TO SERVE AND PROTECT

Brazoria County Sheriff's deputy, checking my property for intruders the first weekend of deer season.

Brazoria County Sheriff’s deputy, checking my property for intruders the first weekend of deer season.

After a full day in the stand opening Saturday of deer season, my alarm company called just as I was about to shower at home and said the front door alarm was sounding on my camper. Not really wanting to drive back out that night, I asked them to call the sheriff’s department. Two deputies showed up to check what appeared to be a false alarm. They are always very good about doing this, but that night they seemed to want to be doubly sure, and walked almost to the back on my property. This camera towards the front recorded their passage past it, another further down showed they also went at least that far. Evidently the infrared camera “glow” intrigued this officer, possibly because the camera is locked in what appears to be an electrical breaker box securely bolted to a tree, watching the road, and not anywhere near a feeder.

I think most of the deputies are aware I have had trouble with intruders in the past, and I really appreciated these guys going the extra 1/4 mile to check things out – especially since they had to have had very muddy shoes and trouser legs after going down my muddy “road” to the back stand!

About MikeH

Texas hunter and fisherman for 50 years, published outdoor writer since 1979, licensed charter boat operator from 1982 to 2013. Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Charterboat Operators, current member Environmental Advisory Committee to the DOE and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Married to Dorothy since 2000, one son, Michael who is recently married and living in Nederland, Texas. My wife and I live in Oyster Creek, Texas, near Freeport, and have a hunting property outside of Brazoria, Texas.
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