Uprooted Magnolia

Tis the Day Before the Hunters

Posted in Nature, Photography, Wildlife by leahyetter on October 14, 2011

©Leah Yetter Photographer

Did you see the hunters moon this week? It was so beautiful. It is the first full moon after the harvest moon and is named this because it is ideal light for the hunter to hunt and stockpile food for the winter.

I love fall but I dislike hunting season. It opens tomorrow. All year, I get watch these young bucks grow up and graze our meadows only to have them shot and then hung on the wall as a trophy. I knew coming into the ranching lifestyle that hunting was part of it, but that doesn’t mean I like it.

So I whispered to these guys yesterday during my hike,

©Leah Yetter Photographer

“Run, hide yourselves. You will be hunted soon”.  Obviously they didn’t get it because I saw them this morning in their usual spot.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

But hopefully they will hunker down in some tall grass and stay quiet until the gunfire ceases.

This girl can only hope. Until then, I shall accessorize in orange.

Over & Out,


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  1. jacqueline said, on October 14, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Beautiful photos! It would be wonderful if the hunters all missed their marks 😉


    • leahyetter said, on October 14, 2011 at 11:39 am

      You got that right! Thanks for the compliment!


    • leahyetter said, on October 21, 2011 at 6:51 pm

      So I’m replying to you Jacqueline, a few days later, to let you know that the few hunters that were here and around here didn’t shoot a thing! I think they read my blog and decided not to pull the trigger. At least that’s what I’m telling myself. 🙂


  2. Roberta said, on October 14, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    We can hope for hunters with poor eye-sight! lol!


  3. RealRanchWife said, on October 15, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    We whisper to the deer, antelope and elk, too!


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