Well Day Four was filled with wind, wind, wind, wind did I say WIND? The Kestrel was whirring away at 13mph average sustained winds for most all of the day with gusts hitting close to 20mph and the deer where holed up. I saw two small 8 point bucks but only fleetingly as they kept themselves along the edges of the bush.
I did see one other great looking buck across the lake that I am stationed near but he never got close…..Big wide rack, tall G-1’s and a full set of points with great mass on just a tremendous frame… With 800 yards between he and I and ripping fast WIND there was no way I was going to attempt that shot. There was no real way for me to move in on him from where I am and he was moving along the shoreline towards me so I thought I would wait him out, he stepped into the bush and was gone from my view forever.
Today was also filled with some great music with howling winds and ice cracking as well as air escaping from under the ice through small holes, it sounded as if nature was producing its own chorus of sounds along with the geese and ravens and one or two Moose calls thrown in for good measure from some love sick bull…What an amazing day!!! I did everything I could to try and record some of these amazing sounds but with the wind all that was picking up was a whirring sound!!!
We are holding out hope the wind dies down a bit tomorrow but there are no guarantees and no one could of predicted the weather we are having here in Canada this year… No one!!
We will be back in the stand tomorrow for another 11 hour set and we hope to bring you lots more great pictures from a new piece of country and a new stand. Buck my guide saw a tremendous Mule Deer today so he is going to keep his eyes open for him and if we can locate him, I am going to bail out of the stand as soon as he locates him and take matters into our own hands with a little spot and stalk action. We will keep you updated!!!!!