Late afternoon from the window at my desk. Boats with people in bright orange caps and vests were going up and down the river. Must be the end of a day of hunting on the lease across from our house. Sometimes I wonder what is going on over there. Often I see at least 30 people being ferried across the river to where they seem to have an almost endless stash of four-wheelers, and they start the motors and fade back into the forest. The thing is, I almost never hear anyone shoot from over there. Are the deer just very smart, or are the hunters just very unlucky, or maybe deer can see orange after all? I do know that sometimes they hunt with dogs because you can hear the baying from far away. But even then, almost no shooting. Could it be that if you put orange vests on the dogs, the deer couldn’t see them? I guess the men must succeed sometimes, otherwise why would they keep going out there?
Some folks have told me that they visit this site pretty often and even look forward to reading it regularly. Comments, by the way, are encouraged. You might think of it as us just sitting around a table in the kitchen with a pot of coffee (or?) and talking about stuff. I will be out of town for the next three days, so…
The river is at 4.3 on the Butte La Rose gauge today, but there is water coming. The Mississippi is rising some, and the Ohio is coming up almost three feet a day! That’s enough to give us the first real water of the season. We might see two more feet here by the 29th.