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#41 WrenchBender

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 08:34 PM

You should get a pto powered water pump ;) :P
That would keep'er clean...
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#42 Pete

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 09:32 PM

WrenchBender, Is there such a thing? Probably be a good rig. However, (bucket and well)I like the simple things about the camp.

KPR, Lets put it this way, I've got 61 hours on the tractor alone. I should have got a plow to turn the plots, but the only one worth getting would probably be to big for my tractor. Plus, I only had so much $$. I decided on the disc because it can be adjusted to be aggressive and will work for tearing up the sod , but it takes longer than a plow(several passes). Also, it can be adjusted to lightly disc the soil to smooth it out or to cover seed.

It's no contest between the bike and the tractor. The tractor is slow but steady and has the power. You don't even know the disc is there. The bike and disc is good for small plots, but I could never have done as much as I have with only the bike. It would have taken me a lonnnnnng time to do the plots with just the bike. You have to remember that initially the plots were cleared by an excavator, so I only had to disc open soil rather than tear up established sod. With the bike, I disced some of the plots each year to keep fresh seed growing. I probably could have gotten someone with a tractor to turn the plots and then I could have used the bike, but it still would have been alot more work(but it could be done as I did the East/West plots in 2006). With the tractor I'm free to do anything I want to from year to year. Also it will come in handy for alot of things at the camp(woodlot etc).

My new disc has 16 disc vs the bike disc that had 8 disc. Also, the new disc weighs 600lbs vs 300lbs for the bike disc.

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Deer zones in Nova Scotia need to be reduced in size and micro managed by DNR. Zone 107 is too big!! It needs to be cut in half with the Shubie River as a boundry. Areas on the Hant Co side should not be either sex but bucks only with a doe draw, in my opinion. >Pete


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Posted 09 June 2010 - 11:41 PM

You prolly have to raise the bucket over the Rangers cab just to get it on the back eh Pete?. ;) ;) .hahahaha....Looks like it'll be a big and welcome change for you. :D bet that sukka will push lots of snow too!! :lol: :lol:
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Posted 10 June 2010 - 09:52 AM

One of the best threads ever read on a hunting website,thanks for sharing PETE!I don't recall seeing the big 12 mount yet???

I will make a prediction around the start of bow season for ya,you know how good I am predictiing things Pete.LOL.

I can't wait to see the camp pole pics this fall!
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Posted 10 June 2010 - 09:05 PM

Awsome Pete !!!! Great to see your thread again!!!! I like the pic of the three generations I have one of me my Dad and my grandfather last year when I got my first bear I hope to put it up in my camp one day!!!! Great thread keep em comin!!!
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 07:22 AM

Hey Guys, Thanks for the comments. BK, I believe your predictions. Funny you should ask about the 12pt,.... I JUST PICKED IT UP TODAY!! Pics to follow. I will certainly be paying attention to your prediction for bow season.

I planted the bottom of the West plot with clover(mixture of red 55%, alsike 30% and yellow 15%) during the evening of May 12 2010. I planted a small patch of forage rape at the top of the West plot. I have left the old clover in the centre of the West plot for the time being. I planted the East Plot on May 14 2010. The top half is forage rape and the bottom half is clover(mixture of red 55%, alsike 30% and yellow 15%). It was dry at the time, but we had a nice rainfall just after that. I checked a week later and could see the seeds were germinating. I checked them on May 25 2010 and both the rape and clover seem to be growing well. See pics.>Pete

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Caught these two at the bottom of the Camp Plot

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 01:05 PM

Growth of the forage rape and clover on June 8 2010. Note that the rape is growing up, while the clover is really laying down roots!>Pete

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The deer seem to be eating it already.

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I'm still alittle disappointed, because wherever you see deer tracks, you see THESE TRACKS!! Death to coyotes, the rabbits are all gone, I hope they don't get this years fawns!!

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 07:20 PM

I picked up my deer head yesterday. I was on my way to the camp, so I put it up to take a few pics before I took it home. It turned out really nice.>Pete

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 07:30 PM

WOW,Thats what I like to call a "HOG DADDY"LOL...Beautifull buck PETE,Who does your mounts?very nice,looks perfect right there on that wall..
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 08:19 PM

Looks like a good coating oflime. the rasses will really take off now. how much lime did you use and what was the cost, bulk or bags
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 09:11 PM

great looking mount Pete! Maybe you mentioned it before and I missed it, but, did you ever score the rack?
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Posted 12 June 2010 - 11:18 AM

That mount turned out great Pete. It'll be the centerpiece of conversation for seasons to come!
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Posted 12 June 2010 - 11:47 AM

beauty...what a honker!
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Posted 12 June 2010 - 03:15 PM

I brought the head home and put it up in my office at home(Deb calls it "The Shrine"). These are all my special "Boys", both Bow and rifle. >Pete

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Sheds on top of my Rifle/Bow case

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This Bow kill got bumped from the wall and gets to go to the Camp. Lucky guy.

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 10:13 AM

I stayed at the Camp Thur evening and did some work. I'm glad we had a few days of sun as my plots are really wet. They are mostly a clay type soil and do not drain well. I think the growth of the rape and clover has been stunted by all the rain we got around the camp. >Pete

This was early Fri morning before I came back into town to ....work. You can see the Camp plot is wet. However the clover is set and with some sun should grow pretty good.

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My East Plot is half rape and half clover. You can see the defined line of rape and clover in this pic.

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This is the bottom of the West plot. You can see it is still wet. However the clover is growing.

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This is the middle of the West Plot. Ordinarily I would have cut it by now. You can see that the rye grass is growing better than the old clover. It is evident the clover needs to be renewed(5 years old).I will be discing this soon and trying some of the Rack Stacker Seed I got from Foodplotter.

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 02:35 PM

beauty...what a honker!


NO...no...NO, Roger... <_<

'Honkers' are geese !!! :rolleyes:

Sheeshh...does I gots ta tell ya ever'thin'?!?... :P

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 06:36 PM

Pete thats a great looking buck congrats again.


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Posted 13 June 2010 - 08:49 PM

Congrats on the tractor pete, will make your life alot easier. That mount looks awesome who did it for you?
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Posted 13 June 2010 - 08:54 PM

NO...no...NO, Roger... <_<

'Honkers' are geese !!! :rolleyes:

Sheeshh...does I gots ta tell ya ever'thin'?!?... :P

Bob :lol: :lol:



jeesh...what was i thinking sorry....i mean what a hog! :D
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Posted 14 June 2010 - 12:20 PM

I have try minerals in the past with no luck...nothing, nadda, zippo. I got a Rack Stacker Fountain through Foodplotter/Younguns Seeds to try. There are virtually no bears around the camp this year...no sign at all! There have been a few around in the past, but I baited allllll last year without even a sniff. It will be interesting to see if the Fountainit works for the Cedar Grove Camp deer or even a bear. I did put it in an area where deer usually pass through. As the instruction suggest, I cleaned out around the tree and spread some at the base. I also wet the tree and rubbed some on. I put up my cam and tested it. Now we wait and see. I'm excited as a kid at christmas!!>Pete

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