Even though the hunting wasn't so great, I did get to see a bald eagle circle over me just above the tree tops. The highlight of the weekend was Carmi's video footage from her deer stand. She captured a couple minutes of a grouse by her stand and almost ten minutes of footage of a bobcat chilling out. It appeared to know that Carmi was there, but really didn't care. It napped, it stalked a bird, and it stared at the camera, before scooting away. Earlier in the day, the land owner had seen two adult bobcats and a kitten from his stand. Very exciting stuff!
As for the increasing stories and evidence of wolf sign in the area, I was not as impressed. One pack of wolves actually treed an acquaintance of ours a few weeks earlier when he was bow hunting for deer across the lake from where we were hunting.
As of last night, I heard that Dean got a button buck, making for two deer total for the camp. Dad is still up there, so hopefully with a little luck he will get one too. I'll cross my fingers for him anyway.
Steelhead closes tomorrow and we did not go fishing for them since my last post. So now we wait till next fall to resume that game. This weekend consisted of prepping the house for winter and freeing up space by bringing a lot of stuff over to our storage unit. We did a pretty good job with our to-do list, but I am saving the Fly Tying room (a.k.a. the man room) for this coming weekend. It might only be one room, but it needs a lot of attention. It is in total disarray with fishing stuff, camping gear, and hunting clothes strung all over. I think I can see what color the carpet is, sorta, maybe. Okay, I can't. But, I do have memories of what it should look like once it is back in good order and prepped for fly tying season.