Today was Hot again but not in the way we would of really liked. The winds were 10mph consistently with some gusts upwards of 20mph and the temps never really cooled down. The geese are still here and the lake that I was parked next to was beginning to melt. In the last month they had 10 inches of snow and it is almost all gone throughout the area we are hunting.
Saskatchewan allows baiting and we are hunting over a bait pile of high protein grain for the deer. The problem is without the snow, the deer have tons and tons of options and with tons of grain all over the fields, the deer are not too concerned with the bait. Mostly it is the heat that is keeping the does bedded and the big bucks are bedding close behind them. They are still in chasing mode and the does have yet to begin standing. We say a couple of does and some young bucks today but the big boy did not emerge in shooting light.
We had a great dinner of wild elk and venison and I am stuffed to the gills. Looking forward to a great night of sleep and another early morning of hunting……I have been doing my snow prayer and dance and this is the first year that it just isn’t working!
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