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Title: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on October 14, 2019, 06:09:53 AM
I have always said that my Hunting season starts on Work Weekend down at the Hunt Club in Ga. Get the Cook Shack in shape take inventory of what is needed and what is not is the number one priority, getting the campers in shape and see how the Summer Months has treat them is also important. Putting up blinds, checking on ladder stands, clearing paths to them...running the ATV, all of these are important steps in getting ready for the season....and oh yea, of course trips to the range is also important.

All of that has been done, today is the night before Christmas for me....today I will hook the trailer up and do my final loading up the truck. Check the truck vitals as well...air pressure on the tires, and did the oil change about a month ago, check the air filter and made sure that I keep an extra fan belt in the truck....so I think that I am ready for my trip....

All I have to do tomorrow morning is to load up the ATV, the guns and load myself into the truck and head South....It was the night before hunting season and all through the house, truck and garage, not a creature was stirring, not even me....will you get the drift of the the poem.... --099-780   
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on October 14, 2019, 07:00:46 AM
Way to go, I am still searching for a location closer than what I have to hunt if I am on a limited time schedule.

The Club I belong to is an hours and a half away and I was able to hunt a couple smaller parcels close to my house but one owner has passed away and the family has his 40 acres up for sale and posted the property the other has been leased by a hunt club that adjoins it and put in the lease members only during deer and turkey season.  The land owner did realize that language was in the lease when he signed it and let the club guys know he had 2 persons he always let hunt that he wanted to remain to be able to....NOT.
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on October 14, 2019, 07:37:42 AM
Bo - I'm in the same process now, just got back from Michigan yesterday and I have until Thursday morning to get everything done. The combined deer/bear muzzleloader season has caused a few changes to the preparation and added a few more days at camp. That means more chili to be made, more soups and steaks for sure. More firearms, and ammo. It will be a truck load for sure but I think I can get it all done in time for an early morning departure. With all that in mind, it will be about 10 days with service to get on TH. Good luck to all those who will be hitting the woods over the next few weeks, be safe and wear those safety harnesses, your family is counting on you making it back home. With or without the venison.  @--0--0101
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on October 14, 2019, 08:38:34 AM
 @--0--0101  keep safe and have fun you all   ##$%#1118
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on October 14, 2019, 09:24:58 AM
good luck guys
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on October 14, 2019, 12:34:56 PM
Have a safe trip and hunt Bo .  ##$%#1118
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on October 14, 2019, 08:04:10 PM
Thanks guys - And BP I remember hunting here in TN where I hunted was 2.5 hours in one direction!!! OMG....

Due to the rain moving in near Macon GA and when I get down there tomorrow afternoon, it would be heavy tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night.....will hold off till Wednesday to leave TN....will try and leave around 7 AM or earlier and be down there around noon and be there for the afternoon hunt...have a million things to do down at the camp....

Like you Gut, have to drive down and stay a week, drive back and then drive back down on the 31st for our two week hunt....got a ton more stuff to bring down with me.....
I feel you pain......

Thanks guys and love the Academy Outdoors Commercial when they say to climb a tree and disappear...it our season.....
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on October 15, 2019, 07:51:03 AM
Sounds like fun there Bo And Gut good luck men!!
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on October 15, 2019, 06:50:07 PM
Thanks Blue - Hope so, especially the steaks on Saturday Night....long range forecast calls for rain tomorrow and for Opening Day or Modern Rifle on Saturday and Sunday!!! so I threw in truck at the last minute due to the rain - my handy-dandy, weather beaten, Stock scared up....Remington 700 LTR in 308 Win....I can take this gun apart in my sleep and put it back together again and the sucker still shoots 3/4 MOA all day long, no matter if you put 155 gn Berger or the 168 gn Accubonds in it, it does not matter...think it has 11.25" right hand twist in the barrel. The reason why I say that is that I bought the rifle back in 96 at Knob Creek and it did not come with a box of any papers on it, not even an owner's manual. I know I could do my twist test on it with my twist gauge, but have not do that yet....need to do that next year for sure so I will know for sure.....but I have put some clear finger nail polish on the round both where the bullet is seating and the primer area, this ensure that the powder stays dry during the heaviest rain storm....and put some plastic over the end of the barrel and go hunt....seems like a blind day for sure for me this weekend.....

