Sunday, October 23, 2017

This morning was another great morning to sit, but it didn’t last too long. The temperature climbed quickly and finally leveled out at 76 degrees when I got back to the truck. I know you’re probably all sick of hearing it, but I’m about sick of summer.

I got an early start today. Over the last few years, I’ve been getting going a lot later than I need to. I’m not going to do that this year. I was sitting for about 40 minutes before daylight, and it felt awesome to see the woods come alive in front of me. Squirrels were scurrying in the leaves, and chipmunks made their way in and out of holes in stumps. It was cool to watch. A few blue jays perched in the tree above me and never squawked.

About 25 minutes after it got light, I heard a snick snap on the hill behind me. When I turned around, I could see a bear making it’s way down the hill. I watched it as it made it’s way into the thick stuff below me. It was pretty cool to watch it in its own environment when it had no idea I was there. I expected it to have cubs behind it, but I never saw them if they were there. ┬áIt was an average size bear for the Adirondacks. It looked lean and muscular without much fat on it.

Looking at the forecast, it doesn’t look like I’l be hunting much this week. It’s supposed to be in the mid-70s the next two days, and the two days after that, it’s supposed to rain. Brian and Dad will be leaving for the Midwest this weekend, so I need to get all of my stuff ready so they can take it with them.

Here’s a photo of where I saw the bear today.


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