|This one is for all the deer hunters out there...the ever present Nuthatch. Keeps you awake, keeps you entertained.|
|Sunset through the woods on the walk out.|
I also have to say that I have a new lens in my life. A 70-200 EF. I have no idea how to use it yet, but I brought it along and shot some stuff with it. The Swan in the post was hanging around my canoe when I walked out on the first night. It was nearly dark and yet that lens was so fast that I was able to bring home an image. My two days on the stand were wonderful. Red neck meditation. At one point a full pack of wolves opened up around me and I almost fell out of the stand from the surprise.
The first day out I saw more animals than I think I have ever seen while hunting. But I did not see a deer. That did not surprise me as there are not a lot of deer in that part of the state. However on the second day it hit pay dirt. A small buck came straight through the spot where I thought a deer might and while I let it pass, I felt that I was successful. I had found a wonderful spot to hunt, had seen literally no other hunters (the only access to this spot is via boat) and in a world where there are few deer, had one walk straight into my set up. Victory.