Team 11 Elevated Affair

Discussion in '2018 Bowhunting.com Deer Contest' started by AaronB, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. pastorjim08

    pastorjim08 Grizzled Veteran

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    Some great looking prospects!

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  2. AaronB

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  3. AaronB

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    One of the lil fellers I will be after this year. :)

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    That guy is a stud!

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    That clover plot does look fantastic! The other one is coming up very nicely as well! Is there anything else with that clover or is it just a clover mix?


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    He needs at least 2 more years....., unless you’d just like me to come down and cull him for you!

    Great looking deer man! Hopefully the deer gods bring him right past you!


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  8. AaronB

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    Well, if we all shoot our target bucks it looks like we’ll win. :) Now I just need a target buck on camera.
     
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    When I plant the plots in late summer, I plant a clover and chicory mix from whitetail institute along with oats as a cover crop with the oats broadcasted at about a 50% rate from normal just to give the clover and chicory some cover while they get their root system established and give the deer some green food to eat. They especially hammer the oats after the first light frost. By then, the clover and chicory are filling in nicely and the plot is established for next year.

    The hardest part for me is how soon I can get to my clover plots the following year to get them mowed before weeds get too thick. A large part of our land is wetlands and I can’t get to all the areas year round so I need to wait for our property to dry out enough to pull my trail mower across the wet bottom of the property. This year I thought the plot that looks good now was too weed choked, but I could see the clover between and underneath the weeds and grass. After the first mowing, I could see the clover filling in nicely and mowed it once more to knock down most of the remaining weeds and grass and the result is what you see now. Might mow one more time before the season.

    I know you can use selective weed and grass killers on the clover, but that is not cheap stuff and found that mowing is almost as effective.
     
  10. Brad Kaufmann

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    Hey guys, can the team captain message me.
     
  11. AaronB

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    Anyone have any luck with an avatar? Otherwise, I say we just go with Pitman’s. Simple, but classic and surely better than I could’ve done.
     
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    Pitman’s is good for me, I’m about as artistic as an unborn baby!


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  13. AaronB

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    The rain needs to stop at this point. I’m sure my plots are underwater as is half my land as well. We’ve had almost 10” in the last 2 days with more on the way. Went from one extreme of almost a drought to more water than we can handle. Pray for some dry weather in WI!
     
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    Redid the pic to fit as our avatar. Its the best I can do. lol

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    Avatar looks sweet to me!! Love it.

    I agree with ya on this one. Looking at pictures of the valley back home and it is worse than bad.....sad state of affairs
     
  16. pastorjim08

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    Ok younguns, how does this old guy get the picture to be my avatar?
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  17. AaronB

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    I did it from my phone, but you want to click on Pitman’s updated avatar and save image. Then you need to click on your own name and go to your profile. Once in your profile, click on your current picture and choose insert image. Get image from your photos and you should be good to go.
     
  18. pastorjim08

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    Thanks man, that was easy! I consider myself a digital immigrant in the land of digital natives, so sometimes I just can't figure things out.

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    Just scored a 115 acre tree/flower nursery. Two 25-35 acre wood lots that are connected by a deep wooded ravine and the rest is a mixture or trees, flowers, and even a mixture of crp. Can’t wait to start learning the property.


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    AaronB Weekend Warrior

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    88EF4B00-A788-415B-87C4-3733B8814577.png 2AF8DB2F-3986-48DD-8BC5-CCD71942C23A.png D0AF13B3-E053-4027-B4F3-264F9EF00EA9.png Well, the good news is I got a few more decent bucks on camera and got pictures of the nice 8 I saw on the hoof a month or so ago. Quite a few pics of a nice up and comer as well (top photo).

    The bad news is, my property is now a lake and with more rain in the forecast, not sure how quickly it is going to recede. I literally had pictures of herons getting pike and catfish in my old clover plot. I’m seriously wondering if it will be huntable by the opener. Not much I can do I guess.
     
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