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Old 03-18-2021, 10:59 AM   #151
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I’ve got pretty low expectations for the opener. Likely to be flocked up and quiet on the ground. We’ll see what happens. At least it won’t be raining.
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Old 03-18-2021, 03:12 PM   #152
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Finally leaving Houston!
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Old 03-18-2021, 03:14 PM   #153
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I’ve got pretty low expectations for the opener. Likely to be flocked up and quiet on the ground. We’ll see what happens. At least it won’t be raining.

Super high expectations here

I’ll be disappointed if we’re not in the game all weekend
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Old 03-18-2021, 05:21 PM   #154
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Chelska said she may hunt Saturday morning

For anyone that’s followed in the past, you know there’s less than 5% chance she wakes up

We’ll see
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Old 03-18-2021, 06:01 PM   #155
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Finally seeing birds at the camp house spot

4 gobblers and 2 hens just entered the field and worked their way to the back feeder.
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Old 03-19-2021, 06:07 AM   #156
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Waiting on PoPo and then we’re going to check on that creek bottom from Tuesday morning.
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Old 03-19-2021, 06:35 AM   #157
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Old 03-19-2021, 07:31 AM   #158
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Old 03-19-2021, 07:36 AM   #159
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I love the early season

9 in that group and 8 in this one


We’ll have the jake strutter out in front of one of these tomorrow morning!
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Old 03-19-2021, 08:49 AM   #160
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Nice and good luck in the morning! We got to our new place last night and I’d say if my first ever sit was a sign of things to come, I’m pretty excited.
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Old 03-19-2021, 09:23 AM   #161
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Nice and good luck in the morning! We got to our new place last night and I’d say if my first ever sit was a sign of things to come, I’m pretty excited.

That’s a pretty sight!
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Old 03-19-2021, 09:41 AM   #162
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Good luck this weekend to all of y'all down south!
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Old 03-19-2021, 09:59 AM   #163
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Good luck Gentlemen......and Clay!......
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Old 03-19-2021, 10:20 AM   #164
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Yep, birds are still in winter flocks here. Saw a group of twenty hens just outside of town and no toms with them. Gunna be tough sledding. Most of the brush hasn’t even started to bud out. Looks like axis antler development took a hit as well from the once in a century freeze event. Probably shunted blood flow away from developing antlers to the vital organs. I’ll try to roost something tonight. Hopefully the wind will lay down this evening.

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Old 03-19-2021, 10:45 AM   #165
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Looks like you guys are set for an awesome opener.

LO at a new property we were supposed to go to just flaked on us. Looks like I'm headed to the hill country again to shed hunt and take inventory for the north zone season. Picked up right at 100 last weekend.

Good luck south zoners! I'll be following from the cheap seats
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Old 03-19-2021, 12:35 PM   #166
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Looks like you guys are set for an awesome opener.

LO at a new property we were supposed to go to just flaked on us. Looks like I'm headed to the hill country again to shed hunt and take inventory for the north zone season. Picked up right at 100 last weekend.

Good luck south zoners! I'll be following from the cheap seats

Dangit! 100 sheds ain’t no joke



Things may get interesting in the morning. Plan is to set the jake strutter right where the group of 8 longbeards landed in the field. With some luck, they’ll land within bow range!

I’m not sure on the video lighting at 7:20 in the morning but I’ll have the camera rolling.

PoPo gets first shot....unless Chelska happens to wake up.
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Old 03-19-2021, 12:40 PM   #167
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Dangit! 100 sheds ain’t no joke



Things may get interesting in the morning. Plan is to set the jake strutter right where the group of 8 longbeards landed in the field. With some luck, they’ll land within bow range!

I’m not sure on the video lighting at 7:20 in the morning but I’ll have the camera rolling.

PoPo gets first shot....unless Chelska happens to wake up.



PoPo be like why do I always get relegated to back up...
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Old 03-19-2021, 01:17 PM   #168
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Dangit! 100 sheds ain’t no joke



Things may get interesting in the morning. Plan is to set the jake strutter right where the group of 8 longbeards landed in the field. With some luck, they’ll land within bow range!

I’m not sure on the video lighting at 7:20 in the morning but I’ll have the camera rolling.

PoPo gets first shot....unless Chelska happens to wake up.
What time will you be set-up? Going out this evening to set-up pop-up, so just need to sneak in a set-up decoys.
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Old 03-19-2021, 02:37 PM   #169
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Good luck this weekend! We’re heading up to RR to check on things, hopefully we’ll have some good birds on camera. They did a lot of clear cutting this past fall, birds love that stuff. I’m impatiently waiting for my draw hunt on the 13th and then our Eastern season kicks up on the 22nd.
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Old 03-19-2021, 04:17 PM   #170
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What time will you be set-up? Going out this evening to set-up pop-up, so just need to sneak in a set-up decoys.

We just got back from setting the blind. We’re within 100 yards from where they roossted last night.

I’m talking to PoPo now and I think we decided in being setup & waiting by 6:30. First gobbler hit the field at 7:16 this morning
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Old 03-19-2021, 07:48 PM   #171
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Are bearded hens pretty common?
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Old 03-19-2021, 08:05 PM   #172
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We just got back from setting the blind. We’re within 100 yards from where they roossted last night.

