Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Bushwacking in Snow
We got seven inches of snow, so I decided to hike an abandoned trail. No fears of getting lost and turned around in these hills and hallars. Just back trail in my own footprints.
I saw canine and wild turkey tracks.
My life partner found wild hog, bear, deer and canine tracks on his four mile hike in the woods.
Sometimes a person doesn't know how many wild creatures frequent the same trails we take until it snows.
This is just an affirmation that the easiest way to hunt game is stay by the trails.
Wild animals use them, as we do, to facilitate navigation, following the ridges and natural lay of the land.
Today's hike confirmed also that some old trails just simply peter out, overgrown and reduced to piles of blow downs.