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Old 07-30-2018, 06:35 AM   #351
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Old 07-30-2018, 03:15 PM   #352
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I’m really only looking for one last year buck off your grounds....................Just saying.....He was a hammer toad!

Can’t wait to see what turns up on your grounds in the next few months.

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Really looking forward to the getting some great pics with the camera survey. Otis is still around, just frequenting the neighbors! The rut will change all of that

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Darton, the bucks are looking nice!
Have some really nice up and comers We will see what the hit list entails once we get some of the camera survey pics back

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Old 08-04-2018, 03:25 PM   #353
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I put out 4 cameras on Friday with nothing but hand corn to start my camera survey. I came to the station closest to the cabin today and out of curiosity pulled the card. It really is interesting how quick activity can occur from deer and with deer you have never seen! I have used this technique for years and you will get big deer that will frequent a hand corn sight and never touch a feeder!
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Old 08-04-2018, 03:31 PM   #354
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I have always had great luck with hand corn but unless you live there it’s hard to keep it consistent. I my land takes this to extreme. I am trying a directional feeder in hopes that if they don’t have to go under a feeder they will hit it more. I have a spin feeder, hand corn spot and a directional feeder all within about 50yds. Gonna see what the outcome is as to what gets hit and what doesn’t.
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Old 08-04-2018, 04:39 PM   #355
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I have always had great luck with hand corn but unless you live there it’s hard to keep it consistent. I my land takes this to extreme. I am trying a directional feeder in hopes that if they don’t have to go under a feeder they will hit it more. I have a spin feeder, hand corn spot and a directional feeder all within about 50yds. Gonna see what the outcome is as to what gets hit and what doesn’t.
Very true, I will be looking forward to your directional feeder test results!
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Old 08-04-2018, 06:18 PM   #356
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Very true, I will be looking forward to your directional feeder test results!
Itís near the camp and we have been making all kinds of commotion this week with all the metal work. It should calm back to normal this week.
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Old 08-04-2018, 06:30 PM   #357
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dang good deer there darton. that 10 must be 150+ and that 2yr old is gonna be a whopper.
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Old 08-04-2018, 10:06 PM   #358
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Itís near the camp and we have been making all kinds of commotion this week with all the metal work. It should calm back to normal this week.
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dang good deer there darton. that 10 must be 150+ and that 2yr old is gonna be a whopper.

Thank you sir, glad to know a little hand corn brought the boys out of hiding! Looking forward to what the other locations might reveal
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Old 08-04-2018, 10:12 PM   #359
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Looking good my man. Sitting on the porch at the ranch now. Dry dry! Couple of nice bucks seen this evening. Daughter was working on the skunk population. Lol!
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Old 08-05-2018, 06:23 AM   #360
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Beautiful frame on that 10pt


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Old 08-06-2018, 08:23 AM   #361
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Very nice buck pics!
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Old 08-06-2018, 08:33 AM   #362
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Looking good my man. Sitting on the porch at the ranch now. Dry dry! Couple of nice bucks seen this evening. Daughter was working on the skunk population. Lol!
Not a better way to spend some free time

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Very nice buck pics!
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Old 08-06-2018, 08:37 AM   #363
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After looking at some of these pictures I really need to take up donations for some new cameras
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Old 08-06-2018, 08:50 AM   #364
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Looking good, Jay! I really need to get back up to my place and check my cams in the next week or so. Keep posting the pics! Your place is really coming along!
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Old 08-06-2018, 08:54 AM   #365
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Nice bucks. It's amazing what shows when you hand corn a spot.
Donations for a camera would require a chance at Otis.

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Old 08-06-2018, 09:02 AM   #366
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Looking good, Jay! I really need to get back up to my place and check my cams in the next week or so. Keep posting the pics! Your place is really coming along!
Really enjoying your journey as well!

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Nice bucks. It's amazing what shows when you hand corn a spot.
Donations for a camera would require a chance at Otis.

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Hand corning is a different beast entirely over feeders I will have to set up a conference call with Otis to see when he will be available Keep in mind the quality of the meeting location will be directly correlated with the quality of the camera

Adjusted the lighting a little on these two pics! When the cameras are lacking use software!
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Old 08-06-2018, 10:49 AM   #367
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Nice 10pt and yes your cameras suck!🤷🏻*♂️😂
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Old 08-06-2018, 10:52 AM   #368
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One can always count on family for their honesty
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Old 08-06-2018, 11:05 AM   #369
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good looking heard!
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Old 08-06-2018, 11:12 AM   #370
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If they would take pics of this caliber of deer all the time Iíd like to order a dozen of the sucky-cam3000ís!!!




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Old 08-06-2018, 01:10 PM   #371
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If they would take pics of this caliber of deer all the time Iíd like to order a dozen of the sucky-cam3000ís!!!




No need, I'll collect them and send them to you on my dime! I'm tired of straining my eyes! lol
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Old 08-06-2018, 01:17 PM   #372
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i suspected you okies of trick photography all along.
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:15 AM   #373
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good looking heard!
Thank you sir

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If they would take pics of this caliber of deer all the time I’d like to order a dozen of the sucky-cam3000’s!!!




I am currently running a special

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No need, I'll collect them and send them to you on my dime! I'm tired of straining my eyes! lol
Your generosity is greatly appreciated

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i suspected you okies of trick photography all along.
I am actually surprised we made it this long without being caught

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Old 08-07-2018, 12:36 PM   #374
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When you get Otis on the "conference call" please patch me in.................................

