Archive for May, 2012

Reality Hunt Club – Season 2, Webisode 8: Spring/Summer Planting

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

In this webisode, we take you around our lease to show you the different food plots we planted this spring and summer. We deviated from our management plan a little and we will discuss these changes. Enjoy this video and pray with us for more rain.

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Turkey Thumpers: 2012 Season In Review – Season 2 – Webisode 16

Monday, May 28th, 2012

I can sum up this season in one word — WOW! We had a great year and if you been following all our videos, I do not think you can argue against that. We captured 14 videos of 15 turkey kills in Florida, Georgia, and for our first time in Kansas. We struck out this year in Mississippi and we did not go back to Texas. Watch the below video for a brief recap of these hunts.

Our Hazel Creek decoys helped us with 8 of these birds. The other times it was raining and we could not get them out of the truck. That is 28 birds we have taken using them over the past 4 years.

We are excited about next season. We saw lots of jakes, which will be mature for next season; plus, we had a few gobblers that got away when we could not close the deal. We show you these encounters briefly in the video also.

So enjoy the video below and we hope you come back and watch our 2013 season of Turkey Thumpers next season. Thanks!

Reality Hunt Club – Season 2, Webisode 7: Road Trip: Meet Mike Wheeler of Wheeler’s Whitetails

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Chuck and I went on a turkey hunt with Mike Wheeler of Wheeler’s Whitetails in Kansas. We knew he had a ton of turkeys with a near 100% success rate but I have to admit we went with an ulterior motive. You see, Mike grows and kills some of the biggest bucks in the Midwest and Chuck and I wanted to learn some techniques from him. We wanted to see if these techniques could be applied on our hunting lease in Georgia and brought to you in Reality Hunt Club webisodes. The interview portion of this video is over 17 minutes long so heads up on the length. The first half is talking about Mike’s outfitting business with the second half being all about his tricks and techniques. I hope you guys enjoy this video and we will be trying some of his advice in our management plan and will bring you our success or failure in implementing some of them.

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Turkey Thumpers: Tad’s First Eastern Gobbler – Season 2 – Webisode 15

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Now Tad has killed 5 Osceola gobblers over the last 4 years (2 this year) but the Eastern turkeys have always seemed to stay out of his reach. He has had a couple of shots but missed both times in Mississippi.

This year was the first time I had opportunity to take him to our club in Georgia. He was excited and I was nervous because it was May and it was going to be hot and difficult. I did not know what kind of success we would have.

We sat our tent in an area where I knew there were 2 mature toms that had been giving us the slip for 3 years. We thought we had them the first morning when they were gobbling and strutting their way to our setup. But then a hen appeared and took them away in the opposite direction. We decided to try it again at that same spot the next morning and watch the video to see what happens.

Turkey Thumpers: Changed My Mind Gobbler – Season 2 – Webisode 14

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Since I was tagged out in Kansas, I videoed Chuck’s last gobbler. I enjoyed hunting with him and I am not going to get too much into the story here because he covers it in the video intro. I am going to add that I was upset when he let this gobbler initially walk off due to the weather coming. Now it rained off and on while we were there, but after this hunt it rained straight for 5 days and I was afraid he let a great bird and opportunity walk away. Enjoy this video and if you listen closely you can hear us going back and forth as to what we think should happened.

Turkey Thumpers: Chuck’s First Kansas Bird – Season 2 – Webisode 13

Monday, May 14th, 2012

This is the same evening that I shot my bird in the clover when Chuck Campbell connected on his first Kansas bird. He had his decoys setup and it enticed the bird across this huge Kansas field. One more thing to add is to pay attention to how this turkey flops when he shoots him. He put all the shot in his head on this very windy day. Enjoy the video.

Turkey Thumpers: Neck Deep in The Clover – Season 2 – Webisode 12

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Now this is the evening hunt of the same day I had killed my first Kansas bird. Mike had me sitting in this mixed clover field that was up to my waist. I would say this was the most stressful hunt of the year for me. Watch the video to see what happens next.

Turkey Thumpers: Toxie’s 1st Kansas Bird – Season 2 – Webisode 11

Monday, May 7th, 2012

I had not planned on traveling to hunt turkeys this year until Chuck twisted my arm and said he needed someone to go back to Kansas with him since he did not kill his birds with a bow. Mike Wheeler, of Wheelers Whitetails, was nice enough to invite him back and let him drag me along. Well, I will be honest. After editing Gabbie’s two turkey kills, it was not hard for me to make up my mind to go.

The first morning, I was hunting in a tent as a bad weather front was moving in. Mike said the gobblers like to cruise this small field that connects two bigger fields together, and boy was he right! Watch this video to see what happens.

Reality Hunt Club – Season 2, Webisode 6: Supplement Feeders

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

This year we decided to put a couple of gravity/nudge feeders on the club. We shopped around but could not find one we liked, nor could afford, so we decided to buy all the components and put them together ourselves. After we put them out, the majority of the deer have yet to figure out how to use it, so as of mid April, we are just going to run corn in them. Maybe next year all the deer will be using them and we can use a high protein supplement feed. Until then, we will wait until they figure it out.

Watch the video as I go over all of this and show your some trail camera video of our deer interacting with these feeders.

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