The Countdown

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The countdown has begun……. Well it actually began on January 1st, as soon as one whitetail season ends the countdown to the next begins. At least, that is the way things work at my house. We have spent the spring and summer doing bits of this and that, building some blinds, clearing roads and shooting lanes, and pretty much anything else we could think of to get ready for the start of bow season. And, it’s almost here!

I cannot properly express how happy I am about this! It appeared like the months following January dragged on, but at the moment it seems like the time has flown by now that we are so close. I’m going to post a few pictures of the work we have been doing around the lease. Well, mostly the work My Handy Man (AKA my hubby) has done. I’m just a lowly “Gofer” after all. I am the person holding boards, nails, running into town for forgotten items, or handing him whatever tool he wants. Also, I make a mean sandwich and an awesome glass of iced tea!

This very day, we are heading to The Ranch for eleven, yes that is right, ELEVEN days of bow hunting madness! Did I say I was excited? Because I am, in case you did not pick up on that! My Handy Man is at Bass Pro right now picking up some extra items that we “need”, stuff like more arrows, broad heads, and another ground blind. Apparently, we need a portable one along with the twelve other permanent ones. Who knew? Just kidding, these are all planned expenses. I am just poking fun because I know that My Handy Man reads my blog. Love you, Baby!!

Anyway, I just thought I’d post some pictures of the work we have done throughout the year around our lease, or The Ranch as it is called. We are very proud of our hunting grounds, the hard work we have put into taking care of the place, and keeping the wildlife population healthy. Most people do not realize the work that actually goes into developing a strong, productive hunting lease. So here are the promised pictures. Hope you enjoy them…..

Road Clearing

Lane Clearing

 

Men in their natural habitat!

Men in their natural habitat!

It's always good to see nice big buck tracks on the property!

It’s always good to see nice big buck tracks on the property!

 

 

Beautiful, is it not? We cleared about a quarter mile of this just so we could reach the bow stand called The Outback!

Beautiful, is it not? We cleared about a quarter mile of this just so we could reach the bow stand called The Outback!

 

We built this beautiful bow blind in August/September.

We built this beautiful bow blind in August/September.

 

My Handy Man's buck from December 2012.

My Handy Man’s buck from December 2012.

 

One of my does from Thanksgiving 2012.

One of my does from Thanksgiving 2012.

 

My Handy Man and one of does in 2012.

My Handy Man and one of his does in 2012.

 

And last, but not least, my son and his hog from 2012.

And last, but not least, my son and his hog from 2012.

 

For any of the hunters out there, I wish you a safe, happy, and productive hunting season. As for me, I will be sitting next to My Handy Man in our new bow blind in exactly 33 hours. But, who’s counting?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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