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    April 27, 2012 at 9:14am

    I didn't get to go Saturday morning but I got to go Saturday evening and what a good hunt it was.

    From 4-6, I just set on this ridge and listened. I even took a much needed nap as I was worn out.

    After making only 1 or 2 series of loud yelps while sitting there, I had produced no gobbles.

    So I got up and relocated to a roost area. After I got set, I made an excited hen yelp series from my Primos heartbreaker and ended with some very persuasive clucks.

    Right away this Tom gobbled about 250 yrds away. I put my box call down and didn't make another peep until I shot him.

    He gobbled again about 5 minutes later in the same spot. Still I sat quietly and didn't move or call.

    5 more minutes went by and I could here something walking in between 2 ridges. From where I was siiting I could see that bottom to well.

    Yet, I knew that was a turkey, so I went ahead and made a quick shift to the left to get lined up. Next I hear phhhhhiiiitttt-drrruuummmmm... And then again. I knew he was within 30 yards and was gonna pop his head up and take a look.

    Sure enough there's is his big ol' white head as he stepped up to take a peak. I was already on him and had made my mind up not to play with this turkey.

    Years of hunting Forest Toms has taught me not to expect him to come in and strut and gobble all in front of me for 15 minutes. Usually these smart birds will stick their head up for a peak and if they see nothing they move on....

    So as I'm starting the process of taking the safety off and the preparing to squeeze the trigger a pilated wood pecker started up what seem right over my head and this Tom gobbled at him 25 steps from me. Lucky for me all worked out as I was in the midst off shooting my Remington when he gobbled.

    Gobblleeeee...BOOM!

    8 3/4' beard, 1 5/16' and weighed 19 lbs...

    March 26, 2012 at 12:15pm

    We are located in Jefferson County, MS which is home to a few state records. This was our first year on our long term lease and we averaged 138. We are looking for 2 or 3 good members who like to still hunt and harvest big deer. We are shooting 130' or better this year. We have a guest rule in place. We have 1,300+/- acres or some of the best deer hunting in the state. We have a nice camp house and all the amenities. Dues are due on May 1st. Dues will be $4,800 this year but will go down next year. Don't wait email swampdonkey911@yahoo.com or call 601.870.2365

    January 30, 2012 at 8:16pm

    We are located in Jefferson County, MS which is home to a few state records. This was our first year on our long term lease and we averaged 138. We are looking for 2 or 3 good members who like to still hunt and harvest big deer. We are shooting 130' or better this year. We have a guest rule in place. We have 1,300+/- acres or some of the best deer hunting in the state. We have a nice camp house and all the amenities. Dues are due on May 1st. Dues will be $4,800 this year but will go down next year. Don't wait email swampdonkey911@yahoo.com or call 601.870.2365

    January 24, 2012 at 6:29pm

    We are located in Jefferson County, MS which is home to a few state records. This was our first year on our long term lease and we averaged 138. We are looking for 2 or 3 good members who like to still hunt and harvest big deer. We are shooting 130' or better this year. We have a guest rule in place. We have 1,300+/- acres or some of the best deer hunting in the state. We have a nice camp house and all the amenities. Dues are due on May 1st. Dues will be $4,800 this year but will go down next year. Don't wait email swampdonkey911@yahoo.com or call 601.870.2365

    January 19, 2012 at 6:59pm

    Any ideas on how much this ol' tom cat weighs??

    November 11, 2011 at 5:20pm

    2011 Club - $2,800.00

    Only 3 memberships available for 1,400 acres +/- of prime deer and turkey habitat. Deadline to have money turned in is this Sat, Sept 17th..Camp house is available and rv and trailers are no problem. Approximately 3 miles from the MS River in Jefferson County, which is home to the New State Record with a Bow & this past year. Here are some pics of some of the Wardaddy's wondering around on this property. If you are a serious hunter and looking to harvest exceptional whitetails then look no further. Rules will be applied at a later date. Please don't wait as we feel we will be filled by the end of the week. Call 601.870.2365 or email swampdonkey911@yahoo.com for more information. If you've already talked to Derrick call him again some new information has came up.

