Can anyone ID this smiling snake?

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  1. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    Or Perry next door to Clay. For those that have hunted with or know any of the LMO crew, those guys kill rattlers and copperheads like going out of style. When I had my hunt a few years back they were in a bad drought in that area and they had killed like 7-8 rattlers in the week leading up to my hunt. I’ll have to admit, I was scared sh!tless. Kept my gaiters on. My crew didn’t kill any rattlers on my hunts but a crapload of copperheads. Several other groups had rattler encounters.
     
  2. bgkyarcher

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    Martin county, particularly Revelation, has more copperheads than any place I've ever been. Came a little rain one night just before dark. I ran over like 8-9 on side by side on a 2 mile or so stretch of strip road. Hurley shot 7 without moving his feet on one hunt, but that was Perry county, if I'm not mistaken.
     
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  3. xbokilla

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    One of the big rattlers they had skinned out they killed right in the road in front of camp just a day or two before I got there. The one big guy, Scott maybe?, told me he had like 28 rattler hides all from rattlers 32-58 inches. He loves to eat them. I’m not much of a snake guy so I was pretty freaked, and yes, at nights copperheads all over those roads.
     
  4. bgkyarcher

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    You didn't see the original camp over there. Very old farm house up one of the hollers. They killed a huge copperhead that came out of the ditch just in front of the camp house. It was 47-48". Crazy. Yes, Scott is the big guy. Looks like Braun Strohman. Hurley killed a near 60" rattler 3-4 years ago.
     
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  5. KYCanvasback

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    You are correct about plenty snakes in Clay. The pic I posted earlier in the thread was from Clay Co.
    Be interesting to hear dirtstalkers opinion but they seem to be concentrated more in certain areas of the co.
     
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  6. xbokilla

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    I stayed in an older farmhouse. May not be the one your thinking of. They didn’t have the current outfitter camp open yet. Was being built at the time. Had like a goat farm house across the road that was also family? Everyone had to drive all the way to park at the far end?
     
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  7. bgkyarcher

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    That was the second camp house. Jerry and his family owned it, and the house across the road you mentioned with the goats. They have fixed the camp house up and moved into it. They never began construction of the new camp house. EPA and other BS.

    The original camp house was on Mac and Nellie Branch. That's on 476 back towards hwy 80 from the camp house you were at.
     
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  8. aaronc

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    Don't remember who...but about 6 months or so ago (maybe a little more) a regular on here had some pics of copperheads he let hang out in his garden...not sure if the rattlers were there, but the area was loaded.... he had some pics. Had an old 1800's farm house on the property.
     
  9. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 12 pointer

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    That be StoneBranch !!
     
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  10. aaronc

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    Yes,..I think that was it.
     
  11. Brown Dogs Matter

    Brown Dogs Matter 12 pointer

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    All snakes are technically protected down here. That being said, if it's venomous and around the livestock or house, it's gotta go. We've got plenty of rat snakes around and we've see two kings so far, but none of the expected copperheads or cotton cottonmouths yet. Did see a helluva timber rattler that had been run over in the road last year, up in NE Benton county, near the ferry.
     
  12. Feedman

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    Gottem when I lived in Florida
     
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  13. Stone Branch

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    2 copperheads out in my food plots, but no rattlers yet this year. Milk snakes are wonderful, docile snakes.

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  14. Stone Branch

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    You guys got me out tin flippin in the yard.

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