Sunday, September 30, 2018

The last day of September gave us another good hunting day. Today was a little warmer than the last few days, but it still wasn’t too terribly bad. I spent the day with Dad in the woods. We went for a walk, cleared some trails, and moved his tree stand. He ┬áhad been wanting to move this stand since last year. It took us a while to get to it, and it took even longer to move it. By the time we go done, we both felt pretty good about the location of it.

I’m sure that we won’t hunt the area too much this year, but he really wanted it to be ready for the late season when we have more time around home. When we went exploring, I did find a few places that the deer have been using regularly. We put out two cameras, and I marked a tree to sit in next weekend if I return there to hunt. I’ll have to see what the week brings and what the weather decides to do next weekend.

Although Dad wanted to set cameras out, I don’t have much ambition to do that this year. I’ve realized that I’ve killed a lot of bucks over the years before anyone even knew what a trail camera was or how to use one. I think I’ve devoted far too much time to cameras over the last few years that it has taken away from my hunting. I’m definitely going to cut back on cameras this year. While I’ll still be running a few, I will not be running so many that I can’t afford batteries and cards for them this year. I’m looking more forward to just hunting and letting the sign I find talk to me.

I’m not sure how much I’ll get out this week. I have a lot of chores to take care of before I get overly involved in hunting season. I’d prefer to do them now before the hunting gets really good, but it is hard to stay out of the woods with the weather we’ve been experiencing. I guess I’ll have to play it by ear and see what happens.

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