Opening weekend of gun deer season…the best weekend of the year…is drawing to a close. This year I continued a recent tradition of deer preservation with a dual strategy of 1) not seeing deer and 2) missing the shots I took. Both could be corrected with more time spent scouting and on the range, but I have made other choices with my free time in recent months.
The view on opening morning.
One of my favorite stands #deercamp pic.twitter.com/FnrBSPl2M7
— Greg Friese, MS, NRP (@gfriese) November 22, 2014
And the view Sunday morning.
Different view. Warm, drizzle, and fog. #deercamp pic.twitter.com/yZG8Hry6tk
— Greg Friese, MS, NRP (@gfriese) November 23, 2014
And as one keen commentator noted there is something missing from these photos. Do you know what is missing?
Deer Stand Reading
Each year I bring a book to read in the deer stand. Last year I read Paramedico. This year I read the first 100 pages of The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials the second book in the Golden Compass triology. My son just started the Golden Compass so I am trying to stay a book ahead of him.