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Plantation Bottoms' 2017-18
Here it is, again, another year at Plantation Bottoms' & ThorneSide Cabin. The Good Lord has blessed us all yet again with good health, great friends, and the same old cranky & fussy 5 members and buddies! And again, sponsored & brought to you by Lacrosse / Danner Footwear & waders, Drake Waterfowl,& Stephanie's Bird-world Taxidermy, & SilloSocks Tornado Rotary Decoy Machine folks!.
Thank you from Myself & Maggie Mae(3 yr.), Andrew, Richard, Tom, and Mr. Gil..
Album by Tish Hinkle. Photos by Who-ever remembers to bring the camera. 1 - 156 of 156 Total. 3156 Visits.
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My Buddy & huntin' pard'ner for 50+ years, Andrew Jackson Hayes...

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3.2.17 - Last nights dinner..

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The best day ever last season........

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3.4.17 - RDS got a load of firewood..

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3.4.17 - me & the fellas

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3.4.17 - We cleaned up the drift from the south end.

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3.4.17 - Its always some kind of work.

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3.4.17 - we did a bunch more than sitting down.

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3.4.17 - The director of the project.

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3.4.17 - Andrew making sure his hernia will still hurt in the morning.

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3.25.17 - Me & Maggs.......

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3.27.17 - Maggs as assumed her position.

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3.26.17 - Had to drop the transom down  1 1/2" so the prop got some water.

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3.26.17 - Jury-rigged a depth finder to be high class!

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3.26.17 - Any redneck would be proud of this set-up.

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4.19.17 - new boat..

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4.20.17 - on the water again!

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4.25.17 - I re-worked my old Avery ramp to fit the new pontoon ladder..

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4.30.17 - Clouds starting to roll in at 6:15am..

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4.30.17 - finally found my 3rd brush pile... then 10 mins later, the big winds started to blow and had to leave. BUT, I know they are there...,

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5.20.17 - Her favorite spot.

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5.20.17 - Maggs most favorite way of getting a bumper!

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6.11.17 - Maggs is staying in shape.

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6.17.17 - Mike Byrds boat and ramp that Maggs went right up!

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6.23.17 - IAS dog ramp for anywhere you want to put it.
The cost is about $425.00 and worth every penny.


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6.25.17 - The new ramp installed on the pontoon.

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7.20.19 - With the water out of the Bottoms, Its time to start spreading the jap millet. Too late to plant much of anything else.
50+ pounds today & another 50 or so in the next week ought o work..
Better than nothing anyways..


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7.27.17 - We got out 100#'s of Jap Millet

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7.27.17 - Maggs has her nose to someone's doodie....

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7.31.17 - We loaded down the Bottoms with some kind of Hybrid forage stalky stuff that grows fast in hot weather.. This ought to work. This along with Millet..
If it don't flood us out, maybe we'll have a little something for the ducks.....


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8.5.17 - THe sorghum is up...

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8.11.17 - Maggs and her boat ramp..

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8.11.17 - The bottoms' namesake...

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8.17.17 - Back to practicing...

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8.25.17 - Dove field

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8.25.17 - lower dove field

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The Old Hopper blind


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9.29.17 - The MollyAnn Blind

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9.29.17 - Andrew, Stuff', & Me

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Andrew, Stuff', & Maggie


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10-8-17.. Me & Maggs spent today, beings it was raining to re-o the cover of the boat-Hide shooting holes. We put them on top of the blind and stand in between them.
Its been very productive through the years..


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10.11.17 - The BoatHide Blind completed..

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10.11.17 - Boat-Hide blind..

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10.11.17 - Cut the Cottonwood on the north side of the Hopper blind

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10.11.17 - Stuff' will be happy.

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10.14.17 - Me & Maggs field testing

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10.14.17 - The Lacrosse un-insulated ones.

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10.17.17 - One more small push for oak. My neighbor just had one blow down.

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10.18.17 - Our little swingset blind built for 3 on the south-end.
just for those days when nothing else will work.


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Me & Andrew knocked this one out fast. Its The Swingset Blind. It aint weather proof - just a hide but a good one all the same!


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Me & Andrew, after 3yrs of sitting crooked like no one loved it, the old Hilton is sitting flat on the ground on its flotation. We wont camo it this year unless everything freezes up tight. We might stretch a camo net on it just to have a place to waste time in.


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10.18.17 - Lacrosse has asked us to send pixs as we are field testing. Here it is!

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10.19.17 - I brought back our full bodies from the bottoms to give them the once over. The dang things still look new.

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10.26.17 - I got my new heads in from Dakota. I decided to try them out on the hens..

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10.29.17 - The Willow Hole blind has water under it now.

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The Boat Hide blind floated so I moved it out to deeper water so I can go back with waders on and put it in a place to hunt if the water goes back down.


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Here it is floating at the ramp.


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10.29.17 - Maggs is pretty happy with water to play in!

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10.30.17 - Teal birds over the Hopper blind.

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11.8.17 - We got the Willow Hole Blind floatin'

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There it is. The Willow Hole Blind back in its orig. location!


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11.8.17 - The dang blind is just plain hid!

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11.11.17 - Maggs is practicing getting ready in the boat hide blind..

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11.11.17 - Inside the the Boat Hide Blind

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11.11.17 - We have again relocated the Boat Hide blind again preparing for opening day..

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Maggs and her bestest buddy, Andrew!
He carries treats with him at all times..


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JimBo & Pete...


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11.16.17 - JimBo & Pete..

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Opening morning in the Willow Hole blind...


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12.7.17 - Ms.

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12.7.17- Peyton Locky

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12.7.17 - Rex, Maggs, & Barry Wayne

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12.23.17 -
The flood!


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1.21.18 - The end of 3 weeks with ice in the Bottoms'......

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2.18.18 - The water is about 34' from the gate at the equip. shed.

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2.18.18 - The water is right up to the equip. shed

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