I'm over here in Buffalo County, Wis., at Buffalo County Outfitters listening to my roommate snore! I wish I was sleeping, but I filled my gut beyond capacity of lasagna and other goodies and it might be a shorter than normal night by the sounds of it. We've been getting up at 3:30 a.m., hunting all day and doing it all over the next day. I've been hunting for four days in search of a 130-plus-inch whitetail. I've passed on many bucks, but nothing big enough to let fly at yet.
As the open water fishing season winds down and the deer season cranks up, I just wish the days were getting longer and not shorter. There is so much to do, and being the person I am I need as much time as possible to get things done! Yes, I guess you could use the word procrastination if you'd like.
Hi. I hope your MEA weekend has been splendid. Ours has gotten off to a pretty interesting start, that is for sure. I won't go into a lot of detail, but I will tell you that it started off with our dog playing dead. We thought she was going to be pushing up daisies and in all actuality I think she's a heck of a lot smarter than we think and just didn't want us to go away. Our plan was to go away, but that went awry too when we found out that our oldest daughter was on the no-fly list (that's a long story too).
Hi. I hope your MEA weekend has been splendid. Ours has gotten off to a pretty interesting start, that is for sure. I won't go into a lot of detail,...
Hello deer, It's that time of year again where you're the only thing we can think about. I'm wondering if you know how much we think about you. As elusive as you are and as good as your senses are, I'm pretty sure you know that we have a real obsession over you. Yeah, you too dear.
I'm sleepy! It's been a heck of a run. It was elk, Walleyedan's Fishing To End Hunger walleye tournament and a couple days at Camp Ripley for the DAV and deployed soldiers deer hunt. Maybe it was all the food I consumed at Rafferty's in Nisswa. Yeah, I'll blame my sleepiness on that.
Back to civilization. Not sure I like it as much as the mountain life. We had one heck of a trip. Four of us had archery elk tags and if all would have worked perfectly, we would have been four-for-four. We ended up two-for-four, one cow and one spike bull. My brother was the first to draw blood and five minutes later our son Mac let fly at another cow.
I'm writing to you on the first day of fall, and it feels like it! The new ScentBlocker hunting clothing is hanging on the line to dry, but got wet again last night. Hopefully it's dry enough before it needs to be packed into the bag for our trip to Idaho. Archery elk, and some brother, son and daughter bonding in the mountains. It will be a mad scramble to get all of our ducks in a row before its time to go. And boy will I have a story or two when we return; remember, we're going to be hunting with brother John!
I'm sitting here in the Madison, Wis., airport waiting for a flight back to Brainerd. There is a maintenance issue so if this is the last time you hear from me ... I love you, and I'll see you in paradise.
I told you that I would keep you updated on the bear hunt. Here is the story and you will soon be able to watch the story on YouTube too. This hunt took place about 20 minutes west of Gull Lake. We started baiting just a few days prior to the opener (Sept. 1), and I went on stand that opening night ... nothing but one squirrel.