    September 14, 2011 at 7:37pm

    We just got the ok to lease 1,400 acres +/- of prime deer and turkey habitat. We are looking to take 12 members at $3,000 per member. Camp house is included and rv or trailer's are no problem. Approximately 3 miles from the MS River in Jefferson County, which is home to the New State Record with a Bow this past year. Here are some pics of some of the Wardaddy's wondering around on this property. If you are a serious hunter and looking to harvest exceptional whitetails then look no further. Rules will be applied at a later date. Please don't wait as we feel we will be filled by the end of the week. Call 601.870.2365 or email swampdonkey911@yahoo.com for more information. If you've already talked to Derrick call him again some new information has came up.

    September 04, 2011 at 9:53pm

    A bad boy with a bad attitude...

    August 03, 2011 at 9:09pm

    He's hard to see cause he's in the shade...

    August 03, 2011 at 9:05pm

    He's on the move....

    August 03, 2011 at 9:03pm

    After getting back in and taking pictures on Stevan Segal Jr. I had told my wife I got to go back. So I packed my gear and left the Metro area around 5pm. When I got to where I needed to be it was roost time.

    I went to 5 places and nothing. I had no roosted bird. My confidence was low. I decided to go but before I did I made one last attempt to roost a bird. When i got out of my car he gobbled and my owl hoot. I'm sure it was more of a shock gobble than my owl sounding pretty. I tried several more times to get him to gobble so I could pin point him but he did not answer. This bird was roosted about 150-200 yards off a gravel road. I had gotten lucky.

    I got there about 45 minutes early the next morning and slowly made my way to him coming at him from another angle. As I stood patiently, I watched a hunter who in my mind was late getting to a spot. But good for me cause this Tom was hammering at the truck driving by on the gravel road. He must have gobbled 6 times.

    This gave me the upper hand and allowed me to move into position. I placed my decoy up the ridge from me about 25 yards to my right. As I'm facing him at 12 o'clock, I see another ridge out in front of me about 40 yards away. The woods are fairly open even this late in the year.

    He continued to gobble about 10 more times on his on. I wanted to call to him but waited about 10 minutes. I took my wing and simulated a hen pitching out of a tree, and he gobbled. I did it again and nothing.

    At this point, I'm keyed up and alert. I made 4 soft yelps with my mouth call and shut up. With eyes glued to the trees, it wasn't long and I hear him jump from the limb and he's flying right at me.

    This time the bird landed on the other side of the ridge I'm pointed at. When he came up to look, I shot. The bird fell in his tracks at 40 steps.

    As I get to the bird the first thing I see is he's missing a spur completely. I rolled him over and saw his 11' paint brush and nearly fainted. His one spur is an 1 3/8' and the other was gone. I imagine the bird to have weighed close to 20lbs.

    I named this bird 'One Spur'. He gets the honor of going in my trophy room. This is my biggest bird ever.

    I have had a great year and this is the first time I have limited out on National Forest Toms.

    I can't wait til next year.

    April 26, 2011 at 9:01pm

    I couldn't get up that morning to go early so I slept in. When I got to the woods it was about 10 am. I found a good tree half way down the ridge and cleaned the base of the tree free of leaves.

    I turned on my Therma Cell and set up my make shift blind. Even though I don't believe in decoys on Forest Land, I had decied to put a decoy out 30 yards up the ridge from me. I was on a dim logging road in between some hardwoods and planted pines that were probabaly 15 years old. The vegetation underneath was thicker than I like, but I knew from previously working this bird he liked this thick ridge.

    After sitting there absolutely quiet for 30 minutes or so I heard him Gobble at about 120 yards away on top of the main ridge. As I shifted to line my gun barrell up in his direction he gobbled again on his on.

    I yelped 4 times on my Primos Heartbreaker Box call and then yelped 3 notes very softly with my mouth call.