So tomorrow morning will leave my house and head South for the Hunt Camp should be there in about 5 hours depending on traffic......
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on October 15, 2019, 08:02:50 PM
That low dollar Marlin you shot last week might be another good foul weather choice for you Bo . . . .
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on October 15, 2019, 09:52:48 PM
safe travels
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on October 15, 2019, 10:59:27 PM
Mad - That is very true - but and the big but is that I have started walking it in to the center.....move it 3 clicks to the right (actually needs 5 clicks) and 8 clicks down (actually needs 12 clicks) so until I actual take it to the range and verify that it is indeed I am doing it right, I will not take it to the woods with me....you are not the first one that said something like that....it is the best it has shot, it is a new load so it is still in the experimenting phase. My Coppers are always on as well, if you remember the Custom Cooper M54 shot amazing well as well, but I every year I take the Rem 700 LTR to the range where it is solid as a rock, it shoots real good...so despite the rain I can wipe it down take it apart with two Allen screws and can clean it and put it back together in a heart beat....

The Marlin I found a bit of rust on it after the major flood around where the receiver bolts down into the stock at and around the end of the barrel....a 10 minute steel wool working with it and a bit of blue treatment. Maybe next year, I will be able to take it to the woods with me...you can bet that it will be one of the first rifles I take to the range with me in 2020.....

Yari - it will be a long day driving in the rain and all...so thanks and will check-in in about a week with everyone.......Bo 
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on October 23, 2019, 07:29:48 PM
Got in a few days ago and it was a rained out opening day down in GA...folks it rained all day long!!! Did not hear the first shots, and hunted all day Sunday (heard one shot Sunday morning) and Monday morning. Did not see anything except for the 4 mature gobblers that were 10 ft from me!!

Glad to report that TH members Jap51 and Cobbguy each put one in the freezer....Jap51 shot an 8 pointer that would surprise you at the weight of it. It looked small but it weighed in at close to 160 lbs field dressed. Cobbguy nailed a doe with his muzzle loader....we do have a ton of deer on the property this year...we have been letting the little bucks and does walk and hopefully that will pay off for us this year....

We had about 10 folks that showed up for opening day and we watch a bunch of football and caught a lot of Z's on last Saturday....I made it to opening day for the first time in many years, most of the time I head South for the last three days of Archery and the first three days of Muzzle Loader season, miss opening day for modern rifle season and joined the gang when the big hunt comes, which this year will start Oct 30 or 31st.....

Everybody that hunted the last few days saw deer.....which is a good sign.....so we will see, next week will head down for the two week hunt and we shall see what happens.....

Did take the Rem 700 LTR in 308 due to the weather...used it for Sunday and Monday...kept the 6.5 CM Bergara and the 270 WSM McWhorter in the dry camper...had a small flame from one of the camper stove burners going to keep the dampest out....Will take it (Rem 700 LTR) down with me again just in case it does rain some....

Bo

 
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on October 24, 2019, 09:40:08 AM
congrats to the successful hunters. you just can't fight the weather. we've had rough weather here to. wind, rain...

good luck next trip
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on October 24, 2019, 10:14:57 AM
Looks like another wet weekend for us in GA!  50% chance of rain Friday - Sunday.  (Dr Drip must be in town.  --099-780) 
However the long term forecast looks a lot better cool and dry.   I have canceled plans to hunt this weekend and will concentrate on next week.  Which is our prime rut week.  Everyone will be down for two weeks but I do not have that much vacation time  @--0--0100.  But like Bo said we have a good deer population this year.

Just looked at the DNR website.  Year-to-date "for our county" the total harvest is down compared to last year.  Last year at this time there were 340 deer harvested.  This year there has only been 120.  I predict we will have a good time starting next week when the temperature finally drops.   
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on October 24, 2019, 12:36:35 PM
Congrats to the freezer fillers!! Sounds like a good time Bo and you carried the right weapon in that Remington it looks pretty weather proof to me.
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on October 24, 2019, 10:09:18 PM
Thanks for the good luck wishes for the 2019 season. As I get older, it is getting harder and harder to do the most simple common tasks. Losing your strength (testosterone) and balance (????) can get you in trouble in the woods in a hurry....yes it is a younger man sport, but I am not complaining a bit....sure beats the alternative!!!

