Friday, December 30, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
Christmas day began with a brilliant sunrise
and was a beautiful clear sunny day.
While walking the visiting grandpups,
we heard Sandhill cranes flying overhead.
I guess its time for them to move farther south.
January and winter weather are on their way.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Remember the deer earlier this month that had the unfortunate accident?
Well, it seems it wasn't an accident.
I found a second dead deer on our property.
The carcass was covered with logs & sticks
and appeared to have been dragged to the location.
It had a small hole in the neck,
possibly from a gunshot or arrow.
Its obvious that the logs are deliberately stacked on the deer.
Possibly the person who did this has already taken his allotment of antlered deer
or killed these deer out of season
and they were just used for target practice.
What a shame that the meat was not used and
both of these young bucks, if allowed to live,
would have had even larger racks next year.
Such a waste.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
This buck appears to have been hit by a falling tree limb.
We had high winds several nights ago
and it seems that the branch fell on the deer and jabbed him in the neck.
At first I thought he'd been shot,
after studying the scene, it just didn't fit.
He was covered with broken branches.
He made it through most of hunting season,
only to perish in an ill-fated manner.