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12-13-12: First Big Buck for my wall!

Posted December 15th, 2012 at 10:45 PM by Creole

Itís been way too long since I posted to my blog. My work has been VERY challenging and I've not been...
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FIRST opening day up the loc-on

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 07:40 PM by Creole

I did all I could to prepare for opening day. . . .backpack check, gear check. . . .

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8/28/11: Couple of "firsts" today!

Posted August 28th, 2011 at 07:47 PM by Creole
Updated August 29th, 2011 at 07:11 AM by Creole

Since Big Bro David is home for a few days, it was the perfect time to begin our preparations for this...
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June 6, 2011--Congaree Swamp Hog

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 07:20 PM by Creole
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Finally, after no luck on my 2010 hunts in SC, my first hunt of 2011 in the Congaree Swamp was a success,...
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Dec 4--The Bear Facts!

Posted December 4th, 2010 at 08:04 PM by Creole

With plans to met Muzzyman and his daughter this morning at the lease, the alarm sounded at 4:15 am....
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Nov 20th--killed but not a deer. . .

Posted November 21st, 2010 at 09:58 AM by Creole

Last Sunday, as I drove to BR for a week of work, I stopped in St. Francisville to scout the property...
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Nov 13--Opening P/W & still snakebit, no deer

Posted November 13th, 2010 at 08:48 PM by Creole

It's been a while since I posted to the blog. I loved hunting the Congaree Swamp and heard the hogs,...
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SC hunts--Can't kill em if you don't see em!

Posted October 25th, 2010 at 07:53 PM by Creole
Updated October 26th, 2010 at 05:34 AM by Creole

On Friday, I finished up and Ray and I headed to the lease. It was a gorgeous afternoon to hunt, cool,...
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Oct 21--First Fall Hunt in SC

Posted October 21st, 2010 at 10:02 PM by Creole

Left Florence, SC this am and drove to Kingstree, SC. Fog was horrendous, but deer were everywhere....
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Oct 18--prepping for my SC hunt.

Posted October 18th, 2010 at 07:37 PM by Creole

Between breaking my toe last week (yeah, breaking a toe) and having to work a horse show over the weekend,...
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Oct 11--It's a learning curve. . . .

Posted October 11th, 2010 at 10:29 PM by Creole

Since I was working and on the road last week, I didn't have another opportunity to hunt. I was committed...
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10-2: "Roll with it" Commando bow hunt LOL

Posted October 2nd, 2010 at 09:39 PM by Creole

I dreamed of bow hunting last night. . .seeing that deer, calming my nerves, making the PERFECT shot....
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10-1: Eve of my "Maiden" bow hunt

Posted October 1st, 2010 at 08:25 PM by Creole

I must admit that my heart is pounding right now in anticipation of tomorrow's hunt--Ellie May and I...
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09 28--Excitement in Franklin Parish LOL

Posted September 28th, 2010 at 06:06 PM by Creole
Updated September 28th, 2010 at 07:20 PM by Creole

WHO DAT IN THE WOODS? CREOLE!

Since I had to work in Ferriday this morning, I decided...
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09 25 Lease trip--GET READY!

Posted September 25th, 2010 at 06:34 PM by Creole
Updated October 1st, 2010 at 08:50 AM by Creole

I woke up all sluggish and tired after the flights from PA yesterday and after enjoying my third cup...
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I'm in PA and its Full of deer. . .

Posted September 22nd, 2010 at 06:19 PM by Creole

I've been driving around PA for the last few days and I've seen MORE dead deer on the side of the highway...
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Sept 10--I realized my mindset has changed. .

Posted September 10th, 2010 at 05:39 PM by Creole

I had an epiphany this afternoon: the way I "look" at the woods has changed. On Sunday,...
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September 8--It IS what it is. . .

Posted September 8th, 2010 at 10:15 PM by Creole

With only 2 days left before final trades, I guess it is true. . .I WILL/MUST hunt without David this...
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September 5--First Dove Hunt!

Posted September 6th, 2010 at 06:02 PM by Creole

On Saturday I took advantage of Louisiana's 2nd Amendment tax free weekend to stock up on ammo and other...
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August 14--GET READY!

Posted August 14th, 2010 at 04:27 PM by Creole
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I just realized how much time has lapsed since I last updated my journal. Work has kept me VERY busy...
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May 19--St. Francisville prep. . . .

