Discussion in 'Hunting and Fishing' started by Strigidae, Jan 2, 2019.
This little guy tried to sneak back through the drive. More meat for the freezer!!
Saw two deer by me today but couldn't get a shot...
Nothing like fresh organic raised pork
That's a good eatin size there. . I've seen some sign but no walking bacon this year ( so far)
Fenton Lake and Jemez River:
Great day, pretty cold tho. Started off at 19 degrees. We caught 12, and kept 5. While there is no size limitation on trout; I’d rather return the small guys. Mostly rainbows and a few cutthroat.
Above the snow line at 7300 feet or so. Pretty cold out.
Waiting for the sun..
My best half and the ones we kept.
The Jemez. Only enough time to toss a liner er two in. My wife parked it on a nice pool, tossed a line in with salmon eggs and lost one. I got hung up on an underwater snag, go figure, lol.
Great day, cold, but manageable.
This shiny lil doe came and hung out in the lane picking up corn and nibbling at apples stuck on stobs for at least 30 full minutes. she was never more than 65 yards away, never alerted, blew, stomped or anything. I could have easily hit her 40 different times....so cool to watch.
He chased one doe too many.
I zipped his zipper.
Played hooky from work and went fishing. Pretty cold, big front is about to hammer us. Great day nonetheless. I ended up catching 9 and kept 5, my limit.
I caught one, boy, what a fighter. He jumped a few feet out of the water, twice. And ran like hell. It was very exhilarating and probably the most amazing thing I’ve seen in a while. Very nice fish. I ended up letting him go.
The smaller guy was my bow kill...the larger during gun season
Very nice buck! How's the deer season this year? I've heard that Iowa got hit with an ehd outbreak that put a hurting on your herd. We had that three seasons ago and were just getting back to normal numbers, with some bigger bucks showing back up.
I hunt in Madison county which is right next to Warren Co where the EHD was said to have hit the hardest. We saw just as many deer this year as we always have but since we are only a county away for the EHD outbreak we are nervous about what might happen. One guy in my group talked to another guy who hunts Warren co said they had a very slim year. First season ends Wednesday then second season starts this coming weekend. We did well enough we stopped hunting on Monday with our group of 4 shooting 11 deer. Im not familiar with life of that disease but if it persists so close to our hunting grounds I cant imagine it wont affect us..
The little guy was in Adair county which is a few counties west of the outbreak...the big one was the biggest we saw and shot this year but my group shot two bigger ones last year. Normally we just shoot the brown deer since we can get doe tags like no ones business but if the nice buck walks within range, we'll take him.
Ehd is caused by an abundance of midge bugs. They'll bite the deer in the nasal cavities and infect the animal. I'm not sure what the actual effects of the disease is, but generally you'll find high numbers of dead deer near water, since in their final hours they'll run a high fever and go to water to get comfortable. We found dozens of dead deer on our property after that summer. A lot of big mature bucks as well. It's a damn shame when it happens. Generally after the first freeze, your in the clear. It's not contagious but it's almost 100% fatal. However the few deer that did get it and survive will now have a much higher immunity if it strikes in the future.