Melvin, I'll be needed at the Gainesville meeeting because I'm supposed to be the treasurer of that bunch now. I have to get with the previous one to get changed over. I don't like the change of dates for the chick as it was one I really liked to attend!!!!!!!!!!! Bill
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Gregg, Here's a link with information and maps. Edison is just down the road. Chickasawhatchee is just a couple of miles East of Leary, Ga. If you need any other information shoot me an email at email@example.com and I'll send you my cell phone number.
I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed spending time in camp with TBG. I have rarely been around a finer group of guys. I hope that you will try to come down for the Spring shoot. I know I am making plans to bring some guys up to Culloden in March.
The story of my hog hunt is on the Pow Wow.
Thanks again. \ Gregg
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Traditional Bowhunters Of Florida Charity Shoot January 26, 2013. State Championship Shoot March 1-3, 2013. Come shoot with us! Posts: 4674 | From: weirsdale, fl | Registered: Mar 2004
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Hey Greg, it was nice meeting you. That was a great hog you killed.
We had a great time as usual. Got almost an inch and a half of rain between Friday and Saturday night with most of that dropping Friday afternoon at prime hunting time in the last hour of light!
I heard of at least 3 confirmed kills along with a couple of hits with no recovery and some misses too. The out of state boys showed up the GA hunters. Rick Jones and John Tribett from Maryland both killed hogs along with Greg Dudley from Florida. Here's Greg with his 170 pounder:
Some of the guys were getting on hogs every afternoon while I was having a hard time finding any up and feeding. The only hogs we were seeing were bedded down and we jumped them up.
Saturday afternoon we crossed a creek to get out into the swamp and hit an area that I thought would be above the flooded swamp level. We had two pair of slip on waders between 6 of us so we took turns crossing, carrying bows, and trading out the waders.
Here's Drew Cravey and Rusty Thompson taking their turns:
Clay Patton and Chase Cross were the last to cross. Here's Chase taking his turn:
And a few seconds later one of his waders had a blow out and his boot quickly filled with water:
Rusty's son Clay Thompson decided to take a break while we were crossing:
Notice the shooting glove on his left hand. I think he slept with it on. He did more stump shooting than any of us, kept up with us on short legs through a flooding rain, some major swamp mud, and never complained. For the last couple of years we've referred to him as Little Clay and Clay Patton as Big Clay. He let us know this year he wasn't little and didn't appreciate the title. We decided to just call him Clay and refer to Clay Patton as Old Clay. This suited him fine, but I think Old Clay is still hoping for a name change. Almost forgot, Clay and I took a break from stalking Saturday morning to um, "tend to business". We were in some thick palmettos and he was about 10 yards from me. We were both a little suprised when two nice hogs jumped up just on the other side of Clay and tore out of there!
I finally had a stalk on a 75lb boar Saturday afternoon. I was 5 yards from him at one point while he was buried in a palmetto. I finally had a shot at just over 10 yards while I was bent over shooting under a palmetto. I'm using that as my excuse since I hit behind the shoulder but too high. We never found any blood, but we were in 3 inches of water. Not much fun for trailing.
I can't pass up showing off my new bow. I showed it to everyone that was there, so for the rest of you, here's a couple of pictures. This is a Buffalo bow by Jim Babcock. He's a local guy that's now in the custom bowyer business. He's planning to carry a full line of accessories on his website pretty soon just like 3 Rivers. It's been great having this kind of local resource, and his bows shoot great. HIs bows are extremely fast and quiet too. Not sure how he pulled that off, but my new 50 lb bow is as fast as my 55lb longbows and quieter too. His bows come with bamboo limbs and exotic lams for $475, what a steal! You can see lots of pictures at http://www.bigjimsbowcompany.com
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