|Stuey negotiates the 'Hellawe' brush|
Last weekend after I went hunting with Zoya it became apparent that Stuey too really, REALLY wanted to go hunting. So this past Saturday I took him hunting (another Proxy tag).
We hiked up through the brush and during our hike saw 8 deer. We saw a couple of spikes on a hillside across a ravine, and they were in range for a long shot. So I asked Stuey what he thought we should do. And he said, 'No daddy, that's a bad shot because those deer are on top of a cliff'. He was right, and I was very proud of his restraint.
So we came home with no deer, but Stuey got to glass deer with the binos - looking for 'horns'. He learned to be quiet, and to note which way the wind was blowing. The deer smell you if the wind is wrong. He also got a taste for bushwhacking and climbing steep hillsides with a minimal trail. He's got in his first hunt. Patrick
|Stuey points to where we saw some deer (2 fawns and a doe)|
|The alpine bowl where we turned around|