As I was walking out of class on Thursday, my phone started vibrating, and I looked down and saw that it was Kevin's cell phone. I figured that it was Kevin, or Eric, calling to tell me that one of them shot a deer, and I was right. I answered with a "Hello," and was quickly greeted with a "Hi mom! Guess what? I just shot a nice big doe, and it was an ethical shot just like you told me (good boy!!)." Because of his age, Eric is allowed to shoot a buck or a doe, and Kevin said that they were only seeing spikes (immature bucks),but literally hundreds of does, so they (Kevin and his cousin Keith) had Eric shoot a doe to give the spikes a chance to grow into something worth shooting. Nice of them, huh (insert sarcasm)???? Anywho...all I cared about was that he dropped it with one shot, and he did, so good boy Eric!!!!!
I am sorry that I have to post gory pictures of a dead, blood covered deer, but Eric wants everyone to see his doe. Below is Eric and his proud daddy. Also...just so you all know, the doe will be used to make kielbasa and summer sausage, so the meat does not go to waste.Kevin and Keith came home empty handed this year, but five (or was it six?) out of the eleven people in their hunting party, were successful. Keith (Kevin's cousin)used to own a dairy farm over in Deer Park, so he knows a lot of people over where they were hunting, who let them use their land to hunt on....however, Kevin said that all they really saw were huge groups (50-100 or more) of does and last years fawns. Kevin also said that there was an insane number of people hunting over where they were this year, and that the bucks were most likely in hiding. Do ya think???!!!
The handsome looking fella in the picture above is Kevin's cousin, Keith, scoping out the landscape. Of course, you can't really see his face, so you will have to take my word on it!! I had to put this picture up for all of his family member's that secretly stalk...I mean read... my blog...lol!!!
Above we have Mr. Eric...all serious and grown-up looking. He was really missing his mama in this picture, can't you tell...lol!!!???
The landscape by Loon Lake sure looks like good riding country to me!!!! I asked Eric and Kevin if they noticed the buck in the lower right corner of this picture...I had them going for just one moment...lol!!!
I am glad to have my boys AND my camera back, now I just wish that it was Friday...my riding day!
Talk at you all soon!!!