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kgd
10-09-2011, 10:15 AM
Still hanging with the in-laws this Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. After doing some bowdrill yesterday, my father in-law wanted to do some deer spotting. This morning we got up at six am and popped by our little prairie. We were met by RangerJoe. Spotted lots of deer and two small racked bucks. The fall colours are heavenly right now and I think this is one of the better years for displays than had in quite a few. I was outfitted with my 70-300 mm zoom lens for deer and cranked up the ISO to catch shots in the low light which contributed to a lot of grain. I almost wish I would have brought my wide angle with me. Maybe later this evening before dusk I'll go back with the landscapes in mind. Anyhow, here are some pics from our morning hike.

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This one was about our 4th sighting up to this point.

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Okay, my name is buck and I like to ....................[insert word here]

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This is one of my favorite shots this morning. I just like the pastal colours faded by a bit of fog.

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We made a little twig fire (started with a zippo lighter). Joe and I were both laughing because we really sucked at lighting a fire with a lighter. I was about to pull out my firesteel but then Joe managed to nurse the twigs into flame.

Okay, my name is Joe and I like to .................[insert word here] :D

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Into the tall grass which soaked us from the dew

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The last deer flushed out

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I think we easily came across 15 or so deer today. They are getting randy!

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Sgt. Mac
10-09-2011, 10:17 AM
Beautiful pic Brother. Glad you all got out for awhile. The Fall colors looks great

nothinghead
10-09-2011, 10:21 AM
Those are some amazing pictures!!

It's funny, when we hike, there are deer everywhere, but when I am sitting still in a tree stand, nothing shows up.

Kerri
10-09-2011, 10:22 AM
Great pics Canada is much prettier then my little chunk of earth this time of year thanks for sharing

Skab
10-09-2011, 10:25 AM
Great pics! And the title is awesome!

Iz
10-09-2011, 10:26 AM
Great pics, Ken!

skw
10-09-2011, 11:18 AM
Great stuff guys! Nice to see you enjoying the autumn. Thank you for nice pictures!

ATB
matt

J
10-09-2011, 11:21 AM
Good stuff Ken.....I was hesitant to open the thread after reading the title........hahaha

Its frickin 80 degrees here. Leaves are changing, but no where near coat and hat weather...Whats the temps been up your way?

One Legged Josh
10-09-2011, 11:28 AM
Good stuff Ken.....I was hesitant to open the thread after reading the title........

X2. :39:
Very cool pics, the autumn colors are fantastic!

kgd
10-09-2011, 11:48 AM
Good stuff Ken.....I was hesitant to open the thread after reading the title........hahaha

Its frickin 80 degrees here. Leaves are changing, but no where near coat and hat weather...Whats the temps been up your way?

Yeah it heats up in the afternoons here as well. 57oF in the morning and 75-80oF in the day. Skeeter's are back out and kicking. Waiting for the chill to come.

zammer
10-09-2011, 11:55 AM
Fall, early mornin mist, sun rays, deer, nice little fire...livin the dream

RangerJoe
10-09-2011, 12:06 PM
Great pics Ken, I had a good time, thanks for inviting me.

bsred
10-09-2011, 12:34 PM
RangerJoe , is that a leather beanie your wearing?
Great pictures guys.

redmech
10-09-2011, 12:54 PM
Ken,
Can you post a tutorial on this mehod of fire starting you speak of? Has always been finicky way of fire procurement for me. Fire steel is for sure much more reliable.

Ross,

DCM
10-09-2011, 12:59 PM
That is cool and thanks for sharing the heat.

kgd
10-09-2011, 01:17 PM
Ken,
Can you post a tutorial on this mehod of fire starting you speak of? Has always been finicky way of fire procurement for me. Fire steel is for sure much more reliable.

Ross,

Hi Ross, there are some great tutorial videos out by Iz, Scab, RangerJoe and several others. I have a few vids in my old backlog if you go to my youtube channel but most of my tutorial type videos were geared towards the Mors Kochanski variant methods which are a bit more difficult.

