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Old 08-16-2017, 02:33 PM   #1
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Well looks like I won't be hunting the opener of archery here in Texas. My father finally talked me into going to hunt with him at Hadley Creek. After visiting his new property and seeing the area I'm pretty excited. I chose the opener to try and hunt them before they're pressured and while they're still in their feeding patterns. It also doesn't hurt to have closer to Texas weather. I will do my best to do a live hunt when the time comes.


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Old 08-16-2017, 04:07 PM   #2
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Old 08-16-2017, 04:22 PM   #3
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Old 08-16-2017, 04:26 PM   #4
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I like hunting that area. Pike County is some beautiful farmland.
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Old 08-16-2017, 04:50 PM   #5
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It sure is.


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Old 08-16-2017, 10:30 PM   #6
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I love the live threads from Pike County. Please update!
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Old 08-16-2017, 11:19 PM   #7
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I will do my best since cell reception is limited there. I'll be there October 1st


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Old 08-17-2017, 08:32 AM   #8
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Old 08-17-2017, 08:37 AM   #9
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Good luck, definitely high on my bucket list,,,, I get emails from them weekly The pics they sent you well because you not sleep at night. Lol
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Old 08-17-2017, 08:41 AM   #10
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It's worse since I've been there to help my father do some work on his place and seen them first hand. I didn't know it was possible to have buck fever a few months before a hunt lol.


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Old 08-17-2017, 11:15 AM   #11
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It's worse since I've been there to help my father do some work on his place and seen them first hand. I didn't know it was possible to have buck fever a few months before a hunt lol.


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Nice,
definitely do a live hunt if you can so we can keep up with it and good luck.
I bowhunt Michigan on my niece and nephews place. had them close but not close enough to shoot they are monsters.
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Old 09-07-2017, 08:20 PM   #12
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A little more than two weeks and I'm headed north. I can't wait. This cooler weather is making it feel even closer.


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Old 09-23-2017, 11:09 AM   #13
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Getting closer now. I'm headed out next Wednesday to help get everything set up for other hunters. I will be primarily hunting my fathers farm so as not to interfere with other hunters. I will also be helping him get it set up as far as stand placement and scouting while hunting. I can't wait. Here's a satellite view of the farm.


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Old 09-23-2017, 02:23 PM   #14
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I thought Hadley Creek was an outfitting service but sounds like your dad is more of a guide/outfitter than a paying hunter


Whatever the case, hope you have a great trip and post lots of pics for us back home
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Old 09-23-2017, 02:34 PM   #15
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Congratulations. I have been to Pike Country twice and I will go back someday. It was the best hunting experience I have had. Sitting 20-30 feet in those tall trees is amazing. Good luck, have fun and be safe! Please keep us posted.
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Old 09-23-2017, 02:35 PM   #16
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Old 09-23-2017, 03:03 PM   #17
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Old 09-23-2017, 03:07 PM   #18
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Old 09-23-2017, 05:44 PM   #19
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Old 09-23-2017, 07:00 PM   #20
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I thought Hadley Creek was an outfitting service but sounds like your dad is more of a guide/outfitter than a paying hunter


Whatever the case, hope you have a great trip and post lots of pics for us back home


It is an outfitter. My father is a camp manager/guide there. I will mostly be hunting his personal farm that he owns though


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Old 09-23-2017, 07:16 PM   #21
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Old 09-26-2017, 05:43 AM   #22
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Finishing up some last minute packing and pointing the jeep north east tomorrow. Going to do some prep work and fine tuning and be in a stand for opening morning.


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Old 09-26-2017, 10:05 AM   #23
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Good luck. Have a hunt booked in pike county with heartland lodge next year!
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:17 PM   #24
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Jeeps all packed and ready to head north in the morning.


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Old 09-26-2017, 09:50 PM   #25
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Good luck! Headed to IL the first week of Nov.
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:55 PM   #26
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Good luck! I don't mean to be a buzz kill but make sure your jeep is parked somewhere safe tonight since it is packed. I don't want this Pike County thread to turn into a I hate thieves thread! You definitely do not live in Houston do you ?
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Old 09-26-2017, 10:35 PM   #27
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A little more than two weeks and I'm headed north. I can't wait. This cooler weather is making it feel even closer.


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Same here. Roll out on the 19th! Can't wait, they should have crops cut by then and game on!!!
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Old 09-26-2017, 10:54 PM   #28
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good luck! drive safe and have a great time! Looking forward to see how it turns out for you.
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Old 09-28-2017, 09:47 AM   #29
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Made here safe and sound. Got in early enough for an evening scout. Saw deer on the fields and a few shooters. I will try to get some pictures this evening.
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Old 09-28-2017, 09:52 AM   #30
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Same here. Roll out on the 19th! Can't wait, they should have crops cut by then and game on!!!


Some of them are cut now and the rest are in the process of getting cut now so you should have plenty of food on the ground.


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Old 09-28-2017, 09:56 AM   #31
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I would never have to be talked into hunting there. Good luck and be safe.

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Old 09-28-2017, 10:31 AM   #32
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good luck sir, in for some pics....I will be in NE Missouri in a month hoping for some good weather.
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Old 09-29-2017, 06:14 AM   #33
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I live out in the country so the jeep was safe while it was packed. Here are some pictures from one of the lodges. I was helping my dad get it ready for hunters.


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Old 09-29-2017, 08:28 AM   #34
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Pike county is good hunting.I live across the river in Hannibal,MO. Guess where I go for my out of state hunting trip? TEXAS!


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Old 09-29-2017, 08:48 AM   #35
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Old 09-29-2017, 09:38 AM   #36
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Old 09-29-2017, 12:08 PM   #37
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Good luck! I recognized that house in first pic, just outta Nebo. I hunted the Borrowman place just to the North for several years. We took some mighty nice bucks there. Lots of good deer on that big ridge running north and south behind the house. I miss hunting that area for sure! post some pics!
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Old 09-29-2017, 12:15 PM   #38
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Old 09-29-2017, 12:15 PM   #39
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Old 09-29-2017, 12:26 PM   #40
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Old 10-01-2017, 03:34 AM   #41
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3:30 am opening morning. Up and drinking some coffee and getting ready to go to the stand. Service is limited but I'll try and keep y'all posted.


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Old 10-01-2017, 05:37 AM   #42
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Old 10-01-2017, 06:29 AM   #43
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Old 10-01-2017, 06:38 AM   #44
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Old 10-01-2017, 07:46 AM   #45
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So far just turkeys. Lots of them all around me at first light.



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Old 10-01-2017, 09:17 AM   #46
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Old 10-01-2017, 10:19 AM   #47
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Well morning hunt is a wrap. Had an encounter with a nice young 8 point that was upper 120's. Not a shooter so watched him walk off.


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Old 10-01-2017, 12:09 PM   #48
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Old 10-01-2017, 12:19 PM   #49
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Good luck. Hold out for a 150+
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Old 10-01-2017, 12:56 PM   #50
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That's definitely the plan. One of the hunters in my dads camp shot a 140 4/8 8 point this morning.


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