Here's the topper to "my day in the field".
The typical NY day, rain, but I made the best of it. Headed to the treestand by 6:10am, climbed up in the stand, fastened myself to the tree and went to pull the gun up and the rope was caught on the tree bow below. So I had to unfasten my treestrap, go back down and unhook the line off of the bark. Climbed back up in the stand, fastened myself back into the strap, I felt the stand shift/settle. Looked down the ladder and could see it was bowed. Not feeling safe, I excited the stand, unhooked the gun off the pull up rope and then loaded the gun. Cause it was starting to rain harder, I headed over 40 yards to a couple bigger hemlocks I have sat under before. Didn't have my cushion since I didn't figure on being on the ground. Anyways, sat down, pulled on the facemask, put my gloves on and as I did that I was saying to myself, nasty day. You couldn't hear anything walking cause of the rain, wasn't easy to see being dismal out there. But at least I wasn't getting rained on. Scanned around a couple times thru the woods and the next time looked over towards the ravine, here was this guy standing there moseying along and feeding. And it was a buck. Pulled up the gun and took him. The .270 knocked him for a loop. Should of, he was only 29 yards away. I was back home by 8:30. Saturated, but happy. Not a bad day I'd say.
I didn't resize the pic so it might be big.
There's nothing like being in the outdoors. Work is boring!
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