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01-10-2009, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,641
Posted By ben673

RE: Generic Seed

Alot of the name brand food plot mixes are 50-75% w.wheat or red clover(red clover is cheaper & inferior to Ladino Clover for deer)which you can by in 50lbs. sacks for about 10% of what they charge...
01-10-2009, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By ben673

RE: Scent techniques

- I wash my clothing with scent free soap and keepthem and all my gear ( boots, backpack...) in a big rubbermaid toat with some bark and leaves from an oak tree.

- I rewash my UA base layers and...
12-30-2008, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,048
Posted By ben673

RE: Antler Growth Plot

This works for us,plant a mix of jumbo ladino clover and chicory in the early spring, mix it at 2-1 and plant 3lbs. per acre. Mow it 2 or 3 times during the summer, depending on rainfall. Then around...
Forum: Bowhunting
03-14-2008, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 845
Posted By ben673

Easton Carbon Light Speed Arrows?

Has anyone used these arrows for whitetail hunting? The 340's weigh in at 8.2 gpi. Equiped with blazer vanes, 85 grain spitfires, and cut to 30' they should weigh in at around 385 grains, for a flat...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-28-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 9,741
Posted By ben673

RE: My thoughts on leasing

Your not gonna stop people with money from buying what they want, but they're not gonna ruin hunting. Like it or not mosthunters want to kill a mature buck, now I know there's somebody just waitin'...
02-27-2008, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,528
Posted By ben673

RE: My Turks

I'm in Reynolds Co. so know what your talking about with the hills and hollars, and dealing with cattle. If you have a good bottom field, at least 3 acres, andyou can keep the cattle out of it,...
Forum: Bowhunting
02-20-2008, 04:53 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,370
Posted By ben673

RE: boy some bow hunters just make me sick

Here in Missouri we are looking at an across the board 4 point on at least one side restriction and possabilya one buck per year limit.
Moving our anterless rifle season to early Oct., like the...
Forum: Bowhunting
01-11-2008, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,438
Posted By ben673

RE: MICROBIAL BASE LAYER (GOOD/BAD)

Has anyone used the Under Armour Antimicrobal Cold Gear and Heat Gear? How well does it work at scent elimination? Also, how comfortable is it? I've used scent lok base layers the last 3 years, they...
12-27-2007, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 738
Posted By ben673

mineral mix

Last spring someone had posted a recipe for mineral mix. I wondered if somone would repost it, and can someone tell me how effective it is? I don't want to waist money on the "Deer Specific " mineral...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-21-2007, 11:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,593
Posted By ben673

RE: anyone hunt in missouri

What county do you hunt GTOhunter, I hunt our farm in Reynolds Co.
Forum: Bowhunting
12-20-2007, 04:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,593
Posted By ben673

RE: anyone hunt in missouri

They're moving it up so it's easier to tell the difference between mature does and fawns, also you won't have to worry about shooting bucks that have already lost their horns, and by killing the does...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-20-2007, 03:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,593
Posted By ben673

RE: anyone hunt in missouri

South Central, Ozarks. Has anyone else seen the new proposed hunting regulations? Rifle season would be a week later, and a state wide 4-point restriction. I'm all for it, if youagreeyou can go to...
Forum: Bowhunting
12-18-2007, 10:16 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,335
Posted By ben673

RE: ***ATTENTION All Hunters NEED TO READ THIS!

The problem is not enough quality hunting oppurtunities. More state agencies need to aline their regulations with sound QDM practices. That way public land hunting would be much better. Also, deer...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-26-2007, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By ben673

RE: the rut

"Trickle Rut". We had the same experience,we hunted every weekend and some weekdays from 10/19-11/25. My brother hunted everyday for 20 days straight. 2 3&1/2 year old bucks were killed between 9...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-25-2007, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,952
Posted By ben673

RE: What do you think of Alan Warren?

