Just back from a hunt on my ranch, (posted in another thread), and thought I'd add this info:
This isn't the first time this has happened to me, but it's been a while. Ok... let me get the gray cells in order and calculate: On the hunt we spotted: Many deer both Bucks and Does, 2 bobcats, many road runners, a rattlesnake, quail in abundance as well as dove, wild pigs, a badger (rare), a raccoon (rare), some chukar (rare), many coyotes, a western tanager (bird, rare), and the tracks of a mountain lion.. didn't see the Lion itself, unfortunately. All those critters are in abundance on my ranch, but SEEING them is another thing. Seeing all those on ONE TRIP is a rare thing indeed.
But now the kicker... probably not 'rare', but 'rare' for me.. first time actually. Through binoculars we watched a coyote stalk and kill a pigeon. Middle of the day as well.
Which leads me to... what are some things you have seen on some of your hunting trips that most others have NOT seen? Love to hear the stories.
I know friends who have seen Bucks locking antlers, I have not. I knew an old timer that actually watched a mountain lion take a deer... wow, I can't even imagine being that lucky. BUT.. this is a big forum, so I'm expecting some GREAT stories. - JamesJM