It’s been a warm fall; almost too warm for most of my hunts. That all changed the other day when I awoke to a real, raging blizzard in Wyoming. The wind had blown for several days and I heard all night long, but when I awoke to prepare for the morning’s hunt it was a winter wonderland outside.
Actually the wonderland wasn’t that wonderful. I was nervous about accessing a back pasture for hunting with drifts beginning to build and the visibility at zero. I was tag teaming with Lonnie Garland my video photographer and producer of Extreme Pursuits.
We discussed the options and said “let’s just do it.” It turned out to be the right choice. Almost from the start we were in mule deer and the snow helped make them stand out against the barren landscape.
We had one close encounter. I crawled up on a bedded buck and had the scope on him, but it was too close and the buck wouldn’t wait for Lonnie to get the tape rolling. That’s how it often goes with filming. Shooting a buck is easy. Getting the action and him on film is an entirely different story.
Oh yes; by the end of the day the snow melted and the sun was shining making for a great afternoon hunt.
Yesterday I needed sunscreen and today I need a scoop shovel to go hunting.