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  • Merry Christmas to everyone! I hope you all are able to enjoy this day with friends and family. I finally have some time to be able to get on this board more, and I look forward to making some new friends and getting to know some of you better. This has been an awesome hunting season so far, cant imagine living in a better state to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle. Let us not forget the real reason for the day and take a moment to thank the lord for his many blessings! Have a great day my fellow sportsman!

    December 25, 2010 at 10:30am

    This is by far my best buck to date, and the first deer.. I have taken off my property. I was sitting in a box stand that borders the edge of a sanctuary that I created for the deer. I was checking the weather on my iphone .and pondering calling it a day when I looked up and saw a black shape moving through the clear cut , I realized it was a deer and looked through the binoculars and saw it was a buck, I shouldered my rifle, looked through the scope and saw NOTHING the scoped was fogged over! I lifted my head to see the buck moving closer to the edge of the clear cut to the thick stuff, I again brought the scope to my eye for a second time and nothing! I raised up again to see the buck on the edge.. Looking through the scope again by the grace of God I found the deer, he had stopped to nibble a branch, I saw the outline of the deer through the haze and knew I could see enough to make a ethical shot, I pulled the trigger and he vanished into the thick stuff. I heard him run a short distance and crash, after calling my dad we gave him a few and then started the search.. The sanctuary is thick and tracking was tuff.. logs and trash from when it was cut over and head high brush made hit hard, and our lights were dying! I said a pray asking the lord to help me locate the deer, and in a few mins dad yelled he had found him. With the spotlight dying he had made one last past and saw the bucks nose flash in the light.. he was hidden in thick brush and vines. After falling a couple times I finally made it to the deer, We pulled him out and finally got to give him a looking over! He is a maine frame Nine with a third beam coming out.. that has a small point that would of been a nice drop. He was thin and stinking and rutted up. I have been deer hunting for over 12 years and the biggest I have taken is a small six, Ive pasted on a lot of small bucks.. I always held out hope, Owning my own place has been a dream of mine and it finally worked out . and to take my first big deer off my own place is more than words can describe. I thank God and I thank my family for putting up with my obsession. PS. When we skinned him out.. we found a buckshot pellet under the skin..

    December 07, 2010 at 5:23pm

    No deer to post, but did want to wish everyone a Happy Halloween and share my pumpkin.. carved yesterday. Good Luck to everyone and have a safe Holiday!

    October 27, 2010 at 9:13pm

    Posted Pics of these Bucks back in June and Wanted to Share an update

    The seven with the tall rack is nicknamed 'Gun Slinger' because we thought he was going to be a big 6 ( and I am a big fan of westerns) .

    the Big Eight Point right now does not have a name, I have been Deer hunting for over ten years and other than a small six point , I only have two spikes and a lot of does. this eight is the deer of my dreams, Right now.. I cant pick one name that sums him up!

    Also they are running with a small 3 point that a female friend of mine has nicked named 'Gator' I have tons of pics of this buck.. and have been given strict orders that no matter what size buck he ends up growing he's off the hit list cant win em all...

    Anyway Good Luck to everyone as the season gets closer.. Hunt Hard and Be Safe!

    September 05, 2010 at 1:42pm

    After Years of hunting other peoples land, finally took a leap of faith and bought some land of mine own, I knew it would be a gamble and I hope that my investment would pay off, after seeing plenty of sign and lots of tracks got these guys showing up on camera, I think I made the right choice! Looking forward to hanging stands and get ready for this years hunting season! Hope everyone else is getting good cam pics!