Posted May 19th, 2010 at 05:49 PM by Creole

Friday I will make an initial scouting trip of the area for the bowhunt. I am pretty pumped; I'll get...
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I'm pretty excited for a fall bow hunt

Posted April 29th, 2010 at 07:18 PM by Creole

I spoke with a friend in St. Francisville today. He confirmed that a large buck that has been destroying...
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4/10: May have a few hunts in the works. . .

Posted April 10th, 2010 at 08:49 PM by Creole

I just spoke with my SIL who has been coordinating a hunt for us in Alabama. She heard from her cousin...
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4/4: Final turkey hunt on TBHC

Posted April 4th, 2010 at 04:19 PM by Creole

After yesterday's all day hunt and success in roosting that bird, I had high expectations for this morning's...
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4/3: I roosted a bird this evening. . .

Posted April 4th, 2010 at 03:14 PM by Creole

As on previous mornings, I rose at 4:30, dressed and grabbed a cup of coffee for the drive to TBHC....
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4/2: No luck but a good day in the woods

Posted April 2nd, 2010 at 05:42 PM by Creole
Updated April 2nd, 2010 at 06:52 PM by Creole

The alarm sounded at 4:30 am; I washed my face, dressed and headed to the C-store for a large cup of...
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3/31-No luck but they were talkiing!

Posted April 1st, 2010 at 09:43 PM by Creole

I had arranged for John, the husband of my best friend Cajun Huntress to come hunt and call for me....
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3/30: No hunt today

Posted March 30th, 2010 at 06:48 PM by Creole

Even though my alarm sounded at 4:30 this morning, I made the executive decision to just blow off a...
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3/29: Morning hunt was a bust

Posted March 29th, 2010 at 11:04 AM by Creole

The alarm sounded at 4:30; I dressed and stopped by the 24 hour gas station to grab a cup of coffee...
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Hunt: 3/267 & 3/28--Not YET!

Posted March 28th, 2010 at 09:39 PM by Creole

No luck yet but I remain optomistic. Considering last week's work schedule, I felt really tired so...
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3/24: Feelin the frustration

Posted March 24th, 2010 at 07:39 PM by Creole

It's difficult to know that the thunderchickens are strutting and hammering in the woods while I am...
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3/20--2010 Opening Morning at TBHC

Posted March 20th, 2010 at 07:27 PM by Creole

Despite last night's preparations, I overslept. IMAGINE THAT! I hurried over to TBHC arriving much...
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3/19--Final countdown

Posted March 19th, 2010 at 06:45 PM by Creole
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Well, its here--the eve of opening morning of the 2010 turkey season. Part of me is apprehensive--this...
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3/17--SC hunts & preps

Posted March 17th, 2010 at 08:44 PM by Creole

Yeah, I have been absent from my beloved BB, but work has been a priority--when the heat turns up you...
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2/28/10--Countdown begins

Posted February 28th, 2010 at 08:51 PM by Creole
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Well, I am making my final preps for this season's turkey hunt on TBHC. I purchased some Mossy Oak...
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Practicing the turkey talk. . .

Posted February 26th, 2010 at 06:55 PM by Creole

I've been having fun, getting ready for this spring turkey season. I purchased a new vest (I didn't...
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Gettin ready for the turkeys

Posted February 23rd, 2010 at 09:08 PM by Creole

Well I did it today. I purchased my own first custom pot call! Based on the recommendation of another...
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The turkeys have started to talk a little!

Posted February 17th, 2010 at 08:25 PM by Creole

Talked with my brother Tim (Turkhunter) this evening; he told me he heard the turkeys gobbling! He...
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Its almost time for the turkeys. . . .

Posted February 16th, 2010 at 06:27 PM by Creole

It's been a few weeks since I last posted. Work has cranked up and I've been on the road plus I had...
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Jan 27--Last deer hunt of 2010

Posted January 27th, 2010 at 08:50 PM by Creole

Rifle season is over. My only options are the smokepole or the bow. I really don't feel confident...
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Jan 25--Mount of the Lil 6

Posted January 25th, 2010 at 09:31 PM by Creole
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Here's the mount of my first buck, my first trophy, the Lil 6. No monsta, but he was my first deer,...
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Jan 22--Probably the end of season for me. .

