Recently we chose to invest our money into a new Cuddyback trail camera and that investment has already paid off in just one short week. The camera is placed on the edge of a recently clear cut field. We put a deer feeder out to keep the deer around but it looks like we've got more turkey activity than we've got anything else! But hey, i'm not complaining. With turkey season just around the corner, you can say i'm a little anxious! It looks like Mr. Tom here decided to flex for all of us!
I could never count the number of hours spent tilling land, planting clover, rape,winter rye, and any other things we thought the deer would eat,while also buying countless bags of corn,trying to work the land to produce quality bucks. Around the beginning of November,I asked my wife to help me put a ladder stand up in a place that we have taken pictures of good bucks in the past. The third week of November was my week to hunt. On the 21st of November I set out for an afternoon hunt around 1:00 pm with my son and choose the ladder stand that my wife and I had recently put up. The day was cool and clear. The hunt was on. Around 4:00 pm, I started putting on additional layers of clothing and spotted a squirrel barking at something in the creek bottom. A few moments later I knew when he stepped out from the bottom he was a shooter. The hard-work buck weighed in at 160 lbs. A main frame 8 with two kickers off his brow tines. He also has a 19' spread. My hard-work 'Buck' was harvested in Hoke County.
This 11 pound Striper was caught on the 27th of March at Loc and dam #2 on the Cape Fear River. To bad the striper's are catch and release only.
Jake Thomas Norton
14 years old