I did create a detailed How-to article on learning the bowdrill technique as part of a writer for hire type deal. So I do not want to post the article on the internet. However I can give you an e-mail copy for personal use if you pm me with your e-mail address.

Agreed on the fire steel being more reliable. Friction fire is a fun technique that requires you learn all aspects of fire from the ground-up so to speak. But I do bowdrill as a way to relax and spend time while outside and I use my firesteel more frequently overall.

One of my friends once said to me, "if I fall in the ice cold water going hypothermic and I see you starting to whittle a drill for bowdrill to save my life, I will push through my hypothermia and beat you with your own bow until I warm myself up."


Ken

Kerri
10-09-2011, 01:19 PM
Hi Ross, there are some great tutorial videos out by Iz, Scab, RangerJoe and several others. I have a few vids in my old backlog if you go to my youtube channel but most of my tutorial type videos were geared towards the Mors Kochanski variant methods which are a bit more difficult.

I did create a detailed How-to article on learning the bowdrill technique as part of a writer for hire type deal. So I do not want to post the article on the internet. However I can give you an e-mail copy for personal use if you pm me with your e-mail address.

Agreed on the fire steel being more reliable. Friction fire is a fun technique that requires you learn all aspects of fire from the ground-up so to speak. But I do bowdrill as a way to relax and spend time while outside and I use my firesteel more frequently overall.

One of my friends once said to me, "if I fall in the ice cold water going hypothermic and I see you starting to whittle a drill for bowdrill to save my life, I will push through my hypothermia and beat you with your own bow until I warm myself up."


Ken

I think hes talking about using a lighter haha

Skab
10-09-2011, 01:24 PM
Ha! Kerri beat me to it.

kgd
10-09-2011, 01:24 PM
I think hes talking about using a lighter haha

Ha ha, I think you are right Kerri - Sorry Ross. I confused this post with my other thread in fire.....

Zippo's and bics....I suck at them generally. The best bet I think is make a nice feather stick, light the sucker and then place it on a brace and get some fuzzies/shavings lit. I always get too lazy with a lighter and thats my big problem. 0.5 x prep GO = FAIL.....:D

Arctictough
10-09-2011, 01:27 PM
Excellent quality pictures, I have taken one and made it my desktop background if that's OK with you?

Thanks for sharing.

Mr.Black
10-09-2011, 02:03 PM
Great Stuff as usual Guys
Great Pics

M/BK

redmech
10-09-2011, 02:05 PM
Yeah Ken, I was giving you a hard time. Zippos always seem to need fluid. Totally agree about the enjoyment of the quest to better myself at friction fire. I've been doing it for less than a year and am still constantly learning more and more.

RangerJoe
10-09-2011, 02:07 PM
RangerJoe , is that a leather beanie your wearing?
Great pictures guys.

nope, but I can see why you might think so.:)

redmech
10-09-2011, 02:10 PM
0.5 x prep GO = FAIL.....:D


That quote can apply to many things in life

Branm008
10-09-2011, 02:28 PM
Great pictures gents. Fall colors are just starting to show down here in Georgia. Still lots of green around and still in the 60-70's for now.

-Brandon

dboles
10-09-2011, 06:49 PM
My name is buck and i like to ......try anyways but will likely get shoved off by a fella with much bigger antlers
Thanks for taking the time to post
Not too much turkey now it will make you lowgy-(scientific fact)
Thanks
Dan'l

saxon
10-09-2011, 07:02 PM
Great pics. Beautiful place to spend a day.

Yellow Lab
10-09-2011, 07:08 PM
The colors are fantastic. Glad RangerJoe is not doing something with Bucks in heat.....:9:

Thanks for sharing the pics with us.

jcl-MD
10-09-2011, 08:34 PM
0.5 X prep GO = FAIL !!

Great Stuff right there!

That will stick in my head!! Ha!!!

Thanks Ken!!