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RLamoureux
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# Posted: 13 Dec 2017 06:52
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Tom,
Nice Buck. Here a picture of the buck that moved into the area vacated by the buck that migrated into our freezer this fall. The skull/rack is from the wife's early season archery buck. We're doing a euro-mount for it.

My bike is also a 2013 500. My kids prefer it over the older 2011 400 because of the power steering.
Big because I only move at night!
Big because I only move at night!
The wife's buck (jealous much)
The wife's buck (jealous much)


sparky30_06
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# Posted: 13 Dec 2017 06:56
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Man I miss those big body deer, wish I could get meet like that down here in Texas. Our deer are all small bodied, but in the right areas get some big racks.

RLamoureux
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# Posted: 13 Dec 2017 10:02 - Edited by: RLamoureux
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Sparky,
Northern WT are the largest bodied for sure but don't have the monster racks you guys get down south. I've seen large Texas WT racks!

I hope "the right areas" are not farmed pellet fed deer. I personally don't like the look of the monster non-typical bucks being produced at some farms.

I've also heard that 1/3 of available hunting land in Texas was behind high fences. Is that true?

sparky30_06
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# Posted: 13 Dec 2017 13:50
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There is a lot of high fence land down here to hunt. I have hunted both high fence and low fence. I have also worked on high fence ranches. I don't care for the big garbage non typical deer myself. Now a little trash or some drop tines that's cool but some of the freaks are just over the top. My lease is low fence but we do feed protein and supplement feed. Not a lot of nutrient down here for them.

RLamoureux
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# Posted: 13 Dec 2017 15:27 - Edited by: RLamoureux
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I agree 100 percent on the trash.

Up here, the deer have plenty plenty to eat in spring, summer, and fall. Unfortunately, the buffet is lean in winter. A healthy WT will have a three month supply of fat for winter. If it snows early (like now in mid December) they suffer by March. Their stomach (read bacteria flora) is sensitive and they need a few weeks on any new feed before they can fully digest it. In winter they survive mainly on twigs and buds.

In Winter I supplement mineral and conduct my wood lot management (thinning and firewood cutting) in February and March in order to bring out of reach browse to the ground. I also keep water holes open, provide runs, and hunt predators (coyotes and wolves) (These are also all good reasons to go snowmobiling).

It seems there is always some reason to head out to the woods.

old243
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# Posted: 15 Dec 2017 21:49
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Just returned from a late season bow hunt, at our camp got a nice doe. to fill our tag.. The deer are coming into the deer yard now, very late. Saw 3 really nice bucks feeding at a friends bait. Weather down to -20 F the last 2 nights. No mosquitoes. old243

RLamoureux
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# Posted: 15 Dec 2017 22:53
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old243
Awesome! Congrats on the doe. I set up a camera on a ridge overlooking a bluff of hemlock and cedar where they yard up. Hoping to survey what survived the gun season.

Bow season closed in in our WMU today! I had a doe tag I never filled. Between my bear and the wife's buck, the freezer is full. So no worries here! I usually hunt in WMU 65 during the holidays for a late season bucks. I'm nursing a shoulder from recent surgery so no bow hunting for me until next season.

I did bring a young new hunter out (one of my employees). I tried to push a couple of deer towards him but they turned away. Wind wasn't right. Turns out, mentoring is fun too. I've lent him a crossbow,camera, feed, and a stand and showed him a spot 15 minutes from the office. He plans on hunting during the holidays. I hope he gets one.

RLamoureux
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# Posted: 16 Dec 2017 22:14 - Edited by: RLamoureux
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The Nephew, dogs, and I hunting ruffed grouse on the property last fall.
Patridge beware!
Patridge beware!


RLamoureux
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# Posted: 16 Dec 2017 22:24
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Sparky30_06,
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Hey,
I'm heading to Frisco Texas in May for the IAAI conference. Do you know of any good outfitters for hog hunting?

Thanks,
R

sparky30_06
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# Posted: 17 Dec 2017 13:03
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Let me ask around about places up there and I'll get back to you

RLamoureux
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# Posted: 17 Dec 2017 19:32
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Thanks. Much appreciated!

RLamoureux
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# Posted: 21 Dec 2017 12:13
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Here are a couple more pictures. This is our red pine plantation after second thinning.
Red pine plantation thinned out.
Red pine plantation thinned out.
Red pine cull piles
Red pine cull piles


RLamoureux
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# Posted: 21 Dec 2017 12:21
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Here's a pic of the wife's blind going up. Smallest "cabin" on the property. Just a chair and a view!

RLamoureux
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# Posted: 9 Oct 2019 10:45
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Cabin with stain and chinking done.

RLamoureux
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# Posted: 9 Oct 2019 10:46
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Odd Duck!

RLamoureux
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# Posted: 9 Oct 2019 10:47
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Outdoor Shower

Brettny
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# Posted: 9 Oct 2019 12:48
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Thank you for the full view pictures. I have trouble viewing the others

A hot shower is something of beauty after a day in the woods isnt it?

RLamoureux
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# Posted: 9 Oct 2019 13:31
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Axe Throwing Wall. Fun!

RLamoureux
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# Posted: 9 Oct 2019 13:32
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Interior of bunkie

RLamoureux
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# Posted: 9 Oct 2019 13:34
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Kids, Wife, and dog. I need another Kayak for the dog!

RLamoureux
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# Posted: 9 Oct 2019 13:34
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April!!! Snowmobile Trip

RLamoureux
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# Posted: 9 Oct 2019 13:35
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Cabin with upgraded water system.

RLamoureux
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# Posted: 9 Oct 2019 13:36
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Sawmill.

sparky30_06
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# Posted: 10 Oct 2019 09:00
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Wow very nice, i'm finally heading to my hunting camp, little behind schedule but had some maintenance issues on my buggy to address first.
Hope that ax throwing wall isn't the side of the shower, lol

RLamoureux
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# Posted: 10 Oct 2019 10:09
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Going for archery WT this weekend! Also Canadian Thanksgiving, a turkey will get deep fried!

Cabin from the lake!

RLamoureux
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# Posted: 10 Oct 2019 10:12 - Edited by: RLamoureux
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Sparky,
I've been following your cabin build as well. Great built as well. You're living the dream!
Good Luck with your hunt. We got our moose this year. I'm hoping to bag a buck and bear (trifecta).


Aklogcabin
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# Posted: 10 Oct 2019 11:57
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RL , thanks for the update. Cabin looks great! We didn’t get a moose this year. But I got to spend some time with our daughter. So a real win there.
On the last day that I was there I was doing some calls. I had to catch the bush plane ,185, 2 miles away at the lake. Our daughter ran me down on our Suzuki KQ. Our son was on the plane out. Kids wanted to make sure there was firewood put up for the winter so I wouldn’t have to do any. They do grow up. Too fast.
When they got back to the cabin about two hours later there was a mid 40 inch bull standing behind the generator shed. Have to be over 50” or 3 brow tines here. Or spike fork.
We currently have a mid 40” bull around our house sniffing a cow with twin calves. I got some pictures I can add to my thread. He was charging me .
So many great memories for you to share with family n friends. Thanks again for taking the time to share cabin moments with all of us on small cabin also.

sparky30_06
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# Posted: 10 Oct 2019 13:34
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Moose is on my bucket list!! Congrats

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