This evening my wife and I decided to go out to the lease and get in a stead – but before we did, we had to go get the pit from the deer camp. The Friday before opening weekend, my son and made a trip to the deer camp and brought my pit out there for everyone to use. Its a home made pit, made out of a 250 gallon butane tank and a 150 air tank. The cooking surface is 6 feet 9 inches long and 29 inches across.
My son-in-laws birthday is towards the end of December. So we made a trip to the deer camp, got the pit out before deer season is over, and now we can cook for my son-in-laws birthday.
One of the reasons “why” we wanted to get the pit out of the deer camp, is that after the season is over, some undesirable people like to go in there and steal stuff. So far we have had a saw, and a set of antlers stolen. What kind of scum bag goes into a deer camp and steals antlers,,,,,.
Video from a cookout a few years ago
After getting the pit home, my wife and I headed out to the lease a couple of hours later.
We parked the truck, and walked close to 1/2 a mile to the stand. At first the walk was downhill to a creek bottom, and then things turned uphill for close to 1/4 mile. Maybe I need to spend a few more hours on the treadmill, but by the time we reached the top of the hill my wife and I both were out of wind.
We arrived at the stand at around 4:10pm, the feeder went off around 4:30. From 4:30 – 5:30, we did not see a single thing – except a couple of birds.
Part of the problem – at least in my opinion – is the wind has turned out of the south and is gusting off the of Gulf of Mexico. As the wind speed increases, the deer movement goes down.
Friday we are supposed to get a cold front, so maybe the wind will shift so its out of the north for the next few days. Its also supposed to rain tomorrow, so I added a light weight rain poncho to my Maxpedition Noatak.
Its 10:56pm here right now, and I have to get up at 4:30am to head back out. Hopefully I will see something tomorrow morning.