Early County

Son

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If a vehicle or crop permit doesn't get him he will get bigger, but still have an odd rack i bet.
 

Son

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Turkey hunting this spring? Mosquito's are getting bad in our woods, and at the camp. Thermacell and bug spray might be a good idea.
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Son

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Biggest concern for the farmers in my area had switched from deer to feral hogs. The hog population has exploded and they are for the most part, nocturnal. Some i know who hunt that do what they can to reduce the hog population says. They and their friends have so much pork, they now shoot and leave em in the woods. We've taken out over 150 hogs in the last year or so, and they're still coming from adjacent properties. Three traps and we shoot every one we see. Might be keeping the numbers down in our property, but our neighbors aren't having much success.
We plant our plots and cross our fingers.
 

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Son

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We need to keep after those hogs, these caught in a trap today, Jun 16, 2018. 15 plots looking good, even though hogs have been in a couple of em. 76 isn't being very friendly to me these days, have put up several nice shooting houses so i can continue to hunt. Just don't trust those old knees and back anymore. Also, installed a winch on the golf cart, with all the rain, it may get stuck.
 

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Its really really bad - Looks like a bomb went off.

Wet creek hardwoods were wet, many went down - formed high wall of fallen trees that you cant get through if you tried.

Very tiring walking through woods around and over stuff. All interior roads blocked multiple places. maybe 30/35% larger pines blown down, or snapped in half.

I lost a boat, a climber, two loc ons and about eight stick ladders. Cant even find the trees that they were in in some cases.

Hopefully some timber can be salvaged and that will begin to open up access, you can even forget a four wheeler in these areas with so many blockages.

Had to cut blockages on main dirt road just to get to two gates on property.

Kinda lost my zeal for hunting for a while... Thats my hometown and where I grew up, and roamed those woods for many years.
 
Took a tractor and chainsaw up to push and pull debris around. Lots of damage for us as well. We lost a barn and everything in it. However, our cabin, roughly 150' away was unscathed. Got most of our roads cleared but lost a good portion of pine trees after 2 tornados and this hurricane. A lot of huge oaks got knocked down also. Haven't had a chance to even hunt in Early yet, and didn't hunt there at all last year. Looking to bring 2 guests- one of which has never harvested a deer, the weekend of December 15. Looking like lows in the mid 30's and highs in the mid 50's with 7-11mph winds. Burr. Temps are okay but I don't like the wind at those temps. Looks like Whiddon's in Leary is full. Where do y'all go for processing? Has anyone experienced any rut activity yet? I'm near Arlington.
 
Took a tractor and chainsaw up to push and pull debris around. Lots of damage for us as well. We lost a barn and everything in it. However, our cabin, roughly 150' away was unscathed. Got most of our roads cleared but lost a good portion of pine trees after 2 tornados and this hurricane. A lot of huge oaks got knocked down also. Haven't had a chance to even hunt in Early yet, and didn't hunt there at all last year. Looking to bring 2 guests- one of which has never harvested a deer, the weekend of December 15. Looking like lows in the mid 30's and highs in the mid 50's with 7-11mph winds. Burr. Temps are okay but I don't like the wind at those temps. Looks like Whiddon's in Leary is full. Where do y'all go for processing? Has anyone experienced any rut activity yet? I'm near Arlington.
I'm in Morgan,I went hunting for the first time yesterday,to the only stand still standing/that you can get to. I process my own. But whiddons is still full trying to get some space for the wkd. There is a new processor in Patmos but I haven't heard any feedback,Mark McDaniel is the guy who owns it.
 
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