Monday, November 14, 2011

Last Minute Preparations...

We had our first snowfall of the season last weekend, though it melted quickly. The last two days have been cloudy but in the 50's. Last night it poured for hours! Today the sun is shining and I even have a few windows open.

We have been busy putting the final touches on the Grizzly Den. Last weekend we began moving in!

Steve transporting the mattresses.

And tonight Steve, Riley, and I will settle in for the rest of the week for deer camp!

FYI - The Grizzly Den will be available to rent beginning December 1, 2011. Shoot us an email if you are interested! I'll post pictures of the end result after deer hunting is over.

Riley found a spot across the river so over the weekend the guys 
made a temporary bridge over the log.

Then they headed out to put up Riley's tree blind. He found an awesome spot about a mile and a half north of camp by a huge beaver dam where he has already seen a spike and a 4 point.  

There is blaze orange everywhere - in the vehicles that drive by and disappear into the woods, and in the windows of the camps that sit empty most of the year but are now filled to capacity.

Steve and I have seen about 5 bucks on our game camera and many does. Just seeing a deer in the UP can be quite a treat as they are few and far between. Apparently the wolves and the cougar have depleted the herd quite a bit. We were just told by a friend that he found a mauled 6 point on his property. It was evident it had been the victim of a cougar. 

But all three of us are hoping this 10 point caught on our game camera will pass by our blinds tomorrow morning!

 Well, I have the stew made, cooler packed, and will be heading out the door shortly. 
Good luck to all you hunters out there! Be safe!

I'll keep you posted!

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