reeltime

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  1. Thing are looking better since we finally got some rain. A handful of watermelons and cantaloupe showed up already. Lots of tomatoes and of course squash harvests already. Did score a jug of wild sweet cherriesyesterday, first time in 5 years I beat the birds to them. Dropped them off last night so I may have a cherry pie when I get back from pa. , Sent from my SM-G930VL using Tapatalk
  2. Plow with a single bottom plow first, then disc it down. Then put the 5 foot tiller on the 504. Then till twice with the troybuilt horse to get the ground fluffed up good. Once things are planted try to till between the rows weekly but with no rain have not done so until the evening of those pics as rain was forecasted. Other than that I just use a hoe to try and stay ahead of the weeds. We still have gotten very little rain, 1/4 inch out of this supposed heavy storm system today. Oh well got the corn and carrots side dressed before the rain so maybe the fertilizer will help some. Sent from my SM-G930VL using Tapatalk
  3. We have had no rain. Here to speak of so I've been hauling water out of the bay after work at night or before going to the woods in the mornings before work. Just trying to salvage my sad excuse for a garden this year. So far everything is at least staying green but the carrots and onions are looking bleak. Sent from my SM-G930VL using Tapatalk
  4. congrats on one of lifes first big milestones. hard work pays off. I am sure your mom and dad have worked just as hard making sure you begin your adventure into adulthood with a solid foundation. good job mom and dad.
  5. There will only be 1 left and I already have dibs on him so nope there are no deer in pa left.....well after they go full concurrent season this year there will be a huge reduction in population again. Sent from my SM-G930VL using Tapatalk
  6. Got this bird in to 40 yards yesterday morning hammering the whole way but altho I could see the bird and could have shot it had I had a tag and gun jason couldn't see it So with all the rain and storms yesterday until it cleared off later we were going to try and roost him. Well just as yesterday morning later we watched 7 Jake's put a whipping on him and last night saw the same thing. We had a long walk and needed a lot of time as Jason's knee issues have gotten worse as the week went on. Also there is a fresh planted field along the narrow strip of woods I intended for us to set up in. So we had to walk past our Intended set up location go around the end of the new planting and back to our set up spot as I will not walk across fresh plantings. We set up within 100 yards of last night's fight location that went on at 830 PM. Figured he should be roosted close to there. It was foggy and dead quiet but I had already told jason a hen would be roosted close by as she has been there every day since March. Finally it was full light and i see 3 hens and a Male turkey working down to the corner from the south. Completely opposite from where I expected the longbeard to be, turns out it was a jake and he walked down thru the bottom and past me at 5 yards and out in the field in front of jason and he said I have never intentionally shot a jake last day last hour I still ain't gonna shoot one. 10 minutes later we hear a gobble from up top where the longbeard roosted the day before. I give him some sweet talk and he blasts back and the 3 hens to my left crank up. We see him walk right past the tree we were sitting against yesterday. 30 minutes later jason says here he comes he is in the grass walking straight to us. He fed his way stopping occasionally to strut and at 18 yards took a full load of #5 shot to the head. Jason needed to head back to ny this morning and we figured 8 am we would have to head for camp we had 15 minutes to spare. Had a great season, I watched 8 longbeards get shot, 2 Jake's get shot by the kids and 1 longbeard my granddaughter shot from the blind I set up for her and her dad. Will have to say I am flat wore out, been scouting and hunting since late Feb early March and have not missed a woods wake up since March 1st. Little over 7000 miles on the truck chasing these crazy birds but some great memories and some disappointment as my Nebraska and Ohio hunts got cancelled Tomorrow begins 2021 spring scouting. Sent from my SM-G930VL using Tapatalk
  7. Story later but man what a hard hunt down to the wire for jason. Sent from my SM-G930VL using Tapatalk
  8. Ka ching Sent from my SM-G930VL using Tapatalk
