Once again… Hunting is hard. Two days in Dutchess and Kaaterskill

Posted on December 21, 2011

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Well, yesterday marked the end of the 2011 New York State Big Game season. Sadly, I didn’t reach my goal of bringing home a second deer for food. On the other hand, in three months I went from someone who never hunted to someone with a pretty good amount of experience under my belt. I spent the better part of ten days in the woods this fall despite working a full-time job. That I’m proud of. I bought my first bow, and became somewhat proficient in it’s use. I learned to track, spot sign, and get a better understanding how deer move in the woods.

Honestly, I’m a bit worn out to give as full a writeup of last weekend as I normally would, but I will post the pictures and a bit about each. Unfortunately, in addition to losing my S95 the weekend before, the microSD card on my Droid X went TU on Sunday Afternoon so I lost basically all my pictures from both Dutchess and Kaaterskill mountain.

One of the incredible frozen waterfalls on on Kaaterskill:

Icicles on Kaaterskill:

The mountain was apparently thick with bear, and judging by the prevalence of bear sign, I buy it:

These are the first porcupine quills I saw out in the field:

Amazingly, that snow pile formed over the course of a few hours:

A nice whitetail rub spotted by my hunting partner:

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