A Good Sign

July 30, 2014

A Caring Mom

July 29, 2014

Kareen’s Wild Boar

July 27, 2014

My Facebook friend, Kareen Beinhauer, of Alpine, TX, was out at 11:45 p.m. trying to get a wild boar. She was just about to give up on anything coming when a boar showed up at 3:04 a.m.  She didn't even give him a chance to eat, and when she shot him, she could see him hunker up and run down into the dry creek. She saw a blood trail going down to a creek but waited until daytime as it was so bushy. Her husband, Roy, actually found the blood trail at the creek and they followed it to the boar.  It was a lot bigger than she had thought. She said, "It may not look like it to some people but we estimated it to weighed around 240 to 260 pounds."  It made her weekend!  My congrats to Kareen on getting her wild boar in our great outdoors!

One ugly nasty boar!

Bear Here, Bear There, Bear Everywhere

July 26, 2014

My Facebook hunting friend, Eva Shockley, will be going bear hunting in the state of North Carolina with a friend in November.  What do you think her chances are in getting one?


Some Interesting Deer Facts

July 25, 2014

My Facebook friend Terry Brennan's photo called, Looking Back!

The average range of a deer in Mississippi is one square mile, but this range is variable.   Some deer move much more than others, and ranges in excess of seven or eight miles have been noted.

An adult deer consumes seven to eight pounds of forage a day, depending on the season of the year, age of the animal and quality of the food.

Deer are color blind, but they can see well at night and detect very slight movements. Whitetails really see the world in shades of gray.  They do not see the orange color worn by deer hunters as we do.  But an entire jacket of one color is more easily detected than the different colored shades of camouflage.

Deer weights vary around the state.  How much a deer weighs depends on its sex and age, fertility of the soil, size of the deer herd and other factors.  

The weight (field dressed) of a one and one-half-year-old buck will generally be between 70 and 100 pounds.  Weights of buck two and one-half years or older are normally between 90 and 130 pounds.  Does are smaller then bucks and weight 20 to 50 pounds less.

Male deer lose their antlers each year, normally around March or April.  There are exceptions. Bucks in the state have been known to shed horns as early as the first week in January. Usually antler growth begins during each spring and is completed around late September or early October when fully hardened and polished antlers appear.

There are three basic elements needed for good antler development.  First is nutrition.  A deer must have enough of the right kinds of food present.  For example, some species of honeysuckle or greenbriar should be available on a year-round basis for any deer herd.  The buck must be old enough to have a well-developed rack.  And, if proper genetics are not present in the deer, antler size will be reduced.

A Woman’s Place…

July 24, 2014

A 2003-2004 Hunting Season Doe

July 23, 2014

Just came across this picture of me with my doe recently.  Most likely it was taken during the 2003-2004 hunting season.  I think we were getting ready to leave the camp when someone wanted to take one last picture of me with my doe in our great wild outdoors!  

Musical Birds

July 22, 2014

All the birds are praising our creator!

Honey Bears

July 21, 2014

I recently read about some black bears in a town of Eolia, Kentucky taking a sweet, sticky cue from Winnie the Pooh in the search for honey.

Bears are roaming around in Letcher County, invading bee hives.  Carl Church says a bear broke through a window to get into his building where he keeps bee hives.

It's not the first time bears have ditched the garbage cans for something sweeter.

Machaela Lee says bears have gotten to her bee trees as well as berry patches near her home.

Lee says bears can slow down honey production, especially if they get to the queen bee.

The beekeepers say they've seen multiple bears on their property, including a mom and two cubs.

Tired vs Re-tired!

July 20, 2014

My Facebook friend, Steve Buckee Kane, took this picture in his neighbor's yard of this doe who is always laying down near a fence beside some old tires to sleep.  He named the deer "Tired" but then someone came up with a better name of "Re-tired" which Steve said was more appropriate.  He commented that she was an old dry doe who never had a fawn this year, so that name is perfect for her!   

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