Sunday morning during muzzleloader season (Dec 5th), I spend half a day up in the mountains during a light snow in about 20 degrees. I am on top of a ridge that overlooks a small hollow where many deer like to hole up during winter.
This is earlier, in November. This is the road coming down off of our mountain, about halfway down. Tom saw a mother bear and two cubs in this spot during last year's deer season.
These are the summer pastures looking down towards the two ponds. The Randall Linebacks spend the summer months up here.
You can see a small doe between the trees -- the photo was taken from my treestand. This doe spent 45 minutes grazing right under my nose, never realizing I was watching.
The lower pasture taken from my treestand at sunset.
A shot from last winter at a neighboring farm. This is the best spot in our area for rabbit hunting which is all about a long winter's walk with a dog and a couple of friends. It's nice to get back to a fireplace and a simple dinner at the end of the day.
This is shot from the top of one of the ridges not too far from our farm, about a 45 minute hike up in the mountains. Beautiful back country and totally wild.
Another shot from just down the ridge, a few hundred yards from the photo above. In the mist and November light, these trees have a greenish hue. The fall is a much prettier time in the woods than the summer (at least I think so!).
This is one of our wild apple trees -- it produced wonderful, sweet apples this year which the deer are also enjoying.