Hale County Hunting
August 2002 - I'm in the process of joining a club in Hale County for this season - Hopefully. I'm excited about it and hope it works out. I bought a dozen shafts and almost got them ready to go. I plan to start shooting quite a bit in the afternoons and weekends.
September 2002 - It all worked out and I was able to join the club - Short Cut Hunting Club. We had a work weekend on September 19, 20 and 21 - We planted somewhere around 25 food plots with wheat, oats and rye. My legs and back's sore from getting bounced around on one of the tractors - other than that it was a good session. We have another work weekend on October 5th.
October 2002 - I bought a new camper to use at the hunting club in the winter and for family camping in the summer. It's 28' with a bedroom in the front and full-bed and twin bunk in the back. It has a kitchen, sofa, table and TV hookups. It's nice! I got electricity and water hookups at the club. It's a Gulf Stream Conquest. I wanted to get something nice so the family could go with me some weekends to the club.
This is the floor plan except I got the full size bottom bunk in the back bedroom.
November 10, 2002 - I've hunted at the club twice since bow season opened.
Trip 1: Jim and myself - We saw very few deer with the hot weather and tons of browse in the pine thickets. Jim harvested a spike off the ground in a food plot - I was with him at the time ... I was exciting.
Trip 2: Kim, Amber, Austin and myself - I hunted an afternoon and the next morning, due to rain, we headed back home early. The family loved staying in the new camper. I saw a few deer.
December 1, 2002 -I haven't been to my club in Hale County since gun season opened but I hear the deer are really moving. Ambers basketball games and practice has kept me home - family is higher on the priority list than hunting. The family has several hunting trips planned during the month of December. A friend of mine from the club, Rodney Johnson, harvested a huge buck in Kentucky - I'm waiting on a picture to put on me website.
2002 - Amber and Austin hunting in South Alabama
Shooting house on food plot
Getting ready for some action
I just ate my 4th candy bar :)
2002 - Amber and Austin at the camper in Hale County
They have a good time camping