I was on vacation with my family for the better part of a week, and it is always tough to return. But last year, I figured out a trick that lets me look forward to getting back home; I stick out a bunch of trail cameras! Instead of mourning my return to work routines and house chores, I find my excitement building the closer the vehicle gets to our house.

So after helping unload the van … I offered to go pick up our dog from the kennel (well actually, my folk’s house). And on the way I just had to slip into a couple of spots and pull my cameras. Sneaky, huh?

I spent the better part of last night deleting dozens of doe pictures (including one old nanny that camped in front of the camera for the better part of two hours), but there were a few gems in there that I had to keep. The buck pictured above looks pretty darn nice to me; tall and reasonably heavy, a nicely-muscled physique….definitely a deer I hope I get a better look at in about six weeks, when our archery season opens.

So how bout you guys? Anything decent showing up on your cameras?