CT 2018

Discussion in 'Member Hunting Journals' started by Cedar Thicket, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. Cedar Thicket

    Cedar Thicket Blonde Bearded Guy

    Circa 2018 is here. Got away with my boy, and my brother with his two boys last weekend. Ran the chainsaw, transplanted some trees, accomplished some random farm duties, but not all, as always. It genuinely makes me smile when the boy says, Dad was so much fun multiple times on the ride home.

    Took a 1.5 hour walk and ended up finding one dead head. Lots of beaten down muddy trails from deer though. Place it getting pretty thick!

    Not of ton on the 18’ books but I do have plans this year to redo the two clover plots in the fall.

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  2. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Good stuff. Last weekend was a good one for work around the farm.
     

  3. Cedar Thicket

    Cedar Thicket Blonde Bearded Guy

    That is was. Just never enough time.
     
  4. Cedar Thicket

    Cedar Thicket Blonde Bearded Guy

    Pulled cams and lots of game pics to go through, but not a standout survivier was visible. Tad depressing

    We started and ended with some predator action.


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  5. Maddog3355

    Maddog3355 Well-Known Member

    Mar 22, 2014
    Maries County
    What does the coyote have?
     
  6. 20'

    20' Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2017
    Well done, too bad on that dead head!!
     
  7. leasburg

    leasburg Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    South County MO
    awesome! How many acres do you have?
     
  8. Cedar Thicket

    Cedar Thicket Blonde Bearded Guy

    Yea, that means at least 3 bucks died on us this year. He was pretty hidden.

    We have 100 acres.
     
  9. Cedar Thicket

    Cedar Thicket Blonde Bearded Guy

    Man, your guess is as good as mine. Snapping turtle? lol

    Not sure if this helps or not. Bout as big as I can get the pic....
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  10. Cedar Thicket

    Cedar Thicket Blonde Bearded Guy

    Got out for my first short hunt of the season yesterday. There on time and there were a couple gobbling from the limbs in the valley below us. Heard maybe a dozen gobbles before fly down.

    Hunted with the boy until 930 before we headed back for a day full of games. Didn't see or hear anything after they hit the ground. Saw a few deer. The woods is SOO dang clear it was a different feeling spring turkey hunt.
     
  11. Cedar Thicket

    Cedar Thicket Blonde Bearded Guy

    Besides the weather not much good today. No gobbles at all from daybreak or after flydown. Had a hen come in around 730.

    Decided to move down logging road. Got one to talk, and gently followed him down the valley. I was on the top of the ridge and he was deep in the parallel valley. I'd call and he'd answer a few times. I'd set up thinking he committed and then he'd be gone. Move another 200 yards and same thing happened, a couple times. That was it for action for the day. As a self proclaimed rookie bird hunter not sure what's going on at my spot.
     
  12. Cedar Thicket

    Cedar Thicket Blonde Bearded Guy

    Final hunt yesterday. Took my 10 year old daugter this time. Weather was darn near perfect.

    Zero gobbles the entire day. Didn't hear or see anything turkey until we left the woods at 1030. Did see a few deer and a coyote. And me and the daughter laughed about some darn goofy stuff the entire day.

    She named my decoys Kelly and Elizabeth. Hahaa!
     
  13. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    That's a good turkey hunt.
     
  14. Cedar Thicket

    Cedar Thicket Blonde Bearded Guy

    She did find a friend to pass some of the time with.
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  15. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    What's the turtles name. :D
     
  16. Cedar Thicket

    Cedar Thicket Blonde Bearded Guy

    Gerald, actually.