Thx George! As for hero’s…Anybody that would undertake your adventures from the Midwest to the mountains of Colorado n then the wilds of backwoods Kentucky is the hero.My Hero, beautiful.
Thx Steve! Been quite a ride over the past 10 yrs.First class looking job TC. Congratulations.
Thx Cutman! Hope you connect on a nice one with the upcoming low country season opener.What a fantastic update. Great job on your farm.
lak - That boy is a killing machine. He has a real simple answer...you can't kill em if you ain't in a tree/blind. Certainly puts in the time to get it done. Pops just doesn't have the same drive at my age but still enjoy the sits.Now TC, you sure he didn't fly that one back in from the trip. NICE DEER
Or a Taco Bell fart as the joke goes... Haha!NEVER trust a tropical storm system. Or a weatherman.
That's a Good Buck anywhere and a Very Good Buck for Florida.Really appreciate the comments guys! Seems I don't take the time to post as much these days but still log in to check on what's going on around the country. So hard at times to fathom we are now into our 12th season on the farm. So many wonderful memories made over the years and hopefully...plenty more to come.
lak - That boy is a killing machine. He has a real simple answer...you can't kill em if you ain't in a tree/blind. Certainly puts in the time to get it done. Pops just doesn't have the same drive at my age but still enjoy the sits.
As for the 2 trip out west...got so close this year. Some epic stalks on muley's. Couldn't get an elk tag for the unit he was hunting.
Brooks txt'd the pic to his older brother, Dustin this morn. Dustin had just shot this buck in NE Florida. Dustin and his family bought a tract of land just west and a little north of Jacksonville. First kill on their land. Not bad for a FL buck. 161 lbs live weight.
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Never considered short-leaf. Looked at longleaf pine several years ago but just a little to far north for ideal growing conditions. Had the clearcut sprayed last week. Amazing how surgical they are with an aerial spray. Didn't touch one of our food plots. Will replant with improved loblolly in February and then sit back and watch it grow for 18 to 20 years. Or maybe not...I'll be 86 in 20 yrs. If not, legacy pines.The clearcut area, have you considered planting some of that back with shortleaf pine instead of loblolly? It has a longer growth cycle, but there are benefits to shortleaf and in my state there are federal incentives available to plant acreage in shortleaf over loblolly.