The recent dusting of snow helped to see any new deer tracks. It also helped to see the main trails and activity of the deer herd. There were a lot of spots that looked like this. The deer have been on an acorn frenzy and since there is not a lot of snow, they can still paw at the ground and leaves to find them.
|Deer paw for acorns buried along the leaves and snow.|
Some of the trails amazed me. They were like super highways through the woods. I had really hoped that somewhere along these trails, I would find a shed. Even one shed. I didn't. I am not sure if I am not going deep enough into the woods, picking the wrong trails to follow or if these deer just haven't dropped too many antlers yet.
After Dad was done with the chainsaw, we grabbed the treeseat and headed back to the truck. If we could have, we would have stayed out a lot longer. There is something refreshing about being in the woods and the smell of those fresh cut softwoods.
|Heading out of the woods|
|Dad and Hubby carrying one of the two tree stands we brought in.|
We are planning on a two day build for T3. Dad is working on the sides and platform and we will go back and spend the weekend helping to put it in place. There are a TON of deer around us and it will be a lot of fun to see what happens come November. As much as I love snow, the lack of it is helping the deer find and eat plenty of food without worrying about their calorie burn. Hopefully come November, our healthy deer herd will have benefits for our freezer!