Strong winds came through west Miller Co Ga Sunday right after noon. Couple of us were out in the hunting woods working on stands and moving feeders when it hit. Took some trees down, we had to move a few coming out. At camp, found the top of a large dead pine had come down. An oak saved the sheds and possibly my camper.
May 27th, 2018. Still after the hogs. Planting food plots with a mixture of peas, beans, sunflowers etc. Got some rains coming, got em in before it got here. I carry a 22, never know when i will walk up on some hogs. Have killed several this month, and trapped a couple.
Darn hogs multiply faster than we can kill em. Mostly because they can run to another property when we get after em. Trap wise, some will root all around traps, but never go in. Ol sow just dropped a mess of pigs.
Old age isn't friendly, not getting half done what i used to. very thankful for the help i get from a member or two. Traps are still catching the hogs, plenty left though. I shot two ol boars last week and left em for the coyotes. These two sows caught Jun 16, 2018, member worked em up for the freezer. We have about 15 plots planted and looking good with all the rain we are getting. Camp garden has watermelons, pumpkins, okra, tomatoes, cantalopes and squash doing good. Something ate the beans and peas down to nubble.
Last two plots planted two weeks ago, looking good. Mixture of peas, beans, oily sunflowers and soybeans. We keep the plots going year round. Well fertilized etc and nature's been watering em just right. Lots of big trees down in the Mayhaw area, looks like some storms have been through.
When does the rut really kick in down in Miller County? I am thinking about coming down there and hunting Mayhaw WMA during early to mid December. Will that be a good time to see some rut activity or will it have already passed. I know in the SW part of the state, the rut is later, I am just not sure how much later. Thanks.
Our swamps are a terrible mess. It will never be the same in my lifetime. I'm sure hunting will be good again but not this year. We will just have to adjust . We are seeing deer every day but not the numbers we have seen in past years.
It literally broke my heart, I have been roaming those woods since a young kid. I know the financial loss is in the pines that were lost, but the hardwoods as you say will not be the same in our or even possibly our children or grandchildrens lifetimes. You have to see it first hand to understand the gravity of it, cant explain it in words. Took my zest for hunting out of it for a while, but we will have to adapt - hopefully can clean it up some over tiime and find ways to improve it. Good luck, finally getting to the point I want to get in the woods hunting...