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  1. wbpdeer

    wbpdeer Well-Known Member

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    I re-read many of the post you placed on your thread. You keep working - it is paying off.

    My son and I have kicked sunflowers back and forth. I am glad to plant sunflowers that get hammered. They are easy to grow if your ground is prepping just a little. The deer are getting great protein. First time we planted them - he said they weren't doing anything. I showed him doe photos of the family group hammering them at night.

    Then I showed him the stems where they had hammered them off at knee height.

    I always think of that protein helping spikes become 4 or 6 pts in year one.

    Wayne
     
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    Yeah can never be too safe. My cousin & I were cutting the other week, I heard his saw cut off suddenly, he had finished cutting one tree & was still holding the saw by the trigger guard,dropped it by his leg. It was still turning enough to catch his jeans, cut them & take a 3/16 gouge out of his phone in that pocket. I told him if it had not been for the phone it probably would have put a nice gouge in his leg instead.


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  3. Charlieyca

    Charlieyca Active Member

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    Sanctuary or not???
    here is an overview of stand locations and property lines. Large bean field to the ESE and large corn field to the west on the other side of the pine plantation. At only 40 acres i am debating whether or not to keep my sanctuary or put 2 more stands, one on the south and one on the north side. I dont want to hunt the lines, but clear a lane 10 yards of so inside of it as a buffer.
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  4. Charlieyca

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    We have had exactly 1 picture of a bear each of the last 3 years, normally early october. Same with hogs, normally sometime in november early december will have a stray hog or 2 roll through for the night and then disappear.
     
  5. Charlieyca

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    here is a picture from the back 1/3rd of the farm
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    Wow, that is thick! How would you be able to see into that? Cut shooting lanes?
     
  7. Charlieyca

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    Yes, most of it is cane brush with scattered pines and sweet gums. It only provides cover and very little food. We have a tractor and bush hog that could handle most of the trimming. Im thinking leaving most trees as overhead cover and cut lanes underneath
     
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    story to come...[​IMG]
     
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    Yesterday was the first deer I had seen from a stand all year. Our muzzleloader started Sept 28th so it has been a very slow season to start. Due to a trip to colorado I have been limited to saturday hunting only and the weather has not been very cooperative. Did get most of the plots planted mid sept so plenty of turnips, radish, red and white clover, oats, wheat, and winter peas. But each sit no deer.
    Yesterday got into the stand at 3:30 on the first real cold day of the fall. Wind was swirling from E to N, so i started in the middle stand which is better for East wind, but with the plan to move to the south stand if wind switched.
    3:35 2 groups of does walk out crossing the path I walked in, feeding across and down the old clover/grass plot. Confidence booster to say the least, as they looked to follow a trail to a clover plot near the front. 1 more group of does fed into the cereal grains plot. 3 groups and none went to the corn.
    Slows down til 5:08, right at sunset here. I grunt 3 or 4 times and had then begin to rattle using my rattle bag. Hear something in the woods behind so I stop. Buck with his head down pops out on the same trail as the does, walking a creek bottom trail. He is walking away from me at an angle so I hit the grunt tube as loud as i can, (wind is blowing 15 knots) and he turns his head. First time seeing his horns and decide to shoot. (lane is about 12 yards wide and he is 9 yards across it) Put crosshairs on him and let it fly. He drops with feet straight up in the air kicking. Knew he was a decent buck, but not a monster. But he was down
    Call my old man to let him know real quick and quiet. Put scope back on where he was at and its about 10 mins from dark, and i cant see him. Mind starts racing, and finally i find his antlers sticking up after he had rolled down the creek bottom enough to hide his bottom from me.
    Look down the road and my truck 450 yards away down the road looks like someone is there. Put binos up and there is doe walking past my truck 20 feet from a highway. Then another one walks out, then another. 4 does walked and fed out into our grass road and then into the pines. Wanted some more meat since already cleaning one, but my truck (and highway) is literally the backdrop to the shot so think better of it.
    Drive the truck to 5ft of the buck and get him loaded. 60 mins and he is cleaned, including neck roasts and rib meat but heart was blown to shreds. Whole shoulder is 1/2 covered with beef broth and slow braising at 250 at we speak!
     
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    Congratulations on a fine buck! You processed him quick!!!
     
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    worked all day while wife was home with 3 young kids, got to pick your days and use of time! I like to think I am fairly experienced and efficient at dressing a deer. do hate i lost the heart
     
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    have 5 or 6 cameras out from july to feb and have not seen this deer once. He looks similar to a tall and narrow main frame 6 pt that i thought was him right after shooting
     

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