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post #1 of 230 (permalink) Old 09-15-2015, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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AND I'm still working on my new blind!!



****, I'm sloooooow in my old age!! When I was young, I could have built a pole barn by now!! lol

My biggest "excuse" is, only the 4 PT legs and the lower 2x6 rim, is store bought lumber! [img]

The rest I'm harvesting the logs,

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and milling out the lumber,





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post #2 of 230 (permalink) Old 09-16-2015, 09:42 AM
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For me old and slow is the way to go. No elder moment mistakes to redo that way. Also You have 59 full days to finish the job.

:-\ unless you plan on bow hunting out of it. then you still have 29 days.

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post #3 of 230 (permalink) Old 09-17-2015, 06:59 AM
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Looking good. Very nice location. Looks very much like my place. Good luck this season. I think we're gonna need it.

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post #4 of 230 (permalink) Old 09-17-2015, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys, it's been slow going as I work on it when I find the time and haven't made it a priority......but i think i'll work on it a little today.

I still need to drop the tree that I'm going to mill the siding out of, but that will be happening soon. A tornado took the top out of it a couple years ago, and it looks like it will make some great siding! It's big enough to make all the siding and roof boards out of and more...

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Saw a nice little 4 or 6 PT. this morning walking the pup. Stayed about 40yards away and kept going the same direction we were going.

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post #6 of 230 (permalink) Old 09-17-2015, 01:44 PM
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i went out opening day and this morning ... saw 1 doe, but no squirrels. to many leaves on the trees.
and its hot , even with minimal gear, i was soaked after a few hours.

its good to out though

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Yup I feel to hot to hunt much yet. Squirrels here are on the ground around the hickory nut trees. I sat in a deer blind and got an opening day limit in about 30 minutes.
Saw a group of 8 does together last evening.

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post #8 of 230 (permalink) Old 09-18-2015, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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Lots of squirrels around here, I have walnut tree's, so they come around for those.

When I was a kid, you never saw a blk. sq. around here, now they are every where... Another thing, red sq's keep the bigger sq's away, and I've declared WAR on red sq's, so keeping them cleaned out, means the other sq's will come in...

Anyway, I don't hunt or bother the big sq's at all...

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if you look up black squirrels ( wikipedia ) you will find they are a color variation of the grey squirrel
but i dont buy into that .. they are smaller and thier heads are bit pointier . not just a color phase

and where you see black squirrels, you see less grays.. i think there are grays, fox, reds and blacks ( they are there own breed )

i think the blacks push out the fox and grays. they dont seem to affect the little reds ( tufted ear squirrel )

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Around here, the blks and greys can be in the same tree, they get along just fine... In fact, some greys have some blk (dark area's) on them...it's the fox that seem to be pushed out, although they do still come around.

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