This post is from adventures of Fall 2019
What does a Bay Boy do when cod fishing season ends? Rabbit season!
|Wayne and Tom get a few rabbits|
We took the Nomad out, and towed a rowboat behind to get us out to the snares. No docks out there! Wayne's brother, Tom Senior, tagged along as well.
|Tom Senior shows me the way. Good spot for a tent!|
Vader pointed up a grouse, and I even got a halfway decent shot through the trees before I got too close and spooked it off.
Wayne and Tom spend a lot of time crouched down peering into the trees trying to find their snares, so Tom Senior and I ranged ahead at times.
Wayne SAYS he saw a moose through the trees, but none of the rest of us caught a glimpse of her. Hmmmm...
Vader got the most exercise, happily running back and forth between us all. Isn't he a beautiful boy?
Here's a video of Vader I took when Wayne was rowing me to shore.
He took that swim eventually...
But, first we had to slog through the boggy trail. I got stuck a few times and had to hang onto a tree while I yanked my rubber boot out.
It's a wonder Vader and I weren't covered head to toe with muck.
No rabbits in those snares, though Vader did find a grouse in one of them. So Tommy threw it out for Vader to retrieve.
That's our Good Boy!
It was a nice change, but there was more standing around than hiking on that trip so I didn't go again until they started setting snares in Southeast not far from our house. A new path? You bet I'll come check it out!
I'm glad I did because I've ended up on this path quite a few times since the snow started falling. It's not full of tripping hazards like the other one I usually use and the incline isn't quite as steep either.
Here's another video, this time of what checking rabbit snares is like for me and Vader.
There is a lovely stream just off the path that I've become attached to, I'll share some photos and video in the next post!