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Gone Hunting.. => Deer Hunting => Topic started by: Puddle Jumper on October 08, 2018, 06:36:07 AM

Title: Another Hurricane for Deer Season - Michael
Post by: [Blocked] on October 08, 2018, 06:36:07 AM
Looks like another one to dump rain on us.  This one is coming up from the Gulf Coast.

Did not bow hunt as we were getting ready for Hurricane Florence and her hanging around for days.  Then the clean up and drying out.  Got 25 inches of rain with last one, 3-4 inches forecasted here for this one.

At least got to fight the skeeters while Muzzel Loader hunting.   
We are going to start getting the rain around Wednesday thru Friday.  Gun season opens Saturday and I was going to my dog club which is 35 miles from Wilmington (where Florence came in) which got over 30 inches of rain.  Now more on the way.
Looks like I will be hunting behind my house, high ground.


Such is life
PJ
Title: Re: Another Hurricane for Deer Season - Michael
Post by: [Blocked] on October 08, 2018, 07:21:31 AM
YEah I just heard that on the news this morning.  The wife and I are headed to Savannah/Tybee Island, GA tomorrow to meet up with some friends.  Looks like it is going to be wet all week.  Too bad the plane tickets and rooms are non-refundable or I would cancel in a heartbeat.  In addition, the temperatures in OK are dropping tomorrow with the highs in the 60's the entire week...ugh!
Title: Re: Another Hurricane for Deer Season - Michael
Post by: [Blocked] on October 08, 2018, 08:01:36 AM
I saw this also, and it looks like it's not coming this far north. PJ you guys sure don't need anymore water on the ground there. Best of luck to you. Like us grunts always had to do "seize the high ground"  @--0--0123 Take advantage of what you have available.
Title: Re: Another Hurricane for Deer Season - Michael
Post by: [Blocked] on October 08, 2018, 08:20:13 AM
you need a house boat    ##$%#1118
Title: Re: Another Hurricane for Deer Season - Michael
Post by: [Blocked] on October 08, 2018, 08:37:34 AM
I feel your pain, just not as bad. the cabin is saturated and very muddy. more rain today-Wednesday. makes walking the hills very slippery

good luck. you never know what might have moved in w/ the flooding
Title: Re: Another Hurricane for Deer Season - Michael
Post by: [Blocked] on October 08, 2018, 06:48:56 PM
It will be north of m6 Florida home. Prayers sent for those in its direct path.
Title: Re: Another Hurricane for Deer Season - Michael
Post by: [Blocked] on October 08, 2018, 07:00:48 PM
Stay safe and dry all of my southern friends.
Title: Re: Another Hurricane for Deer Season - Michael
Post by: [Blocked] on October 08, 2018, 08:00:54 PM
Y'all be careful, hang in there.  We've finally been getting some rain in the last few days.  Got a little over 3" since Friday, finally started seeing some puddles this morning.  Beautiful today, but more rain coming tomorrow.  Farmers are grumbling as they haven't finished corn & bean harvest, but it is what it is.  Feast or famine it seems - if this continues into the winter some areas are likely to have a heck of a snow pile.
Title: Re: Another Hurricane for Deer Season - Michael
Post by: [Blocked] on October 09, 2018, 08:15:37 AM
Is it legal for you to deer hunt out of a floating duck blind? Be safe and hopefully you keep dry.
Title: Re: Another Hurricane for Deer Season - Michael
Post by: [Blocked] on October 10, 2018, 05:58:54 AM
Is it legal for you to deer hunt out of a floating duck blind? Be safe and hopefully you keep dry.

Deer cannot be over they feet in water when shot.  As long as the deer is on high ground NOT swimming and you are not shooting from a roadway (road under water) in a county where illegal.   -00-9  ##$%#113


PJ
Title: Re: Another Hurricane for Deer Season - Michael
Post by: [Blocked] on October 10, 2018, 06:27:25 AM
Looks like we're in the path also, while we need the rain PJ you guys need to catch a break!
Title: Re: Another Hurricane for Deer Season - Michael
Post by: [Blocked] on October 10, 2018, 08:06:44 AM
Looks like Atlanta is getting lucky again!  We are just missing the high winds and bad rain by a few miles.   ##$%#11
We are going to get some rain and wind but not the bad stuff south of us will be getting.  Prayers sent to everyone in
Michael's path
Title: Re: Another Hurricane for Deer Season - Michael
Post by: [Blocked] on October 11, 2018, 08:17:45 PM
Hard to tell so far compared to Homestead in 1992. 

Panhandle residents hurt for sure.

Area not as congested relative to other places so the insurance industry has the money to pay the claims.

I did get Flood and Hurricane insurance in the voluntary market for my house in Florida.

I hope these folks have insurance too. Need both types of policies. Deductibles are big, almost would need a loan to pay off $10k+ where some of these deductibles come in but it getting smacked like some of these homes in the videos, the deductible will be minor to the check the insurance comany will have to give for these total losses.

Hurricane season will not end until 11/1 but mother nature can do what she wants when she wants.

