Friday, November 22, 2013

I'm back

It's been a long time since I've posted anything here, so I suppose a little explanation is in order.  It all started almost a year ago when I slipped on some ice last winter and messed my back up in a big way, which I have never fully recovered from.  Since then I've had to make several changes.  I can no longer walk very far which leaves hiking out of the picture.  I've had to find a new home for my horse.  I can no longer swing up into the saddle, let alone ride.  Sis went to a good home where she will make some kids happy playing "baby sitter", and will be well cared for the rest of her life.  I only have 1 dog now; my buddy and almost constant companion, big Bear.  So that in a nut shell is where I stand right now.

I'm beginning to get back out for a little predator calling now and then, although I've had to make some changes there too.  Since I can no longer walk far, I've had to adapt my calling procedure somewhat.  Also some of my old "hotspots" have become so over grown with brush and small trees that they are no longer practical to use.  I'm experimenting with calling directly from the pickup, or at least very close to it.  The attached video illustrates that.

When I shot this, I was sitting on a camp stool right in front of the truck.  Bear was in the cab of the truck on the seat, and he could see the foxes, which is why you can hear him bark.  An electronic call was placed a few yards down the dirt road where I was parked.  The foxes left several times, but I would change sounds on the caller (remotely) and they would come right back.  I played with them for about 15 minutes, but they were so active that it was hard to get the camera on them.  This short video is all I came away with.


1 comment:

Gorges Smythe said...

Sorry to hear about your situation, but I'm glad you're finding a way to continue at least PART of what you enjoy.