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I'm usually to busy/ Lazy to make a serious effort to rid the yard of them but I do go after "problem moles." Anybody here trap them?
Alright my friends. I joined the club last week. Fired up the thermacell for the first time last night out on the patio and got it going right now with the fire pit. Jury is still out. Do I notice a difference/think it helps? Yes. No bugs in a 15x15 area, I’d have to say no. As a matter of fact, I just sprayed some bug spray b/c those little small black mosquitoes were wearing me out. Don’t shoot me, just giving my early evaluation. Maybe it’s something I’m doing wrong?
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Pretend that for whatever reason you know youve got your last meal coming. What do you order?
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Bought eggs from a widow woman for the last 25 years. She passed away and wife asked me to pick up a carton of eggs. Picked up a carton labeled Large and headed home. Sunday morning wife is laughing in the kitchen and summons me in there.
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I got these 20 chestnut trees as nuts from the American Chestnut foundation in New York back in March or April of this year. I put them in these root starter bags and they are doing well. Not sure why the one is more yellow as it seems to be growing well.
The little guy on the right is an oak that I picked up out of the yard and stuck it in the pot.
I have looked for Morels for several years before basically giving up... Never found the first specimen and I have a pretty good eye...

Chanterelles...

Never heard of them till two weeks ago. Saw a post on FB. Was out on Sunday and found a bunch but only took four for positive ID. They passed and sautéed up in butter and garlic salt and were quite good!
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hope to get a pic when he sheds the velvet. Or I will be satisfied with a velvet pic late August. Had him on cam once last yr.
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Found a couple spots where deer are jumping my new fence..
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went to the farm today to cut the Clover and Alfalfa field and start prepping my other field for my fall food plot.
A guest at the Park brought me a bird that they probably should have left.... but I did my best and got it to the Naturalist.

What is the average $ a hunter pays to join a hunt club?
Benefits and advantages or disadvantages?

Leasing a farm / land
Benefits and advantages or disadvantages?
I was travelling thru Winchester this past week and stopped at a gas station for a cold drink. I spotted a pickup loaded with a nice 6x6 Elk mount and spoke to the owner about his recent hunt. As we talked, I told him that I enter the elk hunt lottery every year but never was drawn. Told him that my brother in law had a herd of about 60 elk on his land for years but that in the last 2-3 years they have disappeared. This is when the elk hunter shocked me.

He said we would have lots more elk if the state was not trading them away to other states. He said that 64 pregnant cows were hauled out of the state after the last season. Claims that the Elk hunt outfitter backed up this claim. To re-state his claim: He stated that the KY Dept of Fish and Wildlife are trading and selling elk to other neighboring states. Really? Why? I asked him what they were getting in trade? He claimed to have inside information that the State was receiving Bears, Coyotes, and Rattlesnakes in return for elk. I do not want to believe that our DNR officials would be that bad at trading or that the hunters statement is based in fact. The only reason I am posting this now it to trigger a discussion on the subject to see if any of us have supporting evidence that would confirm or deny his wild claim.

Bears, I could possibly believe but they are such a nuisance. Coyotes or snakes? What possible benefit could they be? We have too many coyotes already. Next they will want to bring in wolves and cougars, lol. Just to restate the obvious: This is pure hearsay on my part and I have NO EVIDENCE whatsoever that the statement is true or false. I just want to know the truth.

