Ole Lake Farm is a special place in north central Minnesota. It has been the privilege of three generations of the Flowers family to live, work, hunt, and play on this land since 1966. We grow a small amount of produce like pumpkins and some grain each year, like corn and wheat, as well as raise chickens, goats,and pigs. We also manage our forest to produce lumber for construction projects and heat for our home.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Today was the official last day of the 2014 MN firearms deer
season.For the crew at Olelake Farm, it
was over last Saturday.Saturday
afternoon Kori shot another deer which was put on Kurt’s tag, which gave us a total
of 6 deer.We were officially done.That’s a lot of meat to cut up. Thank goodness Mom and Dad are deer cutting handy. I wonder how many deer these two have cut up so far?
Mom doing a front shoulder
Dad working on a hind quarter
So this weekend we went out and pulled the blinds and chairs down off the platforms. We will wait until Thanksgiving Day to go out and take down the ladder stands.
The Birch Stand
So, here are some interesting things about this deer
season.Dad went back to shooting his
lever action 30-30 with open sites and shot 3 deer.That’s old school there.For the first time ever, a deer was shot out
of Lady’s Stand. A few deer have been seen out of the stand, but never has one
been harvested.And for only the 4th time since Kent and I
built the Birch Stand, a deer was not shot out of that stand.Just for a hint on how productive that stand
is, we built that stand in the late 1970’s.Now that’s quite a track record.The
Big House stand has once again provided the opportunity for a first time hunter
to get his first deer.I shot my first
deer just down the field from where the stand is, Kurt and Kori both shot their
The New Big House
first deer there and now Kellen has.
Old School Stand, Kent shot his first deer here
So all in all, we had a successful season, but the best part
of Deer Season Is getting together with Family and Friends, having a safe
season, and continuing the traditions of Olelake Farm.