For those who missed the recent World Deer Expo at the Birmingham Civic Center let me tell you, you missed a real treat for us hunters! There was so much to see however, that I had to call it quits after 4 and 1/2 hours of visiting booth to booth and enjoying meeting some real nice people from around Alabama and around the country. I met so many nice folks that I seriously considered a return trip on the next day but, time just didn’t allow me that much indulgence.
I met John Sherling and his lovely wife, who had a booth displaying information about their Hunting place, Indian Creek Lodge of Greenville, Alabama. They offer Trophy whitetail hunts as well as Turkey and Wild Boar hunts. Folks this is a place that is close enough to have a quick hunt and still be able to pull the trigger on some BIG bucks! Call John @ 334-382-6951 to go ahead and book you that hunt of a life time ! for more info,check out their website www.indiancreeklodge.com
After you bag that trophy buck, you are going to need a good Taxidermist to complete thememory of the hunt with a tangible reminder that will last a life time. I have a definite favorite in mind when I got a new wall hanger on the back of my truck. Capps Taxidermist of Demopolis has mounted a number of deer and turkey for me and they can do a masterful job with whatever type of trophy you want to preserve in the best possible manner. They have won many awards for their artful renderings of all manner of Fish, Fowl and of course game animals from a chipmunk to a full body Elk mount! Give them a call when you want your trophy mounted right! firstname.lastname@example.org or just call Dee Capps @ 334-289-5281 and tell her “postoak” sent you!
The exhibitors at the show had an endless offering of hunting gear, camo clothes, guns, bows, knives, and a lot of great deals of hunting trips all around the world! It is my dream to go to Africa and take a Cape Buffalo and my choice for a North American trophy hunt would be for a Big Horn Ram out in the Rockies. I may not get to go on either hunt, but, like I said, it is a dream. I will just be happy this fall to find another old Whitetail buck to keep the others company on my Den Wall!
This photo shows just a couple of the hundreds of impressive bucks on display at the Expo last week in Birmingham. The number of hunting outfitters offering trips was huge! I did not book one but, since I am a confirmed turkey hunting addict, I did find a very nice Kentucky outfitter and got me a spring 2014 trip lined up to tag a couple of Kentucky long beards! The outfitter is Mossy Ridge Hunts out of London Kentucky and Larry Brock can put you in a stand to take a monster buck! call Larry at (606) 878-6580. He had some unbelievable game camera photos of the monster bucks roaming his farm.
BKM Outdoors, Makers of Deer Cam Candy, are local folks who make a great deer candy product that I tried last year for preseason attraction to my trail cams. The product they make will have those deer pawing a hole in the ground in front of your trail cameras and will help you see where to hang your stands! Check out their website www.bkmoutdoors.com or just give them a call (334)224-3676.
As a user of various deer scents all season long, I like to try some of the newest products in the scent lineup for Alabama deer. So, a locally made scent product would appear to be a logical choice to appeal to our deer. I found a maker of such products in TGx3 Deer Scents of Ohatchee Alabama. He showed me video evidence of his products at work on Alabama bucks and I bought a couple of his scent products to try this fall. He has a two year guarantee on freshness of the product if you follow his storage instructions and I think you will like what you get if you try some of his products. http://tgx3deerscents.com/ he also has a FB page listed under “Tgxdeerscents”
This week, I am back to doing some summer hunting camp work and scouting a new place for turkey, if the rain holds off! If you want to talk about the expo, get some outfitter info on some other folks I talked with, or just chat about the great Central Alabama Outdoors, drop me an email! email@example.com