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  1. New Tag Format

    So, I just bought mine and Dad's turkey tags and they're now printed on PRINTER PAPER! So if they get wet or torn, too bad. It says on the bottom of the paper that you can use the app rather than carrying the piece of paper, but Dad has a basic phone, so that's out for him. What do you folks think about the new permit format?
  2. Counting The Days

    My brother asked me yesterday if I'd take his 9 year old during youth season. He'll be taking his 14 year old. Now I'm SUPER excited for season to get here ??
  3. Let's see those gardens!

    I'm thinking about getting Mom a small 6'x6' greenhouse for Mother's Day. I'd rather build her a raised bed garden, but I think this would be better to keep the critters out. Our soil is crap, and we have so many mature oak trees that most of our yard is shaded. I wonder if a greenhouse would help, or if it would need more sun than what it would get in our yard?
  4. Counting The Days

    I'm ready! I'm ready for turkey, I'm ready for morels, and I'm ready for some pond fishing after my hunts! I've been working on making Wingbone calls this week. I'll post pics when I'm on the computer ??
  5. Five pointer I harvested on November 18, 2015 with my Remington model 770.
  6. Good Luck ?

    Good luck to everyone who will be spending tomorrow in the woods! Stay safe, and keep us posted ?
  7. According to the regulations booklet, 8 Missouri counties will have deer that are captured, collared/ear tagged, and then released. The regs say not to let the presence of a collar influence your decision on whether or not to harvest the deer. If you'd harvest a collared deer do so, if not, then don't. What would you folks do given the opportunity? Two of our neighboring counties are participating in this, and although it's doubtful that any of those deer would make it clear up to where I hunt, I think it would be neat to see one. A nice buck I'd probably try to take; but even though I'm more of a doe patrol kind of girl, I think I might let a collared doe walk.... maybe? What say you[emoji780]
  8. Fishing Line Options

    What line do you all use for catfishing? I bought some 12# Eagle Claw mono last year, and I just can't seem to cast it very far. And, it's so thick that it's hard to tie a good knot in it. Any advice?
  9. Ok, so I got a little bored [emoji13]
  10. 65!


    Pond Fishing: April 17 Caught him on the fly [emoji16] Owl feather:

    Here's a few pics from April 14 when Dad and I went fishing at the farm [emoji16][emoji476]

    Well, I haven't been on here for awhile, so to get caught up I thought I'd share some pics of Youth Turkey Season. My 13 year old niece called on that Sunday asking if I'd take her since her Daddy had a meeting at church. We set up by this old Indian mound that we call the "big rock", and we heard a few gobbles to the south. So we kept looking in that direction, and I just happened to look to my left and there were a few gobblers coming right to our decoy. Unfortunately, they saw us before we saw them, so she wasn't able to get a shot off. So, we moved around through the woods some, and eventually ran into my cousin's brother-in-law and a little boy that he was guiding. We all four sat together for a little while waiting on a bird to come closer that we had spotted in the field, but it never came. So.... She didn't get a turkey that day, but we still had a good time, and she found one of my grandparents' old mason jars in the woods and was pretty excited to bring that home to use [emoji16]
  14. Squirrel Poachers Busted!

    I think it's awesome that all of the meat was donated to families in need [emoji106]
  15. One for the ladies - my wife's new purse

    I'm jealous!

    Dad and I went fishing on Wednesday. He caught a 10" 14oz green sunfish on his first cast, which is the biggest sunfish he's ever caught, and that's only 2oz shy of the Master Anglers Award for that species [emoji1] Then I caught one that weighed 12oz, which is my biggest to date. I also saw a good sized catfish by the bank, but my bass jig spooked it off before I could get my catfish pole fixed up. We ended up keeping 5 sunfish and 4 bass, Dad probably threw that many back, and I threw one small, baby bass back. Dad also had what looked like a nice catfish right before dark, but it got off the hook near the bank. Anyhow, Dad out-fished me again, but boy did we have fun [emoji476] Dad giving his tobacco offering at one of the Indian mounds to ensure good fishing [emoji4] Dad's big slab: Turkeys gobbling at full strut: My big slab: Old, buried, crooked turtle shell I found by the fence line where the power company cut some cedars: His spine is as crooked as mine, LOL: Our bank-side dinner: This Townsend Skinner works awesome for being 50+ years old [emoji106]

