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  1. Tree Spud

    Early season hunt for a giant

    Great buck and story G! he is a beast and great that you found him.
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    What's for dinner?

    Venison Ropa Vieja street tacos with pickled onions....
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    Herron Ridge … Trials, Tribulations, & Some Good Stuff

    Put 3 Franklin Cider & 2 Whitney crab in the garden for planting next spring. First time we have fall planted non-dormant trees. We will move them next spring.
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    Amphibious vehicles

    I have looked at the Argo, was concerned with it on bobby wetland with hummocks. Look to hear from others on their experience.
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    ATV pull behind rough cut mower

    Agree with Swisher issues. When I purchased mine they advertised a 14.5 hp engine and I received mine with a 12.5 hp. The trailer tongue & hitch were a poor design. This was 6-7 years ago, maybe they have upgraded the design to be more robust.
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    Bucks of '21-22

    Nice buck G! Always sucks when you can't recover them quickly to save the meat, but you did put in the work to recover him.
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    Cedar trees need protection?

    It's the odor. I have seen cedar fence posts rubbed in our area.
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    Tractor safety question

    Most accidents happen when you are in a hurry or are tired where in both cases your not fully focused. Many can happen because there is not a good safety routine in place. A few years back one of our machinists' pushed his shirt sleeves up rather than rolling them. he was working on a turning...
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    S.T.Fanatic's Land Tour

    A big split left main beam ... very cool buck! Good luck ST!
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    S.T.Fanatic's Land Tour

    Heavy bases, lots of junk, well formed heavy rack. When it looks like their belly is evem or below their chest, that is a mature buck. I agree 4 yo. Obviously you have to gauge this with other bucks and what is the norm in your area, but I think he is a shooter!
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    Favorite way to prepare venison?

    Here a couple we like .... VENISON STEW 2 - 3 pounds beef for stew, cut into 1-inch cubes 2 16 oz. cans beef broth 2 cups diagonally sliced carrots 2 cups diagonally sliced celery 2 cups quartered onions 2 cups cubed potatoes (3/4”) 2 cups cubed peeled potatoes 2 tablespoons MINUTE...
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    Cedar trees need protection?

    If they are red cedar, deer leave them alone. If white cedar, they will get heavy deer browsing.
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    Herron Ridge … Trials, Tribulations, & Some Good Stuff

    Possible, but I don't think likely as I didn't see any broken bones. Closet property line to the north is 550 yards. that road is a dead end gravel road with only one house and an older guy who can't see well. This neighbor wouldn't tell me if he shot one that came on our property. He arrowed...
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    Crabapple timeline

    Knowledge comes from experience and we appreciate you sharing it :emoji_wink:
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    Herron Ridge … Trials, Tribulations, & Some Good Stuff

    Well one of the up and coming stars has bit the dust. My dog Thor and I were out on a Sunday morning walk. At one point he raised his nose up into the wind and took off. When I caught up with him, he was head deep into the gut pile enjoying a very nasty morning snack. I estimate the buck was a...
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    Found an old well

    N Nope, we have indoor plumbing :emoji_grin:
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    Live from the stand thread

    Out this afternoon, was 78 F and 4 does came out at closing. At least I figured out that I wasn't ready gear wise. 1st bow hunts are good for that. October lull time.
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    Let one fly…

    Nice shot SI ... we have all been there :emoji_wink:
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    Found an old well

    We have an old well on our property. Approximately 2' diameter, stone lined, about 15' deep. Our house and barn were built in the late 1800's and the well served the livestock and house. There is also an artesian stone lined water tank below our house on one end that was designed to catch rain...
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