A special treat while on deer stand
While on stand yesterday morning a Grouse was passing by making soft putting and purring sounds. I did my best to mimic the sounds. It turned my way and circled me repeatedly. It must have liked whatever I was saying because it hopped up on the log pile at my elbow. I furiously deleted data from my memory filled flip phone to get some kind of proof for the the naysayers. Turns out there was no rush, it stayed for 45 min. It flew up on my gun barrel 9 times, flogged my camo mitten and phone a few times when I stuck the phone in it's face.
The 9th time on the barrel I told it, it didn't realize I could snatch it up. I did for a second and released it. It flew down and went up on the log pile and got in my face. It then proceeded to make this whining sound that was too loud for me at my deer stand. Had to send it on its way.
It was a real treat. I have had a similar expierence on the trapline with a grouse that would approach me daily at a trap location. I hand caught that grouse 3 times. Once on video and twice personally with friends.
Since I have a dumb phone most of you will just have to take my word for it. Others that know me will see the 3 videos I took of this blessing. Attachment to large for my phone to send.
The difference between dreamers and achievers is action.
One try is worth a thousand guesses.