"Up before six this morning? I saw the time on your post. Did you see anything? The weather is turning cooler!"
Yep I am up every morning between 4:00 and 4:30'ish, even on the weekends. Sure is hard to have to sit around and wait on the sun to come up to get things done sometimes.
It was 42 at the farm yesterday morning. I took the truch and headed down to the top of the hill just behind the house. There was just too much dew to walk down there in flip flops. I parked sideways to allow me to look out over our back pasture and see two different feeders we have up.
As I got situated, a young yote comes out right up behind one of the feeders to the right side of the pasture, which is right at 450 yds from where I was sitting.
I thought man this is going to be great, since I had just zeroed the .270 AM nd the 195's in at 500. Well by the time I had gotten that long barreled thing up and out of the window, got a round in it, then put on my ear muffs, the thing walks back into the woods.
I then noticed a doe walking along the back fence to the left and started watching her and out behind her through my binocs.
I watched her working her way along, looking back every few yards or so and was hoping to catch a look at possibly one of the resident buck which might be following along. Well, she pops under the fence and when she did I pulled down the glasses and low and behold a big adult yote is slipping across right under my nose at the bottom of the hill. Only thing, he got behind some of the brush we have in the bottom and all I could see was bit's and pieces of him through the thick leaves and limbs. So yotes 2 me 0.
Thats fine though I will be back in the coming weekends and their day's are numbered. From the top of that hill I can cover a whole lot of that pasture, and from the woods to the right in the top pic, I can cover both of our bottom pastures completely. As for the hogs, well they came during the night, gobbled up all the corn and left without incident.