Fished southwestern Crawford County.
Stopped at a beaver dam near the road on the way home to see how my brookies were fairing. Seven to hand in no time. Examined brookies' gills and what I saw made my skin crawl.
April 10, 2015
April 09, 2015
I deer hunted for 25 years and really loved the sport. I stopped about ten years ago due to back and knee problems. Prior to quitting hunting I got pretty good at retrieving injured deer. I took it as a challenge to my outdoor skills. I was even enlisted by friends to help look for their injured deer.
This monster had a massive inside spread. It had been on stream for a while. The critters had chewed on its horns and the skull was bleached and it had a little moss on it. The buck was found while trout fishing.My favorite method was marking the point of hit and getting on trail. I would mark the last sign of track or blood and then do small circles with another hunter. Two sets of eyes are better than one. If the small circles fail, I started larger circles.
This twelve pointer with eight inch G1s and ten inch G2s had an eighteen inch inside spread. It was found ten yards from a trout stream while fishing and had no obvious wounds.If I lost the track I would always evaluate the terrain. When the first hit is made, the deer are working on adrenaline and could really go up some steep hills. After the initial rush of adrenaline the deer typically will find a place to bed down. If they are not bothered they will many times seize up and be found on their bedding site.
I found this entire deer skeleton about ten yards from the stream while trout fishing. I examined the body and saw no obvious wounds.
This sweet buck with a 19.5 inch spread was found by Tristan George eight yards from the stream. He was trout fishing. It had been there a couple springs due to the bleaching of the skull.