Somebody blessed the Deer Hunting Lease with a pile of yard waste.
I asked the owner if I could salvage some of the fence that was dumped. They were fine with that.
|As seen from the west-southwest. The blow-down roots are a huge feature. There is another blind west-southwest of here and those roots add another layer of protection against an accidental Blue-on-blue incident.|
|The road is about 100 yards east of the new blind. This is what it looks like from that direction (but much less than that distance).|
|Sitting in the blind and looking north. Hopefully, a lot of those leaves will fall off of the trees between now and November 15.|
|Yeah, well, OK it is rough. The only materials not salvaged were the baling twine and a dozen deck screws.|
This is a sit-in blind. The posts are 5' high. It blocks the wind and will keep most of the rain off the person sitting in it. It is a 1000% better than the blind I used the first five years I hunted.
The motivation for the blind is that one of my brothers was concerned about the members of our party who have to work. Sometimes they can only come out and sit for the last 45 minutes of light. It doesn't always work for them to walk deep into the property, climb a ladder and maybe spook deer for other hunters.
His other concern is Covid. He knows people who have gotten it. He has seen X-rays. It is not pretty.
He would rather hunt alone in a ground blind than risk getting, or giving, Covid to somebody else in an elevated "two-holer". I respect that and I support his decision. Hence the additional ground blind.
Hunting deer is heavy work. It requires calories. One of the nephews will be hunting before firearm season and he might be staying in the cabin.
My thinking is that it is good to have a cache of food. You never know when you might need to spend a night away from home and it is a comfort to have food waiting for you at your landing spot.
One of our traditions is to go out to breakfast as a group during the hunting season. We still haven't sorted out how we are going to handle that.
I would be fine running a crock-pot in the cabin and eating outside. I am there for the company, not the vittles.