To provide as little disruption as possible to hunters, I chose to go for a hike early last Saturday afternoon, hoping to be out between their normal morning and late afternoon hunting times. I headed out to the closest area; walked through a grown up old pasture area, back to a wooded area, where there is marsh. Along the way, I passed a tree stand.
We are getting some very nice Fall colors now, better than I had expected following our severe drought and very hot summer.
The marsh areas are a bit low, from the dry summer, but still back into some of the wooded areas a bit.
Looking out over the main body of the marsh. The marsh areas have been created by the county park management; to duplicate what was once very common in my area, until the early settlers drained the marsh land for farm land.
A hornets nest hanging in a tree over a small stream.
Once again; that old familiar odor was filling my nostrils...that of a dead deer. I knew it was very near and was determined to find it. Another clue was that there was a large number of Turkey Vultures in the trees and flying about that I had disturbed from feeding.
On the way back to my vehicle, I found that a hunter was in the stand that I had passed. I stopped and had a nice visit with him. He was very understanding about me passing through the area, especially since he had chosen a spot that is close to the road and easily accesible.
Thanks for stopping by!