This year one of our hunting group had a motto. “I’ve shot smaller.” Now it’s not the best motto but it sure was funny at the time. I wanted to show Gary when he’s shot larger, not smaller. So getting back into the Hunting Photo Friday segment. Here is Gary and his “I’ve shot larger” segment.
I took a week off from posting. Now only because well I had nothing to post about but I was busy tackling some new things, like reorganization, cleaning, schedules and other things.
Right around Christmas we were all notified that the annual deer dinner, which has been taking place for over 40 years, was not happening this year. We were sad as it’s usually a great event to see people we don’t always get to see and to eat a great meal. Then the realization dawned on us that we had 6-8 quarters and something needed to be done with them.
We always have deer meat to cut up after the season is over with. Typically it can be done with just 2-4 guys and take a good portion of the day. This past Saturday we had an assembly line of 8 people processing, grinding, and bagging meat. I arrived around 9am at the farm and the group was already there and processing. Quickly with gloves on and directions from my dad I started to write out on bags, mix seasoning and pack everything up.
In the end we sorted out 10 piles of 18 bags per pile. Each pile contained 4 Plain, 5-6 Maple, 5-6 Sweet Italian, and 5-6 Breakfast. The bags were roughly 2 pounds each. There was also 2 bags of chops per pile. What was not included in the piles were the 25-50 pounds of plain that was sorted out to be smoked and cheese infused for links.
We were completed by 11:30am. This included meat delivery, to doors and trucks, and cleaning. I have to say it was a great way to spend a Saturday. Working in an assembly line, with family and coworkers, to create a product that will fill us up until next season is just awesome.
How did you spend your Saturday??
Some does. Some cows. A missed buck and a game plan.
There are stories to the deer below. The buck was shot by my dad and the doe by myself. Those stories will be shared during this week’s Wednesday post. Until then here is what my dad and I shot.
I want to write about this weekend because I think it was probably one of the funnest weekends I have had hunting in a long time. Through bad shots, faulty ammo, there was some great views in nature, Bald Eagles, and plenty of bonding with my dad and brother. So for now here are the photos I have taken from Saturday and Sunday…I found the panoramic setting on my phone 🙂
Morning Day 1
Morning Day 1
Can you spot the squirrel?
Morning Day 1
My lunch date
Doe shot by Jerrod and myself
Afternoon view day 1
Sunset day 1
Bald Eagle #1
Bald Eagle 1 & 2
8 hanging, 10 shot total, 1 lost day 1.
Good morning for day 2
My lucky antler from a dear friend
Good Morning day 2
Sunrise day 2
This past weekend I was drinking my coffee watching “Inside Out” with my daughter when this little guy decided to take a power nap in my lawn.
Views are shot from the love seat in my living room.
I told him I was out of coffee. Hopefully he didn’t mind and will come back again soon.
Also can you spot the doe? She’s in the wide shot and while I’ve seen her before, it’s nice when she comes around.
My dad is currently in the Florida fishing in the Gulf and brackish waterways. So I wanted to share my fishing photos from when I went out with him in February last year with Steve at Paradise Fishing Charters.
My dad and I on Steve’s boat
My large catch. We caught it that at the same exact time, thought lines were stuck. Out of season so couldn’t keep it.
Red Snapper..the catch of the day
Total catch for the day
The big blue fin I caught
Dolphins on our way back in