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08-04-2018, 04:13 PM
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Posted By Mojotex

A5 Turkey Choke

Bought new A5. Any advice on a “turkey choke” will be appreciated. My shots will be 40 yards more or less max. Thanks.
02-11-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,445
Posted By Mojotex

I started doing this sometimes this past season. ...

I started doing this sometimes this past season. Getting old and knees are shot. I picked up the upper half of an "Ol' Man" Vision climber at a yard sale for $5.00. Bottom was busted. Probably...
01-29-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By Mojotex

Almost Done

Well, after being gone from here for about a year, I have returned! Retired, cardio issue popped up (OK now), build new home and moved one last time and have been in the deer woods. Season has been...
01-29-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By Mojotex

Last Elk

Well after nearly a year hiatus, I have returned. Lots has happened .... retired, cardio issues (fixed), built a new home and have moved (for the last time except to cemetery) and squeezed in one...
Forum: Reloading
04-16-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By Mojotex

Sorry Nomercy 448 .... No Nosler brass. ...

Sorry Nomercy 448 .... No Nosler brass.

MaineRida ... I am headed overseas for a couple of weeks. I'll mail to you shortly after i get back. Use the site info for my email address and send me you...
04-14-2017, 05:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,753
Posted By Mojotex

My $.02 .... I have and hunt with a Marlin...

My $.02 .... I have and hunt with a Marlin "Guide" in 444 Marlin. I consider CDs type scopes advantageous for long range shooting ... 400 yards +/- and out. My opinion the 444 Marlin is not that gun....
Forum: Reloading
04-14-2017, 05:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By Mojotex

7mm Rem Mag Brass

Hoping to move later this summer.

Clearing out "stuff". I have approximately 175 "range pick-ups" of once fired 7mm Rem Mag brass. All of these are from sighting-in at the practice range where I...
03-22-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By Mojotex

Tough Start

Man has this been a strange season down here in SE Alabama where I hunt. Opening day, March 15 temperatures were well below freezing. Same for March 16. Frankly I am 100% stumped. About half the...
Forum: Guns
03-02-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,597
Posted By Mojotex

Well put Alleyooper. I imagine this Rem. 700...

Well put Alleyooper. I imagine this Rem. 700 problem was publicized well before Alley Oop left the funnies ! I miss the guy! How about you?
Forum: Sporting Dogs
03-02-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 811
Posted By Mojotex

Well the season ended Feb. 10. Fortunately I had...

Well the season ended Feb. 10. Fortunately I had to use my trackers on only one of my deer ... a nice sized doe. It was a fairly long shot for a woods shot .... about 120 yards through the pines,...
02-16-2017, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By Mojotex

Same where I hunt. I am baffled. This property...

Same where I hunt. I am baffled. This property has held a good number of birds for many years past, but the number of birds that I saw dropped off precipitously last year. This deer season I saw zero...
02-16-2017, 06:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,225
Posted By Mojotex

Alabama - Gobblers only. 5/season limit. 1/day...

Alabama - Gobblers only. 5/season limit. 1/day bag limit. Spring season runs Mar. 15 through April 30. Some northern counties have a fall season ... usually relatively short. Decoys are allowed in...
02-12-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,571
Posted By Mojotex

I could get quite long here on this topic but ...

I could get quite long here on this topic but ..... to answer your question .directly, I honor those before me with my memories of them and the lessons learned. And will pass that on down the line...
02-12-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By Mojotex

Deer Season #55 in the Books

Well another has come and gone!

This one was marked by a record breaking drought and some of the hottest temperatures ever recorded in the months of November, December and January down here in...
01-19-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,618
Posted By Mojotex

Tough to get and maintain a vigorous food plot in...

Tough to get and maintain a vigorous food plot in shaded areas. One key is a good pH. Most shaded areas will have a high acidity from decayed leaves, pine straw, etc. Soil test or if not, cover the...
01-11-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,589
Posted By Mojotex

Pass though the "engine room" , i.e. the...

Pass though the "engine room" , i.e. the heart/lung area .... Devastating hydro shock, about a 2X diameter caliber wound channel and almost always easier to follow blood trail.
01-04-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 252
Posted By Mojotex

Al.'s Game Check Sux

Unless you have a smart phone with the state's DNR's app to register your deer kill, be ready for a frustrating comedy! My bud from Cal. is now on attempt number 4.

