Ralph Barton sent in this shot on Friday, with the note below:
“Hope all is going well…. I’ve been out hunting my butt off these last few days… finally got a chance this morning to go online and check out the blog. Some nice deer on there but I was expecting to see a bunch of the real brutes showing up….. doesn’t seem to be happening yet? I really thought the rut was taking off but I honestly can’t say I’m seeing it in the woods that much. I’ve hunted hard all day since last Friday and I have seen 5 bucks. Two of those definitely appeared to be trailing…. noses on the ground…. but the others were just strolling through. Overall my deer sightings in general are very low… not seeing many does even though the game-cams prove that they are in the area. Of course with the heavy acorn drop it may just be that the deer aren’t traveling much…. maybe the activity is happening in small key areas?
Got a nice Bobcat yesterday…. photo attached.”
I love how the bobcat is almost an afterthought! This guy is truly addicted to deer hunting.
As for a shortage of hero shots maybe part of it is that I don’t get every shot up immediately. Simply can’t. But I also think the best is yet to come. I think this week is going to be the week. I sure hope so because I plan to be out there a lot!