Spoiler alert, there isn’t any competition or mating in this video. But there are two impressive looking bucks and lots of footage of does running back and forth in the forest.
Here’s the latest compilation of critters (mostly deer) captured by the game and trail camera. I choose multiple locations, all within Pike County, Arkansas.
Mid November and the herd is doing very well. The eight deer captured in one clip show a healthy group of doe and young deer. The bucks are roaming the area but rarely seem to pass in front of the camera.
There’s one clip, where it looks like a young deer is chasing a rabbit away, but I later realized that both were spooked and actually running from a potential threat. The older deer faces the unknown and does a foot stomp to see if anything presents any noise again. Continue reading Thanksgiving and the deer herd
A few weeks ago I was catching Kentucky bass, now it looks like white bass are in the area. I’m not sure if they are moving around or if I’m just now hooking them. But schools are thrashing the water and right now they seem to be in control of the area. I landed one that was a little bit over 16 inches. A nice hefty fish that made me utter “steaks” while I was cleaning it, rather than “fillets”. I wish I could have landed that second one. I learned that I should have cast again immediately into that school, rather than waste time putting the first on the stringer.
I spotted one of my resident king snakes during a sunny and warm October day. This is the small one and it looks to be growing fast. I hadn’t seen it for most of the summer and I was beginning to wonder if the large one might have eaten it. I googled and googled but couldn’t find any information as to whether this type of snake will eat it’s own kind. I was relieved to spot it the other day and I snapped a pic of it, then wondered if it might be thirsty.
Continue reading Thirsty Speckled King Snake
Here’s a quick video of some paddling around, a few casts and then I get a hit right at the boat. This is along the bank of a small island, which is also easily fished from shore. But the canoe is just fun to paddle around in and it’s an easy trek back and forth from home. Continue reading Canoe Fishing For Kentucky Bass
This is a really neat area along Bull Creek, just a few miles west of Austin. The limestone cliff is dripping with cool spring water, which seeps from the upper edge. Continue reading Mossy Grotto In Central Texas
Woke up and found the morning lineup had some fresh people out. You never know who filters in during the night. Well, you used to back when it was a small, concentrated camp area. But also back in the day no one took the mountain road at night, but I digress. I see someone new out there laying hard tail turns and surfing hard on the back foot. Powerful and buckets on head high waves. Continue reading Random Encounters in Mexico: Sepp Bruhwiler and Shannon Brown.