We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I tend to agree.
However, it sure is fun to see what's skulking out there in the dark. I have set up game cameras just for the fun of looking at the photos. Coons, possums, deer, beavers, skunks, fox, etc.
I understand the interest in what we don't actually see...but that thing didn't swing in on a vine or levitate to that spot. That lick seems to have a bit of moisture or a spring located nearby, which indicates a good spot to start tracking.
This leads me to my biggest issue with trail cams: they destroy the need for real woodsmanship and replace it with the instantaneous gratification that has destroyed our sport.
I can't tell you how many guys are only interested in Inches of Bone rather than the spirit of the hunt/chase. (Yes, I know how that reads!).
Back from Bow Hunting a few days whilst my bride hosted a Baby shower. Good planning is always its own reward.
As of yet not had a shot on a buck but have enjoyed a lot of time watching the does and fawns, a coyote, birds, squirrels and assorted other creatures from my stand. Missouri October has felt like Missouri November with a hard frost yesterday.
That picture from the trail cam is fantastic. Opening the files on trail cam memory chips is like opening a chritmas present grab bag. Always fun.