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Checking The Game Cameras – Look Who Came To Dinner

February 19, 2013

Son of FunkhornSo this weekend, I realized I haven’t checked the game cams since 2012 ended.  Shocking, right?  But seriously, the primary visitors have been the same groups of does and yearlings, along with this twisted-horn buck that I’ve started calling Funkhorn Jr.

But that’s not all.  Turns out I’ve been missing a bit…

I’d seen these smoke phase turkeys a time or two, but I didn’t realize that they had become regular visitors to my feeder.

Smoke phase turkeyBut wait.

There’s more!

This guy pushed through one dark evening back in January.  This is what I’ve been waiting to see!

 

Look who came to dinner

 

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4 Responses to “Checking The Game Cameras – Look Who Came To Dinner”

  1. Shotgunner on February 19th, 2013 19:39

    Congrats on the mutation Turkey and the hog on your land. I have a feeling your efforts with feeding is finally coming to fruition!

    I’m still working on the airguns to visit Tejas for airgun safari!

  2. Phillip on February 20th, 2013 10:56

    Heya, Scott. If we can just get some regular rain, I think this place will take off nicely… at least as far as turkeys and hogs. Already plenty of whitetails, and I just don’t think the axis are going to be moving up here. Wrong habitat.

    That airgun safari should be awesome. I’ve got a list of projects that’s going to take me a long while to finish, but somewhere near the end of that list I want to get into a real, big-bore air rifle and take it for exotics. My experience so far with the .25cal suggests that it’s really not what I want to use on bigger game. It would work, under the right conditions, but there’s a little more margin of error than I’m comfortable with. I don’t want to pass on every animal that moves through just because the angle isn’t perfect or the range is a little uncertain. And some of these exotics are insanely tough. Even a solid hit with a centerfire doesn’t guarantee a quick drop.

  3. Dave B on February 19th, 2013 20:57

    Nice on the hog!!!! And where there is one, there are more….That must have gotten you giddy with excitement.

    Heck it stirred me into a frenzy and I am all the way in California…lol.

  4. Phillip on February 20th, 2013 10:58

    It got me pretty stoked, too, Dave… even though it was only the one night visit. The camera battery died a couple of weeks back, so there could have been more visits, but there’s not really much in the way of sign to suggest regular visits. I’m changing the batteries today, and I’ll be setting the feeder to run briefly around midnight. We’ll see what happens then.

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