Autumn 2017 At The Old Deer Camp

Autumn 2017 At The Old Deer Camp

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Feb 19 2018, 11:41 AM #1

Most of the Autumn of 2917 was spent at our old deer camp which I now have inherited.  Taking my time I was trying to redo things here and there inside the cabin while waiting for a hunting partner to come along so that I could go out for a hunt.    My hunting was confined to a blind behind the cabin.  It had an outhouse inside a popup blind which can not be seen in the picture.   My granddaughter was the lucky hunter during the Sept. Youth Hunt  
As it turned out, the Youth Hunt and the Archery Hunts were the only time that we saw deer.  Unfortunately the rest of the deer were either out of range or did not give us the shot that we wanted.

However it was a good season for sharing times with old friends.  We found some new ways of getting our gear and ourselves out to the blinds which were but a short distance from the camp.      My glasses were broken in these last two pictures which is why I look so goofy.  Movement was quite slow and we could sit down if it became necessary.
I lift up my eyes to the hills. . .He watches over your life. . .now and forever. Psalm 121

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Feb 19 2018, 04:38 PM #2

Great pictures and good memories, Dennis. Thank you for sharing!
Hunt with your kids not for them

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Feb 20 2018, 01:38 AM #3

Without the rollator there would have been no hunting.  The canes and walker were not getting it done.  I did keep one cane on the rollator for in the blind.  Bob, the other fellow with a rollator, and I have our blinds close to each other so that we can help each other if the need arises.
I lift up my eyes to the hills. . .He watches over your life. . .now and forever. Psalm 121

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Feb 20 2018, 03:17 AM #4

Thank heavens for adaptations
Hunt with your kids not for them

Don Christensen
disabilities coordinator for Babe Winkelman Productions
creator of disabled sports persons information at http://afarcry.info
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Feb 20 2018, 06:37 PM #5

There is no place like 'Deer Camp'. Be it a tent or a cabin. 
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Feb 28 2018, 08:03 AM #6

A Far Cry and Chuckgrmi, you are right on the money.  I look forward to deer camp all year.  Even though my time in the blind has been greatly reduced, I love being there with the guys.  The memories and the special food make it a highlight of my year.  I have a rule that my family respects.  There will be no appointments during November.

Without adaptations and adjustments, life would be agonizingly grim for disabled folks.
I lift up my eyes to the hills. . .He watches over your life. . .now and forever. Psalm 121

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Mar 1 2018, 05:22 PM #7

I haven't been to 'Deer Camp' since 1999. But, those memories are still fresh in my mind. Hot, award winning Chile dinners. Pizza, Pepsi and football in the middle of one afternoon during the week at a local bar and grill and all you can eat fresh Lake Perch dinner on Friday. World problems solved. Cribbage at night. Changing into waders and walking out of the cabin into Lake Superior to catch a couple Steelhead for dinner and we hunt, too. 
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Mar 9 2018, 06:41 PM #8

Good to see your granddaughter successful and enjoy the hunt!  Two of my three daughters hunt.  My youngest got one with her bow this year!  🙂

I miss "true" hunting though i got a nice buck a couple of years back from my truck. I gave up on driving a 4 wheeler or side by side to a deer blind.  it seemed by the time the woods settled back down I was getting cold.  I get the most enjoyment seeing my kids and son in-laws hunt.  If i were going hunting by myself I probably would quit.  I already feel like I have gotten my share of deer for a lifetime.
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Mar 12 2018, 03:55 AM #9

STEVEP, that is a decision that we all face sooner or later.  My granddaughter and my friends keep me in the woods.
I lift up my eyes to the hills. . .He watches over your life. . .now and forever. Psalm 121

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