Hunting forum: What's in your neck of the woods? Game Cam Photos 3

 
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Jun 6, 2010 7:14 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
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It's time for a new thread. The other one was taking too long to load up on my Blackberry. I can only imagine how long it takes for dial up users.

We came from here http://cubits.org/Hunting/thread/view/547/

We've got 2 pregnant does now on the Number 2 spot.

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Jun 6, 2010 7:15 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
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We've also got a non pregnant doe. Her coloring is beautiful.

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Jun 6, 2010 7:16 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
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There's a handsome buck hanging out too!

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Jun 6, 2010 7:18 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
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He's also been seen hanging in another spot not far from the Number 2 spot.

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Jun 6, 2010 7:19 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
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And then, there's THE hog.

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Jun 6, 2010 7:21 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
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On the Number 1 spot, we've got several hogs hanging out. We're glad to see this since this is the Arson area.

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Jun 6, 2010 7:32 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
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Robbin's area, which we've been checking for him since he's been fishing the weekends lately, has a new addition.

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Jun 6, 2010 7:34 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
When this photo came on the computer, Rick's first reaction was.... Zoom in so we can see if it's a male or a female. Of course, we couldn't tell. But I thought that was funny just the same.

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Jun 6, 2010 7:58 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
I love having the cameras out there. After checking the cameras and exchanging the SD Cards, we come back to the camp and fire up the laptop. We usually have to cook dinner, so wait until we're inside the trailer eating to start viewing them. We love analyzing what's happening when we aren't there.

Recently, I asked Rick about the big Hog, which I've dubbed "lard a$$". (You can see why in the photo below) I remembered either reading or hearing that hogs have an 8 mile radius where they scrounge for food. That's a pretty big area! I said something to Rick like, Well, according to the "gospel according to Rick".... and be both got a big kick out of that. What he doesn't realize is that my mind is like a sponge and I get confused about where I heard this or that, but overall, he's my teacher of hunting. I've learned so much, just being out there in the woods with him.

Last weekend, Rick had told me in the morning that while he was "in the woods" at camp, he'd heard a deer blow. He came back in all excited. I told him that I'd never heard one do that.

That same morning, we decided to go "crow hunting". We went out to close where Robbin's area is. We'd seen many crows coming in on the camera and decided we really didn't want to hunt there, so had already pulled the camera. Anyhow, we have a crow call and a electronic thingamajig that has wounded bunny, etc. I told Rick that I wanted to "be the crow" and he could be the "hurt bunny". So I had control of the crow call. I've never done anything like that in the past (don't ask me why, I just haven't). Now that I'm thinking about it, it's probably like the remote, something I never get to have in my hands! HAHAHAHA

So we sit on the ground.... eat a few snacks.... get a drink of water.... and he tells me to go for it. I took a deep breath and heard a thump! In hindsight, I realize it was a hoof landing on the ground.

Then let out the breath I'd been holding a couple of times and we heard a deer blow and run off. Man oh Man..... that is the first time I've ever heard one blow like that. It was so cool!!! (Not necessarily something you WANT to hear during hunting season) Rick looked at me... I looked at him.... he said it might have been the doe and fawn about 30 yards off. We weren't too far from where the above photos were taken (about 400-450 yards down the road). It was very exciting for me. We didn't call in any crows that day, but it's still a day I will remember for a long time. Thumbs up Hurray! Big Grin

He's so good about pointing out things to me. I'm getting better about doing the same with him. It's nice having 4 eyes out there! With the cameras going, we have even more eyes out there.



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Imagefirefly
Jun 7, 2010 4:49 AM CST
Name: Christine
Mid Michigan
I have heard a deer blow several times. I am surprised that you haven't. Yes, sometimes during season.

We once had a campfire at the water (before the house) and we were sitting quietly and a deer must have walked up behind and then figured out there were humans there. No stomping first, just a blow. We lifted right off our seats, we were so shocked.

I saw our first fawns Saturday morning, and we saw first fawn tracks yesterday. They are getting big enough to move around. We have heard a bunch of stomping during our walks. Also a deer running a little and then hiding. (pretty good indication of a fawn nearby)

I don't have my trailcam out right now (we cannot feed here) and there is too much food in the woods anyway with new growth.

Enjoying your pictures very much.
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Jun 7, 2010 5:30 AM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
We had a considerable amount of rain this past week. The lease went from needing goggles to riding because of the clouds of dust to mud holes to play in. I'm more apt to ride around the mud holes. There are some "serious mudders" out there and the ruts in the paths are something I don't care to slip off into. When I get tipped sideways my equilibrium gets wonkers and I hear, You can do this... Sometimes I need that urging. Other times, I remember the two different times that 3 wheelers came over on top of me. And my mind rebels. I know that the 4 wheeler is more stable than the 3 wheeler was.... but my equilibrium tells me it's no different. My Arctic Cat sits lower than his Arctic Cat. His has so much more power than mine. Well, the point of telling you this is to tell you about the end of our weekend.

It was about noonish and we were heading back to camp. There is a spot on the high lines where everybody and their brother has been stuck. He can never resist that spot. Me, on the other hand, I ride over toward the railroad tracks and then drive down them to avoid that place. I look over as I'm about to get back on the paths and he's smack dab in the middle of it. The 4 wheel drive actuator is going out and he got stuck. Now I must say here that he's usually the one pulling other folks out of that particular "sippie hole". I turn around and he's standing on the foot space and the 4 wheeler is leaning practically on 2 wheels. Boys and their toys!

He looks up and raises a hand. I wave... and he hollers out for me to come over there. Uuuuhhhhhhh, surely you jest... Well he convinced me I needed to get over there. He tried many times going forward and then in reverse, but was getting himself dug in deeper. I thought for sure it was going to tip over. So I put it in 4 wheel drive and drive over to where he's at. He's slung so much mud that he's covered with brown stuff. He pulls the winch cord out and hooks us up and the winch doesn't work.