Posted January 22nd, 2010 at 11:01 PM by Creole

My heart is sad this evening; I was on the road in Covington when I received a phone call that shocked...
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Jan 17--MONSTA swamp rabbits invade food plot

Posted January 17th, 2010 at 08:47 PM by Creole
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Jan 15-End of season hunt strategies

Posted January 15th, 2010 at 10:42 PM by Creole
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Since the beginning of the new year, my work has kicked into overdrive. My schedule is crazy. . .multiple...
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January 9-Brutal Polar Express Hunt

Posted January 9th, 2010 at 06:34 PM by Creole

Drove to David's and spent last night at his house in anticipation of today's hunt. Woke this am, showered...
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Jan 4--Time to reflect and mentally prepare

Posted January 4th, 2010 at 10:45 PM by Creole

I confess that I had a difficult time adjusting to the reality of return to work; necessary but not...
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First Hunt 2010--FINALLY!

Posted January 2nd, 2010 at 03:49 PM by Creole

I elected not to hunt on New Year's Day; I had been hard at it all week so I slept in and enjoyed the...
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Dec 31--Last hunt of 2009

Posted January 1st, 2010 at 10:02 AM by Creole

On Wednesday evening, David and I planned our hunt; I'd go back to the Red Stand and he would hunt the...
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Dec 30--What a difference in 48 hours!

Posted December 31st, 2009 at 09:35 PM by Creole

After talking with David yesterday am and hearing about the 7 pt that was killed and the one he missed...
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Dec 29--Lots of does moving. . . .

Posted December 30th, 2009 at 12:03 PM by Creole

Alarm sounded at 4:45 am. Switched the coffeepot on and took a hot shower & dressed for the woods....
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Dec 28 --Deer but no deer

Posted December 29th, 2009 at 10:53 PM by Creole

After answering emails and handling a few corporate issues, I headed to TP Outdoors to get rice bran...
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Dec 27--Three Hunting the Home Place

Posted December 29th, 2009 at 08:22 PM by Creole

I wrote this whole blog on Sunday pm and for some reason, BB kicked me offline and it was lost. Trying...
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Dec 26--What a fun day!

Posted December 26th, 2009 at 09:06 PM by Creole
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Although I knew this morning would be great to hunt, I had gastro issues which prevailed and I was hesitant...
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Dec 22--Toasty Toes to Thermocells in 48 hrs

Posted December 22nd, 2009 at 07:57 PM by Creole

Worked a bit this morning and made 3 batches of divinity before heading out for this afternoon's hunt....
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Dec 19 & 20 hunts--

Posted December 21st, 2009 at 01:29 PM by Creole

Due to work commitments, I didn't get to make a Friday pm hunt, so I packed up & left Monroe at...
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Dec 16--the rut is here and I have to work

Posted December 16th, 2009 at 09:05 PM by Creole

Yeah, I'm working like a one armed paper hanger to get everything finalized. . .but it isn't gonna happen....
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Dec 13--Personal Challenges met but no shot

Posted December 13th, 2009 at 08:07 PM by Creole

Today's hunt--good things and personal challenges met, but no shooter.

I made it to the...
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Dec 12--All day hunt

Posted December 13th, 2009 at 08:38 AM by Creole

When my alarm sounded yesterday am, I thought: "Creole, just wait and go to the stand later today"....
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Dec 6--It's kicked up a notch

Posted December 6th, 2009 at 08:02 PM by Creole
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After handling house chores this am (picking out a Christmas tree), I headed to the woods. It was sure...
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Sat, Dec 5: Another good day in the woods. .

Posted December 5th, 2009 at 08:15 PM by Creole

What does that bumper sticker say? "A bad day in the woods beats a good day at the office!"...
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Friday, Dec 4--I am excited!

Posted December 4th, 2009 at 07:11 PM by Creole

Why am I excited?

First, Bro David is home from North Dakota! I am grateful that he...
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Nov 29--Didn't shoot. . . .thank GOODNESS!

Posted November 29th, 2009 at 08:19 PM by Creole
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Early morning riser. . . .thank goodness for 24 hour C-Stores. The night clerk at the one right down...
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Nov 28--no woods for me. Catnap got me. . .

Posted November 28th, 2009 at 04:37 PM by Creole

I had planned to go hunt this pm. However, after running errand this am & eating a bite of lunch,...
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Nov 27--All day hunt. . . .

Posted November 28th, 2009 at 07:55 AM by Creole
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This was a good day for me. Despite my efforts to screw things up, I feel pretty good. My plan was...
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Hunt 11/26

Posted November 28th, 2009 at 07:10 AM by Creole

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Update tomorrow. . .

Posted November 27th, 2009 at 09:19 PM by Creole

I had typed my blog and for some reason, my "cookie" expired and all was lost. I can't type...
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Wednesday 11/25

Posted November 25th, 2009 at 07:31 PM by Creole

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Tuesday 11/24: I'm off to the woods. . .

