Early, Miller and Seminole counties Ga

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Nostalgia, Thought maybe some can enjoy old photos from an old album, Dad and I. We hunted and fished from the Everglades to north Florida's panhandle. From 1949 until his passing in 1969. Dad shot a nine point, walked over to it and fell with a heart attack. Eglin Field woods.
 

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First photo of this old buck, one eye was shut from fighting in front of one of my stands. I arrived ten minutes after the fight. Killed him three years later. We had named him Ol One eye. But his eye was ok at that time. Huge mass, not much of the BC score, but I could care less, he's a trophy mature buck to me.
 

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Back in the 90's. Hunted this buck hard for two years before he messed up. Saw him go into a thicket, but never came out. Grunted to him, and he came out running away from me. He hit an opening at about 60 yards, and the 06 nailed him. Bet you fellows have some stories much like that.
 

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Built a new dock in lake Seminole about three years ago. Hurricane Michael didn't even move it, so must be solid. I'm in the first lake east of Cypress Pond. Had good help and it was much appreciated.
 

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After leasing a camp property for 19 years, the owner turned it over to a daughter. She had a realtor tell us to move, we had two weeks. We took the full 90 days to move. It was a job for sure, rented a new camp property about 300 yards south of the old one. It was cheaper too. I offered 6k for the old lot, they wouldn't take it. After moving, they eventually took 5k for it. Setting up the new camp was enjoyed by about half the members. First we had to clear the jungle of vines, bushes and junk. Closed in the cook room with roofing I had left over from installing a new roof after hurricane Michael of 2018. We got it done, and satisfied with the new camp. Miller Co. Ga.
Electricity, tub shower, bathroom, hot water, gas stove, oven, refrigerator, hanging pole, microwave etc. and a pin in map.
 

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Our club is 2/3 rds in Miller co, and 1/3 rd in Early. We've gotten plenty rain, it's running through the woods again. We had more rain today, Feb 6th and looks like more coming next week. Hope it gets the minnows and small fish spread around, it keeps the mosquito's down.
 

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Camera today shows single turkey hen at daybreak. Flocks must be beginning to break up. Hens scouting for nesting sites. Miller Co.
 
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Club member built two of these blinds. You could actually camp in these things. We set one up on blocks back in the swamp. Couple fellows set this one up at a food plot, it needs to be off the dirt. They were easy to move with a skid steer, but was a real chore the way we moved the one.
 

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Hurricane Michael of 2018 tore us up pretty bad. Got the house roof, boat shed, fence and took down some very large trees. Took some time, but got the boat shed back up, the roof repaired, the mess cleaned up. Took awhile to get used to the new look with the trees missing. Pontoon boat was in the front yard and that was a good choice. Only a couple boards hit the top frame. The boards you see laying behind the boat, came off the east gable end. Tornado got the trees and roof. I will brag on USAA, only insurance co I didn't have to argue with. They took care of us within two weeks, and checked back to make sure we were satisfied several weeks later. Then added more money because they said they missed some damage in the first inspection, but noticed it in a photo they had taken. Lake Seminole, Seminole Co. Ga.
 

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Our property has sloughs full of mayhaw trees, but it's been years since they put on enough to fool with. Even during wet years. I check em every year. One slough has some good gators in it. Slipped up and took a photo of this one laying on one of the roads.
 

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I can tell ya, hunting today is so much easier than how we had to do it in S Florida in the 50's and 60's. Swamp buggies and all hunting on foot. The buggies and Jeeps were just used to get to a camping spot that wasn't under water. That's me in the middle, Dad on my left. 1963 I believe it was, I was home on leave from the Navy, Cuban missile blockade.
 

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We had plenty rain in SW Ga today, began early morning before daylight. Hunt club member reported, our woods are flooded. Bet the hogs are loving it.
 
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A club member and I rehung the gates today. People had beat them so much they were sagging almost to the dirt. Would like to catch em. Camera watching now. Gate camera gets a variety, hogs, bucks, turkeys, Club member, and county road traffic. That's my truck entering.
 

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Miller Co. Ga, beginning to see more hens on the move. March 20 might be a good beginning for gobbler season if they stick around. Getting photo's on cameras in several areas in over three miles. Don't know how they make it with all the coyotes and bobcats I'm getting on the same cameras.
 

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Another one we didn't get this past season, probably because he hangs around the front. Everyone goes to the back to hunt. ....lol
 

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