Uggggggghhhh.... Fortunately he's got a big tow strap. I pull around to the back of him and he hooks it up and then tells me you have to listen carefully to what I tell you so it doesn't tip over. I get him pulled out and then have to get myself out of there. It was rather mucky, and both of us ended up covered in the stuff.

So we're back on the trail.... last trail to the camp. He's in the lead as we travel down that final path. There's a small creek just behind the camp. He heads that way to "rinse of his tires". Uh huh... Anyhow, once again, he's stuck. So I get over there to pull him out. Then I tell him I'm heading to camp. You're on your own.

Yes we needed a major shower before we could go home. Thank God we've got water there now!
Imagefirefly
Jun 7, 2010 3:25 PM CST
Name: Christine
Mid Michigan
Gee that sounds familiar.

We have gotten a week of rain, but we have swamp that is always a problem with the quad. There is sometimes no way around it, you just have to avoid going in that area all together. Problem is that it never freezes either, even with 20 below zero.

Ok, this does not look too bad. (it was a "honey, help me")

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Jun 7, 2010 3:29 PM CST
Name: Christine
Mid Michigan
Here it is after he got it out.

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What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Jun 7, 2010 3:41 PM CST
Name: Christine
Mid Michigan
I got to tell you a stuck in the muck story.

My daughter (a few years back) was living in another town and would visit a couple times a year. She liked the city, but enjoyed the difference when she was in the sticks visiting us. She thought it would be funny to bring a male co worker who was a real city slicker to the woods for the day.

We made chicken kabobs on the grill. He took a couple bites and remarked it was good. We said we were not sure he would like "possum". This is the way we played the whole visit.

DD thought they should go for a quad ride. She led him around the trails and then came back alone. She said that he was stuck and so she just turned around. He was about a half mile back in the woods into the deep swamp. There was no way he would get out alone. That area is bottomless.

DH sped off on my quad to find him with the quad buried up to the engine (all 4 wheels) and mud spattered all over. He was terribly embarrassed. Did I mention he was also a sportscaster for the tv station in that town? (stopping to giggle)

Anyway, DH assured him it was ok and no harm done. Seems we do this quite a bit and he winched and towed him out of the muck. Getting back to the house, they went down by the lake and used the hose with lake water to clean the quads. DH seeing the local celebrity sportscaster, black muck from head to toe, looked at the quad and the hose in his hand, then just hosed the guy off from head to toe.

Our daughter and I laughed so hard that we cried. The city slicker (after changing his clothes) thanked us for the great time and later we received a nice thank you note for our hospitality. Years later he is now our Son in Law.
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Jun 7, 2010 3:52 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
Christine, I do my best to avoid those holes. I know that I will get high sided if I can't see what I'm going through. I cannot tell you how many times I've been in that equilibrium wonker position and he says, it's NOT going to tump over. Well, a month or so ago, we took my daughter out on the trails. She was riding my brother in law's Honda, which is just about as big as my husband's 650. We're going along down this narrow path... him in front.... me at the rear and suddenly she's got it on it's side. Thankfully she didn't get hurt. But geez.... don't tell me they don't tump over. I know better!

Loved the story about your SIL. I bet he's told that one a time or 12.

The snow photos make me want to go there. Of course, having spent the majority of my life in Texas, I'd probably be complaining about the cold. Those were some pretty serious ruts you made. It's times like those I'm thankful... really thankful for our menfolk!
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Jun 7, 2010 3:56 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
OK I've got a strange one.

We were reviewing the photos and videos from last week and in one of the videos is a strange light. At first Rick said, that was the moon. BUT there was no moon in the videos just before or just after this one. There is no still shot immediately after... batteries were going on the cam and we hadn't changed them yet.

This is an area where it's highly doubtful that it was someone walking with a head lamp.... besides, it was too high to have been a human. Perhaps a helicopter? It was taken between 2:56 am and 3:03 am.



Imagefirefly
Jun 7, 2010 4:10 PM CST
Name: Christine
Mid Michigan
Darn, can't view the videos due to dial up.

Sometimes I get washed out pictures due to the camera auto setting doing something weird. I don't know if the shutter goes too slow, or lens is too far open, but I will get some washed out ones. Could that be it?

Yes, I avoid those wet spots, but sometimes we get surprised by an area we don't expect to be so wet. Yes, they will over turn. I have seen it. I tell new riders, never, never put your foot down when tipping. Seems to be a natural thing. DD once did it (she knew not to, but did it anyway) the tire caught her jeans and pulled her off and the quad rolled on top of her. This is the big rubicon honda. She was very very bruised. She was lucky to have city slicker behind her and he rolled the quad off from her. (yes, they still ride when they visit)

Has he told the story 12 times? Gee, I don't know, but we tell it to EVERYONE. hahahahahahahaha
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Jun 7, 2010 4:16 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
I know about not putting your foot down. I've done it myself. It's a natural reaction. I've been yelled at for that more times than I care to admit. Blinking

The video shows the deer standing there. A light shines and the deer watches but doesn't bolt. Video is 5 seconds. It's quite grainy, due to no moon and also due to low batteries. That light that is moving really is throwing us for a loop.
Imagefirefly
Jun 8, 2010 5:09 AM CST
Name: Christine
Mid Michigan
Wow that is strange.

We had the flash on rain once, it looked really strange.

I swear some of the pictures we get look like aliens land in the woods at night.
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered. Ralph Waldo Emerson
ImageUniQueTreasures
Jun 9, 2010 10:56 AM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
I suggested perhaps "Bigfoot" was visiting! Big Grin

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