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  • 10-18-2010, 03:21 AM
    jonico
    lovely pictures . . . !!!
    i m just curious about the cameras which cameras are you using . . . ???
    make money working from home
  • 10-11-2010, 05:23 PM
    FireHawk Owner
    Wow can I come over. PLEASE .Nice Buck
  • 01-05-2010, 06:39 PM
    JohnnyThunder
    Yeah we can. He has a salt lick, thats where I got that picture. But he only uses it a night time.

    I might hunt down at the hunting club this weekend and leave him alone for the rest of the year though. I still haven't made my mind up about that, but if I decide to go to the hunting club instead then I'm going to drive out to the farm and dump some corn and deer feed - give him something to eat. He'll be a prize next fall.

    I kind of hate to do that unless I'm sure I'm not hunting out there anymore because the game warden here will give you a ticket if he thinks you're baiting deer and I don't want to get in trouble, but I don't want my deer getting hungry in the cold. Its been unusually cold here this week.
  • 01-05-2010, 02:55 PM
    badger561

    Nice buck

    Can you use a salt lick in your area?
  • 01-03-2010, 04:45 PM
    JohnnyThunder


    He got away this morning. I know he's been bedding down at the other end of the farm cause I think he got wise to me hunting him over where I hunted him all fall.

    Here in Alabama the rut is in full effect. Usually first week of January is the peak of it around here.

    This morning I walked into where I wanted to hunt him about half an hour before daylight. So I stopped I put one of those little "hot hands" hand warmers on a tree limb about knee high across the other side of a shooting lane from where I expected him to come from, then I poured some doe-heat on the hand warmer and climbed up into my stand. I had just gotten situated in my stand and I looked up and there he stood with his nose stuck right to the doe-heat scent !

    I didn't expect to see him so fast, so I wasn't quite ready to shoot and I got excited and he saw me and left before I could get setup to shoot him.

    After that I stayed out there a couple more hours to see if I could a chance to shoot at another one, but it was below freezing this morning so I didn't stay long. Didn't see anything else, but I walked around to try and figure out where the deer are eating now, cause from the looks of it they've got my little food plots eaten down to nearly nothing and the honey suckle is nearly gone.

    I'm going to start feeding them again once deer season is over and then switch from deer hunting to coyote killing until turkey season.
  • 11-07-2009, 11:38 AM
    JohnnyThunder
    thought I would add one more recent picture, there weren't a lot of deer on the camera lately... a few does and this guy

    i think he's the deer I've been seeing out there, but he's not the one I had on my camera that I've been wanting to get
  • 11-05-2009, 07:29 PM
    JohnnyThunder
    Well I did manage to get a coyote with my bow last Saturday.

    Sorry no pictures.

    I was in my stand maybe 20 minutes and saw two bodies running toward the tree stand on the same path I walked in on. I got excited thinking I was finally going to get to shoot a deer, but then I saw it wasn't deer at all - it was two coyotes trailing the scent trail of the drag cloth I was pulling as I walked to the stand that morning.

    One coyote stopped and took a pee right in the buck scrape that I was trying to hunt over.

    Well naturally with coyotes around I realized my deer hunt for the day had been ruined, so I decided to pull my pistol and fire them up. While I was trying to quietly get my pistol out of my jacket pocket one coyote followed the scent trail right to the bottom of my stand and then looked straight up into the tree and saw me.

    I realized I wasn't going to be able to get my pistol out in time so I put my release on the arrow and got ready to draw. I think the coyote then realized something was up because he turned and started to slink away as I drew back on him, he made the mistake of stopping to look back at me at about 20 yards and I let my arrow go and hit him right in the middle of the back, the arrow exited just under his collar-bone. He curled up and rolled forward though the leaves but never took another step.

    Then I kicked myself for not bringing a camera, waited a little while, climbed down and retrieved my arrow and tossed the dead coyote into a pine thicket away from my usual hunting place. Spent the rest of the morning scouting some places the other side of my farm that I haven't done much hunting on yet.

    It wasn't a deer, but at least I got some excitement and finally got to shoot at something.

    I'm going back after deer Saturday and Sunday this weekend, hopefully I can kill a buck during the bow only season. In Alabama we get three bucks a year now, so if I can get one buck during the bow season I will plan on bow hunting for the rest of the rifle season and then after the peak rut I will go down to a hunting club where I'm a member and fill any deer tags I have remaining on my license with my rifle. I'm trying to balance my desire to take deer with a bow instead of a rifle with my desire to fill all three of my tags. But if I don't get a deer with the bow during the bow only season I'm going to fill at least one at my farm even if I have to use a rifle to do it and I will keep trying to bow hunt a deer after that.

    Bow hunting is a lot harder than Rifle hunting that is for sure, its not nearly as easy as it looks on television. I've spent 5-6 times as much time in the woods with a bow this year already than I spent taking 5 deer with a rifle last year, not counting practicing shooting a bow 2-3 times a day and obsessing over scent, wind, the moon, the sun, the time of day, the weather, and everything else I think might help me get a big buck in range.

    I tell you one thing though, if somehow I haven't managed to get a buck on my own out at the farm by rut, I'm just going to go on a guided deer hunt down in south Alabama where you can see a hundred deer a day and stay down there for a week and hunt all day long if thats what it takes - lol
  • 10-26-2009, 03:23 PM
    D.haurn

    Whitetails from my "farm"

    dont feel to bad now i have had it worse just think walking in to a dog and your a half mile from your truck and your bulb blows and you have no other light and you have to feel your way out of the woods it sucks lol
  • 10-23-2009, 06:18 AM
    EneseNox73

    Whitetails from my "farm"

    dont feel to bad now i have had it worse just think walking in to a dog and your a half mile from your truck and your bulb blows and you have no other light and you have to feel your way out of the woods it sucks lol
  • 10-22-2009, 09:42 AM
    JohnnyThunder
    I don't doubt that a deer would eat a sunflower if it didn't have anything else, but I have peas, beans, oats, wheat, not to mention acres of imperial white clover and alpha-rack plus. That time of year the deer are busy eating honeysuckle and clover, I didn't mean they just wouldn't eat it. I should have said its not their favorite thing to eat if you give them a choice.

    Thats a shame about your camera's getting stolen, I've had one of mine stolen too.
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