Archive for May, 2010

Food Plots Just Planted

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

This is video of some of our food plots when they were 7 to 10 days old. They are looking good but we need steady rain especially for the corn. I do not know how farmers do it for a living. It stresses me out and we are just planting for wildlife not our livelihood.

Farming for Wildlife

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

I live by this saying, “If I am not hunting, then I am getting ready to go hunting.” The past few days we have been planting our spring/summer food plots. We are planting 14 acres of a mixture of soybeans, iron and clay peas, and sunflowers; 5 acres of field corn, 2 acres of lablab, and 1 acre of aeschynomene. I have posted a video of my harrowing up the ground. It always feels good to get some dirt under your nails and accomplish something fruitful. Now we pray for RAIN.

Mother Nature Hard At Work

Friday, May 14th, 2010

While hunting on our club in Georgia a few days ago, I stumbled upon a nesting hen. She flew from her nest and about jacked my jaw when she got up in the air. I was literally one step from stepping on her. Once I got my composure back, I got my video camera and filmed her nest. She had 11 eggs. Notice in the video how she has them nestled in the surrounding brush. Hopefully, the predators will not find her nest and we can add some more turkeys to our drove.

GodZilla and others are still ALIVE

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

We were fortunate to harvest 2 mature Eastern gobblers in Mississippi this season on camera. That was the good news. The bad news is that the old gobblers we were after got away. One of these gobblers we nicknamed “GodZilla”. We have been trying to get him for 3 years. He just never would commit to our setup; plus, he always had plenty of hens with him.

Here are some trail camera shots of GodZilla last year.


Now my Dad checked the game camera yesterday and BOOM there he was again. The pictures are dark but you can see him. This is a great 5+ year old bird. This one will go on the wall if we can get him next year.


There were a few other birds that we were after on other properties that avoided us. They have nicknames like Big Foot and Big Ole SOB. That’s three named birds on three different properties we will be after next year if they can survive that long. Now that alone will give you something to look forward to next season.