Now onto present day, not to be a Debbie Downer!!! Sure glad I took down the Remington 700 LTR in 308 cause it rained and rained on Saturday....Sunday was a totally different day and so was Monday....

This year plan on taking the 700 LTR in 308 back down with me along with the 270WSM McWhorter with its Nightforce SHV scope, the Christensen Arm 6.5 PRC with the Leupold VX5 3-15X x 44mm, the Savage-Shilen Barrel with the Sig Sauer Scope (Whiskey 3) 3-9X x 40mm, the cheap one...and the Bergara B14 HMR in the 6.5 Creedmoor and the Tract Toric 3-15X x 50mm  scope, everyone that looks through this scope is impressed...using the 140 gn to 155 gn bullets this year....

When it Trick or Treat, it will be a treat for me to head South for the 2 weeks....should be an interesting time, before the rut, during the rut and post rut...should be a good time had by all...... --09--0

Along with battery banks and hand warmers and a few other things, I think I am just about set, got to take the 30 gallons of water down with me...this time it will be used for showers, about 6 or 7 of them....ready for Halloween to roll around here!!!

Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on October 25, 2019, 10:43:36 AM
it looks wet down there again today. stay dry and good luck. i think the dripmaster left a cloud over you guys --099-780
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on October 28, 2019, 06:25:31 AM
Yari - Thanks yes it will require the rain suit and lots of patients and looking....went down for the first time and the first thing I did was to spray silicone on the main blind...use a whole can of Atsko spray....and then on opening day it rained and rained....did not even go out! First time that has happen! But Sunday morning it was dry inside and according to the guys who have use it for a long time, it works great....at 70 the main goal is to stay dry and healthy...

But will head down on Halloween for our annual 2 week hunt and hope that it will rain every 3 or 4 days...can handle that but during those wet days will be in blind for sure. will take some hand warmers and dress warm and stay dry during those wet times, will also take down (again) the Rem 700 LTR in 308.

Have decided on taking the 270WSM McWhorter down with me along with the Christensen Arm 6.5 PRC and the Bergara B14 HMR in the 6.5 Creedmoor and the Savage Shilen 260 Rem and the along with the LTR....I generally take down the ammo container for that particular round but last night I was looking at the ammo and realized that all but the McWhorter and the Christian Arms are box magazines, so I loaded up two magazines each of the ammo so that will save me safe some space in the truck. Had to do some reloading for that reason last night (I only had 4 rounds available for the 6.5 Creedmoor and 3 left for the 260 Rem....so I reloaded last night a few rounds, no problem solved!

Will take down the 30 gallons of water for showers and miscellaneous usage, the 2000 Watt Honda with the parallel connection (just in case) we need 4000 watts for some unknown reason.....will also replace some of those small and short tent stakes with the longer screw in type for at least two spots on the main blind...also some more Deer Cane that I have ordered and it sure seems like I am getting them in almost daily...LOL...from Amazon....

Someone needs to come up with a orange waterproof cover for the blinds (it sure would be nice to have a blind that would accept the tie-downs for an blaze orange cover that would cover the top of the blind and make it extra waterproof as well) just a passing thought.....

I was just mentioning to the wifey that I am depending on more solar and rechargeable batteries these days...have been charging up the extra battery packs for the phone and have a light that is going on three years that has a solar panel for its power. Also have a Battery Tender solar panel that I use to recharge the ATV battery while I am down there (have a 120VAC Electric Tender that I plug in the ATV when it is not in use in the external garage....Since there is no power down at deer camp, we have to make due with what we have or can get.....

Have not heard from Split Toe or Deerhead who was down at deer camp this past weekend if anybody got one or two big boys this past week/weekend. Will keep you guys posted....but after Thursday morning, I will head South for two weeks or for 18 days for the pre-rut and rut time frame!

