Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fall Work

 We have been busy preparing our fall wildlife openings.  Jay and Abby have really helped me out this year with food plots and in firelanes.  This lane is next to forty acres of longleaf pines that are one year planted and fire will be run over them this winter.  We are seen some good bucks in areas that are planted in longleaf pines.  

Happiness is riding the four wheeler and playing in the branch while mom and dad are working. 

The sawtooth oaks and mountain chestnut oaks are dropping acorns now and the wildlife are really enjoying this.
The ground is covered with acorns.
There are lots of caps on the ground where the acorns have been eaten by the deer and turkeys.

Saturday we found this tree that a buck had worn out.  He had pushed the tree over and had rubbed it all over.  You can tell he has a sticker rack because his antlers really chewed the tree up.  Good one!

This is another sighting I found.  This buck had already made a scrape and broke the limb off above it.  This is really early.  I first thought it was turkey scratching but with further observation and looking at the limb above it confirmed it was a scrape.  It looks like a good season coming up!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Random Shots

Doe this morning at the lodge watching us unload supplies.  I also saw two large bucks this afternoon while checking on property.  They are enjoying the hint of fall in the air

Pawpaw pulling a cedar log out for use in the lodge construction.

The kitchen in the lodge where some of the cedar off of  Dewberry Lands has been used.

A castle I built out of wood for Selah.  She and Mattie really enjoyed playing with it.

Some baby turtles we rescued from dirt at the lodge where we were working on landscaping.
They were released at a small stream just below the lodge on Dewberry Lands. 
The top of the cell tower being installed on the land.  This is the light that will be on top.

It was finished today, 320 feet.