Less than a year later, we return early: slightly craftier and eager for challenges.
Assembling with a crew consisting of the Codger, Random Truth and a few other chums, we set up cams for the Codger's workshop.
A great time was had exploring new habitats and placing some cams in locations that had intrigued us the year before, but were unfortunately passed over due to time limitations.
After a hard day's work, the crew settled in for the night at an agreeable, cozy cabin. A hearty feast was prepared to fill our empty stomachs while stories and schemes were passed between the merry group. Codger and Random Truth were fresh off two successes with "Hornly", a plastic Great Horned Owl that attracted swift attention from the real deal.
Thus, it was decided that we must continue the experiment, this time with a homemade Screech Owl decoy placed in the backyard of our cabin. 3 hours of Western Screech Owl calls were loaded onto Random Truth's Ipod and the decoy was deployed at 9:00pm, with three cameras focused on the furry fake -- two homebrew cams courtesy of Random Truth and Sean P. respectively, and a Bushnell Trophy Cam set for video by yours truly.
A morning check-in provided us with success, but not one we were expecting:
1:35 am visit
Brother Fox visited again 1 hr 50 minutes later.
3:22 am visit
Did the call of "Screechy" bring in our Fox friend? Unlikely, for the delectable smells of our feast (bacon-wrapped meatloaf) and an additional treat left in a nearby rock crevice (roadkill squirrel) would have provided a far greater and expected attractant.