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Postby practice-more » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:18 pm

The snow is deep!

That is all, now back to your regularly scheduled programming.

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Postby Fitter » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:30 pm

You aint shittin.

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Postby practice-more » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:44 pm

From the couch might be the best way to enjoy it.

This summer I bought a 12x60 Alaskan snowshoe kit. The problem is that I’ve lacked motivation to actual do the lacing work until the snow was so deep that I actually needed them.

I got the tail and toe sections laced, hopefully I can tackle the center sections this week.

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Re: Public service announcement:

Postby Fitter » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:29 pm

Snowshoes are a must at the moment. I tried to take a walk and forget about it. I was wiped out in short order. It's going to be a tough year on the deer. Good for the coyotes and other predators.

I found this about a month ago when we were in the midst of that arctic vortex. I had wandered outside about 2 a.m. for an armload of firewood from the patio and could smell the death. Figuring it must have been a deer on the road I grabbed the flashlight and found nothing but the smell got stronger. I listened for quite a while expecting to hear coyotes but not a single yip. Two days later I found this about 100 yards from the cabin.

They must have taken the deer down around the time I was outside. Otherwise I doubt the scent would have lingered in that -25 below temps. I did find a pair of bobcat tracks in the fresh snow that had fallen. I realize they can take down a deer but I have my doubts. The pair of tracks leads me to believe it was a mating pair as it's that time of the year. It does lend implication to that fact that I heard no noise and that each limb of the deer was intact. Usually with coyote kills the carcass I find are strewn about.

Either way. Life and death struggle every day in the woods.

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