Saturday, I made a trip to the hunting lease to put the finishing touches on my stand sites. Archery season starts October 3rd, and I primarily wanted to make sure all of my treestands were to my liking before opening day. So I double-checked that they were all safely secured to their respective tree and that the ratchet straps holding them up were still in good condition. I also installed a hook to hang my backpack and a bowhanger at each site. Finally, I sat in each stand and looked to see what limbs needed to be trimmed to provide better shot opportunities, and removed them accordingly.
Of course I also checked my game cameras and replaced batteries and memory cards. Here are a few recent pics.
This could possibly be the largest boar I have ever gotten a picture of! Check out those cutters!
Here is a decent 9-point buck that has done a real good job evading my cameras all summer. This is only my second picture of him this year.
I thought this next series of pictures was pretty funny. Looks like there was a standoff between the feral hogs and this cow as to who was going to get to eat the acorn-flavored salt block in front of the camera.
This was one of my favorites from the homemade game camera.
Last year I missed all of archery season because I was helping out with Hurricane Ike recovery efforts in the Houston/Galveston area. Hopefully this hurricane season will continue to be a quiet one and I can be in a treestand on opening morning.