Sunday, March 29, 2009


Ace looks a lot different without his antlers. I found one of his antlers this week and I'm hoping to find the other.

Lots of faces at the trough

I seldom see this many deer at a feed trough. With conditions as dry as it has been there is less native forage for the deer to eat. Hopefully the rain we got this week will bring some new vegetation for them.

The day the rain came

We finally got some much needed rain. This foodplot shown was planted in oats in the middle of October and we haven't had enough rain to bring it up. I'm hoping that enough of the seed is still there so maybe some will germinate. Check the times at the bottom of the pictures. The frirst one is 1:41 PM and the last is 3:53 PM. It didn't take long for 1.2" of rain to soak in. Now we need another rain this coming week. It has been so dry that there are no wildflowers.

Friday, March 20, 2009

It won't be long now

Here are two of the big boys. "Sid" on the left who has lost both antlers and "Bruto" on the right who is shown with only one antler. Soon it will be time for the Easter Antler Hunt. You know, they should be nice and drop their antlers out in the open where I can find them but it just doesn't happen that way.

There it is again...

This bobcat must live close to this feeder. It has often been caught by the camera trying to find a meal.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Feeding the alligators

The kids with Yvette lined up watching the alligators swim up to the bank.
Up close and personal...

Here is one of the alligators waiting for the kids to throw him a minnow.

It was a cool wet day as a "norther" had just blown through. Here the kids pose for a picture with Katie and Yvette. From the left.. friend Steven, Nathan, Clara, Abbie, and Spencer. What you can't see from these pictures is how the kids really got in to getting the minnows out of the cast net and then tossing them to the alligators. I was really impressed with how all were eager to get involved with the fun. They are really some great kids. It was as much fun for me as them. I can't wait for them to come back.

Friday, March 06, 2009


This bobcat must have good hunting at this feed trough. I've seen him and others that were caught by my trail camera when they pass by.