2013-2014 Hunting Season


1980 Jeep CJ-7- Updates and Pictures of a Jeep CJ-7 I'm rebuilding

Austin's Custom Rifle- Information and Pictures of Austin's Custom Rifle - one bad mother!

2011 Buck - Pretty good buck I harvested in 2011 - 165 3/8 B&C

Miscellaneous Pictures

Hunting Regulations - link to map of United States - Here's all the information you will ever need for every state in the Union. Just click on the state you're interested in for information on Hunting Seasons, limits, licenses, permit forms, applications and much more.

November 18th (PM) Monday - Hunted at the Dodge City club...saw zero.

November 15th Friday - I just went through the online survey system for Alabama deer harvests.  This is some interesting numbers!

    As of Friday November13th at Noon:
         Total Antlerless harvest by county - top three in Alabama:
             1. Jackson - 63 antlerless deer
             2. Madison - 61 antlerless deer
             3. Pickens - 33 antlerless deer

   North Alabama deer getting hammered...just one of the reasons South Alabama has a much higher deer population.

November 15th Friday - Ordered three boxes of Nosler 140gr Partition bullets for the Remington 7mm-08.  Hopefully, I can find some powder and primers soon.

November 15th Friday - Called two campgrounds in Stevenson about possibly putting the camper there for use on the weekends.  Might be an option.

November 14th Thursday - Studying the topo maps and using Google Earth...I have high hope for the Stevenson land...I think it's going to be really good!

November 14th Thursday - It seems impossible to find powder and primers for reloading.  I've checked everywhere locally and online....none to be had.  Bad deal!

November 13th (PM) Wednesday - Hunted Madison County land.  Saw two small bucks and lots of squirrels.  Cold but great weather.  Surprised I didn't see more.

November 12th (PM) Tuesday - Loaded 44 rounds of ammo for the Remington 7mm-08.

November 9th (PM) Saturday - Austin and I went squirrel hunting on the farm after the shooting session.

November 9th (PM) Saturday - Austin and I shot both muzzleloaders to make sure they were still sighted in.  Also, did the same with the Remington 700 270Win, Remington Sendero 7mm Mag and Remington 7mm-08 that we custom built.  Everything shot good.

November 9th Saturday - Loaded 68 rounds of ammo for the Remington 270Win.

November 9th Saturday - Got all the muzzleloader stuff ready to go.

November 8th (PM) Friday - Got some arrows for the bow ready to dip tomorrow.  I always dip and crest all my arrows.  I shoot 4" feathers and they fly good.  I'll post a picture when they are done.

November 8th (AM) Friday - Stopped by Gander Mountain for some shopping.  Can't find any reloading supplies anywhere!  No powder or primers to be had.  I stopped by Wiley Outdoor Sports and same story.  Called several places...no luck.  Went on line to Graf & Sons and Midway USA...out of everything and no hope in sight.  I think everyone is beefing up their arsenal!

November 8th (AM) Friday - Picked up Austin's two bucks from the taxidermist.  He did a great job!  http://www.billyoungstaxidermy.com/

November 7th (PM) Thursday - Hunted at the Dodge City club...saw zero.

November 7th (Mid-day) Thursday - Scouted at the Dodge City club...still not finding much deer sign.

November 7th  Ordered some replacement blades and tips for the Muzzy MX-4 100gr broadheads from Bowhunters Super Store. www.bowhunterssuperstore.com

November 7th  Put a new air filter on the Honda Rubicon.  I change the oil every fall and get it ready for the season.  It's about to hit 2,000 miles on it.  Got it new in 2006.  I've got a Honda 300 4x4 that I bought new in 1996.  Honda makes some good stuff.  I'd like a get a Yamaha Rhino soon!

November 6th (PM) Wednesday - Harvested a buck- click on picture below for link to story and pictures


November 5th Tuesday - Looked around at the hunting club at Dodge City...not much sign...worried that it's going to be a bust!

October 18th (PM) Friday - Looked around on the farm in Morgan County today...saw zero deer sign.  Not surprised!

October 17th (PM) Thursday - Got topo maps for Stevenson and Dodge City land today.

October 17th (PM) Thursday - Total rainfall at my house in Decatur was 0.59"

October 16th (PM) Wednesday - Finally getting some rain!  Got 0.28" so far in Decatur...that beats nothing!

October 16th (AM) Wednesday - Got a new set of tires for the truck.  BFGoodrich All-Terrain A/T KO - 275 65 R18.  This is the third set I've had on the truck.  They do real good.  Truck has 160K miles now and still going.  I bought it new in 2004.

October 15th (PM) Tuesday - I think I have everything to set for hunting land this season:
            Jackson County - Joined a club at Stevenson-1120 acres-6 or 7 members-Got several corn fields on the land
            Cullman County - Joined a club at Dodge City-2400 acres-15 members-Got a lot of food plots-rest of land looks pretty rough
            Morgan County-Got our farm to hunt on but almost no deer
            Madison County-Got around 60 acres of private land-lots of deer and I'm the only one hunting it
            Jackson County-Got a small piece of land at Paint Rock Valley-All woods
            Tennessee Land-Got some land I have access to in TN-Gets lots of pressure around it

October 14th (PM) Monday - Cullman County: Looked at some land in the Dodge City area this afternoon.

October 13th (PM) Sunday - Jackson County: Looked at some land in Stevenson this afternoon.

October 7th (PM) Monday - Madison County: Mailed a check to help out with the taxes on the land I hunt in Madison County

September 27th (PM) Friday - Sent off the information to get Austin a new Lifetime Hunting/Fishing License with his hunter safety number listed.  Cost $5 for a replacement card.  I bought Amber and Austin a lifetime license a several years ago before the rates went up.  I think it was $450 each at the time.

September 26th (PM) Thursday - Austin passed his Hunter Safety Class

September 22nd (PM) Sunday - Morgan County: Dove Hunting

September 8th (PM) Sunday - Morgan County: Dove Hunting

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