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  • this is my last tom of the season and was not an easy one to get to come in.i had to set up on him several different days before finally getting him and his hen to follow their previous day's travel.

    April 28, 2013 at 12:43pm

    day started off as usual, with no leaves on trees and typical winter type day,but at least rain stopped.two gobblers gobbling 100 yards apart and another on adjoining property.i got set up and the little gobble treeing house dog from neighbors house started barking at base of roost tree at tom.at daylight the two birds flew to next property to get away from the problem.still gobbling along with hen with other gobbler.made my usual round of the pastures and sat until 10.00am and remembered that boston butt sandwich at the truck and my boots and feet wet.rested,changed boots and decided to take folding saw and make blind for next day.leaned gun on tree and looked through binocs 300 yards away and tom strutting while another tom bred hen.i had to follow a creek to keep from being seen,cross back and crawl up bank into pasture toward where i thought the birds would be.in prone position with water saturating my clothes,i see a big chucklehead. kept crawing their direction and saw hen and i yelped three times softly.she came my way,the i saw the big head about 45 yards out.boom.game over .11/8'hooks,8' beard and probably 19#

    April 02, 2013 at 4:49am

    no leaves on the trees and no gobbling but i have seen this bird since opening day with hens and knew the area well he liked.raining last two days and yesterday he saw me trying to turn with poncho on.same spot today with rain but only my all weather camo jacket and turkey vest and no friction calls to get wet.waited until 6.55 am to do tree yelps.at 7.00am he came in full strut to my right rear across small pasture from his tree.beautiful strut looking for me.i am under small cedar,could not move and my gun was leaned on small cedar to my right.line of small cedars below me and he stepped into them out of the pasture.i reached for the 870 and shouldered to my left shoulder and he appeared from the cedars as i lined the truglo to his neck.the end of perfect morning at 7.05am.101/4' beard and 11/4' spurs .don't know what he weighted as i put him in the vest,but he felt pretty heavy after the mile walk to the truck.

    March 23, 2013 at 1:56pm

    hope this pic is good enough to see.the gobbler is about 400 yards away on another hill with valley and ditch between me and him.took a while but was able to wear the hen down and convince her with soft feeding calls to come check me out.i was on other side of fence when hen passed by.tom was a minute or two behind and about five yards on other side of fence when he met his maker.another memorable hunt for this old man

    May 20, 2012 at 10:59am

    it was another great year for me as i took my limit here in MS i have been lucky enough to take the limit every year since 1992.

    May 07, 2012 at 5:00pm

    for some of you new deer hunters.you read about mock scrapes and dispensers and such.here is one of my favorite tips.where i hunt there are no plots or feeders so i hit the bedding areas when scrapes start showing up in oct.find a primary scrape with a licking limb and only use dominate buck lure and doe urine and stay out of the scrape.use just a drop on end of licking limb,two or three drops in middle of scrape or where he pee ed and a drop or two doe urine next to that as you leave.hang a cam on your way out close by with a card in it.i like to use one drop of buck lure on bottom boot lace on one boot and one drop of doe lure on other to and from the scrape.this is an inexpensive way to find out what you have.check every 2-3 days pull card and view and replace.

    July 19, 2011 at 10:27am

    this tom was my final bird of the year here in mississippi.he was in the pasture with a hen and the cows would not allow them to go where they wanted.i slipped into the woods and walked several hundred yards to try to get ahead of them and the hen busted me and scooted off to my left.i did not see the tom leave so i circled around to the direction i thought he went.the pasture was open with only a few sprigs of sedge grass here and there so i was afraid i had lost out.there was a small rise i was on and i saw his fan in strut so i laid down facing him and called softly with my mouth call.he started towads me but all i could see was his fan .he kept coming thinking i was his lost hen i guess.at about 35 yards i put the bead below his head and squeezed.SNAP! stood tall and i thought it was over.i had my face net and gloves on and must have blended pretty well as i eased my hand to the bolt and eased the shell out and let the other ease into the chamber.i put the bead back below his head and BOOM! i call this bird the 'low crawl' tom.his beard was about 10' but only had about 3/4' spurs. since, this keeps my consectutive streak alive,i'll be glad to take him.

    April 30, 2011 at 12:18pm

    i had hunted a bird until noon in a swamp but could not get him across a beaver slough and had hoped to go back this am to try him again. there was a hunter parked where i was going , so i went to plan 'b' across the road where i had hunted before.before getting where i was to listen, a gobbler sounded off. since,he was roosted on a small creek,i got above him on the ridge and backed against a large oak.he kept gobbling and i decided to use a copper/glass combo i had not used this year.a soft yelp or two and more gobbles.he knew where i was. i put the call away and slapped my leg and did a fly down cackle then scratched the leaves a few times. he flew down,gobbled once 40 yards away and my gun was on my knee looking at his head. he walked towards me, gobbled and died at 35 yards. it was 6.27am cst. this is what i call a classic flash hunt.he had a 11.375' beard and 1' spurs and weighted about 16#.

