Guru Takes Time to Hunt
It has been a long summer, and the Wise Old Redneck Guru was ready to go to the wilderness and spend some time doing what he had talked about for months. Yes, it was time to climb up in a tree and meditate about how great the year had been and marvel at the wonders of nature, or better known to some people as "hunting". The weather had turned a bit chilly and when I arrived at Wilderness Calls, little Samuel was already there, getting things ready for his old man. The first day was great! In the morning I sat in what we call the "gully" and meditated as the squirrels gathered acorns for the long winter. A couple of young boar hogs wandered into the area, but did not give me the opportunity to harvest them. I am not sure if it was something I did or if it was just simply not their time to be harvested. It was relaxing to say the least.
That afternoon I decided to set in the lock, just north of the Tree Food plot. Several deer had been spotted by little Samuel and the deer camera, feeding in the area. I arrived at the stand about 3 hours before dark and settled in. No matter how many times I go hunting and set in a stand, nature always seems to amaze me with its beauty. Several small animals and birds were in the area feeding. At times the peacefulness was almost deafening. It is not hard to understand why men take to the woods during hunting season and set for hours in this tranquility. It is like you step back to a time when computers and cell phones had not been invented.
As the big ball of fire in the sky began to sink behind the trees, the wind settled and the world seemed to have slowed to an even greater peacefulness. Then I heard a shot ring out from the south, where Little Samuel was hunting. This could only mean one or two things; he had harvested either a large buck or a wild hog. As the sound echoed through the forest I observed a small nubbin horn buck enter my area. Then I observed a larger deer to my left. It was a mature doe. Little did I know, but the game camera was set in the feeding area where the two deer entered. As the two deer fed, the game camera would take a picture and due to the time of day, it would flash, startling the two deer. Then as I watched the pair feeding in all their gracefulness, the mature doe turned and gave me the opportunity to harvest her. My 308 rang out like a clap of thunder in the still evening and another hunt ended in success. Now we will hunt one of the dominant bucks that we have on the game camera. Yes, Little Samuel had also harvested a large boar.
Now go forth and HUNT!