Sunday, December 09, 2007

Brothers in Action



I used my little Canon S2, tripod and selftimer to capture this image of Willard and myself during yesterday morning’s wildlife shoot. Many of the images I have posted over the last few weeks have been captured from this vantage point.

Saturday was the last day of the regular Pa. deer season. Our countryside can now return to peace and quiet.

On a sad note, around mid day a barrage was fired from the hunting club next door. Some time later a small fawn came by our position dangling a nearly amputated rear leg. The best we could tell it had been hit about six inches above the hoof and only a small strip of skin or sinew kept it attached. The pitiful creature was trying to keep up with its mother but was having difficulty doing so with its severed limb dangling uselessly.

14 comments:

Meggie said...

How sad for that little fawn. I'm so happy that buck hunting season is over...finally. I'm afraid to ask when doe season begins? I have been very fortunate this year to not have hunters on my property or close by. Hopefully, the buck I recently photographed has made it thru the hunting season will make it thru the winter.

Sand said...

It must be quite a site to see you two coming around to stake out ground for photos with all the equipment you both have.

Meggie said...

I just had a phone conversation with a friend who tells me that buck and doe season run simultaneously in PA. On what planet have I been? I guess you can tell I'm not a hunter. Does this mean it's all over?!! Yahoo!!

Salty said...

meggie,
Your friend is correct. There is a flintlock muzzleloader season following Christmas but at least in our area it is low key.

oldmanlincoln said...

Sad about the fawn. Lots of deer and other animals suffer needlessly. It is a shame.

Nice setup for your photography.

photowannabe said...

I like your type of "shooting" the best and those are some great looking weapons you are using. I like this picture and the composition.

lv2scpbk said...

That's so sad about the fawn. Nice to see you guys in action. My computer is up and running again.

carl in ga said...

Meggie - you're not that far off .. doe season used to be a 3-day season in PA that ran AFTER antlered season was over. At least for firearm season (rifle). Guys is this right? I think that was back when I used to pay $81.50 for my non-resident hunting license instead of the $101 that I pay now!

Salty, boy do those HAY BALES look familiar.

I'm sorry to hear about the fawn. Do you think it will be fatal in the end?

Salty said...

Carl in ga
We have had concurrent antlered/antlerless season since about 2000 or 2001, before that it was as you stated.

I'm sure the bales do look familiar, thanks to you and your family we have a great place to “shoot” from!

As for the fawn, it will probably make it if it avoids a serious infection. We've seen it go both ways for them, with this one shot rather low it does have a chance.

DeeMom said...

oh NO

and no vetting would save it?

Salty said...

deemom,

Its a wild deer, it would have to be capture it first. That would be nearly impossible.

Old Wom Tigley said...

The picture is another great capture, but the sad fate of the fawn I will not comment on as it will put my Blood Pressure up for sure.

Tina Leigh said...

Sorry but I couldnt finish reading your post....makes me sick.Crap like that is what gives real hunters a bad name & I know there are some sorry *!*~~!! out there that do that. It is not my desire to do that & I dont kill whatever walks outin front of me. Loved the picture tho.

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

Hi Salty

Thanks for your comments on my blog, glad that you found me and I you. We seem to have a similar affinity for animals and their welfare. It made me so sad to read about the fawn. We have a lot of deer around here even though we are just on the edge of town, just in the country, quite a few forrested places and this past year I observed a doe and her fawn while walking down the drive to get my mail. They were about 20 ft from me!!! I didnt have my camera and was so sad about that. The fawn still had little spots on it, all I could do was stand there and watch her standing like a statue looking back at me and the baby oblivious to me picking away at the grass on the edge of the trees in the sunshine. That picture is etched in my brain. I saw her and the baby one more time after that (or I am assuming it was the same pair) a few months later, crossing the railway tracks at the end of our property.

Poor baby!

Lori