    June 13, 2010 at 7:13pm

    First off lets state the fact, I am a dog person, cats are cool, but dogs.. Are just well dogs.. I have owned dogs from as far back as I can remember, and now I have two Yellow Labs one older dog and a 13 month old puppy “Gauge”. There is a lot of debate going on here about dog hunting and what is going to be done about it. I think something has to happen, we have to learn to work together to obtain a common goal. Its not about hunting or who’s a dog hunter or who’s a still hunter, what’s the important issue is what is good for the wild life of North Carolina. We are blessed to live in a state that is not CDW yet, how many of you went out this season and thanked GOD (if you believe in GOD) that NC still does not have CWD we have for the most part a healthy deer population and a growing black bear population, I have heard people whine about oh the bears eat my corn, give me a break.. You have BEARS sitting in a tree stand with the chance of seeing a bear is just cool, if you don’t think so something is honestly wrong with you. Hunting is becoming more and more.. Gosh I don’t know, but its losing something.. so many people are hung up on a freaking record book.. you read a post and the first thing some people say is oh what he scored... WHO CARES...? , have I taken big deer?.. Heck no... I have two cow horns and a small 6 point. And lord knows how many does, and I love antlers.. and I want a big buck , but I could careless about a record book deer, I just love antlers, and BLAH on antler soup! You hunt for a trophy, weather its antlers or a photography or a memory it’s all a trophy, hunting is something that has always been sacred to me, a tradition that I hope to pass down to my kids one day, Its never been about the killing, oh yes I am a predator, and I make no apologizes for killing a deer, but if spilling blood is all I wanted to do, I could raise chickens and make sure McDonalds’ has a couple more chicken nuggets to cram into some screaming brats face so his mom can get 5 mins of peace. Dog hunters and Still hunters lets work something out, Dog hunters have pissed me off many times, do I agree with letting the dog do all the work and not getting out there doing it yourself and scouting and all that comes with still hunting, no I don’t, but I am sure there are people that Dog hunting is as important to them as my still hunting is to me. A Civilization can not be conquered from the outside unless it’s first destroyed its self from the inside. I don’t have the answer, but I hope someone else can come up with something. Trust me we will all miss it when we can no longer hunt, some people say that wont happen, but how many of u thought 9-11 -01 could happen, never put anything past the government, Our days in the field could become nothing more than stories that some of us will be telling our grandkids about, instead of being able to show them. October 27th marked the 150th birthday for Teddy Roosevelt if you hunt and fish then you should thank him, he was the only true friend to sportsmen that’s ever held the office of president, and his tales of hunting and conservation make for good reading. Let’s Work Together! P. S. my spelling and grammar suck.. I am just an ole country boy after all

    November 17, 2008 at 1:49pm
    A comment titled: Turkey in response to a report titled: Turkey Hunting?

    GT..

    Id love in on some of this advice!. I will be hunting turkey for the second time on my place this season, they are just now showing up again, and this time.. I want to really try and get it done.. so..I hope you dont mind ill be asking questions lol

    January 04, 2011 at 2:53pm
    A comment titled: Pics in response to a report titled: Bucks in the snow

    Great Pics GT!

    December 30, 2010 at 2:09pm
    A comment titled: HAHAH in response to a report titled: Merry Christmas

    HAHAH.. Yea.. lol about that.. now it makes sense lol.. Yea man hope to run into you.. do you have facebook??

    December 27, 2010 at 10:02pm
    A comment titled: Pics AKA Advice! in response to a report titled: Merry Christmas

    GT.. are my pictures really blocked? Hmm.. give me some tips.. on how to unblock.. lol.. geeze.. I can edit and shoot video.. but this site has me stumped on some things!.. Yes I am going to the classic.. I hope to be able to get a room and hit it up at least two days!

    December 27, 2010 at 11:14am
    A comment titled: PIcs in response to a report titled: My Dec.26th Bowhunt in the SNOW

    Awesome Pics !

    December 26, 2010 at 8:56pm
    A comment titled: MiniDV in response to a report titled: New User

    Hey GT.. Hope you had a great christmas!! You are right the GL-2 is a Mini DV tape camera, Slowly, but surely the industry is moving over to hard drive and scandisk operation, pros and cons on both of those fronts.. I can assure you of that, I had a friend that had a video on his camera which was a hard drive camera and the wife deleted it by mistake.. and it was gone. had it been on a tape or a card.. then you could of had a chance to have the raw data, tapes take up space.. so there are pros and cons to each.. I have had good times with my GL-2 and have not hardly put many hours of tape through it.. is in great shape.. I will.. let you know if i make my mind up about selling it.. and you are right its not HD..

    December 26, 2010 at 10:19am
    A comment titled: Production in response to a report titled: New User

    If you ever get the chance and can afford it.. upgrade to final cut pro.. That is standard for a lot of stuff.. also.. if you are in the market for a camera.. I am really thinking about selling my Canon GL-2, just have not broken down and put it online yet for sell

    December 25, 2010 at 11:58pm
    A comment titled: Mac in response to a report titled: New User

    aww.. Nothing like seeing a fellow Mac User! I hope that you post the video on here when you finish it, I would love to see it! My students love to use Imovie!

