This pride comes from knowing how hard I have to work. Deer hunting includes much more than the split second of firing a gun in the woods. The hardest part of hunting may be waiting what seems to be an eternity until the start of the season. While I wait, I have many things to do in preparation for the hunt. The first thing that needs done is scouting for stomped down popular deer trails that are little more than narrow paths of mud and feces.
Shortly after we settled in, we started hearing the squirrels scamper in the tree line. As any hunter knows, squirrels are not quiet by nature. How a one pound, or less, squirrel can make as much, if not more, noise than a one hundred plus pound deer, beats me. Every time a squirrel made its annoying venture from tree to tree, our ears would perk up and our eyes would jump to where the noise was coming from. Squirrels bring disappointment to even the most experienced and patient hunters.
I knew that now I genuinely had no choice but to make the time I had hunting count. I now was even more eager to get into the woods to hunt. I’ll never forget the feeling you obtain when you see a deer: your heart pounds out of your chest, you become extremely skittish, and you try rapidly to gain a satisfying look at it all while trying to keep yourself stable. I had all of these feelings in mind the morning of the first day of the youth hunt. It was finally time to pack all of my gear up and into the truck to leave for hunting.
These are the types of animals I love to hunt. Deer is by far the hardest animal in my list to hunt, for the soul purpose that deer have the whole package. Deer have eyes that can see very well which make it hard to sneak up on them but there ears are the most reliable arsenal they have. Deer’s hearing is as good as it gets being able to hear an animal walking through the woods from over 600 yards away. The best time to hunt deer is early in the morning and late in the evening, due to the deer being very active.
Also does fight like that to fight predators off, like coyotes, wolves,and a fox. White tailed deer can sprint up to 30 miles ... ... middle of paper ... ...earned as it pertains to predicting exactly where any buck will be at any given moment we can't. There are too many variables to consider. Even with all of that lastest technology at our disposal you still need to use some of that old fashioned woodsmanship skill that was a critical necessity of our forefathers to read landscape and ultimately see how a buck uses it. Thats a good thing.
That was the moment before the big buck, it was exhilarating to me because of my family tradition, the thrill of the hunt, and the reward I was about to take. Many traditions take place often, but mine only happens once month out of a year, November. November is the month that deer season starts with both bow and rifle. Hunting takes a lot of planning and patients. The place I hunt at is near Lamar, MO, but last year was the best by far.
Hunting is a passed down tradition for my family and friends. Throughout the world, millions of people participate in the spoils and adventure of the hunt. Hunting has been a pastime since the beginning of man. Hunting is one of those things either you like or you don’t like. It’s hard to explain the joys of hunting ,because it’s something one must experience for his self.
Men hunting deer for meat was still a necessity for most families for survival was still prevalent. The big cattle Barons who supplied the troops with meat, had problems now with coyotes, wolves, attacking their cattle, got together an put bounties on these animals to protect their investments. As these farmers’ extensive cotton production and hunting grew, it put a large dent in the deer herd population drastically. By the 1900s, the population had reached an all-time low, the public became concerned, talks about conservation were talked about, and Laws were put in place to protect the herds. Just after WWII, a re... ... middle of paper ... ... will mate their first year, because of more abundant nutrition less stress because of less predators lurking.
Predators killed 46% of fawns, (Hart). A study about coyotes in Ohio found that even though they kill numerous fawns, the population of deer continues to grow, (Hart). It would be critical to maintain... ... middle of paper ... ... of helping deer control. Non-aggressive methods are the newest forms of deer control including electronic fencing, scaring tactics, and birth control. In the end, deer control is a rising issue that needs to be addressed for the healthy livelihood of deer and their environment.
As I sit here, I have the desire to take a deer home with me. Somewhere in these vast woods a buck is stepping, with no warning that today is the day that I capture him. There is an ominous crow cackle, one that any protagonist would consider as a warning, I consider it an opportunity. My deer did not accept this warning; at least it was not shown. Today was opening day for bow season in Michigan, which is the most peaceful of the opening days, with the exception of a few hunters who are frustrated with their archery skills and resort to gun powder.