Entries for November 2011
There's snow across the West. I've been there and done that. It's snowing in Wyoming as I'm typing. I just returned from Colorado after hunting with Elkhorn Outfitters. The weather was brutal, but began to settle enough to spark rutting activity, especially at dawn and dusk. We used mules and horses to access backcountry. They are quiet, and you can even ride up to the elk and deer for a face-to-face view of the critters.
Every hunter has those memorable hunts they will never forget. For me, many of my best days were spent in a deer stand hunting with my dad. It was there that my love and appreciation for the great outdoors began.
It’s that time of the year. We’re creating new memories to last a lifetime and new stories to share with good friends. So with the “North American Hunter-TV” camera rolling, I took my second buck of the season. This one completed the challenge of taking two bucks in two states (Montana and Wyoming) during one trip.
The Illinois House of Representatives has voted to override Gov. Pat Quinn’s veto of a measure that would allow citizens to remove dead animals from the state’s roadways for personal use. Action now moves to the Senate, which earlier voted unanimously in favor of the measure.
As you read this I’m sitting in a deer stand in northeastern Wyoming waiting for a buck to show up … whitetail or mule deer … doesn’t matter. The tag in my pocket is good for either. On Sunday afternoon, just north of the state line in Montana, I saw my first buck of the season who was showing interest in does. So I shot him.