Wild Wednesday … Hunting Season 2017 Revisited

This hunting season has been postponed for us. The Carr Fire has resulted in the area we hunt being closed due to the fire danger. So we wait. I prepared this post months ago and this seems like a good time to post it. There are a couple pictures of some of the game we harvested, but mostly it’s images from our season.

When we hunt big game we immerse ourselves into the experience, always. We don’t just experience nature we participate in it. We hunt to for food. Each meal we prepare we reminisce over our experience and appreciate where that food came from. We observe things that time of year we don’t always see the same way during the rest of the year. As a result we take a lot of pictures. This gallery is a small sample of the sights and sounds we enjoy each season.

Our bow hunting season started mid August and rifle season ended in late October. It was grueling and difficult hunting in rugged country. The weather was hot much of the time and we had to contend with constant smoke from the wildfires during bow season. We cover a lot of ground on foot and spent hours in ground blinds. One of the benefits is we never know what might show up near our blinds. The cameras are always handy.

 

23 thoughts on “Wild Wednesday … Hunting Season 2017 Revisited

  1. Thanks for the chance to enjoy your adventures through photos. What a story they tell.

    Linda

    On Wed, Sep 5, 2018 at 4:01 AM, THE FORESTER ARTIST wrote:

    > foresterartist posted: “This hunting season has been postponed for us. The > Carr Fire has resulted in the area we hunt being closed due to the fire > danger. So we wait. I prepared this post months ago and this seems like a > good time to post it. There are a couple pictures of some ” >

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  2. Great blog Tim. I especially like the way you embedded descriptions into those terrific photographs. You and Mary have a gift with the camera. I have just started working with WordPress. If it is OK, would love to ask you some questions later.

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  3. Great Post, I love these pictures, it was like I’m actually there. You did a great job capturing natures finest points and showing what hunting is all about. Keep it up, and continue to comment such inspiring stuff on your pictures, I enjoyed it!

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    • So glad you enjoyed it. I think that people that have never hunted can’t truly understand what the experience is really like. It’s more complex than the conventional wisdom that is often applied to it. If we can share what that means to thoughtful and conscientious hunters, than it’s a good thing.

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  4. I share your interest in telling a holistic hunting adventure. Your gallery captures the total experience with excellent images and narrative. As our hunting seasons commence in Central New York, it’s nice to see and hear about experiences in another, more challenging ecosystem.

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    • Thanks Nick. I would like more people to be able to understand or imagine what the experience means to those of us that hunt. There is no better way to immerse oneself in nature, in my opinion. I think it taps into that primitive part of me that allows for truly becoming one with nature.

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