Sunday, November 10, 2013
Sunday, November 3, 2013
I hunted the highline ridge pass at little creek from daylight till 11am. I covered from the mouth of Long Run to Leonard's camp and back. It was 18 degrees at daylight, very cold for October. I jumped one grouse, saw only 8 squacks, and killed 4 in my 5 mile hike. There is some mass high, none low and game seems hard to come by. I feel like the long though not severe winter really did a number on small game this year. In the 15 years I have hunted Little Creek this year has the least amount of small game yet. Once the sun got up it did manage to warm up to high 40's. The cold must have got the deer moving because on the way home I saw at least 20 deer and 4 differnt small bucks all standing in fields.
I hunted alone for squacks on youth day for deer on the Bluestone WMA, a really bad idea 12 year olds with high powered rifles running around everywhere. I hunted Shanklins all the way up the poster signs with no luck then moved down to the mouth of Indian Creek and hunted up and down the Featherbed seeing 4 killing 2 greys. It was a tough morning and I could not find much game or mass anywhere.