Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Oxbow Lodge Bear Hunt Day 3

I had an upset stomach this morning so I couldn't stuff my face, but I did have some delicious eggs, bacon, and home fries again.  I know I've mentioned this before and I'm sure I'll say it again, but the food is excellent here.

After breakfast, we went to the local sporting good store to pick up a few things and to get gas.  We stopped into Presque Island which, from what we saw of it, looked really nice.  We filled up and got back to the lodge just in time for lunch.  I don't remember exactly what we had for lunch because I was too busy laughing at the cranberry sauce with the can rings on the side.  When I was a little kid, and still to this day, I've always said the canned cranberry sauce is the best.  I always used to ask for it specifically at my grandparents house for Thanksgiving.  I couldn't help but laugh when I saw it at the lodge.  

We left for the hunt around 130pm and I got to my stand a little after 2pm.  As soon as I sat down, a few grouse flushed to my left.  It was great to see them because the area is great for grouse hunting.  I'll certainly have to come back for grouse another time.  The wind was blowing heavily for 3 or 4 hours.  It made it tough to listen for anything, but I didn't see any bears anyway. After shooting time was closed, I got a front row seat to an amazing lightning show while walking the dirt road waiting to get picked up.  The sky lit up like a flash time after time.  I was glad to see the truck because the rain storm came 20 minutes later.

For supper we had meatball grinders and chili, and needless to say, the windows will be open tonight. Tomorrow is another day out in the woods. There are storms rolling in and the forecast calls for rain tomorrow as well, but hopefully it'll end just before we get out and the bears are active for tomorrow afternoon into the night.

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