Great looking bucks on your hand corn. And oh yea, your trail cameras need upgrading...ha ha ha

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Old 08-09-2018, 06:09 PM   #375
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In for the subscription to the live ďOtis WebcamĒ as soon as it is available. Put me in line.

















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Old 08-17-2018, 07:25 PM   #376
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These are two of my newest bow blinds! I have high hopes
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Old 08-17-2018, 07:26 PM   #377
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This is the recently mowed and sprayed food plot on the north called Black Pond!
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Old 08-17-2018, 07:28 PM   #378
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This is the top plot, recently mowed and sprayed for an anchor plot
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Old 08-17-2018, 07:29 PM   #379
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This is the recently mowed and sprayed stand next to the refuge called the back door
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Old 08-17-2018, 07:30 PM   #380
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Here is the recently mowed and sprayed bow stand on the clover plot
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Old 08-17-2018, 07:32 PM   #381
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Old 08-17-2018, 07:35 PM   #382
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Did I mention recently mowed and sprayed meant today
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Old 08-17-2018, 09:49 PM   #383
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Looking great. I really like the looks of the clover plot.

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Old 08-17-2018, 10:14 PM   #384
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Looking good buddy! I have a good feeling about this season for you!


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Old 08-17-2018, 10:22 PM   #385
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Evidently you can run a tractor longer than your brother without breaking it lol. Looking good
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Old 08-17-2018, 10:51 PM   #386
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Looks like you cobbed it pretty good. The Kubota got a workout. The clover plot is my favorite thus far but the back door may be the highest probability of catching the big boys crossing.
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Old 08-18-2018, 07:53 AM   #387
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Looks good Jay. I was planning on doing the same this weekend but it showed rain was coming. I am planning on next weekend.

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Old 08-18-2018, 08:22 AM   #388
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Looks good Jay. I was planning on doing the same this weekend but it showed rain was coming. I am planning on next weekend.

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Same here. Iíll be spraying the plots next weekend. Praying for cooler temps.
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Old 08-18-2018, 06:42 PM   #389
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Looking great. I really like the looks of the clover plot.

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Based off of last years movement I have high hopes for this stand

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Very true, that man could sink a battleship with a rubber mallet

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Looks like you cobbed it pretty good. The Kubota got a workout. The clover plot is my favorite thus far but the back door may be the highest probability of catching the big boys crossing.
The funny thing is the cameras have good deer all over, so we will see what happens

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I had a window and took vacation on Labor Day weekend to get it all done and the rain held off
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The funny thing is the cameras have good deer all over, so we will see what happens



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i believe you darton. would enjoy seeing those pics. even the non-deer pics are much appreciated. look good out there.
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Old 08-18-2018, 09:26 PM   #391
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... One Day....
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Old 09-03-2018, 07:12 PM   #392
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There has been a ton of oil field activity around the ranch! I guess I should be thankful that they aren't on me They should be moved on down the line in a month or so and it cannot come soon enough! The activity really has the deer moving sporadically
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Old 09-03-2018, 07:22 PM   #393
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Friday was a long day, but turned out a success. I was able to get all of my food plots ready with the disc, spreader, and drag. This seasons menu is going to be a mix of Winter Wheat, Ladino Clover, and Arrow Leaf Clover. Rains started today and will continue on throughout the week so the future looks good
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Old 09-03-2018, 08:03 PM   #394
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I was also able to procure another Cadillac Blind and got it into position at the location I call the Back Door. It will be replacing an old windowless sheet metal stand that had seen its better days. So,with stand work complete for the season I will have 3 fixed tree/bow stands and 3 Cadillac Rifle blinds to choose from depending on weather and time of the year. If last seasons leg work proves reliable all of these locations should prove their worth If not I can always bounce around on my Lone Wolf However it turns out, it will be a good time regardless The time is near fellas! Wrap up those chores
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Old 09-03-2018, 08:32 PM   #395
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That red soil of yours looks like it will grow a heck of a plot. I have had some great luck with your clover seed choices.

And that back door blind/tiny house is going to work like new dollar bill.

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Old 09-03-2018, 08:39 PM   #396
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That red soil of yours looks like it will grow a heck of a plot. I have had some great luck with your clover seed choices.

And that back door blind/tiny house is going to work like new dollar bill.

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I sure hope so! The fact that they are heavy re-seeders means they can live on for many seasons which is always a good thing!

I forgot to update you on the big spring plot and learned something very vital from that experience at this location. If you plant without spraying herbicide beforehand you will waste your money Corrected my error with these fall plots so we shall see!

I have owned many different blinds, but this particular make has it figured out

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Old 09-03-2018, 09:40 PM   #397
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I knew something didnít feel right today. Now I know. I really hate to do this but I am compelled to call out a party foul when I see one of this caliber. That old set of office chairs in this new Cadillac blind is just not going to work. It ainít right. Thatís like wearing a big black felt cowboy hat after Memorial Day, like claiming deer genetics superiority based on state line, or like driving the wrong way on the turnpike when you are on a timeline.....it just donít work. For your consideration I humbly present a chair more in line with that shooting shackís pedigree.










That blind is a great addition to your place and is right in line with all the other improvements so far. First class. Well done, sir.
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Old 09-04-2018, 04:23 AM   #398
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is that really a blind!?? i thought it was the camp house. dang you okie boys are baller!

God's blessings onto yalls season, boys!

thats better than good luck for your 411.
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Old 09-04-2018, 06:11 AM   #399
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Good Work! Those new blinds like you will be able to get some good sleep in them. LOL!
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Old 09-04-2018, 10:12 AM   #400
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