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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Lisa's Deer

On Tuesday night I went up into the mountains with Lisa and Gregg to help Lisa get her deer.  It was a beautiful evening and we were a little worried that the weather not would hold until morning.  We gathered wood and cooked dinner on the woodstove and did some glassing for deer before bed.

I got up at 4:30 AM to cook breakfast and warm the tent up with the wood stove. The woodstove may seem like a needless luxury but it only weighs 1 1/2 pounds.  Less than my SAT phone!  Tent and stove together with pole weigh less than 5 pounds and all 3 of us fit inside with room to spare.

By 6 AM we were up on top glassing for deer.  The sun was still a little too far below the horizon and it was hard to see the deer.

The light was spectacular.  We were VERY happy that the good weather had held and that it was not raining.

We found a group of deer and while I watched from afar Lisa and Gregg snuck up closer and Lisa took the shot.

Success!  Lisa has her deer by 7 AM.  It looks like Mr Deer (or Billy the Buck as we called him) was grazing on arnica when we found him.  He will be very tasty.  Thank you Mr Deer.

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