The first snow has fallen. We got about 4 cm overnight. Now, unlike a lot of people I like snow. I’m a winter person–enjoy the season–and I’m a hunter. Snow on the ground means I can easily track animals and determine how long ago they have passed by. So, tomorrow I should be out at my favorite deer hunting spot, west of here, and checking things out. Now, with moose meat in the freezer, the pressure is not intense to fill my deer tag. So, I will be hunting for quality.
The problem with snow this early and the warming climate is that it often doesn’t last long or it becomes crusty as daytime temperatures rise well above freezing. This means the snow will crunch as one walks on it. This alerts wildlife to your passing–not ideal for still hunting but it can be advantageous to stand or blind hunting. This won’t deter me from still hunting, one of my favorite ways to hunt. I will just have to be more careful and employ some stealth techniques to cover the noise I make.
However it falls into place, I will be out hunting and experiencing the wild first hand.
So, what’s wrong with that?