Just go to a real tagging...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
12-06-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 811
Posted By Mojotex

Boo-Boo Finds Two!

About 2 months ago my 7 year old tracking dachshund , Ellie Mae, suffered the dreaded back issues that many long back, short legged dogs do. She was 100% down in the rear. I opted for surgery simply...
12-06-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,248
Posted By Mojotex

Down here in SE Al., it is extremely rare for a...

Down here in SE Al., it is extremely rare for a "fawn buck", i.e. first fall buck, to have "antler" broken through the skin. In fact, in 40+ years of hunting SE Al. and South Central Ark., I have...
12-06-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By Mojotex

My guess .... 2 1/2 to 3 year old. Looks like he...

My guess .... 2 1/2 to 3 year old. Looks like he has the width, just not yet the length and mass to be a trophy class in 2-3 years. If you are "rack hunting" and can stand it, let him walk. Of...
12-06-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,237
Posted By Mojotex

Another "vote" for Leverlution. But nothing wrong...

Another "vote" for Leverlution. But nothing wrong with the long standing 150-170 grain flat nose stuff that has been being used in 30-30 tube magazines for 100+ years. Hunters across the US have...
12-06-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,078
Posted By Mojotex

For almost 4 decades now, I have done the similar...

For almost 4 decades now, I have done the similar with salt (NaCl), di-cal phosphate, (sometimes adding hi-cal dairy mix) and trace mineral. Deer love the stuff. Have never tried adding sodium...
12-06-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By Mojotex

Will be at camp tomorrow. May know then about...

Will be at camp tomorrow. May know then about food plots. I remain pessimistic, which is sort of my mindset thee days though there was 2" of rain in our rain gauge from showers early last week....
11-20-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By Mojotex

So Far - So So

Drought continues. Just passed 60 days without rain. Zero food plots. Brittle browse. Plenty of acorns though. White , chestnut, water and burr oak's acorns are falling like crazy! Bagged 3 fat does...
11-20-2016, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By Mojotex

SE Al. Drought

Just passed 60 days with zero rain on the 3000+/- acres I hunt. Some 40+ acres of food plot were planted Sept. 27-28. Fields were mowed and glysophate applied about 2 weeks before drilling the plot....
10-11-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,887
Posted By Mojotex

Plain "white salt" has little benefit to wild...

Plain "white salt" has little benefit to wild game but for sure deer like the stuff. The di-cal provides good benefits, but as mentioned costs 4X plain salt. I have never had deer come to only...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
10-11-2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By Mojotex

Mickey Finn ---- Ditto. If you have a need for a...

Mickey Finn ---- Ditto. If you have a need for a dog to help recover deer by blood trailing, this dog sounds like a great candidate. Training is relative simple and you'll know pretty much within a...
09-30-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,070
Posted By Mojotex

Archery .... Shakespeare Wonder Bow re-curve,...

Archery .... Shakespeare Wonder Bow re-curve, cedar shafts, 160 gr. broadheads. It was a spike at about 20 yards out of a brush blind I had built in a Louisiana swamp near our house. I was just shy...
04-21-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By Mojotex

40+ years planting food plots in southern Al. As...

40+ years planting food plots in southern Al. As advised soil test a must, but if you do not plan to follow it, don't waste you time or money. I suggest you keep the plot(s) long and relatively...
03-23-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By Mojotex

Not for me ... slice the breast in thin strips. ...

Not for me ... slice the breast in thin strips. Marinate, roll in yellow mustard, then dust with flour seasoned to your taste ... roll in an egg wash and again in the flour ... then fry in bacon...
Forum: Politics
03-18-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,850
Posted By Mojotex

As far as an opinion on which governmental agency...

As far as an opinion on which governmental agency should own and/or manage public lands for hunting .... I do not know enough about the issue to speak to it. Gut feeling is that states would see...
03-18-2016, 06:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,572
Posted By Mojotex

In all honesty, I have bought into a few of what...

In all honesty, I have bought into a few of what I have to admit turned out to be a waste of my money. I do think a camouflage that matches the terrain-woods, etc is an asset when the hunting is...
03-17-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,572
Posted By Mojotex

Here's my HEK of a story. I have (had) a...

Here's my HEK of a story.

I have (had) a rather slow whited buddy that I can call upon to help me out with some shaky stuff every now and then. I got one of these electro-magnetic signal outfits...
03-17-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 810
Posted By Mojotex

If the wildlife biologists determine from good...

