Saturday October 19, 2013

Today was opening day of muzzleloader. I headed into the woods with about three hours of sleep. It was 32 degrees when I got out of the truck. I couldn’t believe the number of campers and tents along the road. Dad and I made good time getting to where we wanted to go. I was sitting before daylight, which surprised me considering the length of the hike and the terrain we had to cross without a trail. The morning passed quickly and before I knew it I was checking cameras. I was disappointed to find that most of my cameras were not operating at all. It was a really bad camera day. The only pictures I had were of three different women in the middle of God’s country without any trail nearby on different days during the middle of the week. I have to admit that the pictures gave me the creeps. I’m not sure why, but it was unsettling when I saw them on my viewfinder.

I didn’t find any rubs or scrapes, so I made two scrapes of my own. I don’t know if anything will hit them, but I decided to give it a whirl. To my amazement almost all of the leaves were gone, even the low stuff. I couldn’t believe it. I’ve never seen all the underbrush without leaves this early in the season. It makes me really look forward to next weekend. I’m expecting to see a little more sign with the cold weather coming in. We hunted until dark and headed south for the night. Overall it was a great day to be in the woods.

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