    December 25, 2010 at 10:24am
    A comment titled: ClayWalker in response to a report titled: Scotland County Buck

    GT, Tell your girlfriend she has a good eye.. I cant keep my ID hide for long lol.. but honestly that made my Day! Thanks also for the advice on scopes I will look into those! I see you are from Lexington, I will be in greensboro for a conference this summer, so we should meet up and swamp stories. Take Care

    December 10, 2010 at 3:41pm
    A comment titled: Scope! in response to a report titled: Scotland County Buck

    Thanks Viper! Glad to be facebook friends also, I have a co-worker that loves his 3200 and I am looking into getting one of those scopes, this is the first time I have had this scope to fog, I am shooting one of the Remington 710s with the scope that came in that package deal, and this is the first time I have had this problem and I have hunted with this rifle for years.. I have nicer guns, but or some reasons.. this one keeps dropping them, It might be time to replace the glass! Great mount job on skyscraper also!

    December 07, 2010 at 10:29pm
    A comment titled: Beam in response to a report titled: Scotland County Buck

    Thank You! I doubt if I would of seen that beam.. I would of been able to make the shot!!! Great buck you have also!

    December 07, 2010 at 10:24pm
    A comment titled: Land in response to a report titled: Scotland County Buck

    I consider myself.. very lucky to own my on land.. and I don't take it for granted, I have hunted land that is owned by other people, and no matter how great a host someone is.. its always hard to hunt the land the way you wish you could. I have had to make some sacrifices to be able to make this dream come true, but this deer was worth all the hard work.

    December 07, 2010 at 10:18pm
    A comment titled: Deer in response to a report titled: Hey have ya'll heard about this

    Yea.. thats an interesting story.. you just never know how some of these guys.. end up with these big deer.. it takes big money... I will have to stick with my little plot of land for now lol... Lord knows it takes all my cash!

    November 28, 2010 at 1:21pm
    A comment titled: RCR in response to a report titled: Hey have ya'll heard about this

    Tom.. Who had the play by play of the Big Buck Kill.. ( not asking for names ) just curious how that person was linked to the story

    November 24, 2010 at 7:28pm
    A comment titled: Shhhhh... in response to a report titled: Big Bear

    hahah.. Viper.. let the TV show people travel to the far North.. Just means more bears for us! ...

    November 08, 2010 at 5:54pm
    A comment titled: 8 Point in response to a report titled: 8 Pointer

    Great Deer!!!

    November 03, 2010 at 6:52pm
    A comment titled: Rub in response to a report titled: The Big RUB Maker???

    Hey GTom.. Great Deer .. Really Hope that you get him!!!!

    October 28, 2010 at 8:48pm
    A comment titled: Age & Lee and Tiffany in response to a report titled: Happy Halloween

    Viper.. Your only as old as you feel.. I am 28 and who knows you might move around better than me;
    I went to school for TV Broadcasting, because I wanted to work on an outdoor TV Show.. and from a suggestion from real tree, They said getting a good background in Broadcasting was a good start. When I graduated.. I had made up my mind I was not sure if I wanted to make my hobby my life.. cause if you get burnt out on ya hobby where do you go? I ended up turning down an offer for EPSN and Local news.. and starting teaching TV Broadcasting to high school students,one of the teachers at the high school I worked at.. was dating a guy that was the brother of the producer for Lee and Tiff; this was around 2006 when they were starting to really get popular.The teachers boyfriend asked me more than once to shoot some video and send to his brother.. ( i thought he was joking at first, but he had the pics to prove it ) I thought about doing it a few times, but never did.. I still want to be in the outdoor industry on some level, just not to the point that it becomes to much of a job.. and all the fun is taken away; ! So I understand exactly what your talking about

    October 28, 2010 at 3:07pm
    A comment titled: Michael W in response to a report titled: Happy Halloween

    I have a good friend.. that hunted with the Realtree guys a few times.. always talked highly of Mike.. I was shocked to see that Ken left Primos! I could of had a really good chance at working with Lee and Tiffany.. have to tell ya that story sometime lol..

    October 27, 2010 at 10:28pm
    A comment titled: Buck in response to a report titled: Black Powder 10-pointer

    Awesome Deer!

    October 27, 2010 at 10:24pm
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