Larre talks in this episode about the early hunts he did with the boys, first on our farm near Augusta, WI and then up north in the Chequamegon Forest. I've gone on some scouting hikes up there with him, and let me tell you -- he has left behind his compass more than the once he mentioned in this episode. Press play to hear the stories.

Chequamegon National Forest

Chequamegon National Forest

The first photo below is the first deer Larre got our first year on the farm. Larre hunted on our farm and as the boys grew old enough, each went out to shadow him while hunting. The second picture shows a deer Larre shot from atop a round hay bale while Casey was sleeping on the ground, wrapped in a space blanket. The third photo shows Rob, our youngest, when he hunted on the farm with Larre.

Rob, Casey, Bill with Larre's first deer on the farm

Rob, Casey, Bill with Larre's first deer on the farm

Bill with Casey, who is showing off the deer he helped Larre get

Bill with Casey, who is showing off the deer he helped Larre get

Rob and Larre in the farm woods

Rob and Larre in the farm woods

Casey's always had the best luck, getting a big deer on opening weekend. His first hunt up north was cold. This is they year he and Larre tracked a deer for miles. The following year Casey got a 12-point, and the next year he got a 14-point.

 

Casey waiting for the big one that got away

Casey waiting for the big one that got away

Casey's 14-point buck

Casey's 14-point buck

Larre likes to make some trips in the spring to look for drop horns on the ground and scout around for more signs of deer. There's no reason to climb a tree for scouting, but I guess young Rob was full of energy.

spring in the Chequamegon

spring in the Chequamegon

Larre doesn't want me to tell the name of the creek. He forgot that he said it in the podcast episode. His secret is out!

frozen creek

frozen creek

Bill's second deer

Bill's second deer

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