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Kaintuck Hollow

This section of the Mark Twain National Forest houses an abundance of natural beauty including: a spring fed lake, a 175’ natural bridge and a Blue Ribbon Trout Stream.  Also here, however, are plenty of traces left behind by prior visitors.  Seeing trash remnants on the trail is disheartening; it takes  very little effort to… Read more »

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Paddy Creek Wilderness March 2010

View from the bluff at the first night’s camp spot. I believe this is Little Paddy Creek. We would later filter water from this stream. The water was such a blue green color. It looked gorgeous from this bird’s eye view. Picture from the same location. Our first morning waking up in the backcountry! The… Read more »

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It’s About Time

Pardon the hiatus, but a lot occurred since the start of deer season.  Now, fishing and turkey season is upon us.  However, this post discusses neither.  Rather this post is an introduction to Dustin and I’s new passion, backpacking.  Since my youth, I have always enjoyed the outdoors.  I was the girl in the group… Read more »

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More about Whitetail Scrapes

Last post we talked about the importance of using a whitetail scrape for scouting and hunting.  However, now is the time when the scrape becomes a key tool in seeing and potentially getting a shot on a buck. Generally, the best time to see bucks at scrapes is 2-3 weeks before peak breeding.  Big whitetails… Read more »

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Getting Busy

Last weekend I noticed an area that had characteristics of a scrape.  Wanting to confirm my suspicions, I placed a camera in the area.  Turns out, I was right and got some good pics of a young buck in action. Out are the bachelor groups of summer and in are the territorial single bucks.   During… Read more »

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Up and At ‘Em

Activity saw a definite upswing on Saturday morning.  It was by far the highest activity I have witnessed thus far this year.   I watched a small buck make a rub, and forage for acorns, had a few small bucks travel under my stand, and heard some clanking of antlers.  I was even lucky enough to… Read more »

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Just like a fawn, this blog is brand new

With hunting season now in full swing and after much discussion, Dustin and myself have decided to publish this hunting blog.  This season has seen many firsts for Dustin and we want to share all what we find and experience with others.  In this blog we hope to give tips, point out good articles, give… Read more »