We made a trip up north to the cabin over the long Veteran’s Day weekend. We tried duck hunting with little success, did a little trapping, and sat for bow hunting.
There were some amazing images on the trail cameras (thanks, rut!) that have given us a lot more hope for gun season. More bucks. It’s also given us hope that once we begin doing a little more intentional management of this land, we can attract and hold more deer there, generally making the hunting experience better.
The trapping we attempted was for muskrats and beaver. Cue inappropriate jokes and giggling all weekend. Matt also got his hand caught in a 330 Conibear (the largest bodygrip trap available). Still unsure how he didn’t break a finger. Without further ado, some pictures.
We also got a lot of trail camera images. With the baiting + rut, there was tons of deer (and other animal) activity. Matt set traps for coyote and raccoon, but didn’t get anything. We sat for deer, but neither of us saw any. We had images of deer coming into the bait piles within 20 minutes of people leaving. We also got a really good image of one of the bears, as well as a rare badger.