We are winning the squirrel war!My mighty alpha male has eradicated 4 so far. The last poison I put in the attic is still there and I can, for the moment, venture into the attic without visions of rabid saber toothed squirrels viciously attacking me. But we must be vigilant or the monster rodents could return wha,ha, ha.....
We love hunting in Kansas. It is perfect for the DIY hunter with all its WIHA areas. Short for Walk In Hunting Area. I like saying WIHA!!, we can hunt here! Anyway this was our fourth time hunting in SW Kansas. I look forward to this hunt every time we draw ( about once every 3-4 years)because it's quality hunting time with my two best hunting buddies--my husband and our best friend Matt. This year Matt stayed home so it was just me and my alpha male, making it extra special. Last year none of us got anything but frost bite, this year we were hoping to at least fill our freezer with some tender venison or maybe even one of those huge Kansas whitetail we always see pictures of.
The weather gods decided to blow frigid winds from the north and sent the day time temperatures in the 20's for the high of the day. Thank goodness it's winter and we can spend evenings inside a nice warm camper! Late in the evening of the first day of hunting my hunter bagged a nice 6 pt buck. Problem was it was too cold and too dark to take a picture at the time. Here's the picture of the buck he bagged! Skinned, quartered, and bagged (LOL) by the great folks at Smith'sFrozen Food Service (If you ever hunt in Dighton contact these folks for their excellent services: SMITH'S FROZEN FOOD SVC PO BOX 879 DIGHTON KS 67839 316/397-2332) As for me,the mighty huntress,after surviving a day of wind, a day of sub-zero temperatures I finally had one excellent day when I spotted a buck snoozing in WIHA grassland about 1/4 mile away. I watched him for 4 hours, snuck up slowly on the buck , and then at dusk got a very long shot and missed--arrrgh! Not the first or last time I'll experience this. I'll have to review "Lessons Learned" Got to go bone up my my long distance accuracy. One thing any hunter has to always remember... You can never be too prepare for a hunt!
Once again our souls have been revitalized by fresh air, open grassland and the freedom to experience the thrill of the hunt! Can't wait for the next Kansas Hunt.