Prayers sent to those impacted and those helping these folks recover. I bet there are a lot of FD, PD, EMT, Utility workers etc resoponding that  may find out their place got hit but they carry on in the job they gotta do for others!
Title: Re: Another Hurricane for Deer Season - Michael
Post by: [Blocked] on November 05, 2018, 07:08:33 PM
I haven't taken time to post much since Michael visited us on the 10th of October.  First I want to say to all who might read this, I am so very grateful for God's hand of protection on our home!  He allowed two trees, a large Live Oak and  a old growth Long Leaf Pine to stand.  These trees are literally inches away from our house.  We lost many trees in the yard, Cedars/Junipers, oaks and pines.  One big pine fell due east and clipped the front of our pump house without damaging the well, left enough room for this old man to crawl under and attach a pig tail to the pressure switch to plug into a generator.  Had that particular tree fell to the south as did all the rest, it would have taken out a power pole with transformer and then jerked all the electrical out of the north wall of our house.  Praise the Lord for his mercy!  Others in our community were not so fortunate and have totally destroyed homes and then there is a neighbor lady that had all the big pines in her yard to fall, in every direction but on her house!  Lots of blue tarps are seen in the community. The videos on the news don't do justice to the actual situation.  Our area was on the west side of the eye so we received winds out of the north, just to the east it is unbelievable.  The devastation to the old homes and businesses in the small towns is just plainly heart breaking to see.

We still had 30 acres of timber to sell, most of it was 35 years old, had been managed and thinned, a little nest egg if you will.  Most of it is on the ground.  One figure posted by the State calculated there  was $1.6 Billion in timber on the ground across the Panhandle. 

We were without power for 11 days and 23 hours, phone and internet out a few days more, cell service was spotty.  We have a gas cook top and an old Corning Ware percolator so coffee and hot meals were no problem.  Ran the freezers and refrigerators for about 4 hours, twice a day and didn't lose any food.  Cold showers when the well was on the generator.  Our son brought us another generator and we used it exclusively on the well.  We then fired up the TV and the satellite and were amazed at what we had been through.

The deer hunting will be different.  The grandsons shooting house had been moved to a "deep woods" spot, natural woods, pines, oaks, cedars, grape vines, etc.  It took over an hour to work my way to that location.  I found the camera that was monitoring two trails, it was pointing down toward the ground.  There were over 6000 pictures on it, about a dozen of them showed activity before the storm then 6000 of the same leaves every time the wind moved a leaf.  My other camera at the Durana Clover plot was broken from its mount and was in the water when I found it shortly after the storm.  It showed a good buck the night before the storm.  Wren's Abruzzi Rye had been planted a few weeks before the storm and the Clover had been fertilized but we had at least 8.7" of rain in the gage. I'm sure there was more rain than that because for a while it was blowing sideways.  A couple of roof panels are missing from the big shooting house overlooking the Rye, Clover and pine trees.  It's a sad sight but the deer are still leaving tracks in the new plot that is recovering a lot better than I thought it would.

The hunting lease I've been in for so long had some damage, the pines on that property are only about 10 years old and some are bent/leaning over.  The woods road to my stand area had a dozen or so pines across it.  Sawed them out this morning and will take the tractor with the loader and push the debris out of the way.  My 20 year old shooting house at this site was blown to the ground, it seemed to be salvageable as it was still all together.  There is a little "shooting trailer" at this site that we have used for a couple of years since I gave up most of my climbing due to a couple of joint replacements.  This should be the place for the grandsons to hunt on Thanksgiving.

I'll post a few pictures of our mess: 1st should be the road into the deep woods stand, 2nd, the camera and 3rd the size of some of the natural growth pines that are down.  I'll add a few more later.
Treefarmer
Had a malfunction with the pictures.
Title: Re: Another Hurricane for Deer Season - Michael
Post by: [Blocked] on November 05, 2018, 07:14:15 PM
Continued pictures:
Title: Re: Another Hurricane for Deer Season - Michael
Post by: [Blocked] on November 05, 2018, 07:16:41 PM
thank the lord you made it
Title: Re: Another Hurricane for Deer Season - Michael
Post by: [Blocked] on November 05, 2018, 07:37:17 PM
Thank you, Sir.  We are very thankful!
Some more pictures: big pine that just missed the well, Rye patch recovering-still has standing water and looking south into some planted pines.
Treefarmer
Title: Re: Another Hurricane for Deer Season - Michael
Post by: [Blocked] on November 05, 2018, 08:06:05 PM
wow, what a mess. i'm glad you are safe. that is the most important part, be careful cleaning up
Title: Re: Another Hurricane for Deer Season - Michael
Post by: [Blocked] on November 05, 2018, 08:53:01 PM
Not to bore you fellers but just proud we were blessed to survive as well as we did!  Our damage in no way compares to Mexico Beach, Tyndall AFB, Panama City, Marianna and a slew of small towns that the eye wall passed over.  If you pray, continue to pray for those folks.
3 more pictures, 1st was during the actual storm, the yard after the storm and our road going east from the main dirt road  completely blocked. 
Treefarmer