SNOW COVERED TRAIL TO THE DEER STAND
ALL DRAPED WITH SNOW
Tuesday, 8:00 AM. 30 degrees, wind W, calm. The sky is gray and the barometer is down, predicting pretty much the same.
I went out to my deer stand yesterday afternoon and was both amazed and encouraged.
Amazed that there is still considerable snow in the orchard country, at least 4”, and the trees and bushes draped with white. Unless there is a real warm spell in the next four days, this will be the first opening day of deer season with snow on the ground since I started hunting in Bayfield a few years back.
Encouraged, by all the deer sign in the snow; tracks everywhere, the leaves pawed up under oak trees, the food block I put out a week ago consumed. A few deer can make a lot of tracks, but these were pretty diverse, and some large enough to be those of a nice buck.
Four days to go!