It's been a while since i posted, but i figured i'd put up my kills from the 2015/2016 season at my camp in Bama. After years of hard work, and culling out some bad genetics, i am finally killing some decent deer on the property. A good 9, a decent young 8, and a really old/tall 7point i had never seen, that bottomed out our 200lb scale.
Having some missfire issues with my motor, Found my current spark plugs have worn down to bigger than a 40gap so i bought some new ones. Problem is i don't have the manual for the motor and my google searches are coming up empty.
Was wondering if anyone knows what the proper spark plug gap is for a 1997-2002 Mercury/Mariner EFI 225 2stroke saltwater series?
Well as we approach the final month of the season, i am still chasing these bucks, but hopefully we get an early rut in my area of bama so i can catch one of them chasing a doe. But i rather doubt it, and once again the fact that our season ends before the rut truely gets into full swing will screw me..
So me and a cousin went up to the camp in alabama thanksgiving night. It was a good weekend all and all, we shot several does for meat, saw lots of game, and then..... In all the years i have sat in the woods, i have never witnessed a bobcat actively following a deer......until now. Saturday evening i had a doe with a very small fawn come across the trail i was hunting, feeding on acorns under the white oaks as they went. a few minutes after walking out of sight, i hear a noise to my left. Low and behold, its the largest bobcat i have ever seen in the woods, half squatted to the ground trailing my poor little fawn. Needless to say i shot her and dropped her off at the taxidermist yesterday.
Picked up the trail camera in my yard this morning, i've been watching these little bucks eat the leaves on my blueberry bushes for months. Now i have some pics to see what they look like up close.
I think one may have been killed by an illegal gun hunter, as i heard a gunshot friday evening and one of the bucks did not show on the cam friday or sat night.
So a while back, i made a comment in one of the herd management threads, and a few of you guys were asking if what i was doing was working or not. (not sure of who but i know one was Hunt R) Well here are some early results. Having just picked up my cameras for the first time since July, I did get a few pictures of velveted bucks over my Soy Beans before the batteries killed completely. On top of what appears to still be a fair amount of *meat* bucks (screwed up racks), i did see some improving signs with this big 8pt and what i believe is a very young 10pt *can't see his right antler*. You guys judge:
I am looking for any information on maybe finding someone who would be selling any pure breed Llewellin Setters, within driving distance of Mandeville. I used to see them in the paper every now and then but it's been a while since i last saw any. I've had several of these dogs before, and they are excellent pets and even better bird dogs.
I have tried the purchasing them from up north option and having them shipped, and i DO NOT like it. Will never do that again.