Bo
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on October 28, 2019, 08:07:24 AM
Good luck Bo safe travels.
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on October 28, 2019, 09:17:38 AM
bo- i believe there are orange tops for blinds. they don't cover the entire blind, but the top hub
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on October 28, 2019, 02:42:39 PM
Hi Bo
I did not go last weekend I stayed home taking care of the todo list!  Painted the garage doors, purchased new ceiling fan, flood lights and food for hunt week!  Wanted the wife happy before I left town for 11  days!  Started packing the truck and gassed up the ATV.  I think I have everything. Just need ice in the cooler and hook up the trailer.  I'll see you in a couple of days,

I have not heard from Split Toe.  I know he was there last week.  We should have heard from him if someone filled a tag.  Drive safe. 

Good Luck everyone!     
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on October 28, 2019, 06:18:02 PM
Thanks Deerhead for the info, have not heard from Split Toe either...oh well....

Went through my list one more time (again) today and will start packing tomorrow, one day ahead of my regular schedule loading, and will hopefully get things done tomorrow after we get back from the Doc Office....I had a scare the other night, was sound asleep (something I rarely do these days) and around 2:45 AM wife got up and told me that she needs to go to the ER!! I never knew I could throw on a T-shirt and a pair of camo short so fast, wore the boots into the ER got there at 3 AM and at 3:30 they had diagnosed the problem of Kidney Stones.....on the way there my wife being a retire nurse, diagnosed herself and told me that it was probably Kidney Stones...sure enough that is what it was. The working physician (a Florida Graduated and big football fan, but will not hold that against him especially at the time) told my wife that it indeed it was a Kidney Stone....so they gave her some pain pills and something for nausea. We filled the prescriptions at around 9 AM that morning

We got home to hear Rowdy the Republican Rooster announced that Prez Trump was doing his morning Tweeting....he does that a lot...both the Prez and the Rooster....LOL...but we are glad that all it was....now to present day. We will visit the Doc tomorrow morning and he will tell us what is next...hopefully he will tell us to wait a while and let nature takes it course, but the wife wants me out of the house and to go hunting and I want to be there for her.....she said that she had natural child birth for 3 of her kids including twins...I faint and that site and thought of the pain, but she said that she is a strong woman who doesn't need a man to take care of her....oh well so off to the woods I go on Thursday regardless of what the Doc says....her daughter is only 15 minutes away and we had some great neighbors!! Will be on stand by for a call from her telling me that it is time that I come home....hopefully not....

So tomorrow after the urologist visit, we will start loading the truck with all the goodies that UPS and USPS has bought me since I have gotten back...more flashlights, have more flashlights that 308's believe it or not!! and put the generators in the truck, and the two packs of paper towels from Sam's Club. We will find somewhere to put it, the back of the truck will be packed again!!

Wish me luck guys and will see you Deerhead and Split Toe and others in the woods for Halloween and hopefully play Trick or Treat on a big old White Tail..either way it will work our for me....on the deer that is.....
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on October 29, 2019, 05:52:55 AM
The next coming three weeks look very promising we have seen five really great bucks on trail cams this year. All shooter bucks and a lot of young promising bucks. Starting to see a lot of rubs and scrapping activity. Last weekend was uneventful with the rain and warm weather. I saw a small six pointer and a few of the guys saw does. Starting to get a few day time pictures of some good bucks. The seeking phase of the rut has started the next two weeks should be awesome with the cold weather moving in this weekend with low's in the 30's....  @--0--0133

Everyone have a safe season!!!
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on October 29, 2019, 07:37:07 PM
Congrats to those that bagged one and good luck with the rest of camp.

I have come to realize I enjoy the preparation and rituals of camp as much or more than the hunt itself.
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on October 29, 2019, 11:37:52 PM
Thanks Split Toe for the update!! Yes, it should be good for the next couple of weeks....As far as the weather goes, we will deal with it....will hunt a few more stands and put out some game trail cameras along the way....

The Truck is packed full with propane and paper towels, rifles, ammo and flashlights, ready to rolls, put some air in the tires and even bringing down a 120VAC air compressor just in case we need it in camp, think everyone has a Air Compressor that you plug into the cigarette lighter....