I’m talking to PoPo now and I think we decided in being setup & waiting by 6:30. First gobbler hit the field at 7:16 this morning
Good luck!!
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Old 03-19-2021, 09:13 PM   #173
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We already have the popup set and the decoys set inside

Regardless, PoPo has asked me at least a dozen times “where we sitting?” and “what decoys we using?” ! He’ll change his mind a thousand times between now and daylight
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Old 03-19-2021, 09:52 PM   #174
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Good luck tomorrow.
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Old 03-19-2021, 10:42 PM   #175
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Good luck to all heading out in the morning
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Old 03-19-2021, 11:28 PM   #176
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Good luck you degenerates.......

Pretty excited, headed to atascosa county in the morning to see if we can’t kill a few!
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Old 03-20-2021, 04:36 AM   #177
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We already have the popup set and the decoys set inside

Regardless, PoPo has asked me at least a dozen times “where we sitting?” and “what decoys we using?” ! He’ll change his mind a thousand times between now and daylight

Prolly already drinking coffee!
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Old 03-20-2021, 05:18 AM   #178
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Good morning ladies!
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Old 03-20-2021, 05:19 AM   #179
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We already have the popup set and the decoys set inside

Regardless, PoPo has asked me at least a dozen times “where we sitting?” and “what decoys we using?” ! He’ll change his mind a thousand times between now and daylight
What’s the decoy set up look like today?

Good luck today!
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Old 03-20-2021, 05:25 AM   #180
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What’s the decoy set up look like today?

Good luck today!

I’ll let PoPo make the final call on the drive in

But I’m thinking....strutter jake, breeder hen, and 2 feeders

PoPo may choose to go with the 1/2 strut jake instead
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Old 03-20-2021, 05:36 AM   #181
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We already have the popup set and the decoys set inside

Regardless, PoPo has asked me at least a dozen times “where we sitting?” and “what decoys we using?” ! He’ll change his mind a thousand times between now and daylight

Hahahahaha.....saaaan of a beech! Gotta love him!..





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I’ll let PoPo make the final call on the drive in

But I’m thinking....strutter jake, breeder hen, and 2 feeders

PoPo may choose to go with the 1/2 strut jake instead

I take it Chelksa didn't make the call?

Good luck to y'all this morning. I'm off to go chase sandbass and crappie this am in the north zone. I'll check back in with yall later today.....Send me a pic if PoPo gets him one.

Good luck to everybody else as well.
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Old 03-20-2021, 05:37 AM   #182
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Good luck this morning gents!
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Old 03-20-2021, 05:43 AM   #183
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I take it Chelksa didn't make the call?

Good luck to y'all this morning. I'm off to go chase sandbass and crappie this am in the north zone. I'll check back in with yall later today.....Send me a pic if PoPo gets him one.

Good luck to everybody else as well.

Will do buddy!
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Old 03-20-2021, 05:45 AM   #184
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Chelska is still sleeping but Kayden is going. Said “I never seen someone shoot an animal with an arrow before. I want to be there with PoPo cause he was there when I shot mine”

You got it Baby Girl!
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Old 03-20-2021, 05:48 AM   #185
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Chelska is still sleeping but Kayden is going. Said “I never seen someone shoot an animal with an arrow before. I want to be there with PoPo cause he was there when I shot mine”

You got it Baby Girl!



That is greatness! Hahahaha. Creating an animal.
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Old 03-20-2021, 07:00 AM   #186
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Good luck this morning guys!

Hill country birds are absolutely losing their minds on the roost right now. Full out Jurassic Park.

Good thing we get to wait a couple more weeks
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Old 03-20-2021, 07:25 AM   #187
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4 strutters and 9 hens hit the field about 75 yards away

Waiting game now
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Old 03-20-2021, 07:26 AM   #188
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Old 03-20-2021, 07:33 AM   #189
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Tuned in for the recap, action should be hot right now.
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Old 03-20-2021, 07:40 AM   #190
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Couldn’t ask for better conditions. Mid 40’s, calm and clear. Yet to hear a bird fire off anywhere and have had 4 total birds on camera since the start of March (3 jakes, 1 tom). Three or four total photos. Still in their winter ranges I imagine and haven’t started to disperse much yet. Just happy to be in the brush/woods again.
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Old 03-20-2021, 07:44 AM   #191
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9 longbeards chasing hens in our field but they’re moving the other way

We have 2 more behind us that can’t figure out how to cross the new net wire fence

Gobbling like crazy!
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Old 03-20-2021, 07:54 AM   #192
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Started it off right.....
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Old 03-20-2021, 07:56 AM   #193
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Started it off right.....
Awesome!
Nice birds!
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Masters with the double dip!Making it happen.....congrats!
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Old 03-20-2021, 09:10 AM   #195
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Old 03-20-2021, 09:14 AM   #196
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Congrats PoPo!!
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Old 03-20-2021, 09:41 AM   #197
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Strong work fellas.
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Old 03-20-2021, 09:43 AM   #198
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Old 03-20-2021, 09:50 AM   #199
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Having a slooow morning in south Texas. Heard one gobble about a mile away this am. Tons of birds on this place. I'll keep searching. Should get better around mid-day.

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Old 03-20-2021, 09:52 AM   #200
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Openin morning and it’s already the most memorable season ever
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