    I went to the farm on Monday to hunt for morels, and not finding any morels is well worth it when you accidentally stumble upon a fox den and get to experience a kitten barking and howling at you. Thank you, Lord for all your critters.... my day was made [emoji16] I also took a few pics while I was out there, although I didn't bring my good camera, so the turkeys are kind of hard to see: The power company is putting a new line in: This guy has been hanging there since last spring.... weird [emoji15] There are turkeys out there: More turkeys: The pond is up! Fresh deer scat.... I spooked two deer just as soon as I saw this [emoji16] Unknown mushroom:
  18. Happy Easter!!!!

    Wishing you all an awesome Easter [emoji16]
  19. Why is bow season closed during regular season?

    You can hunt with your bow during rifle season, you just can't use your archery tags during that time. Only your firearms tags [emoji4]

    I made this for a customer in Florida, and recently got it mailed off to him. Maybe he can call in some Osceolas with it this spring [emoji4] Custom, Handcrafted Wingbone Turkey Call with the joints hand-wrapped in faux sinew, the bell end hand-scalloped, hand carved turkey tracks also on the bell end, a handcrafted turkey bone lip-stop bead, complete with a jute twine lanyard for easy access [emoji106]
  21. SMO Turkey Calling Contest

    Only 9 days left to enter, folks! Don't make me be the first to submit a video [emoji12]

    Last week was spring break, so Mom and I took my nephews out for a day of fun one day, and my niece out to do some shopping on another day. My youngest niece was sick and didn't get to go with us, so we're going to do something extra special with her this week. But anyhow, we took the boys to the Nature Center, checked out their cool stuff inside, and then went for a hike on the mile and a half trail. We all had fun! That trail goes to a little bridge over a small part of the lake, so we got to see some ducks swimming, and one of the boys even spotted a dead deer on the bank. That was kind of odd [emoji50] Mom and I taught the boys about some of the plants, trees, and critters that we saw, then we headed to Steak 'n Shake. Cool bird and squirrel feeder that Mom wants me to build: When I was little, Mom took my Girl Scout troop here when this was first built- for a picnic. It's cool that it's still here [emoji6][emoji106] After lunch, we went to a park where we enjoyed the geese, ducks, and swans, climbed some rocks, played on the play ground, (Mom and I even went down the sliding board - it was an awesome, old, fast one [emoji16]), and saw a news crew. The news crew was giving away $50 to whomever could answer a question, but they said they already asked us, (which they didn't), so we didn't get to give an answer. My oldest nephew did his best to get on camera, though, LOL [emoji41] After we left there, we went to Academy Sports where Mom bought the kids some goodies, and I got some new crappie gear. They over charged me by like $3 or $4, so I went back in, and he said they didn't charge me at all for something, so I only ended up getting like 20 some odd cents back. LOL! Totally not worth going back in for [emoji87] But anyway.... after stopping at another store for some toys, we called it a day. Anyhow, I'm so glad they enjoy doing outdoorsy stuff like that - and that they learn while they're having fun! And, we all really had a great time together - I'm glad for that, too [emoji6]
  23. Spoonbill

  24. A guy that lives just down from our family farm came across three, count 'em, THREE snakes yesterday.... and it's only February! Anybody know what kind they are? Also, Mom got a toy out of the shed yesterday for the kids to play with, and it had a snake skin in it [emoji16]
  25. How Snow Effects Pine Trees

    Here's a pretty cool time-lapse video of how the snow effected some pine trees in Mississippi. There's lots of wildlife on there, too [emoji106] https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=851214881608876