4PT16.14 – Keep Believing

Logging road

It’s been a tough week. My wife left me and took my son with her (just for a few days), and every other hunter in Vermont has killed a deer while I impatiently wait for my turn. I’ve seen some real beauties posted on Facebook since the Saturday opener. I’ve even seen some pictures of…

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4PT16.13 – Vermont Opening Day of Rifle Season

sunset in Vermont deer Season

The only luck I had on Saturday was bad luck. Oh well. It happens. The morning started off well enough, but then I put on my underwear. Unbeknownst to me, I put it on inside out, which set the tone for the rest of the day. If I had caught this mistake earlier, perhaps the…

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4PT16.9 – Swing and a Miss!

4PT16.9 – Swing and a Miss! 1

“For it’s one, two, three strikes you’re out at the old ball game!” How many strikes do you get when deer hunting before you are out? Is it three just like in baseball? I hope so because that means I’m still in the game. The story goes like this. I had only been in position for…

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4PT16.7 – A Feathered Foe and Whitetail Doe

Whitetail Deer

I finally figured out what it is about turkeys that drives me nuts. It’s the way they look at you out of the side of their head – beaks pointing one way, eyeballs another. Woodchucks do the same thing. They appear to be looking one way, but you know they are actually looking at you.…

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4PT16.5 – Patterning Mr. Small

4PT16.5 – Patterning Mr. Small 2

Trail Cameras can be a blessing and a curse. They provide twenty-four hour surveillance in the woods, which is a real benefit to a guy like me who always feels too busy to find the time to scout. On the other hand, they can drive you nuts because you discover that all those deer tracks…

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