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My favorite time of year, deer season starts this coming weekend, and I can’t wait. If you noticed, I didn’t make any posts this weekend. That was because we were making final preparations, and one last trip out to the Deer Lease to get everything ready.
For those of you that were around for my last post about the Deer Lease, you’ll remember the owls. Well they had grown, and were of flying age. How ever they still had not vacated the premises, even though we had left notices of eviction, *giggle*. They were just a little stubborn, not willing to give up their home they had found and loved. We had to “remove” them, which was interesting to say the least. Owls can be pretty aggressive, but luckily these were not that bad. But I can tell you, it was pretty spooky going in that door with them still in there. Once out the door, they accepted their eviction without too much of a fuss, other than the few profanities they spewed forth. I don’t know what they were saying, I don’t speak Owl, but I am sure it was not complimentary.
I managed to get a couple of pictures of one of the Owls with my camera phone. He hung around for a little while, making a fuss and flapping his wings at us. He was intent on being sure we knew he was displeased with our actions. In the picture to the left, he is hissing at us, and walking around flapping his wings, about 15 feet from the blind. They can make quite the racket when they want to. It sounds almost like a hissing snake, or cat.
Here, he is peeking around the tree, waiting his chance to get back into the blind. Sorry guy, all the windows are closed now, and there is no way to get back in. You would not believe the mess they made. We had carpet on the floor to help keep it quiet in the blind. The owls, four total in this blind, had accumulated about 3 inches of feces', and skeletons of their victims. We had to pull the carpet out and throw it away, replacing it with scraps we brought for the shop.
Other than the Owls, everything was still working pretty good. We brought a new heater for the camper, and a couple of heaters for the blinds. Yes I am getting spoiled in my old age, and have heat in my hunting blind. We saw a few deer, mostly does, but one big buck. Just managed to get the juices flowing, creating a little anticipation. We have a whole bunch of wild hogs on the property, and I intend to get some good pork meat this year also.
Once season starts, I’ll have to figure out how I’m going to handle my blog posts. I guess I’ll set up some kind of schedule, and prepare some in advance. There isn’t exactly anyplace to hook up to the internet in out there. Anyway, starting next weekend, I will be away from the computer just about every weekend until January. So if I don’t get back to you right away on comments, I will when I return.