I try to involve the dogs as much as possible. Heck, they've trailed two wounded deer that I've killed with a bow for me. I go as far as getting them from the house even if I know where the deer is at.
I've never had the opportunity to hunt hogs. They're far and few between in Missouri, it sure looks like fun though.
Good deal Art. I like your dogs. Beagles right? I know I love mine truely my best friends. Go everywhere with me. You got some nice bucks. I love to deer hunt as well, but do live for running my dogs on pigs.
My pics are all stored in one folder so while the sequence is correct, the pics are sometimes from different trips out to camp. That is why (and I just noticed this) there is foliage when I took the pic with the trailer on the quad, but none when I showed the trail needing some attention.
Some winter shots soon, I am uploading them now. :)
I had it partially disassembled prior to my heart attack. Burning it down would have been easier, but I wanted to save a few pieces of lumber to use in the rebuild - a remembrance to my late uncle. Last summer the whole area was under water (except for my little island) and was pretty much inaccessible .... didn't matter much as I had to heal up anyway.
I am trying to line up a winter build. If it all works out I will start hauling my building materials out there in a couple of weeks and will have it built shortly after that. It is basically just a shell so it will only take a day or two. After that I can enjoy staying out there while I build furniture for it (cupboards, table, bench, etc).
That will be my hideaway so I will be spending a lot of time there relaxing.
My camp in the summer (2010) after I had gotten ownership from my cousin and made a couple of trips out there to assess the condition and begin the work. In this pic the area has been cleared of trees and willows and the garbage that accumulated over the years has been piled up in one spot for removal.