Posted November 24th, 2009 at 01:43 PM by Creole
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Mon, Nov 23?

Posted November 23rd, 2009 at 10:57 PM by Creole
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I've lost track of days & time. I was very privileged to spend part of the last 36 hours with my...
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Nov 21--sabotaged, thwarted & frustrated

Posted November 21st, 2009 at 04:32 PM by Creole

Let me say right now guys--I TOTALLY understand how the spouse can and will interfere, and now I have...
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Nov 18th--sometimes work does its benefits!

Posted November 18th, 2009 at 10:04 PM by Creole
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Its been a very hectic 36 hours--Monroe, LA to Montgomery, Al, to Birmingham, AL, 2 presentations &...
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Nov 16--First hunt of the year!

Posted November 16th, 2009 at 07:22 PM by Creole

For me, its been a wonderful day! Despite the rain that continued till noon, I had already planned...
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Nov 15

Posted November 15th, 2009 at 06:31 PM by Creole

Good decision to change the batteries in the trail cam. When I finally dug out the SD card from my...
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Nov 14--evening update

Posted November 14th, 2009 at 07:59 PM by Creole

Whew, I am TIRED and I am also a bit frustrated--I pulled the card from my trailcam and now its somewhere...
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Nov 14--Finally back to the woods

Posted November 14th, 2009 at 09:19 AM by Creole

Finally, back to the woods! It feels like forever since I eased thru the palmettos to my feeder and...
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Nov 7--wish I was IN the woods.

Posted November 7th, 2009 at 11:02 AM by Creole
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I'm here in BR today; didn't make sense to drive back to Monroe yesterday just to turn around &...
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Nov 1--all I can say is "Yes Lawd"

Posted November 1st, 2009 at 06:54 PM by Creole

It was a beautiful day to be in the woods. Despite the standing (and often running) water, the sun...
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Oct 31--Halloween. Gris-Gris time!

Posted October 31st, 2009 at 02:33 PM by Creole

Just returned from today's shopping trip in preparation for tomorrow's trip to the club. 100# of fertilizer,...
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October 27--I need to go to the woods LOL

Posted October 27th, 2009 at 09:16 PM by Creole

I've been tied up for the last 48 hours working on a major project for my company. Almost complete....
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Oww! Bow hunting is a challenge!

Posted October 25th, 2009 at 09:25 PM by Creole

Practiced drawing the bow again today. I am soooo sore! I also have a lovely little blisted/callous...
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Oct 24--I'm gettin really pumped!

Posted October 24th, 2009 at 05:42 PM by Creole

Finally back home and it was GREAT to be at TBHC. It was a gorgeous morning--42 degrees, clear, no...
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October 20

Posted October 21st, 2009 at 06:22 AM by Creole

Another great evening to hunt--clear, cool, no wind. All I saw this evening was the 2 little spikes...
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Oct 19th

Posted October 19th, 2009 at 09:50 PM by Creole

Same stand. BEAUTIFUL evening to hunt. . .temps in the high 50's, low 60's, no wind, clear. SIGN...
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October 18

Posted October 18th, 2009 at 09:36 AM by Creole
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Ray & I have hunted the last two evenings. I sat in the same stand I hunted back in June and where...
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Friday Oct 16

Posted October 16th, 2009 at 11:10 PM by Creole

Finished in Hilton Head Island in plenty of time to get back to Columbia, SC. Changed to hunting camo,...
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I'm in SC and ready to hunt. . .

Posted October 14th, 2009 at 10:08 PM by Creole

It's too bad that I have to work sometimes LOL! Driving from Charlotte to Columbia yesterday, and then...
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Wow! This bow is awesome. . .

Posted October 12th, 2009 at 08:16 PM by Creole

Its better than a gym membership. I must confess that I now remember muscles that I forgot existed....
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Oct 11

Posted October 11th, 2009 at 01:32 PM by Creole

When I left this morning, I was very excited to go check my feeder and hoping that my trail cam would...
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Exciting day for me--I purchased a new bow.

Posted October 10th, 2009 at 02:29 PM by Creole

I couldn't stand it any longer. . .it was futile to resist. I went to TP Outdoors this morning and...
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Oct 4

Posted October 9th, 2009 at 08:37 PM by Creole
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Well, last weekend was another wonderful 2 days in the woods! Anytime you spend in the woods is quality...
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Sept.26

Posted October 9th, 2009 at 08:13 PM by Creole

Well, I guess I should keep my hunting journal here. . .

I arrived at the club at 8:00...
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