Archive for May, 2011

Reality Hunt Club – Webisode 8: Turkey Season

Monday, May 30th, 2011

In this webisode, we discuss our turkey season success and failures. I am fortunate that Chuck Campbell shared his video hunts in this webisode. Chuck and I are the primary turkey hunters on our club and in this webisode we are going to share some of our stories.

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Video of Young Bachelor Group of Bucks

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Chuck Campbell, a good friend of mine, caught this video of a young bachelor group of bucks on our hunting lease back in April. He was nice enough to share it with us, so I uploaded it for your viewing pleasure below. It is always good to see your next generation of bucks easing around on your property.

Turkey Thumpers – Webisode 15: Textbook Hunt

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

In this webisode, my Dad and I were in Mississippi chasing a long beard. Watch this video and see what a text book hunt is all about.

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Turkey Thumpers – Webisode 14: The Teleporting Gobbler

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

This webisode is about a gobbler that I killed that we have no idea where he appeared from. He just showed up in the middle of our decoys. Watch this video below to see this teleporting gobbler.

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2011 Turkey Season Over

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Well, the 2011 turkey season closed May 15th in Georgia. That was the last state still open. I was fortunate to kill one more gobbler before it closed. My first gobbler I have ever killed in May is shown below. It was a nice 3 year old bird that has quite a story involved. I did capture it on video so stay tuned for that video in a future post. Now it is time to focus on getting ready for deer season, in which archery season opens in Georgia on September 10th.


Turkey Thumpers – Webisode 13: Stuck On You

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

This webisode shows a great turkey hunt in Mississippi where we come up a little short, but the interaction between the gobbler and our Hazel Creek Decoys was unforgettable. Watch the video below to see this interaction.

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Pray for Rain

Monday, May 9th, 2011

That is weird to say considering all the severe weather we have had here in the South the past few weeks but we are in a drought at our lease in Georgia. We just had a local farmer disc up our spring/summer food plots getting them ready to plant. We had planned to plant 13 acres of soybeans but since there is no moisture in the ground necessary to jump start seed growth, we have postponed this planting. We are ready, as shown in these photos, so pray with us for rain, about 3 inches of steady, light downfall would do the trick. I do not see how farmers keep their sanity farming for a living. Kudos to those guys!

Turkey Thumpers – Webisode 12: Hard Osceola Hunting

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

This webisode kicks off our 2011 turkey season. As every year, we begin our season chasing Osceola gobblers in Florida on our lease. Watch the below videos to see what a hard time we had hunting this subspecies of turkey this year.

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My Amazing Photos Captured on Trail Cameras

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Recently we had a wildfire on our property that consumed 25 acres of our lease. We had a trail camera on a feeder in the middle of it and luckily for us, the ground was bare and it did not catch on fire. It did take photos of the fire and these are shown below.


After viewing these wildfire photos, I started thinking about all the past photos that I have gotten on trail cameras that were unique. Since I just showed my fire photos, let’s go to the other extreme and show you some photos of a flood on one of our leases in Mississippi. The camera looks like a periscope on a submarine. These photos are shown below and include some before and after shots.


Next, I captured some foxes playing in the snow a few years ago and they are shown below. Their colors are so vivid against the white of the snow.


Finally, I had this hanging feeder in Florida back in 2006 that kept getting untied from the tree and dumped out. I figured it was a raccoon but I wanted to make sure so I put a camera on it. Low and behold, it turned out to be a bear. The landowner had no idea that bears were present in that area and it turned out they were just traveling through during their summer pattern. Shown below are these amazing photos captured on a first generation trail camera.


So, when you are viewing photos taken from your trail camera, you never know what might be captured on that next photo.