Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

November 29, 2010

A Pretty Good Day!

On the second last day of the season, I managed to tag this fellow! I came over a ridge and saw a doe flick her tail at about 150 yards. I decided to watch her for a while and see what happened. This buck was behind a willow clump so I didn't see him at first. He stuck his head out, but I couldn't tell if he was a whitetail, or a Mule deer. Fortunately for me, he is a prime whitetail. They say that when you pull the trigger, the work begins! In this case it was drag him about a half mile, mainly uphill.
I had my heavy rope and managed to get him back to the truck by walking backwards and putting the full body effort into it. I got there half a deer per heave. Two younger fellows came along and asked if I need a hand. I did as my legs were like rubber bands. The three of us heaved and tossed so I got him home OK.
Tomorrow I will have to butcher him up and find some room in the freezer.

All in all a very good day! Between venison, chickens and turkey, we should eat very well this winter!
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3 comments:

Gregg said...

That is one good looking kill. Congrats to you. You will have some good eats this winter! Venison got me thru a semester of Bible College one time. We had venison three days a day in every way we could think of, but we ate!

texwisgirl said...

Hope your buck isn't as tough as those chickens you were talking about! :)

Farmchick said...

Nice buck! My son took a buck and two doe this season. We are up to our eyeballs in venison.