Monthly Archives: September 2014

Deer hunting is easy

 

Continuing preparations for the 2014 white-tailed deer season in Ontario, Jason and I set out to the farm in Spencerville to relocate the deer stand used by Jason’s wife Fran. We took the dogs, Hera and Nos, so they could enjoy a good run on the property. We brought Jason’s wheeler, it is proving to be an asset in our big game hunting. We were on the road shortly after 8:00 AM. We arrived at the farm shortly after 9:00 AM and set out. The cool weather took care of the mosquitoes. We were able to get on with the task without putting on insect repellant. It was a nice cool and sunny day.

Our objectives were to put up Jason’s two trail cameras and relocate the deer stand. It was located on a patch of crown land in an area where hunters from a hunt camp in the vicinity cross. Jason thought it would be more productive to move the stand onto the farm to a spot that attracts more deer and fewer hunters. We found what looks to be a very good spot on  the farm to set up Fran’s deer stand. It is in a woodlot overlooking where two deer trails cross: a crossroads. I cannot help but think of the superstitions concerning crossroads and the Devil. There are legends concerning people having made deals with the Devil at crossroads and interestingly we are hunting a creature with cloven hooves. But these are just stories, right?

The trail cameras are in place and Fran’s deer stand is relocated. The whole expedition was carried out without any trouble. The dogs had a good, long run and did not run into porcupines. We put a great deal of time and effort into deer hunting, scouting the area and carefully placing the deer stands. We will be back when the archery and rifle seasons open in hopes of bagging a deer. Nothing is guaranteed, but we enjoy the experience no matter what fortune brings.

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4 doe tags!

 

This season everyone in our hunting party got a doe tag in the antlerless deer draw. Jason and his wife Fran, Omer and myself were successful. Hopefully one of us will bag a deer this season. This past weekend Jason and I headed out to the farm near Spencerville, Ontario we hunt deer to check on our stands and to put out some salt. We brought our dogs, Nos and Hera so they could have a good run in the field just ahead of the 2014 hunting season. We will return to the farm in the near future to put up trail cameras. The past three seasons we have taken a deer: Fran took a spike horn buck (from my stand) in the last minutes of shooting time on the last day of the rifle season in 2012. I took a doe (my first deer) with my brand new Browning X-Bolt Medallion rifle, left hand, 30:06, one week after I bought it. Jason took a six point buck in the first hour of the 2013 rifle season with his new Cooper rifle. Here’s hoping this trend continues this season!

Posted by Geoffrey