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been in myrtle beach all week. Plenty ground hogs down that way; saw a crap load driving back today
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First try on a Pork Loin cut in two pieces. Absolutely Edible. Matter fact, really good. but I have a long way to go with the new smoker.
My fancy hi tech dual probe thermometers arrived in the mailbox after this one was done.
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This is my first takedown longbow. I have built my own bows for many years now, but now with health issues like last year, I am having the most of it done, I will finish it.
I finally got all the kids together for a fishing trip, which has been hard to do for various reasons. Due to the kindness of a fellow church member, we were allowed to fish in his pond. It has big catfish, but as far as we knew, mostly small bluegill and bass. We were told to keep what we caught, in order to "thin out" some of the fish. My two youngest caught a bunch of tiny "bait stealers," so I hit on an idea. I rigged up one of the small fish on a bigger hook so my 14 year old could try for a bass. He spotted a "Big fish" under a narrow dock. So like a kid might, he tried to convince it to bite, laying on the dock with the pole in one hand and a short length of line and the minnow in the other, working it like a teabag. Soon there was a splash and a shout from the dock. A "Huge fish" had struck just as John lifted the minnow from the water, breaking it off. Well, later we caught another small fish so I rigged it up again, and with the optimism of youth John returned to the dock and resumed his tea-bag fishing. In between baiting hooks and reffing squabbles between the two young 'uns, I heard John say, "I see him...."
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Go for gills and hook up a 24” blue on a 6# rig in current. Sure made for a fun fight. Had another fisherman with a net had not happened by I’d never have gotten him in
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Any of you seen any bears yet,about time they are traveling.Two spotted in my County sofar!!
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we are looking for a beach vacation away from the normal florida or Carolinas scene. we have been to myrtle beach and the florida beaches.
Did (or do) your mothers hunt, trap, or fish?
For those of you that like this kind of thing, here is a mashup of the flowers I filmed this spring. New footage as well as some old. Enjoy.
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I have a couple little friends hanging around my house for a while. Sometimes they are a bit careless where they walk, but i hear them talking to each other every evening. One is named Bob and the other is Miss White.
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A friend of mine from decades ago.
Had a bluegill almost 11 inches long, darn near exactly.
The story is he was found one extremely harsh winter frozen below the ice, in a 'pothole sized pond' riddled with cattails.
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If you don't mind who do you order from. I ment to post this a couple days ago but just got around to it. I placed a order for 1000 large crickets that were supposed to be 3/4 inch or larger. I got around 90% that were 1/2 inch or less.
Don’t know why but watched a couple hunting shows the other day and was just thinking about things people commonly use that I have never tried or used. Here a few of mine.
1. Never used a thermocell
2. Never used a guide or outfitter (probably will this fall)
3. Never used a mechanical broadhead
4. Never used a hang on stand (only climbers/ladders)

What are some of yours? I really racked my brain on #4 b/c I mostly stand sit but honestly can’t recall hunting a hang on.
Do you believe in them? Do they work? Camo fire has the hand held on sale, what model thermocell do you use
Should be illegal, in fact it is. Have a friend who lives near a bridge, and inconsiderate a-holes show up at all hours of the night, shining lights, stirring up his dogs and waking his family up.

Oh and the KDFWR sucks too, for looking the other way...Here's my middle finger to both group of thugs for giving sportsmen a black eye.
You may have seen this in your wanderings. It is also called "Dolls Eyes."

We made a trip up there today and were not impressed... It seems like just another Gander Mountain type store.. They used to have a lot of variety in used guns.... Old Auto 5s Model 12 Winchesters, SP-10s....

I didn't see much of any of what it used to be like before the Old Codger passed on..
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Doesn’t look like a big clutch but it’s nice to see the tube worked.
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Added a honey super today. And second brood box to the hive on right.
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I am after a large blue cat, ive got the worst luck when it comes to em in the past. Spent most my early years pulling in bullheads. So to me a blue is a REAL catfish.
Deer season with be here before we know if, what's your best warmest, light weight hunting gear you recommend
Bibs
Coat
Boots
Knife
Underlayer
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i got this pic back in December and January I was shocked just goes to show that breeding happens at many different times...
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Anybody gonna hit up a few ponds this weekend?
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Saw this skinny collared mama bear and two cubs today. Saw 5 over the weekend. We see as many bear as we do deer now! It’s simply amazing how the bear population has exploded in Letcher County in the last 5-6 years.

FYI:
I hate bear!!!
Anyone use a golf cart for deer hunting . If so how does it do, ps looking for one if anyone has a descent one for sale .my buddies dad is getting some age on him and wants to find a cart so he can't still hunt with him
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Does it work? and what product do you recommend ?
Do you have to work the ground up and do soil test and fertilizer
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Chickens were a tad cramped in the coop I built, I built it for 10 or so and ended up with a few more.. Also in the old coop they would all fight for the highest roost now they have three all the same hight
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I put this gun together a little over 5 years ago and my wife painted for me then. Between dad, my stepson and myself we have hunted with this gun alot and killed 19 birds
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We wanted to try something new. So we marinated a sliced up turkey breast and put the chunks in jalapeno slices and wrapped in bacon. I like it fried but i loved it this way.
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shopping/looking for a while now. called about tractors in several states and ended up finding this one 3 miles from my house. Kubota 5660, 2016, 84 hours. nubs not worn off of tires. looked brand new.
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Both of these trees the one on the left a red the one on the right a white oak are huge, you can't get your arms around either one.. The problem is the red has some dead limbs and is crowding the white which looks the be very healthy. I am thinking of taking the red down so the white will have more room
Any good reviews on a good headlamps, I see Amazon has them for around 25.00 rechargeable
I took a drive to see a woodlot owned by an old co-worker. He said that he had "a lot of ginseng plants." I'll say!

Anybody have any experience with it as far as squirrel and deer hunting ? I went there once years ago, on a hot early fall day, found it pretty tough to get far from the parking lot do to a logging road grown up that was impassable, or straight up climbing. My questions are, was the logging road ever cleared, are there decent deer numbers, and does it get much use ?
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