    Within 2-3 minutes, I heard a bird drum at 5 o'clock down in the bottom. I knew what it was and I knew he was within 50-60 yards away. While trying not to move my head for fear of bumping him I held steady and just cut my eyes as far as I could to the right to see if I could see him.

    For the next 10-15 minutes I could hear a limb break from time to time as he moved just below the ridge. Finally he stepped out just 12 feet from my decoy. Immediately he alarm putted and turned away. By that time I had dropped the hammer down.

    After my shot, to my suprise, a turkey jumped up and flew away. I thought I had missed him. I jumped up and ran to my spot only to find a long beard dead as a hammer.

    After further investigation, I realized this was the lead bird and the other bird was behind him about 5 yards.

    This boss bird had been give the name 'Steven Segal'. Why you may ask? Because I knew he would be Hard To Kill', since I missed him on opening evening this year at 35 yards.

    In my mind he sent in his son to try the water out before he jumped in. The only problem is he didn't make it.

    Stevan Segal Jr. sported a 9 1/2' beard and 1' spurs. He weighed approximately 18 lbs.

    Stevan Segal lives on!

    April 26, 2011 at 8:28pm

    This was my first turkey of the season. I harvested him early in the season in the morning. I had heard about 5 turkeys gobbling that morning from all different directions. The hill I was on I could hear for a mile in some directions.

    This bird gobbled 3 or 4 times on the limb at other turkeys gobbling, thus allowing me to get in between 2 gobblers. This tom was closest to me and I decided to focus my attention on him. The other bird had a hen or two in the tree with him as I could hear them yelping.

    I did a soft tree yelp and he didn't gobble at it. I used my Primos wing to simulate a hen pitching out of a tree and it seemed maybe 2-4 minutes had went by and I heard him jump off the limb. With my eyes glued towards his direction I watched him almost fly right over me to land on the end of a ridge behind me.

    I had moved half way around the tree as he's flying over my spot. When he hit the ground he went in direct strut mode behind probabaly the only green stuff in the woods that time of the year. As I watched him and picked my time to move I realized he wasn't coming to me. He had hit is mark and just started drumming in one place.

    At this point, I haven't even called to him while he's been on the ground. After I was able to squirrel around the tree I was soon lined up in his direction. Now I was set for my next move.

    I took my right hand and scratched the leaves on the cold ground floor and he folded he wings and marched down to the bottom on his way to my ridge. When I couldn't take it no more I spoke to him so he would stop. He did and the rest is a memory.

    He sported a 9 3/4' beard, 1 1/8' spurs and weighed 20 lbs. I was very thankful to have been blessed with a great hunt early in the season.

    April 26, 2011 at 7:53pm

    Watch your step turkey hunters...

    April 28, 2010 at 8:39am

    Glen Peterson took this bird on private property.

    April 27, 2010 at 1:23pm

    Doug Wilson of Wilson Kia/Hyundai with a nice bass he reeled in recently.

    April 26, 2010 at 5:31pm

    Tyler Peterson harvested his first bird this past weekend down in Adams county.

    April 26, 2010 at 5:28pm
    A comment titled: try this in response to a report titled: Spring Food Plot

    Try this site. Maybe this has some good information as well

    January 30, 2012 at 8:25pm
    A comment titled: wow in response to a report titled: Monster Madison County Buck

    Very good buck. You the man...

    January 30, 2012 at 8:24pm
    A comment titled: area in response to a report titled: Ross Barnett White Perch

    Pay attention to the spillway.. When it opens and the water rises below, be there. After that hole dries up hit the rock causeway.

    January 30, 2012 at 8:23pm
    A comment titled: nice deer in response to a report titled: Harold Knight scores on a big Monroe county buck

    congrats...

    January 30, 2012 at 8:20pm
    A comment titled: good day in response to a report titled: South MS doghunters rack up on last day of season..

    Awesome.....

    January 24, 2012 at 6:44pm
    A comment titled: Young Hunters in response to a report titled: Young hnf dog hunters

    Congrats. I love to see new blood coming up through the ranks.

    January 19, 2012 at 7:22pm
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