    April 06, 2011 at 9:59am

    this buck, originally was thought to make the book,but came up a little short.i'd be proud of him regardless,of what he scored.
    http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20110320/COL0503/103200324/-Chair-his-head-buck-falls-short-B-C?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Outdoors|p

    March 20, 2011 at 4:29am

    great hunt with little gobbling except,when within 40 yards.he was in a thick pine thicket and i was on a fence line looking at a rye grass field.i had used three different calls over the last 45 minutes and he never gobbled until he got close to the fence bordering the thicket.i told myself,just don't move for anything if it is an hour. i could hear the drumming and was trained on the direction of the three gobbles. i saw his head bobbing and he ducked at a cluck and came under the fence into the rye grass looking for his hen.at 30 yards at 9.30am it was over.

    March 12, 2011 at 1:24pm

    this buck was taken out of my ground blind at 7.45am on 12-1.nothing special,except i have been hunting this area for many years and always manage to get 1-3 bucks.at least three year old and heavy.

    February 22, 2011 at 6:07am

    well,the spring is inching closer and i am ready for the ticks,chiggers and cottonmouths along with the gobbles.this is my favorite time of the year.

    February 21, 2011 at 6:49am

    http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20101226/SPORTS08/12260323/1127

    December 27, 2010 at 6:10am

    here is a link to the current record:
    http://www.mississippigameandfish.com/hunting/whitetail-deer-hunting/MS_0808_01/

    December 19, 2010 at 4:57am

    took this guy at 7.45am.looked to be a three year old.bucks are following any doe they run across even though they are not hot.

    December 01, 2010 at 2:46pm

    i can't tell much about this guy,but there are several deer hitting the white oaks here so i think i will tote my ol'man the 3/4 mile early in the am and hang it for friday.

    September 27, 2010 at 5:32pm

    looks like i am not going to get any buck pics.after nearly,three weeks and 400 pics,the same doe and fawn and 11 turkeys are eating my corn as fast as it spins and looking up at the feeder for more.i guess,I'll take it down and move my cam to the first rubs that pop up.it is always, good to get turkey pics anytime though.lol

    September 20, 2010 at 10:28am

    these two girls were sharing a meal for my first pics of the year.in fact,they ate up all my memory on the cam with 145 pics pretty quick.squirrels and coons also got into the action.

    August 31, 2010 at 3:43am

    now that the turkey season is over,i find a shade tree where i know the creek is under the water and just relax.
    [IMG]http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j119/loner_album/catfish006.jpg[/IMG]

    June 15, 2010 at 2:03pm

    this tom was by himself in a pasture and fell to what he thought was a lonesome hen off the nest for a bite to eat.he fell 4-30-2010.

    May 21, 2010 at 10:33am
    A comment titled: had a good season in response to a report titled: i had another great season

    yep! you saw them before,mike.being retired,i have more opportunities than most.be sure to tell omeagaman.lol

    May 13, 2012 at 8:15am
    A comment titled: how big in response to a report titled: Info wanted

    the antlers will be matured by labor day as far as size is concerned.some bucks carry velvet longer than others but most are gone by then.this time of year,the velvet makes it look bigger than it really is.this looks like a two year old.short tines but tall mainbeams.it would be interesting to let him go another year if there is no chance someone would shoot him to see if he gains any tine length or width.

    July 26, 2011 at 6:25am
    A comment titled: urgent in response to a report titled: another mississippi tom down

    thanks,for the heads up.i had another email addy on hotmail with windows live that got hacked.very few contacts on that address and could not sign in or change my password.i dumped it.there has been no id theft,only the scammers looking for free money from fools.

    April 09, 2011 at 12:32am
    A comment titled: book bucks in response to a report titled: finally,scored big buck

    imagine,what the state record non-typical looks like at over 300pts.go to magnolia records and search tony kinton.

    March 22, 2011 at 3:11am
    A comment titled: after deer season in response to a report titled: after the season ends

    after,the deer season i pick a few days that are pleasant enough to get the mowers and blades,boat trailer bearings and general spring duties out of the way since,i'll be turkey hunting everyday until may.the boat will get in the water when the toms are limited out.

