Sunday, October 6, 2013

Early Fall Deer Scouting - Little Deer Sign But Lots of Fall Wonders

I drove up to Binghamton, NY on Friday and spent the night there. Then, early Saturday , I headed out to check on four different deer hunting spots for this coming season. I sure did not see much deer sign (not even any road kill which is very unusual) but this was my first scouting trip and I am sure to find more as I get more serious on my next trip. I did get to see a wonderful array of Fall's treasures with Saturday's temps warm enough for the bees to be buzzing, the day overcast and damp enough (it rained on Friday night into early Saturday) for the red efts to be out and on the prowl for tiny bugs, and me not too hurried to stop and look at the canvass mother nature had pained for me to see.

The Blaze Orange of a Fall Hunter

In one small area, it looked as if there was a
Red Eft Migration Taking place.

One last eft. These are among my favorite amphibians.
They are the land stage of the Red Spotted newt.

Fall Canvass: While deer sign was not all that
evident, nature's handiwork abounded.

Another of Mother nature's masterpieces.
Fish were still rising feeding on the last of
what Summer had left behind for them.
Somewhat hard to make out but there are
four perch in the pic just to your left of center.

Fall Fire

Nature's Bounty.

Evidence of Nature's Bounty having been enjoyed.
Three places I searched for deer sign had abundant
apple trees, yet little sign of deer near them but
there was some indication they had been there.

These little flowers bloom throughout summer into fall.

Harvesting some of nature's goodness.

Fall sucks. I found the bugger, in the next pic,
firmly attached to my neck late Saturday night.

 There were other critters out also
harvesting some of Nature's bounty.
I guess it was a trick of the light, in this shot
it seems to have a number 6 on it.
Flipped around close up of previous shot.
Sure looks like a 6, just happy it wasn't 666.
Too bad this gal did not catch the
other  little bugger before it got me.
Like I said, not much deer sign but lots of Autumn and Mother Nature at their finest (well except for that blood sucking vermin). I will be heading back upstate in the next couple of weeks and plan to spend at least a day at each potential hunting spot to check them out. I a pretty sure that two of them with the apple trees may prove to have lots of deer around.

All the best,
Glenn B

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