  9. 6616 miles as of today scouting and hunting since last week of Feb. Countless hours scouting, and this particular bird was missing his middle tail feather and with the spotting scope on 48 I can count the hairs on his snood. Also run a scope on my gun so if I cant see their legs to see the spurs I let them walk unless they have a telltale body feature to verify it's the right bird. Sent from my SM-G930VL using Tapatalk
  10. Well my buddy matt got here at camp last night and I already had a plan devised for this morning and had warned him it was gonna be a long hike up and down through 2 deep hollows to get to this gobbler. We were headed to where I listened yesterday morning and Mr. Spock was the intended target. The bird threw me a curve ball as he was roosted in the pine flats in the old strip mine. He would answer my calls but didn't want to budge and I knew he had at least the brood hen with him. We eased up next to the hidden plowed field and i saw 1 of her jennies out there. Game on!!! Got set up and got the Jenny coming in and got her up on a high point where the brood hen and the gobbler could see her. Got aggressive o. The call and he is now cutting me off and closing the distance. I see the brood hen and she is gonna walk right past matt at less than 4 yards. She makes it past him and meets up with her Jenny and they come looking for me she purrs I purr she clucks I cluck I Yelp he blasts a gobble I see the split fan coming over the rise.... He is blasting us with gobbles the 2 hens are right on top of me to the left. I see matt slowly ease up to almost a standing position and then the shot. He goes out to get the bird comes back and I go how ya like those spurs?? Lol matt looks at me funny and says howdja know? Open mr spocks tail fan he is missing the middle feather. I didn't want to tell him ahead of time in case it would psych him out lol. Got him tagged and pics taken and started our 1.5 mile walk back to the truck. Now to try and find an easy access bird for my buddy jason, he is on a 6 week recovery from a knee rebuild surgery. Sent from my SM-G930VL using Tapatalk
  11. BOOM CA CHING Sent from my SM-G930VL using Tapatalk
  12. After a light gobbling morning yesterday while scouting this morning they are hammering every sound. 6 different birds hammering in the big hollow below my listening spot. Sent from my SM-G930VL using Tapatalk
  13. Front yards a little over half done. Sent from my SM-G930VL using Tapatalk
  14. Out for my morning listen, only hear 3 different birds here this morning but the wood ducks down on the beaver pond sure are being noisy so there must be some predator near the water. Need to head over to a new 200 acre farm I scored access on last night. Sent from my SM-G930VL using Tapatalk
  15. Been a fun few days, called in a longbeard for a buddy and his kid that they ended up boogering up cause they couldn't sit still. Yesterday I put a loudmouth hen right in their lap for 20 minutes so they got the whole gammit of hen talk and close. This all day hunting is a joke around here, from guys whacking birds from their vehicles to late shooters...we were all standing on the porch last night devising a plan for this morning when we heard 2 shots from 2 different guns and I said well those 2 Jake's we watched heading for the island of trees at Darla's just got limb lifted! The time? 9:18 PM! And no that's not a typo and yeah there was enough light that so.eone could shoot but WELL past legal time. So this morning I decided to go way down the hollow from the gas line where I called that longbeard in the other day. I knew he roosted below the cow pasture right in the base of the hollow. An old log skidder trail would give him a open path to me if he decided to play. With a slight drizzle and overcast skies he gobbled late, after 3 gobbles with long waits in between it was finally light enough in the woods for him to feel comfy but he was 250 yards out but I didn't know where all his hens were as I only could here 5 close to him. Found out where hen number 6 was after my first series of calls as she literally knocked my hat off when she flew in and scared the crap outa me. She landed 5 feet from me and started feeding . She got out 39 yards and my next series of clucks and 2 yelps and he cut me off 100 yards out and my close hen started purring and came back to me. Within a couple minutes a train of hens came down the logging road with a white head following that was all I could see 3 hens walk past me at 6 feet as I am leaned against a big tree with multi floral roas around it just on the edge of the logging road. Finally he is in the clear of hens and lights out at 25 yards. Sent from my SM-G930VL using Tapatalk