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Author Topic: Sometimes You Have to Improvise  (Read 1980 times)

Offline russcat

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Sometimes You Have to Improvise
« on: September 26, 2016, 08:50:31 AM »
Finally rain is in the forecast so dad and I worked this weekend on the food plots hoping to get the seed in the ground before today's rains.  My tractor is broke down. Since last year we have wanted to get a pretty large area in the center of our property disc'd up.  Last week we successfully convinced the owner of the property to disc this area up. From my measurements it's almost 2 acres.  After he went over it a time or two with his tractor we were able to finish prepping it with our Atv disc and a harrow behind our atvs. We got it all worked up and leveled real good.  Thunder is rumbling and getting closer and closer.   It's time for seed. 

Our pull behind spreader we have been fixing and "rigging" for years finally bit the dust. We didn't even get started.   Luckily I was thinking ahead. When Dad says he has something rigged and it will work I've learned to think ahead for a plan B.  I brought the Scotts Speedy Green spreader "just in case" dads modifications to the pull behind spreader didn't work. Dad told me I would never be able to push that spreader through the loose dirt and over the dirt clods. I said, " you are right.  Even if I could I wouldn't have time to finish before the rain.  That's why you are going to drive while i pull this thing."  He just giggled and said "let's getter done!"  He drove while I sat on the tailgate of his Ranger and pulled (not pushed) the spreader.  We effectively put put 150lbs of seed in no time. 

Long story short we finished loading up as the rain hit.  Sometimes thinking ahead pays off.  But as you all know, most things around deer hunting involves improvising.   

We call this our red neck poor boy seed spreader and Atv disc:
« Last Edit: September 26, 2016, 08:54:29 AM by russcat »
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Re: Sometimes You Have to Improvise
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2016, 08:52:09 AM »
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Re: Sometimes You Have to Improvise
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2016, 09:09:28 AM »
Way to go, I hope you are growing some good deer grub soon and they like it. Sometimes it's always good to think outside the box.  @--0--0118
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Re: Sometimes You Have to Improvise
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2016, 11:12:33 AM »
Whatever is takes- way to get her done!!
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Re: Sometimes You Have to Improvise
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2016, 03:23:11 PM »
Looks like your plan worked just fine!!!! ##$%#11 ##$%#11 ##$%#11
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Re: Sometimes You Have to Improvise
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2016, 05:06:49 PM »
Pulled my memory cards. 1600 pics after 3 weeks.  3 of deer.  10 of coons. 3 of armadillos. 1 bobcat.  About 100 of crows.   And the rest.....anyone care to guess?
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Re: Sometimes You Have to Improvise
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2016, 05:13:18 PM »
doves eating your seed?

it's is always an adventure. now w/ only atv access to my place everything is just magnified. we get 'er done one way or another. nice work
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Re: Sometimes You Have to Improvise
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2016, 05:36:47 PM »
Good job...nothing like a little luck and good planning!
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Re: Sometimes You Have to Improvise
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2016, 05:47:44 PM »
Russcat - I'm hoping you're not gonna say hogs is what all those other pictures were.  I had that doggone spider & web in front of mine last week that burned a couple hundred shots pretty quick.  Congrats on the food plot and the rain - we're dry and dusty here, I'm going to have problems if I don't get some rain soon.
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Re: Sometimes You Have to Improvise
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2016, 07:48:33 AM »

Russcat - I'm hoping you're not gonna say hogs is what all those other pictures were.  I had that doggone spider & web in front of mine last week that burned a couple hundred shots pretty quick.  Congrats on the food plot and the rain - we're dry and dusty here, I'm going to have problems if I don't get some rain soon.
You guessed it.  I have pics with over 20 hogs in one pic.  We are Infested. 

We set the trap again and baited it.  Dad had a guy come look at our trap because we haven't had much success trapping them.   He changed how the trap door works.  In the first night (Friday night) we caught 8.  They all died Saturday.   May they rest in peace.
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Re: Sometimes You Have to Improvise
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2016, 09:42:03 AM »
You mean may they rest in pieces... on the grill that is!
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Re: Sometimes You Have to Improvise
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2016, 05:11:30 PM »
The only thing I saw missing was some duct tape!
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Re: Sometimes You Have to Improvise
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2016, 05:33:12 PM »
i didn't even think about hogs. they are your version of my wolves except I can't kill mine

are they good eating? what did you do w/ all of them?
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Re: Sometimes You Have to Improvise
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2016, 06:45:42 PM »
i didn't even think about hogs. they are your version of my wolves except I can't kill mine

are they good eating? what did you do w/ all of them?
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Re: Sometimes You Have to Improvise
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2016, 08:28:18 PM »
i didn't even think about hogs. they are your version of my wolves except I can't kill mine

are they good eating? what did you do w/ all of them?
Don't forget the three SSS approach Yari.   Just can't grill yours!  @--0--0105

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