Re: Anybody turkey hunting??
catfish, we have about 30 deer that feed in the yard now. They are so comfortable here that they lay down in the lawn during the day, waiting for my wife to come out and feed them.
When we moved here 30 years ago, we never saw any game at all; the place was barren. We closed it and posted it. Then one day in the winter I found a young doe hanging with her back legs caught in the barbed-wire fence. I cut her free, but her back legs were frozen solid. Judy and I carried her up to the house, and i poured warm water over her frozen legs and kept massaging them until the barbed wire cuts started oozing blood, and I knew they were thawed out. We carried her back to the brush at the back of our garden and bedded her down. Judy carried corn, hay and water to her every day, and one day after a couple weeks of this, she was gone.
The next spring, she showed up with a fawn.
The next spring, she showed up with the yearling and twin fawns.
The next spring - - etc., with kids, grandkids, great-grandkids, etc. to the present 30, which seems to be the population limit; more than that wander off of our place and are harvested.
We also have groundhog, fox, squirrel, coyote, and LOTS of birds -
In fact, I feed out about 200 lbs of sugar per season to just the hummingbirds.
Little darlins are just now starting to show up here. After their trip back across the gulf of mexico, they came right to the living room window a couple weeks ago, and let me know they wanted their feeders put back up.
I have only one feeder out right now, as there are only three or four birds. When they all get here, I will have seven feeders out, which I will have to refill several times a day -
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.
Last edited by ampaterry; 05-06-2009 at 07:09 AM..