Wouldn't you guys rather watch normal guys, under real world conditions? Were trying to produce a video that will include a whole year's worth of hunting, with a little fishing,some land management...
10-09-2007, 10:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,302
Posted By ben673

RE: The Bucks of Tecomate

What would you all think of a show set somewhere likeSouthern MO(where I hunt), not prime crop land or 10,000 acres of Texas Brush. Done on a real world budget, that showed how to save money and...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-09-2007, 09:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,131
Posted By ben673

RE: Camo Face Paint ( Wash Hunter)

I don't shave for a few days and hunt 20 feet up, let the kids have the mask and make-up for Halloween!
09-26-2007, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 532
Posted By ben673

RE: VHS-C video camera will sell

Is this considered a professional grade camera, and how much do you want for it?
07-19-2007, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,371
Posted By ben673

RE: Fall Food Plot

Why not try a mix like Green Patch Plus(Wheat, Oats, Brassicas, and Clover). We've had real good luck with it the last 2 years. Plant it around labor day and deer will hammer it through the 1st of...
05-23-2007, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,426
Posted By ben673

RE: QDMA'ers?

I do. Mostly for the magezine, it has really good articals, with solid info.
Forum: Bowhunting
05-23-2007, 11:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,938
Posted By ben673

RE: For Gr8 Let go or brown down

I shot a forked horn 1&1/2 year old when I was sixteen. I'd already killed a mature buck 2 years before, and knew what that felt like. It was opening day of rifle season and I knew I was done...
05-16-2007, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 26,271
Posted By ben673

RE: Shady Area Suggestions 4 Food Plot??

I've used Green Patch Plus in our small 1/2 acre hunting plots with pretty good success, now I'm thinking of using a mix of rape,turnips, and winter wheat in 2-3 acre plots on the back sides of some...
Forum: Bowhunting
05-16-2007, 09:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,918
Posted By ben673

RE: What buck haunts you???

On our farm we had a buck we called "Horse Buck". The first time anyone saw him my dad missed him in rifle season of 03' and said he was easily the biggest deer he had ever seen. My dad was 50 at the...
05-15-2007, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,713
Posted By ben673

RE: Mowing my clover plot

I mow my plots about the first of June and again after the first of Aug. if we get enough rain. I only mow low enough to knock the blossoms off the clover, about 6'.
Forum: Bowhunting
05-08-2007, 08:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,534
Posted By ben673

RE: Next World Record?

Nebraska would own the record if someone had killed the "General" (World Record Sheds) and we wouldn't even know who Milo Hanson is. On a recent trip to the St. Louis Cabela's I saw replicas of both...
Forum: Bowhunting
05-07-2007, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By ben673

RE: Forget the wind, just hunt?

I wouldn't worry about scentblocker or cabela's, I think they both pay licensing fee to scent lok for use of the technology, anway. I don't know if scent killing sprays will fool a deer, but there is...
05-03-2007, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,456
Posted By ben673

RE: In the perfect world.... (another ethics poll)

I voted agianst high fences, trophy hunting, and meat hunting. In my Utopia everybody shoots does and nobody shoots immature bucks. Dogs are OK , but you only get a 3 day season in late December, you...
04-26-2007, 08:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,467
Posted By ben673

RE: your biggest buck

My best is a 10pt from 2001. It grossed 161' and netted 154'. On our farm in the last 10 years we've killed 5 bucks that grossed over 160' and 7 others that grossed over 130'. We started a serious...
04-19-2007, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,608
Posted By ben673

RE: Antler Growth of MT Whitetails

In NW Montana the long hard winter, and lack of food probably are the two big limiting factors to antler growth in your area. Here in south/central MO we don't have really bad winters, but there is...
04-17-2007, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,012
Posted By ben673

RE: What brand of brassicas is best??

I agree, the first year the deer didn't touch them until December. But, the second year and last year they were eating them by the middle of October. We've had our best luck by planting small 1/3-1/2...
04-17-2007, 08:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,083
Posted By ben673

RE: Mature vs. Not Mature

I see your point, we've got a lot ground we can control. So, in your situation there's the chance the deer you let go will be shot by someone else, but if you shoot it there is no doubt he won't get...
Forum: Bowhunting
04-17-2007, 08:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,968
Posted By ben673

RE: What do you wear ?

