Thursday, November 1, 2007

Almost baby time, almost hunting season

Deer hunting opens on Saturday. Amy is due with baby #2 on Sunday. That could make for an interesting weekend! I'm not sure how much actual hunting I will get to do, but I will post pictures of whatever my hunting party (brother Kevin, cousin Tom, and old college buddy Kirk) manage to take down. We just got a new camera - a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT - and are anxious to test it out.

Last year, I was fortunate to get a nifty 9-point buck, the second-largest deer in my 16 years of hunting. I know there are a couple big ones left out there, but all I've seen moving the past couple weeks are lots and lots and lots of does. We'll just have to wait and see what shows up. The weather forecast is for highs in the mid-40s, the moon in its waning quarter, and the wind coming from the west on Saturday, and south-southwest on Sunday. That's about the best possible scenario for hunting on our property, as it will keep us downwind from all the most-used deer trails, and increase our chances of a successful hunt!

Only 44 more hours till breakfast opening morning!

4 comments:

Craig & Jessica said...

I suppose it's a really good thing that we DON'T eat the antlers...

Karen said...

Good luck hunting Kyle! I hope you get your buck! And I can't wait to see pictures of the new baby!

Craig & Jessica said...

Good luck hunting today! I really do hope you get a big buck!

Tell Amy I'm thinking of her as she awaits the arrival of your new little one!

Rebecca Henry said...

So, any news on the newest little Erickson? Don't forget to post pictures!