February 23 – Boys and their toys
February is almost over and for the most part Old Man Winter was in a kind mood this year. With 125,000 acres and around 70 stands to hunt Chaparral is truly one of the biggest Whitetail Camps. The mild winter is going to produce another great season in 2017. Another big factor in healthy deer numbers is predator control and in the past winters John has caught many wolves and coyotes. This winter John tells me the numbers of wolves are way down and he has only gotten a few. I spend a lot of time in the bush and it was a rarity to see wolf tracks this fall. Thanks so much to John and all his hard work on the trap-line.
I bought a Remington 783 calibered in 7mm magnum the other day and now have several good quality rifles in camp that our hunters can use if bringing their own is too much trouble. Barry and Buddy are going to use my rifles next fall and hopefully it makes the travel easier.
Chaparral still has a few spots open for this fall and its shaping up to be another great season. Mark hunted with us last fall and shot his first Saskatchewan Whitetail, he sent me a picture last night of his mount and I will post it along with my new rifle.
Your eyes of the North.