First the good news. I killed a nice doe this evening. I was watching several deer well out of range when she came in solo behind me.
Now the bad news. I am still out here. I had to cross a creek by foot to get to my stand. I didn’t want to drag her through the creek. Or, frankly, carry her 100-pound carcass across the creek. Fortunately there is a ford. I’ve crossed it plenty, even just a couple weeks ago. But that was in my 4Runner,which has aggressive tires. I am in my Toyota Tundra, which has old tires,not to mention a long wheelbase.
Anyway, I can’t get up the bank. So the landowner is on his way with a tractor. Guess who is getting an extra nice Christmas gift this year?
UPDATE: My good friend David Levine pulled me out in short order with the big ol’ John Deere. He laughed at my tires, as he should have. I mentioned the final line of this blog entry and he said, “You know, there is something I could use. I will be building a barn and could use your help for a day or two.” I’ve always wanted to help build a barn!