To me, there's nothing more enjoyable than spending a weekend hanging out with all my buddies and doin' some hunting. So needless to say, I had an awesome weekend! My little brother, Joe, and my best friend's Uncle Tony were lucky enough to fasten their tags on some Bradford County buck ass. Everyone had plenty of excitement, as there were many close calls and tons of good stories from the woods.
The shin-dig afterward was just a great time. There was plenty of cold beer to go around, and the food was top-notch... Hand-picked eye-roll steaks on the grill, grilled sausages and peppers, venison pepper steak, and plenty of other awesome dishes were just what the doctor ordered after a long day afield. There was plenty of good ol' boys and gals there and everyone had a blast. It took some time and money to put together, but it was well worth it.
We also went spottin' up there on Friday night. The difference in the number of deer we see while spottin' up there as opposed to down home is simply staggering. Without too much effort we saw well over 100 deer, including three slammer bucks. It's not the best night we've had spottin' up there, but it was pretty exceptional.
I don't have many good pictures from the party, but dead animal pictures are always awesome...
One thing we try to do is get a group picture for special weekends like Bowhunter's Weekend. It was great to have some critters on the meat pole this year to add to a great picture.
This is my little brother Joe with his first bow buck and his first Bradford County buck, a big-bodied six-point.
Oddly enough, these two bucks were harvested within two minutes of each other on different properties.
So now, with one week left of bow season and the rut in full swing, this is the last chance I have to arrow a buck. I may make it out a few mornings this week, and I'll definitely be out Saturday morning before a wedding we have to go to.
Illegal Download of the Post
Sometimes I go for the good ol' random pick. That's where I open up iTunes or Pandora and give ya the first song that comes on. This is one of those days, so here's your pick, courtesy of Pandora...
Song: Simple Man
Artist: Lynyrd Skynyrd
Album: Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd (1973)
Y'all take care, now.