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I got set up at 07:15 with overcast skies, a light breeze, & a temp of 68. The skeeters were voracious so the 1st thing I did was fire up the T-cell.

At 07:25, a fox came in from my right & went a few feet up a tree about 20’ directly in front of me which I proceeded to miss. Not a good way to start the day & season but I wasn’t surprised as I haven’t shot any gun in 10 months so I expected to be a little rusty. Later this morning, I checked the tree & hit to the left missing a head shot by about ½”, not as bad as I thought.

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At 08:00, a deer blew behind me on the right going away. At 08:53, the sun finally started peeking out here & there. At 10:15, I spotted another fox on my left moving around in a brush pile. I lost sight of it after about 10 mins. I was trying to decide what to do when I looked to my left & the fox was on the side of a tree at about 50’ looking at me. I took careful aim, squeezed, & the squirrel disappeared at 10:28. I was sure if I had hit it but, as is my habit, went to check & found a male at the base of the tree. My aim is still a little off as I took it in the shoulders instead of the head.

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I put out some molasses & swapped the card in my trail cam. Since I set the cam last Weds., a weed grew up right in front of it so I’m not sure what kind of pics, if any, I got.

I headed in to lunch at 11:00, windy, cloudy, & 73, but forgot that the diner where I usually eat closes on Weds. So I went to town to grab a sammich, soda, & chips. I was back in the woods by 11:58, still cloudy, windy, & 75. My knees & back were starting to stiffen up so I moved to my deer stand at 13:30. By 14:30, the excitement had overtaken me & off to the house I went with the wind, skies, & temp the same.

I took a few pics of the woods.

The large leaning tree is the 1 I cut last Weds that rose & pivoted away from the trail.

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The fallen tree is across the trail. Not sure if or when I’ll try to do anything with it as I was able to get around it to the right. Those are the ruts I left trying to get out last week.

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I found this small burl lying on the ground. I’ve never seen 1 that small.

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My deer blind is now known as the Chateau de Walnut. I didn’t notice the corn cob until I started working on the pics. Dang squirrels just made themselves at home!! LOL

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Not sure when I’ll get out next as I have several odds & ends that need completed.
 

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Least you saw squirrels. I went out after Ida finally moved on. Was still too windy and the squirrels stayed inside too. Did find some new pawpaw patches though. Some trees were loaded.
 

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I usually see more than 2 in this woods. I plan to try behind my Sister's in the morning. Another woods I hunt has several pawpaw trees & quite a few buckeyes as well. Also walnuts, oaks, & hickory so all the critters have a pretty good food supply.
 

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All is right with the world when your squirrel hunting reports start showing up again. 😊

I'm not sure when I'll get out for my first hunt. I'm still chasing groundhogs. :)
 
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