Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Stare Down with a 10 Point Buck
Seeing a buck this close to our house is uncommon and seeing one with this large a rack is very rare. The interesting thing is he held his ground with me for about 15 minutes before ambling off.
When I was a youth growing up in Alabama, I used to hunt a lot and, no, it wasn't with a flintlock, I'm not that old. I haven't gone hunting in years as sport just doesn't appeal to me anymore. It's a great sport for those who do pursue it, but to me it's less like hunting and more like ambushing.
Of course seeing a buck this close made me re-think hunting as a past time but I think I'll stick with more manly pursuits like miniature gaming and sailing. Besides I'd be violating the no hunting sign my wife made me post (on the left). I suspect that, if I shot a deer on our property, my lovely wife's wrath would turn the hunter into the hunted!