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    This is what happens when I have time off from work.......

    If anyone is interested it is made out of a Moultrie All-In-One motor, a 30 gallon galvanized steel trashcan (I spray painted it) and a 2 1/4 drill saw bit that I needed to get through the metal = $52 total. Beats paying double or more for a store bought one. Just posted it to give you guys an idea, and to save yall some money.

    August 12, 2013 at 7:19pm
    A comment titled: Gameland in response to a report titled: New to NC

    You are in luck!

    With rifle season going on you will have time to get into the woods in some of the abundant gamelands NC has.

    If you venture out there on Saturdays it should even give you some training for Afghanistan given the amount of guns in the woods.

    December 16, 2013 at 7:31pm
    A comment titled: Good in response to a report titled: Taged Out! 110 Class Buck and a 100 class

    Good job.

    Tagged out?

    What about all those doe tags you have so that you can jump on in with the QDMA team?

    December 16, 2013 at 7:25pm
    A comment titled: * in response to a report titled: Deer Scents/Lures/etc

    As stated, stay as scent free as you can. That can be hard in early season since it is pretty hot and humid still, but you got to make an effort and play the wind as best you can.

    As for scents, since deer are still on their normal feeding schedule stick to anything in that department. Sexual scents aren't gonna do anything but make them alert since it isn't a natural scent to them right now.

    Corn scents, sweet smells, or none at all might even work the best. I know where I hunt in early season I don't use any scents, but I do have corn feeders in the area so that works to keep a number of them around.

    September 02, 2013 at 1:35pm
    A comment titled: * in response to a report titled: Guess they are finished growing?

    Good to see the crowd still hitting the rock. This year has been strange so far, I have hundreds of pics and vids of does, does, and more does. They hit my cameras everyday, at dawn, dusk, hell even midday 5 to 9 at a time. They even have a small cowhorn buck mixed in with them that I have watched get beat around by a few older does. My question is where are the bucks? Cameras have been up since mid July, and I have yet to have a pic of any bucks besides the cowhorn. I am assuming the bachelor group is somewhere else and has kept to themselves, the exception being the young cowhorn. There are two shooter 8s that I have pics of from last year, including a few from late season so I know they made it at least that far.

    Just hoping for some more motivation for this Saturday, other than the annual doe clearing operation.

    September 02, 2013 at 12:26pm
    A comment titled: * in response to a report titled: Card Pull Pea Patch

    Looks like you got a head gear issue at your place!

    Hopefully they are around for you to send some arrows at em.

    August 23, 2013 at 6:28pm
    A comment titled: SHOOT THE YOTES in response to a report titled: deer season

    I cannot say it enough, shoot the yotes!

    During archery if you clear out enough dogs they wont be a problem during the rut.

    August 23, 2013 at 12:00pm
    A comment titled: * in response to a report titled: Deer cam

    Bunch of does pushing young bucks around this morning.

    August 21, 2013 at 9:01am
    A comment titled: * in response to a report titled: any ideas?

    Check and see if your camera has water or condensation on the photocell, given the amount of rain and humidity this year it is very possible for it to work its way in there and confuse the system or mess with the camera lens.

    August 18, 2013 at 3:12pm
    A comment titled: * in response to a report titled: The $50, 30 gallon feeder

    I plan on running a heavy duty rope between two trees and tying a large clove hitch around the can under the handles, hopefully it works out like I think it will.

    You are very right, the deer don't care what it looks like in the end.

    August 13, 2013 at 12:15pm
    A comment titled: * in response to a report titled: Crossbows

    I am in tip top shape currently in the military and can usually out lift most in the gym......and I shoot a crossbow.

    The old phrase 'those are for women and old men' just doesn't apply everytime. I have a Barnett Ghost 350 and you can't get that much power, range and accuracy out of a compound. The way I saw it when I made the switch to the cross is 'if it is legal and puts deer on the ground better than what I have, why not?'

    August 11, 2013 at 2:09pm
    A comment titled: * in response to a report titled: First time

    I would steer clear of Ft. Bragg, hunting isn't too great most large deer are totally nocturnal due to hunting and general pressure (mostly military training). Also the hunter access control compared to most other military bases is very restrictive and not user friendly. You are better off finding a few hidden spots on gamelands and hunting archery hard since once gun kicks off you will see orange everywhere and the woods will sound like Operation Anaconda part 2.

    August 10, 2013 at 8:23pm
    A comment titled: * in response to a report titled: New Bucks on the Block

    The guy knocking a tick off his ear will be a shooter in a year or two.

    August 10, 2013 at 8:18pm
    A comment titled: 'Yote in response to a report titled: Some like Trophy Rock...Some Don't lol

    I always am amazed by the coyotes and how they go about their 'business'.

    I always try to give them the dirt nap if I come across them. Silly dog.

    August 10, 2013 at 8:16pm
    A comment titled: We always hit the hogs in GA in response to a report titled: Best County for Hogs

    My friends don't have property besides a house and an acre. They know people with hog problems but they want tons of money to hunt them or already have people doing so they know better. Me and my hunting partner always get on the pigs in GA. I could waste your whole day putting up pigs from past hunts, but all I would be doing is the same thing everyone else does on this forum. The only exception is I would tell you exactly what grid we shot them at, b/c I know there are plenty to go around. If they are willing to do 14 hrs in a truck then I know they are dedicated to hunting pigs.

    July 25, 2013 at 10:36am
    A comment titled: Howell Woods in response to a report titled: Best County for Hogs

    I have heard a number of things about Howell Woods from friends in Princeton, NC.

    Most of what they had to say was SAVE YOUR MONEY, not worth the hassle.

    I agree with ^97, the GA hunters are more respectful and informative when it comes to helping put people on the pigs. I think most of that comes the fact that they have a real pig problem and not just pockets of sounders here and there that folks out this way want to keep hidden. I have full faith in the ability of the pigs to breed fast enough to overrun NC and change the attitudes of the select few hiding the pigs here. Pretty soon the NC hunters will be just like their GA brothers.

    So for now I will continue to drive over 7 hours one way to GA to hunt pigs, b/c folks in my home state wanna have the tight lips. Not a whine or issue for me, b/c I love hunting with a sow reaching breeding age at 7 or 8 months and two litters a year they can be responsible for 1,000 plus feral swine in a 5 year period......I'm sure they will be more than enough to go around soon enough.

    July 25, 2013 at 9:47am
    A comment titled: Carolina Tight Lips in response to a report titled: Best County for Hogs

    I am from NC and I have come to know that people around here for some reason or another don't want anyone to know where they have hogs they hunt. They say they know where some are, know someone who knows someone who saw some, or just post pics on here and don't answer any questions about where they shot it or hunt at. Just browsing this forum tells this story, they all have what was recently coined 'Carolina Tight Lips' when it comes to hunting pigs. Farmers say they have problems and are being overrun in Johnston county, but then won't let anyone hunt the pigs because they would rather sell expensive leases and complain to papers from the capital how bad things are. Guys will post pics of pigs on here usually kill shots but sometimes trail cams loaded with pigs but when asked 'where are these from? 'any way we can get a hunt together? won't ever respond. They just want you to see how big and cool their dead pig looks, or they refer you to some goofy hunting outfitter who wants a car payment for you to sit in a stand while he throws corn out and then pretends he is some sort of 'guide', then likely expects a tip at the end too. That isn't hunting folks.

    July 24, 2013 at 10:35pm
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