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Old 08-05-2017, 06:14 PM   #1
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Atvthe end of last October we closed on a 195 acres of money sucking, work intensive, raw property. We put a mobile home on it and are working on a started structure here already as well. Both of the other "investors" are friends of mine and both bow hunters however they haven't left the training wheels yet. We are working hard to get ready for dove and archery season. This weekend we started on the roofs and hand rail on the deck we built. To hot to sit a stand after a long day of roofing and window installation on the house.
Hopefully at some point the hunting will out weigh the sweat and blood we put into the place.

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Old 08-05-2017, 06:31 PM   #2
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It always pays off....well done sir.

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Old 08-05-2017, 09:15 PM   #3
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Looking good so far!!! Great job.....it IS a lot of work, but worth it when you get your first deer on your place!!
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Old 08-05-2017, 09:17 PM   #4
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Y'all are doing a bang up job with that place! I feel your pain, as I just moved out in the sticks to a giant remodel project. As irritated as I get at it while trying to get things done, I sit on the back porch at dusk and watch the deer, and none of that matters anymore! I love it out here!

Btw, my place is called The Kicking Rock Ranch!

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Old 08-05-2017, 09:33 PM   #5
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Looks really good. Nice work.

What county is it in?

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Old 08-05-2017, 09:58 PM   #6
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Jones county.

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Old 08-05-2017, 10:06 PM   #7
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Old 08-05-2017, 10:37 PM   #8
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We are seeing plenty of deer and pigs on camera. Hopefully the Widow will get to eat some soon.

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Old 08-05-2017, 10:39 PM   #9
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Y'all are doing a bang up job with that place! I feel your pain, as I just moved out in the sticks to a giant remodel project. As irritated as I get at it while trying to get things done, I sit on the back porch at dusk and watch the deer, and none of that matters anymore! I love it out here!

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How big a place dig you get Bisch?

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Old 08-05-2017, 11:40 PM   #10
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Jones county.

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I knew I recognized that landscape.

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Old 08-06-2017, 06:08 AM   #11
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I don't think that I relaxed for about three or four years after buying our place. At least there are more than one of you to share the work load. It is looking good.
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Old 08-06-2017, 07:09 AM   #12
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Im hoping by next season it will be a place where I can just move into during hunting season. We are making good progress and in the next couple of weeks things will really start to come together at "camp". However we have seven feeders up and two more to get out. I will post up dates.

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Old 08-06-2017, 07:22 AM   #13
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Old 08-06-2017, 08:16 AM   #14
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Your place looks amazing. Congrats on acquiring it.
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Old 08-06-2017, 09:01 AM   #15
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Y'all are doing a bang up job with that place! I feel your pain, as I just moved out in the sticks to a giant remodel project. As irritated as I get at it while trying to get things done, I sit on the back porch at dusk and watch the deer, and none of that matters anymore! I love it out here!

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That name couldn't be more appropriate Bosch.
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Old 08-06-2017, 09:31 AM   #16
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Congrats!! Looks like things are coming along pretty well.
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Old 08-06-2017, 09:39 AM   #17
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Great job guys!
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Old 08-10-2017, 10:49 AM   #18
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Earlier this year we put up a ten foot tripod stand at a feeder near the pond. I finally brought the pole saw to trim a shooting hole. I will say that trimming out for the room of the length of a trad bow is different. I shot a few arrows at the flowers of the bull nettle under the feeder to practice shooting from the stand.
Although I was pleased with my shooting I didn't think through the recovery of my arrows.

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Old 08-10-2017, 11:05 AM   #19
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Great job Gary. There are some real good deer in that area.
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Old 08-10-2017, 12:07 PM   #20
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Been practicing out of some of the stands and blinds. This is the tallest, a 15' ladder. I can't wait for an opportunity at a pig but no recent pics of them and pig pipes are still full.

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Old 08-11-2017, 05:38 AM   #21
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Nine feeders? You are nearing saturation on a place that size and may actually have passed the point of diminishing returns. With so many feeders in such a small area, the deer may not establish a pattern. That is o.k. with the does and yearlings, but I would want to the bucks to frequent just one feeder.
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:17 AM   #22
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We have 7 up. We will be putting up quail feeders as well. The one by the house is for observation only. Once the fence is up and we have exotics and a captive pig population the number of feeder and stand set ups could increase.

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Old 08-11-2017, 08:18 AM   #23
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We have 7 up. We will be putting up quail feeders as well. The one by the house is for observation only. Once the fence is up and we have exotics and a captive pig population the number of feeder and stand set ups could increase.

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So you did decide to high fence?
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:24 AM   #24
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Not yet. But it's a 52" woven wire "game" or goat fence with two strands is barbed wire on top. There will be a 30" woven wire tied to the bottom to resist digging out/in.

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Old 08-11-2017, 08:27 AM   #25
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It's the same fence a friend of mine started with on his exotics place. It will hold the sheep/goats blackbuck and a couple others we will start with. Over time we may raise it. One partner is more worried about the whitetail coming and going as they please.

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Old 08-12-2017, 01:30 PM   #26
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Paint is on.

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Old 08-12-2017, 01:32 PM   #27
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Great start, congrats
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Old 08-12-2017, 04:19 PM   #28
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Old 08-12-2017, 04:51 PM   #29
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how you like those feeders?
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:44 PM   #30
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They are okay I guess. They belong to a guy know. Rescued them from a lease he left.

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Old 08-12-2017, 10:21 PM   #31
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They are okay I guess. They belong to a guy know. Rescued them from a lease he left.

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Well that settles it for me. I was considering getting one but for the price tag they needed a better response than that.
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:52 PM   #32
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I've never had one myself. For the record this guy only took his travel trailer. He left a bulk feed hopper, those feeders and a utv at the place.

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Old 08-13-2017, 01:53 PM   #33
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A guy on the lease I left has one and really likes it. However being plastic the squirrels like it as well.

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Old 08-26-2017, 09:59 PM   #34
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Dried in and sealed up. Cool here tonight. Need to get some sleep and go sit for pigs in the am.

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Old 08-26-2017, 11:26 PM   #35
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Very nice!
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Old 08-27-2017, 02:44 PM   #36
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Life is good.

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Old 08-27-2017, 08:10 PM   #37
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Looks like work is paying off already. Hope the best for your season.
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Old 08-27-2017, 08:14 PM   #38
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Old 08-27-2017, 08:59 PM   #39
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You're welcome Mike. Always glad to help a friend.

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Old 08-27-2017, 09:06 PM   #40
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I'm In the good looking one with a shirt.

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