I wear anti micro fibral long under wear (which gets washed at least weekly during hunting season) while driving to my hunting spot with flip flops on. When I get there I get my camo bibs and boots...
Forum: Bowhunting
04-16-2007, 01:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,730
Posted By ben673

RE: Questions/Issues.... Too Scientific???

L/C, I understand your frustration. It seems like almost everytime I go to make a big purchase(truck, boat, bow, gun, guitar...) there is some a**hole salesman trying to tell me my ideas are stupid...
04-16-2007, 09:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,083
Posted By ben673

RE: Machure vs. Not Machure

MDDave, if shoot deer at that size, that's all you'll ever have. Let'em grow a couple of years and you'll have the kind of bucks we all really want to kill.
04-16-2007, 08:59 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,627
Posted By ben673

RE: Deer Drives...

Deer drives can be productive, especially after a week or so of rifle season. But I would rather not do them, especially during the rut because the deer tend to go nocturnal. My Dad always wants to...
04-13-2007, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,556
Posted By ben673

RE: green patch plus

We plant it in our plots that are already established with clover. We mow the plots about the 8/10 (perferably after a rain). Then on about 8/25 we disk the plot, over seed with GPP, and fertilize to...
Forum: Bowhunting
04-10-2007, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,320
Posted By ben673

RE: The "growl"

My buddy had a buck with a doe under the hill behind him. He used the "can" call and the buck did the "growl" for about 30 seconds and then came in. The buck grossed about 165' and weighed in at...
03-30-2007, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,166
Posted By ben673

RE: Gander Mountain

My brother, my buddy Darren, and me are going to try to make a production quality DVD this year. We want it to cover the whole year of what we do in the outdoors, with the main focus on deer and...
Forum: Bowhunting
03-30-2007, 12:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,045
Posted By ben673

RE: Antler Restrictions?

We started QDM 3 years ago on our property. We now have more big bucks, a more intense rut, and a better buck to doe ratio (just like the research said we would). My dad was totally against QDM at...
Forum: Bowhunting
03-30-2007, 11:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,947
Posted By ben673

RE: Would you sell your deer

If it was big enough to attact some offers I would sell the replicas. I think a typical booner will only bring in the $1,500-$2,500 range and non-typical is about twice that. There's an article in...
03-29-2007, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By ben673

RE: scouting for whitetail

I like to scout about the first of the year. If I can find scrapes that were cleaned out after rifle season (after 11/25 give or take a few days) I know that the buck is probably still alive. Also,...
03-29-2007, 10:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,533
Posted By ben673

RE: home made mineral licks

Would you suggest mixing salt with a mineral mix made for deer, like WI 30-06 or Vita Rack 26. Also, Bass Pro has a mineral mix called "On Track" it has a much higher percentage by volume of calcium...
03-27-2007, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By ben673

RE: food plot

We soil test our plots, then lime and fertilize to the requirements. The last week of March we disk it pretty hard drag, seed it with a 2-1 ladino clover chicory mix at about 6lbs per acre, and drag...
Forum: Bowhunting
03-23-2007, 01:12 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,038
Posted By ben673

RE: This or That in HUNTING! keep it goin

Gorilla:
Realtree or Mossyoak?
03-22-2007, 02:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,533
Posted By ben673

RE: home made mineral licks

I've read that article before and found that its true, no salt=not much use of the mineral sight. An article in the last White Tail Institute field journal said homemade mixes could contain toxic...
03-22-2007, 10:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,533
Posted By ben673

RE: home made mineral licks

I've read that homemade mixes are not as effective and can even be dangerous to deer. Do you guys believe this or is it just B.S. I would like to know what other people think because in the past I've...
Forum: Bowhunting
03-22-2007, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,105
Posted By ben673

RE: Moon phase

Alshimer's rut perdiction in Deer and Deer Hunting mag. is usually pretty close for my area in here in Missouri. If the moon is full and up most of the night you need to hunt the mid day or at least...
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