Monday, September 12, 2016
Yesterday I filled a proxy deer tag - the first proxy hunt of the year. It was a quick hunt, and I did it all alone.
Usually when I go hunting it is with a partner or two. Someone to share the load on the journey home. But every once in a while, about once a year, I like to hunt by myself - just me, my thoughts and the mountain. There is no one to confer with or to share the load. Also more time to think. The independence feels good.
When I woke up and looked outside the first thing I saw was Orion's Belt in the sky above Mill Bay. That portended good things. And at dawn I was far up the mountain with deer all around.
And four hours after leaving the house I arrived back home with the proxy deer. A quick, successful hunt.