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Old 02-11-2020, 09:54 PM   #101
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I think the usefulness of cottonseed is about gone at today’s prices. It was good when it was cheaper to overcome the PIA for putting it out. Might as well go protein pellets now for convenience and getting a mineral pack in it.


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Old 02-12-2020, 09:59 AM   #102
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I think the usefulness of cottonseed is about gone at today’s prices. It was good when it was cheaper to overcome the PIA for putting it out. Might as well go protein pellets now for convenience and getting a mineral pack in it.


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I can understand your stance. My crew has limited budget, but plenty of young backs!

Even at the 285/ton we recently paid, it’s half the price of protein pellets in a bag.
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Old 02-12-2020, 10:21 AM   #103
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Any rain fall reports from Water Valley area ?
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Old 02-12-2020, 10:24 AM   #104
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Got a little wet across the tracks in the desert last night. Spring happiness to the bowhunter is wet deer hooves ..








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Old 02-12-2020, 11:07 AM   #105
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And still have their head gear, let us know when you see them them dropping so I can head back out there, lol.
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Old 02-12-2020, 08:20 PM   #106
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I can understand your stance. My crew has limited budget, but plenty of young backs!



Even at the 285/ton we recently paid, it’s half the price of protein pellets in a bag.


We can get the 17% protein at Palmers around $340-350 a ton bagged. A little less in bulk trailer.


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Old 02-12-2020, 08:42 PM   #107
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Got a little wet across the tracks in the desert last night. Spring happiness to the bowhunter is wet deer hooves ..









Great start to the off season! Keep it rollin


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Old 02-12-2020, 09:41 PM   #108
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Good write up
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Old 02-12-2020, 10:37 PM   #109
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Yep this wet spell should give us a good kick start to the spring.
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Old 02-12-2020, 10:46 PM   #110
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We can get the 17% protein at Palmers around $340-350 a ton bagged. A little less in bulk trailer.


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Thanks for the heads up, thats far cheaper than i have found!
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Old 02-12-2020, 10:55 PM   #111
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Watching covert, horns are dropping quick now.
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Old 02-13-2020, 08:22 AM   #112
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We can get the 17% protein at Palmers around $340-350 a ton bagged. A little less in bulk trailer.


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That's close to what we paid last week.

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Old 02-13-2020, 08:24 AM   #113
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Watching covert, horns are dropping quick now.
Cameras showing about 40% of our bucks have either dropped one or both sides.

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Old 02-13-2020, 08:27 AM   #114
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Angelo pellet was in the $8-9 range last trip I made also on their 17%
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Old 02-13-2020, 09:14 AM   #115
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Cameras showing about 40% of our bucks have either dropped one or both sides.

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Good deal need to make another trip out there, darn.
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Old 02-13-2020, 11:16 AM   #116
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Wish that broom weed would disappear, make it easier on finding some sheds!


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Old 02-13-2020, 12:43 PM   #117
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This for sure.
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Old 02-13-2020, 03:29 PM   #118
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Smart's pics are giving me cell camera withdrawls!

Mine has been down for two months now.
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Old 02-14-2020, 04:28 AM   #119
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Ready to get back out there and get my set up. Was lucky to get my spot back on the lease after a year hiatus.
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Old 02-14-2020, 09:11 AM   #120
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You ladies seeing any turkey?..... It has been pathetic on camera this spring so far. We usually have hens all over the cameras this time of year with the gobblers showing up in March. With as little rain as we had this fall and winter up until the last week and no real green winter grass to speak of, you'd think they would be all over corn, but they aren't. We're hoping the astronomical amount of acorns from this fall have kept them away.

I think I have had two pics of turkeys since mid December. One of about 10 hens (normally our groups are 30-50) and the other pic was 3 jakes. Spent 2 days there last weekend filling protein and water all over the ranch and saw one small flock of hens driving out early Sunday am. Last year was down some but still productive. This, so far, seems much worse. Needless to say, I'm concerned about this year.....but still holding out that they will show.
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:10 AM   #121
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the last time I saw turkey on any regular basis was before last spring turkey season
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:26 AM   #122
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Our turkey has been far and few between. Got 1 pic of a flock during deer season and the grandson said he heard some but didn't see them. Last year was not good, but it's still a good excuse to get out there.
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Old 02-14-2020, 01:15 PM   #123
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Smart's pics are giving me cell camera withdrawls!

Mine has been down for two months now.
same! my covert is in the garage right now after being repaired, need to make a trip back out and get it going
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Old 02-14-2020, 03:34 PM   #124
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This was our 4th season in the Water Valley area and by far the worst for seeing turkeys.there are some around ,but not near as many as previous seasons.
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Old 02-14-2020, 04:59 PM   #125
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This was our 4th season in the Water Valley area and by far the worst for seeing turkeys.there are some around ,but not near as many as previous seasons.
Where are y’all at in WV?
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Old 02-16-2020, 11:09 AM   #126
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My camera withdrawals are fixed. Apparently I forgot to flip the switch from setup to on!
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Old 02-16-2020, 11:15 AM   #127
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My camera withdrawals are fixed. Apparently I forgot to flip the switch from setup to on!



I hate it when that happens!! Only take a few times before you never forget again...
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Old Yesterday, 08:32 AM   #128
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We pot out 8000lbs of protein this past weekend and got a fox off the place. Looking forward to seeing our up and comers growing some bone.


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Old Yesterday, 03:42 PM   #130
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17% was $360 a ton bagged and $350 bulk. Found one shed but saw plenty of deer with full headgear still.
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Where are y’all at in WV?
up on the divide north of of all the new windmills
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Old Yesterday, 08:20 PM   #132
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