The last time you heard from me was a month ago. And what a month it's been! Warm and windy, cold and wet, snowy and icy; Missouri weather at it's finest.
|The morning the snow started coming down.|
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I know that I had a lot to be thankful for this year, and although we didn't make it back to see our families, it was nice to celebrate with some friends instead.
|Two hours and 4 inches later...|
Fortunately, we will make it back home for Christmas, and we are definitely looking forward to some much needed time with our family and friends back home. That is, if the weather cooperates.
|8 inches of snow the first round...|
As you can see in the pictures, we have had some pretty serious snow and ice here in the Ozarks lately. I believe that with this last snow storm we have topped the 10 inch mark in the last 9 or 10 days. And, it's been staying cold! I personally love it, but it's going to warm up this week and now we're expecting a muddy mess here on the ranch. Cold, wet mud I definitely don't love.
|2-3 more inches, 3 days later.|
Deer season on the ranch was tough, as it was throughout most of the Midwest, so I'm told. The deer simply shut down during daylight hours! The bright full moon sure didn't help, but it also seemed to be either too warm, too windy, or pouring rain.
One of our hunters did score a nice buck in the last half hour of daylight, on the last day of the season. The buck was a 125 inch three-year old. He wasn't a monster, and being the deer manager that he is, our hunter was hesitant to shoot, but he was definitely a trophy earned without question. He spent almost every daylight hour for 8 days straight in the stand. Congratulations sir, you earned it. See you next year.
|Bison herd on the hillside, digging for grass.|
Because of the cold weather, the winter coats on our bison bulls are full and beautiful. It's time to give us a call about a buffalo hunt. Whether it's a shoulder mount you want, a full robe, or just meat, now is the time. The next few months are perfect for harvesting your trophy. It's a huge job skinning the animal and preparing the meat for processing. These cold temperatures are exactly what we need to get the job done with no issues.
We have some open dates, so give us a call!
|Feeding hay in the early morning hours.|
I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas, and I wish you all safe holiday travels.
Give us a call anytime. We'd love to be your Missouri bison hunting outfitter!