If the wildlife biologists determine from good field work that a reduction in bag limit, season adjustments, etc. I am all for it. What I am totally against is the state's legislature "regulating"...
03-14-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 902
Posted By Mojotex

Oldtmr -- Explain "calling only, no stalking...

Oldtmr -- Explain "calling only, no stalking allowed"? Does the mean one has to pick a spot ... sit and call, and cannot move from that spot say to go to a gobbler heard or seen several hundred...
03-14-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 902
Posted By Mojotex

The comment about ammo becoming more expensive,...

The comment about ammo becoming more expensive, especially the non-lead shot shells, is certainly a fact. But when you get right down to it, crazy as it sounds, not a whole lot in the scheme of...
03-13-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,025
Posted By Mojotex

Killed a many with my "old" cheapo Savage Fox...

Killed a many with my "old" cheapo Savage Fox Model B SBS, 30" full. Several years ago I used years of service award to by a Benelli Nova pump that handles up to 3.5" shells. I tried a few of the...
Forum: Guns
03-12-2016, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,492
Posted By Mojotex

You have received plenty of good advice and your...

You have received plenty of good advice and your choice was a very good one. The 270 Win. is a very versatile cartridge. I have no experience hunting moose, but for deer sized game, it is one of the...
Forum: Optics
03-12-2016, 05:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,235
Posted By Mojotex

Wound up going with a Steiner "Predator". Main...

Wound up going with a Steiner "Predator". Main reasons were there were several good reviews, price range, I wanted something easy to carry and I had a store credit. The binos arrived yesterday. I...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
03-09-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,946
Posted By Mojotex

Just some more thoughts. If bagging rabbits are...

Just some more thoughts. If bagging rabbits are your main interest, there is not a much better dog to go with than a beagle from proven hunting stock. My late father trained and hunted rabbits with...
03-08-2016, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By Mojotex

Deer roaming about the area where I hunt are on...

Deer roaming about the area where I hunt are on the food plots a lot right now .... practically 100% nocturnal. The 3 cameras I have in the woods along trails have been more or less empty of photos...
02-29-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,149
Posted By Mojotex

I have hunted in SE Alabama since 1974. Good...

I have hunted in SE Alabama since 1974. Good advice already about club membership. That is about the best way to go here these days. GMA's are just OK .... usually very crowded during gun season....
02-16-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By Mojotex

Ala. Deer Season Hunting Accident Report

One fatality ..... fall from a tree stand. No safety harness. There were 12 other falls reported but all injuries reported were relatively minor. And in every case .... you guessed it .... no harness...
02-15-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 12,386
Posted By Mojotex

Here are a few more thoughts. One crop we started...

Here are a few more thoughts. One crop we started experimenting with 2 years ago is Sunn Hemp. I had never heard of the stuff before then, but one of the guys I hunt with had. I have stated on this...
Forum: Optics
02-14-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,235
Posted By Mojotex

Compact Bino Advice

Need a light weight compact bino with good performance. $$$ is somewhat an issue, but $300 +/- is doable. There will be used for hunting ... Thanks
02-14-2016, 04:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 615
Posted By Mojotex

Chufas is a "nut sedge" type grass. Cost is...

Chufas is a "nut sedge" type grass. Cost is reasonable as far as food plot seeds go. There might be a discount going through the NTWF. There is a lot of free info on planting time, soil types, pH,...
02-02-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By Mojotex

My cross bow is a Parker Tornado .... several...

My cross bow is a Parker Tornado .... several years old now. Bolts are 20" Red Hots. I have used fix blade Montec 3-Blade (125 gr.) broad-head for several years now. These have worked great....
02-01-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,657
Posted By Mojotex

Mine wrapped up yesterday. At age 67, about any...

Mine wrapped up yesterday. At age 67, about any season experienced is a good season.

For me it was a tough season as far as hunting conditions .... very warm all season long with only a few days...
01-21-2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,805
Posted By Mojotex

If you have a place that will work for this idea,...

If you have a place that will work for this idea, I suggest a plot that is long and rather narrow as opposed to a round or essentially square plot. Ala. deer seem to like that set-up. I am thinking...
01-21-2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,688
Posted By Mojotex

Ditto Hossdaniels' advise. we have used a "Do...

Ditto Hossdaniels' advise. we have used a "Do All" like planter for about a decade which gets out larger seeds wheat, oats, grain rye, Austrian winter pea) in the ground and culti-packed. We...
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