It will be a wet drive down on Halloween, I will be careful and to drive real slow...LOL....
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on October 30, 2019, 05:13:32 AM
Currently getting a sleet/snow/rain mix here.  Fa la la la la
Bah humbug!
Drive careful y'all
 @--0--0101
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on October 30, 2019, 09:36:10 AM
16" buck chasing does under my office window today. not a tall rack, but fun to see

good luck
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on October 30, 2019, 05:46:47 PM
Well that magic time of the year has arrived for most of us. The next few weeks there should be some nice bucks taken. I'm headed to the woods in the morning for the next 16 days and the weather is turning cool with a low of 34 Friday morning. That should get things started here. Best of luck to everyone, have safe hunts and travels!
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on October 30, 2019, 06:44:50 PM
heading to the cabin for a long weekend tomorrow. lows in the teens. it should be fun


good luck to all
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on October 31, 2019, 07:04:08 AM
Hope everyone will have an eventful Deer Season......get out there and in your stand, blind or stalking, it is that time of the year!

See ya after the next couple of weeks......Good Luck to All......

Bo
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on October 31, 2019, 10:08:11 AM
Trucks packed I have to work until 5pm then head down to camp and meet up with everyone!  Tomorrow will be perfect.  They are predicting our first frost of the year. Today it is 70.  The 10 day forecast looks great. This weather change should kick off the rut. 

Good luck everyone and be safe! 
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on October 31, 2019, 07:29:00 PM
Good luck to all of you guys in camp. I sure wish I could be there with you all but I just got home from an 11 day in the woods and doing it again on the 21st to the 26th then again from Thanksgiving for another 10 days.
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on November 11, 2019, 02:48:54 PM
Just got back from 10 days at camp.  I saw deer every day.  Had an 8pt within 10ft when I was hunting a new spot on the ground.  His horns were just inside the ears and the tines were not very tall. He was a young buck Maybe 2.5 yrs old.  He will be really nice next year.

Deer were on the move and the rut was getting good when I had to leave.  Split Toe, Bo and Jap were still going strong.  All three saw good bucks.  Jap shot an 8pt during muzzleloader season and was looking for a true trophy buck to close his season out on. So he let a real nice 8pt walk. Split Toe saw nice 7pt and 8pt but he was looking for a tall tine 8pt we had on camera.  Bo saw two shooter bucks but could not close the deal.  Just needed one or two more seconds.  I will share any news if I hear from them.. 
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on November 11, 2019, 06:43:21 PM
Sounds pretty good Deerhead, enough quality bucks showing themselves to keep everyone excited about the next day's hunt!
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on November 11, 2019, 08:35:30 PM
that's great. i'm glad you guys are in the thick of it. keep us posted
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on December 12, 2019, 06:07:54 PM
Yea - One more hunt for me, its the After Christmas Hunt from the Dec 26 to Jan 1, 2 or 4th or 5th...not sure the exact date, just depends of everyone else, but this time will not be taking down any water with me (30 gallons of fresh TN spring water - LOL, from the back yard facut...LOL. But this time will be taking down a new layer of clothes some that are heavier for the cooler weather..will be bringing the ATV and the Big Blind and will close up the camper until the spring clean up day say sometimes in late Fed or for Turkey season.....

Will be useing the Twins 308, the Kimber 8400 Patrol rifles with the Leupold VX6 2-12X x 42mm, with its 30mm tube, both are set up exactly the same with the same scope and rings and the cant level....

So far have seen 43 deer during the day light hours. Most of my big deer, the shooters, come strolling through during the night time hours...had the shooter show up at 9 PM and 1 AM and 3 AM so far....did set another Browning GTC out after our 10 day hunt was up and sure enough, true to form, a good size buck showed up...forgot the time and the date so that info is wrong, I think I set it correctly when I was down there for Thanksgiving. See picture...it is a nice buck but the time and date are wrong...it was between the end of the 10 day hunt and Thanksgiving hunt this year....

It has been a great year so far!!

Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on December 13, 2019, 09:09:04 AM
i was wondering how you guys were doing. i hadn't seen any pics or updates

good luck
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on December 13, 2019, 03:19:52 PM
Yari - Living here in TN its hard to keep up with the guys. This weekend Split Toe, Jap51, Cobbguy and I think Deerhead and a few others will be down at the club this weekend...but we all have seen deer just not the big ones that we all have on Game Trail Cameras!!

