Tuesday, October 17, 2017

On my way to work this morning, I was disappointed that I couldn’t be in the woods. We finally got a great day to go hunting. The barometric pressure was rising, and the temperature was hovering around 30 degrees. I’m sure there was frost in many areas across the Adirondacks. I can only hope that it kicked the deer in the ass and got them moving. Even if it did get them moving, they will probably shut right down by the weekend. After all, summer isn’t over yet; it’s supposed to be in the low to mid-70s on Saturday.

This afternoon, I got out of work as soon as my time card reached eight hours. I decided to go to a new area to continue the search for deer. I finally found a place where they’ve been feeding, but it didn’t have an abundance of sign. I’ll probably sit in the area sometime next week if the weather is suitable for the location. I’m having a hard time staying motivated since I can’t see through all of the leaves that are still on the trees.

I did have an awesome encounter with a porcupine tonight. I felt bad for the critter when it scurried up a tree to escape from me. I was just trying to take a few pictures of it, but I could tell that the creature was scared. It made me think that I should have walked past it without interfering with its daily activities. I’ll have to post a picture of the porcupine at a later time, because I left my camera in my backpack at my parents’ house.  I was hoping I would be able to download the pictures tonight, but I guess it will have to wait.

With every passing day, I can feel the drive burning in my blood. I love being in the woods every day and seeing different areas. I live for this.  I’m hoping I can add to my collection this year.


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