some of which were within spitting distance. Hard to see it, but there's one standing in the middle of this picture. Find the does during the rut and you'll find yourself a buck
Kinda hard to tell how steep it is in this gulley. Last week I jumped a nice buck on one side of this hellhole and it took him all of 5 seconds to cross it and get out of dodge
We've been seeing a lot of deer in our area. Yesterday is when it all came together though. There were blacktails literally everywhere and we about ran a couple over on our mountain bikes on the way in early in the morning. I passed up shooting 3 bucks, have a story to tell about a big blacktail, and eventually ended up taking this nice 2 point at the end of the day. Hunting lowland blacktails is tough duty and I was happy to be tagged out and done with the madness
I got to use the family heirloom knife that dad made me for my birthday this year. Mom made the leather case. What an awesome gift that I can hopefully pass on to Ava someday when she starts hunting
I rode back to the truck to grab Fred's "grocery getter". We loaded him up and were back to the truck in about 30 minutes. I could ride along pulling the buggy with my mountain bike on the flat spots and downhills. Uphill was a different story though
Loaded on the Truck Vault and ready to head to the butcher. This one will eat soooo good
On Monday my buddy Bryan Harmon took this great blacktail not too far from where we hunt. He followed the formula to a tee. He hunted a 4 year old clear cut with fresh rubs and does in it. Hammer time...nice job Bryan!
Speaking of the rut...check out this huge blacktail that my buddy Justin saw in Lakewood the other day. My goodness
I gotta thank my old buddy Fred for being such a great hunting partner on these blacktail ops. The guy is a very good in the woods and man is he tough!