Wednesday, January 23, 2008

7 am-Executive Stand

This year I started off buck hunting, but eventually decided that I wanted to just harvest a doe and be happy with myself. The men had been seeing some older spikes that they wanted harvested and I had been instructed to shoot one if I saw him. Unfortunately, the weather was warmer this year and the beginning of the season was slow for me. I hunted in the "Executive Stand" a few times which is in the woods where all the natural forage is. We had a great acorn crop this year and the deer were really holding up in the woods and not traveling out to the food plots.
I love the wood stands and watching not only the deer, but the squirrels and birds as they meander through the woods in their natural habitat. I love to listen to the branches rustle as the wind blows through the trees. It's so calm and serene back in the woods.
This picture was taken by myself at around 7 am. All my non-hunting girlfriends made fun of this picture saying that they never look this awake at 7 am in the morning. I replied and said that if they were sitting in a deer stand they would. They laugh at me and quite frankly don't understand my need for hunting. I laugh at them and tell them that they don't know what they are missing!


Marian said...

You got that right...they don't know what they are missing....we are the lucky ones! Love the picture of you in your stand! :)

Jon said...

My wife started hunting when we were married and still enjoys it!


SimplyOutdoors said...

They definitely don't know what they're missing.

I agree with Marian that it is a great pic in the stand.