    February 23, 2011 at 10:54am
    A comment titled: ground blind in response to a report titled: last year on 12-1

    the view above,is from the side where i took some pics of rubs to the left of the blind.this small neck of woods runs parallel to a pipeline.in front of the blind is a narrow neck of pasture with cows. hay rolls are on the next hill about 400 yards away.it is a natural crossing from another property.there are no feeders or plots due to cows.

    February 23, 2011 at 9:36am
    A comment titled: 11 point in response to a report titled: 11 point

    nice deer.he could gross 120.

    January 16, 2011 at 6:24pm
    A comment titled: buck in response to a report titled: 171-inch Madison County buck down

    that is the kind we all hope for.

    January 12, 2011 at 1:56pm
    A comment titled: weight in response to a report titled: 235lb 9pt

    very good buck regardless,of score.i keep telling my sons that what a buck scores and what you think it will score are not necessarily,close.they have learned now since,i have put the tape to some of them.

    January 12, 2011 at 4:05am
    A comment titled: 10 point in response to a report titled: Mississippi 10 point

    beautiful buck!very symetrical.
    he looks like a 140-150 buck.

    January 08, 2011 at 2:23pm
    A comment titled: SCORING in response to a report titled: Please score for me?

    not clear enough to tell the number of points or length of main beams,mass or other factors.he is a legal buck but won't score high.

    January 08, 2011 at 5:32am
    A comment titled: tresspassing in response to a report titled: TRESPASSING

    all land in ms is legally,posted.however,someone has to be reported and confirmed by law enforcement to issue a citation.you need someone local that has the power in your absence to prosecute the tresspasser when caught.contact the sheriff's department and the MDWFP and give them notice of the problem.you could designate someone as your caretaker and allow him to prosecute through the law enforcement.the local LEO officer in your area can give you info on how to go about things.if not,comtact the law enforcement dept in jackson,ms in the MDWFP.

    January 08, 2011 at 5:25am
    A comment titled: new record? in response to a report titled: New state record downed

    here is another:
    http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20101219/SPORTS08/12190329/1127

    December 19, 2010 at 5:04am
    A comment titled: primitive weapon in response to a report titled: Best caliber rifle for primative season

    there are so many to choose from and all will do the job within it's capability.i used an open sight TC .54 cal black powder for years,then a .50 cal knight in line and now a 45-70 with hornady 325 gr bullet.they all will do the job under 100 yards and out to 200 or better if you know your gun and the ballistics.

    December 07, 2010 at 3:44pm
    A comment titled: how many deer in response to a report titled: Anybody else seeing a shortage of deer during light hours.

    deer harvest on your property or others next to you might not mean anything if the properties are fairly large.if you have 50 acres and there are lots of small parcels next to you with a lot of hunting and several people all taking several deer could mean over harvest.if you have a small place to hunt and take the limit of bucks and some does along with others next to you doing the same could soon have an impact on the numbers.the full moon has a lot to do with daylight movement unless,the rut or hunting pressure makes the deer move.there are many variables to your question without knowing any facts.

    December 07, 2010 at 3:36pm
    A comment titled: deer sightings in response to a report titled: Anybody else seeing a shortage of deer during light hours.

    there could be many reasons for not seeing many deer:
    *full moon
    *adjoining properties feeding deer
    *changes in feeding habits around you
    *lack of hunting pressure to move deer
    *deer harvest too heavy on your property or adjoining properties
    i am retired,and hunt everyday but go for days not seeing deer because the 240 acres i hunt has 6 adjoining properties and 5 of them have feeders and plots and where i hunt has cows and they only pass through.i haven't taken a doe in years since,there are not that many and i need the bait.movement is picking up now and will be good until after new years day.

    December 06, 2010 at 2:18pm
    A comment titled: deer movement in response to a report titled: deer finally,beginning to move

    the deer are in the chasing stage here now.small bucks chasing every doe they come across.scrapes being worked at night by mature bucks looking for the first 'hot' doe.i did not see any deer until dec 1st to amount to anything.

    December 04, 2010 at 2:52pm
    A comment titled: rut dates in response to a report titled: rut

    here is the rut chart from the MDWFP.move your pointer over the area you hunt and the date will appear.movement,will start prior to these dates.
    http://www.mdwfp.com/Level2/Wildlife/Game/Deer/deer_breeding.asp

    December 02, 2010 at 4:58am
    A comment titled: finally in response to a report titled: where are the bucks?

    finally,finding some rubs close to watering areas.

    November 01, 2010 at 9:35pm
    A comment titled: doe down in response to a report titled: Doe Down

    congrats! any deer with traditional archery has to be a good memory.

    October 19, 2010 at 6:06pm
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