Me and Tim spent this past weekend trying to escape the heat by getting up in the mountains and just farting around for a couple days.
We had us a pretty good weekend! Camped, did some wheeling, did some good eating, did some exploring, did some wildlife viewing and even called in some coyotes.
As far as wildlife, we saw a bunch of deer, a lot of elk, a ton of turkeys, a few bears and four called in coyotes. I managed to get half way decent pictures of all of the above except the elk. Got a few crappy pictures of cows and calfs running through the trees is all. The elk just weren’t cooperating with the camera!
Anyhoo… Me being the pic posting hoe that I am, here’s a bunch of pics from the weekend.
Just some pics of camp and our typical random wandering.
We didn’t see as many deer as we usually do and didn’t see any real big ones, but we still saw plenty enough to keep our attention. Here’ some pictures of some of ’em.
Saturday during the day we were rolling through an area down on a shoulder of the mountain and seeing a lot of coyote sign so we stopped at high noon to make a stand. Little bit of the usual on the Foxpro for this time of year called in two old ones and two pups. The old ones didn’t act very sophisticated, but the pups acted downright stupid. The two pups came in separately, after the old ones had left.
So, we had already had the old ones and one pup come all the way in and leave. Stand is over. Tim is smoking a cigarette, the two of us are standing up talking about what good fun the previous 15 minutes had been. All the sudden I see a pup not 20 yards off peering at us from the tall grass. Tim turns around so he can see it and starts to lip squeak and the durn little furball came bounding in to about 10 feet away. Then it finally circled us – at 10 feet, and got our wind and left. But we were both just standing there big as life the whole time it ran towards us and around us. That was the only stand we made for the trip, but it was a lot of fun!
Few pics from the stand.
Later that evening we spotted a mama bear with two cubs.
Oh, and we saw a chit ton of turkeys. Have never seen so many poults. Every hen had a bunch of them. Bumper crop this year I guess.
All in all, a really nice relaxing weekend. The kind that makes it hard coming back to civilization! Could have stayed up there farting around for a couple more weeks, easy…