We have a good time this year and we plan on hunting one more time together after Christmas hunt (Dec 26 to the 1st of Jan) myself I will down there to about the 4th or 5th....We all are getting older for sure!!
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on December 13, 2019, 07:41:15 PM
this year was the worse bow hunted one day and my dad died 11/13/19 the Wednesday before gun started was off for two week trying to adjust him being gone juts could not hunt much he hunt a lot when I was growing up and did not see anything when I was out.  bow and muzzleloader season ends Tuesday
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on December 14, 2019, 08:25:33 AM
I saw more deer in one sit in SD than I did in WI all year. WI was really terrible. I didn't see a single deer the first 2 weeks of November. before this year, I thought that would be impossible. the season is doe only now and they get a pass. the bow season end in January for the metro. I hope to get out, but the wind and cold temps are here a month early. 

GLOBAL WARMING I GUESS. WI has had the most rain ever on record in 2019 and below average temps all year
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on January 19, 2020, 07:52:29 AM
2019 will go down as a good year for me, even though my freezer is getting pretty low on venison....but between Thanksgiving hunt and the after Christmas Hunt, they started logging again. This time they logged about 60 acres. The loggers destroyed a real nice and close food plot. We all saw deer the six of us that hunted for about 4 days. We had our Saturday night steaks. The Camper needs repair in a big way, use a bunch of duct tape but will take a lot of TLC to get it retored....may head down serval time during Turkey season and do a little hunting and some trailer patching up. If you remember, have been hit buy two pine trees and had to repair/replace the roof twice on it....need to take down another pine tree before I will start sleeping better...

Only took down the Kimber twins. They are 2 Kiber 8400 Patrol rifles in 308 topped off with a Leupold VX6 2-12X scope they have 20" heavy barrels. Both are dime shooters and they load very similar.....but I forgot my slings again! I keep a cheap one in the camper just in case.....LOL....

Bo



   
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on January 19, 2020, 11:55:14 AM
it must be tough not having control of the land you hunt. when I hunted public, it was always an adventure to deal w/ the cuttings

glad you had a good time. any good bucks killed? pics?
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on January 19, 2020, 07:50:34 PM
Yari - Yes have 3 or 4 good shooter bucks - but this year, started to video them instead of still pictures....will never do that again....the pictures are the way to go.....

Had a nice rub real close to the blind that I have set up, probably about 75 yards or so from it...see picture.....Also had a bunch of Turkeys that I kept seeing, they were probably 5 yards from the blind...saw them about 4 times, they are 5 Gobblers see picture....from the blind with the cell phone......

About the logging, you are so right, we don't have any control over the property, and never talk to the land owners (three of them) just their persons and the land manager....but it is located far from prying eyes and we have been there about 10 years and have not had anything stolen from our camp so we feel very lucky there, but with this logging going on wonder if it will draw any local attention...hope not...but plan on being there about another 10 years or so, I will be 80 then, time to hang up then that is if I reach 80...Eeeks, thinking of the alternative....

See Pictures
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on January 19, 2020, 11:02:18 PM
looks like nice country. did you get any pics of the kills?
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on February 29, 2020, 11:29:52 AM
Yari - Deerhead and Split Toe are the ones that put all the pictures of our deer kills on the board and dates them inside the cook shack....yes they are logging the land now and the cook shack has all the comforts of home down there. The last picture is the one taken after the right knee surgery in 2012 (see picture) of one nice buck, should have let him grow another year or two.....took him with a Cooper Super Varmint single shot 308....165 gn Berger VLD...he never knew what hit him...shot another deer later on in the week a small 10 pointer, shot him about 12:50 in the afternoon....was almost asleep in the stand when I saw him, never expecting to see him, he was checking scrapes and he ran father then expected....shot him with a Rem 700 LTR 308....155 gn Berger VLD.....that was the last deer that I taken since 2012. Since the picture have lost 35 lbs and trying to keep it off.....

Thinking back over the 2019 deer season, it was a great time to be in the woods, despite the logging and the burning of the old dead tree piles.....it rained and rained and rained on us over the year and it sure like every time I would head South, it would rain some more!! but that is they call it hunting.....right!

Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on February 29, 2020, 01:42:39 PM
nice looking buck. rain can really wear you down. I've had a few of those trips when it never stopped. makes it real tough
Title: Re: Hunting Season 2019
Post by: [Blocked] on March 01, 2020, 08:50:25 AM
I love that picture Bo, I think I found your 35 Lbs that you lost. I can return it to you soon.  --099-780