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Offline Walnut Beast

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« Reply #80 on: July 12, 2020, 12:42:39 AM »
It would probably be tuff to take him hunting with you for a few years 😂

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« Reply #81 on: July 12, 2020, 12:46:15 AM »
Very nice. Nice pictures of some of the bucks you have taken
Oh i get your question now.. No no, those bucks i posted a few years back are hanging in a neighbor buddies house up the road.  Locally taken but mostly the 1990s. Theres just been too many years of extreme poaching in back yards over corn to have anything grow into trophies anymore, and its universally the meth heads that do it. Some feed em to their dogs or shoot em at night just for fun which is even worse.  Thats what got me into building a sanctuary out of my little woodlot. 

 
We only eat one deer per season and im not selective about it.  Theyre all delicious when im done with them.
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« Reply #82 on: July 12, 2020, 01:07:31 AM »
I hear you there! Good call and nice work on the sanctuary. Yes indeed deer 🦌 are tasty for sure 👍

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« Reply #83 on: July 12, 2020, 02:54:38 AM »
I regret not having a sequence of true before/after images. When i started we were barely, barely able to keep the lights on and eat, life was in a tailspin and i just started dragging logs up to survive.  It evolved into this 'bring the deer to me' mentality out of necessity back then.

Anyways this is the best progression image ive got at the moment. Same spot year apart i think.  Ive cut that bush back atleast twice for a clearer shot.  The stack is a little over 6ft high.  Ill have to remember to keep taking the same picture year after year.











Before logging i rember this area just being brown leaves and larger trunks.  The kids and i walked right thru it all the time with no actual trail.  Sure cant do that now.  





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« Reply #84 on: July 12, 2020, 03:17:04 AM »
You got some great stuff going on Mike 👍👍

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« Reply #85 on: July 12, 2020, 05:37:10 AM »
Yes on the pictures!! I cleared off the Old Pasture. Did it one tree at a time and mowed it with my mini bush hog, a push mower!!! This was tree 6-10 across. I kept the oak for the wild life and everything else is gone. Dug out some rocks and levered out many areas and it needs another treatment with the min bush hog again.
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« Reply #86 on: July 12, 2020, 07:54:46 AM »
Man.. Seems like just yesterday i could fit him in my pocket.


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« Reply #87 on: July 12, 2020, 09:29:08 AM »
People call them cub zeros, the original cub cadet lawn mower from the early 60s.  They can be made to look pretty cool.   I will find a better picture when i have a chance.

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« Reply #88 on: November 18, 2020, 12:32:51 PM »
I sat in my stand this morning, saw one lone doe take her time at 9:05am. She crossed left to right quite a ways out of bow range and sniffed around where i felled some more FW culls yesterday.

Shes the first legal hours deer ive encountered on my property in a long while.  I get fresh tracks almost every night.  Theres been some good sized buck track, scat, rubs and a scrape this season.  Hopefully he makes it another year.


This was december 2017





Same spot today, can't tell much difference. I'm just now starting to thin ahead toward the pasture area where my house will go. 






And the neighbors lot just to the right as a control, still looking like what i started with. Growing more vine and brush than it is boards in my opinion.






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