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  1. Mitch123

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    Got in some good fishing before Florence hits the inlet here. First ever time out on the big blue ocean and let me tell you it was electric. If anyone is thinking about going I highly recommend it.

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    Also forgot about our dove hunt last weekend back at the cabin. 34 the morning hunt and the 36 that evening. Can’t wait to have some dove poppers and now some fresh fish!



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    Had a good weekend back at the cabin, getting everything ready for early bear season that comes in next Saturday. Brushed some blinds, got some new ladders up and unfortunately watched it rain most of the weekend. Bear pictures really picked up the past few weeks and the nuts are starting to fall all over the place.

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    Plots look good just desperately need to dry out some. First two pictures are clover mixes with some radishes and kale. The last picture is strictly tall tine turnips.

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    This apple tree never fails to amaze me. When you look at the trunk of the tree you wonder how it is even living. Let alone year after year it produces a pile of apples. Looking to try my hand in grafting this year and I believe scions from this tree would be great.

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    Wonderful place and thread! We'll be keeping up with you from our side of the river.

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    Early bear season and the first week of bow season have come and gone with not much to brag about. In camp we killed a total of 4 bear opening week, with all 4 around 150-175 pounds. Seems to be about the average for us each year. We saw another 5-6 bear as well along with one of the big boys, weighing around 350 pounds we are guessing. Weather all week was also bad, rained all day for 2 of the days, didn’t even get out of the house. The first week of bow season the weather has also been unheard of. I personally don’t know how y’all in the Midwest do it. Nothing worse then sitting in a tree stand when it’s 85 degrees and the mosquitoes are buzzing you. It’s October and we are well above our average temps, good news is that towards the end of the week we should be getting back to seasonal temperatures. Ready for the first frost!

    The one thing I have been looking forward to is that it’s seed swap time of the year! Always fun getting some new species of nuts to plant. Had great success last year and got a handful of the trees planted and tubed about a month or so ago. The ones I didn’t get in the ground I’m planning on just planting them dormant this winter.

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    This buck is the #1 on my hit list. The last picture is him from last year, awesome to see how much he put on in a year. He lives down on the south end of our farm, this year he had been right regular coming out of one of our clear cuts that are 5-6 years old or one of our warm season grass plots. With the warm weather I haven’t wanted to get in on him yet, waiting for the right weather and right time! Hope everyone else is having some luck in the early season!


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    Mitch - I love the place.....but I am a little concerned about this grass. Maybe I am wrong and I hope I am, but that looks like johnson grass to me. Now I am not any expert or the like so please get another opinion, and maybe it is some sort of MG, but the seeds head looks more like JG vs the MG I have. Johnsongrass is a nasty invasive plant here. I hope that's not what it is, but I would certainly try to be certain before I went spreading it around.

    You got some nice deer, and bears and that is certainly a nice bass on a jitterbug!
     
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    Mitch, your place looks great! Plots look healthy as do the bears and bucks! Also, that apple tree is quite incredible. Your second pic with the close up on the trunk looks like that thing died decades ago and a dead stump is all that's remaining, yet the mast production is unbelievable.

    Your hit list buck is very distinct. No doubt he is the same one from last year and he exploded with growth! Good luck with your season!
     
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    Believe that you are correct J-Bird! Glad that I asked before I went to digging it up! Everything I’ve seen online confirms your thought, thank you!
     
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    I could be wrong.....I just didn't want to see a fellow habitat nut make an honest mistake. Has it expanded from it's current location?
     
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    Some in his backyard, I’m not sure where exactly it was planted/ or where is started but this year I did notice some about 10 yards further down from last year.
     
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    if it is johnson grass......it's horrible stuff. Spreads by seed and by rhizomes, animals carry the seed in they hide and discing up a live plant can turn one into 50..... I tend to spot spray mine (gly or cleth) just to keep it in check. it grows fast as well and the roots produce a toxin to stifle other plants as well. It was introduced in the southern states as a forage crop for livestock....and just exploded from there. Just be sure you know what you have before you spread it or kill it. Some folks think they have some sort of fancy bunch grass like the golf courses have.....Ummmm no.....it's a weed, a nasty, nasty weed!
     
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    Overall pretty slow weekend. Wind blew Friday through today anywhere from 20-30 miles an hour. I’m not one that likes to shit in a tree when limbs are cracking all around you! Did sit in one of our boxes last evening with the attempt to kill a doe. Had one come in at 30 yards and smoked her. Knew I put a good shot on her but she took off right up the hill and into the woods in no big hurry. I waited about 45 minutes and started to trial her. I was following pin drops of blood to start with for the first 50 yards. Then about 25 yards into the woods I came up on where it looked like she bedded down, blood was everywhere. After seeing that I knew I pushed her so I backed out. Went back this morning and she only went about another 50 yards from where I jumped her. Only to find out that something beat me to it. Guessing that it was a bear with the amount of meat it ate, and don’t think it was coyotes because the guts were still intact and it wasn’t all tore up but who knows. [​IMG]

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    Did get dads deer from last year back. Nice solid main frame 8 for our neck of the woods. Haven’t got him on the wall yet because the wall is full! Need to make some room, which I guess is a good problem to have, can’t complain!


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