Sign the guest book let me know who you are and where you’re from. Hope you enjoyed the site and come back often as I update it about five days a week.
Doug Frazier (Hillbilly)
9/24/2012 06:58:44 pm
Doug Frazier- Marshfield Missouri
9/25/2012 02:52:57 pm
9/27/2012 07:40:09 pm
I love the suggestions you've written, and your "Hillbilly Huntin" logo is a hoot! You should make t-shirts with that emblem...<><
9/28/2012 11:01:43 am
9/28/2012 04:51:24 pm
Neat site for sure. I grew up on a farm just S. of Ava, Missouri and while growing up in the 50's, we seldom got to see a deer near home so most hunted the public land (Forest Service or State land). Now, plenty of deer are located on the family farm, but I still normally camp and hunt the public land. I camped with a buddy and a few others for over 30 years until they about all died off on me. At one time there were as many as 10-12 at the camp during the early part of gun season. Of course not as many the weeks before while my buddy and I were bow hunting, but we had a few friends in and out of camp for several weeks each year. Lots of fun.
9/28/2012 05:15:51 pm
That’s really cool where do you all camp these days? I’m glad you have enjoyed the site make sure to check back often I add to it all the time. The camping has to be where most of my memories come from and what I enjoy most. I have no family land to hunt so I have grown up hunting public land and camping we never had the big tent like you talk about but we hang a tarp high in the trees and now we have a camper but it’s something hard to describe to someone who has never experienced it. Thank you for visiting the sight. I will see you around best of luck this year!
Richard K. Spurlock
9/28/2012 05:58:49 pm
9/28/2012 06:04:24 pm
Have you ever camped on glade top in your big tent? I have seen some up there before. My grandfather passed away camping up on glade top years ago.
9/28/2012 06:22:36 pm
I remember hearing about your Grandfather. Sad for sure.
9/28/2012 06:34:10 pm
The crazy part about that whole thing was all the grandkids including me had played and spent the night in it the night before. I work at the fed med now been out here about a year and a half now. My dad and I have always talked about getting a tent like that but opted for a camper instead. Maybe I will see you around this year. Did the fires affect your hunting area this year? I had heard there were a few down there this summer. Do you remember two years ago when glade top had fires the week before rifle season? I was in the camper without a truck when they kicked off. And a few years before that we were in a tent when the tornado came through fun times.
9/29/2012 10:08:28 am
Oh yes...I remember the camps we use to have on the Current river and up on Rocky creek. We actually quit camping at the Current river sites during the rifle season because of the ya hoos blasting their AK's into the river all night long next door to us. "I have found that common sense is not so common with some folks." It's hard to sleep knowing how much a tent wall will slow down an AK round!
9/30/2012 12:35:18 pm
I remember the fires that year, but we were on the S. side of the Glade Top Trail road. The N. side of Forest Road 147 burned really hot in a few places this summer, but again, wrong side of the road to bother us. I have seen a lot more hog sign so far this fall than I have seen in a while. Might get a chance for a bit of pork to grind up with my deer burger to make some breakfast sausage.
9/30/2012 04:56:07 pm
Where are you seeing the hog sign this year? For as much time as I have spent in the woods I haven’t seen any. I guess I need to start looking somewhere else. I would save up all my leave when I was in the air force and come home for 2 or 3 weeks normally the week before rifle season. Maybe if I make a trip down there to scout we can meet up in the morning for coffee. The year we had tornados it was like a whole new world walking into the woods the next morning nothing looked the same. The memories I have from deer season over the years are what it’s all about. I love hunting public land because you meet new people every year and hear new stories along with making your own every year is different and it’s great to just spend time with good people.
9/30/2012 05:11:35 pm
I camp about 2 1/2 miles S. down Tennison Ridge road off of 147 and that is the area that I have been scouting. From there on down into Big Creek bottom I have seen a lot more hog sign than I normally had been seeing in years past. Maybe the dry summer drove them closer to Big Creek where they could find more water, but they are using the ponds too. They now have water in them and show plenty of hog wallows. Lots of the forest floor has been recently disturbed by the hogs also, so they are still around.
10/7/2012 11:24:40 am
Good job on your blog Doug!
10/8/2012 04:56:05 pm
Thank you! You should pass it on and give out the link to others that would enjoy it.
10/8/2012 12:20:56 am
10/8/2012 04:54:51 pm
Thanks! Help pass it on let other people know about it. Thanks again!
10/9/2012 02:46:46 pm
10/11/2012 05:29:34 pm
Well that is good news thanks for letting us know. I have a moon phase calendar on this website so you can check out any day you need. But opening day there won’t be much of a moon. That’s a big pig wow!! Tell your son congrats and you need to get him on here! Did you get any pictures with his spike and gobbler? I would like to get pictures from anyone who visits the site of what they get this year and even camp pictures. I will start a new tab for 2012 kills. I have a crossbow get a permit and go for it the only thing that sucks about them is the weight makes long hikes a pain. Good luck this year
10/13/2012 10:59:11 am
Thanks! Now, not to start any kind of big debate or anything like that but, I'd like to hear the opinion of some of the more experienced and wiser hunters out there on the topics of "The perfect whitetail rifle cartiridge, pistol cartridge, action type, etc."
Richard K. Spurlock
10/13/2012 05:36:33 pm
I really can not see all that much of Tom's thoughts that I could disagree with. Certainly one of the most important things that I can suggest rather than just state what I think would be the best caliber, is that one should be able to use or shoot well, whatever gun or weapon that they use for hunting. Being consistently accurate with the weapon and one's confidence in the weapon's accuracy helps a whole lot. Just a slight bit of doubt that the weapon might not be up to the task should be enough to cause one to choose a different weapon. Mental confidence can help one accomplish a task, but it can also help cause one to screw up royally if in the back of your mind, you are uncertain.
10/22/2012 11:42:38 pm
Hey! I just wanted to tell you that, although I haven't submitted much in the way of feedback, intel, etc., I have enjoyed the site and hope you keep working hard on it...I love to see so many with so much enthusiasm for our beloved sport. We have to ensure that our children grow up with the knowledge we pass on to them in the areas of hunting, reloading, shooting, fishing, survival, etc. God bless all and best of luck in the woods come November...and October if you're a bowhunter! <><
Mad Dog (Leas)
10/23/2012 01:00:20 pm
Great site friend. Very informative for city slickers like me:-)
11/29/2012 01:31:58 pm
Great website. Sending you those deer pictures.
12/2/2012 11:18:22 am
Finally saw your deer Hillbilly! Congrats on your accomplishment.
4/10/2013 08:09:10 am
I am out in Kansas near Lake Wilson we have some nice deer out her too Whitetail and Mule Deer But I was born and raised in Missouri and I miss the woods ! Spent 2 mos. camping by myself in Mark Twain Nat. Forest near Ava Mo.
8/29/2013 07:26:11 am
Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to the websight but I really like all the good info and pictures everyone has posted.
9/13/2013 06:17:52 am
Hey your website is looking great! its awesome to see the great responses you have been getting.
11/13/2013 10:42:49 pm
Thanks for telling me about your website, very informative and interesting.And Love the pics
12/27/2013 01:43:20 am
Hey there, HillBilly, I saw you posted how our 2013 deer season went, I just wanted to let everyone know just how successful it really was.
5/14/2016 10:30:59 pm
Hey Doug and Cheston, good job on the new web site. Enjoying the pics and stories. BTW, would be good to have a "store" link where folks could order Hillbilly Huntin stickers and t-shirts, etc. Take care -
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