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October 22, 2016.
This year, I go back to Sandersville/Tennille, Georgia
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Starting this year, Georgia does mandatory game checks.
Robert took me back to
Sandersville for the first time
in nearly two years. We went Sunday,
September 4th, and
Saturday, September 17th, and Saturday,
This was to clean up the land
leading up to Opening Day for rifle season.
Robert and I
cleaned up some of the 167-acre property just
southwest of Sandersville. The driving path
had grown over during
the past year and many saplings were blocking.
Robert brought his
chainsaw and hedge clippers to trim much of the
clipping or "lopping" branches
||Robert chain-sawing saplings
We found evidence of hogs on September 4th.
placed a mineral
that wild hogs had
already dug up.
also leave their
This area is in Robert's "Honey Hole."
keep my KSG shotgun at the
in case wild
hogs pay me a
Robert and I cleaned the areas around the
me pick the sites where I may hunt for deer (or
That will really depend on who all shows up on
Some of the
folks in Robert's hunting party already have
dibs before me,
so I will get whatever tree stand is
Here are three potential
I was planning
to use for Opening Day,
I used a different
stand (Edgar's) for
the "Honey Hole"
I first hunted ever
|this stand is what I used only once
(now moved) in
is near where I
first buck back in
On September 17, Robert
I used "loppers" (hedge cutters) and a
powered pole saw to trim brush.
The pole saw really
made my shoulder sore after
holding it in the same
position for about two hours.
Edgar was also there
with his classic blue
tractor widening the
driving path on the land.
Toward the end of this day,
threw out corn near the
On October 15, Edgar brought his new
lawn mower and other tools to minimize the brush.
I assisted everyone by trimming any tall branches
which blocked the view from the tree stands.
I decided at the last minute to
bring one of the trail cameras from
Roanoke to Sandersville.
Here is a
couple of unusual photos where all three
of us are
captured in the frame:
did not come on Opening Day, so l
used his stand pictured above.
Yes! This is where I mostly
hunted two years ago.
As you will soon see, I reaped a
reward by choosing this stand!!!
This part of
Georgia is really beautiful!
I call "wild
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