Dad and I were putting the trail camera back out, checking the amount of apples on the trees and looking for signs of deer around the sky condo. Dad had cleared away some brush and random limbs and he cut down the tree that prevented me from shooting the deer that he shot last October. We were checking out the area and decided to get a better view - from our sky condo. There are 12 steps from the ground to the floor of the condo. I was 3 from the top when I saw what looked like poop next to me seat. Then there was another pile and another in the corner! Dad climbed up to get a look at the shooting lanes and the reminisce of our squatter. There was some wood chewed from the corner of the wall near where I sit and the roof which surprised us since its treated wood. Dad said its a porcupine (or a raccoon) but either way, it needs to go away before I climb up to my sky condo at 5am in Oct. No surprises please. Any ideas how we can keep the squatters out? Dad wants to put plexi glass up around the condo but Im boycotting. Im not letting him go soft yet - its bad enough I bought him a heater. But, ideally, we will shoot that huge buck that keeps showing up on the camera in October and be done(or have the pressure off us) for the rest of the season.
Reason number 3,657,935 why my Dad is the best: As we were snowmobiling, we approached a bog and three eagles with about 20 crows took off. It could only mean one thing in my book - something was dead. We circled back and walked around in the snow but the birds had left and we couldnt find anything that would resemble a meal. A part of me thinks that we were in the wrong piece of land and should have been on the other side of the bog but in our snowmobile gear, we were not going to cover a lot of ground. I was disappointed that we couldn't find what the birds were eating but I was able to get some good pictures of one of the mature eagles and the immature eagle that were flying around.