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Hey @BoogerBottom @tboneoutdoors @nicksbiggame check out my birthday cake! pic.twitter.com/sAjI8qrNss

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I posted a new photo to Facebook fb.me/3A8a1ZbgB

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Great day of college football with my sweet lady @ChristieW28 pic.twitter.com/LPjb1RWkra

08/30/2014 9:55 PM

Football season marks another season that is even more important. Bring it on!

08/30/2014 9:30 PM

Two of my favorite outdoor writers of all time Jeff Johnson & Mike Schoby.Great sharing NM antelope camp with them. pic.twitter.com/12Va4LqpuV

08/30/2014 10:42 AM
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A Salute to Joey

Posted in Michael's Blog on March 17, 2010 | Comments
Joey

Celebrating the culture of hunting is always fun and inspirational for me and this past weekend we did just that in Raleigh, NC, at the Dixie Deer Classic which is one show that knows how to entertain fellow Bone Collectors like us.

While there, our whole crew was blown away at the hospitality and attitude of all the people that came to the show. We met so many great people and it was a pleasure to look across the building and see Lee and Tiffany Lakosky enjoying the same treatment.

While at the show I met, Joey Davenport, a 17-year-old young man, that is battling cancer with a very grim outlook of winning the war with it. Despite having a weak immune system and being very weak from his chemo treatments, he and his dad came to the show to meet us and the Crush crew and partake in the annual festivities that the Classic provides.

His attendance touched me and our whole crew very deeply. I just wanted to let everyone out there to make sure to keep young Joey in your prayers and thoughts, and remind everyone to never take for granted what tomorrow brings.

Every new dawn is a blessing, and as we draw near to turkey season and hard gobblin’ toms across this nation, please remember to share the experience with someone you love.

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In Harrisburg

Posted in Michael's Blog on February 22, 2010 | Comments
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Kansas, Land of the Giants

Posted in Michael's Blog on January 19, 2010 | Comments

All my life I have dreamed of owning a farm or some land. I think it is fair to say that is most all country boys and girls dream.

Well finally, I bit the bullet a jumped in and bought me my first track of land! I chose KS for so many reasons to buy me a place, but to keep it simple, giants live there and I’m not talking about Eli Manning and Flexico Burres, I’m talking about huge whitetails, not counting the off the hook amount of waterfowl and turkey that inhabit this state.

I wanted to share my joy in this blog and admit to being in debt, but at least I know where I’ll be hunting next fall unless the bank tells me otherwise. T-bone has already has broke this piece of ground in by anchoring a nice 145 this November on Bone Collector and some of you guys might remember Blake Shelton putting the molly hock of super nice deer on Bone Collectors first ever episode from this track of land.

It was only my second time to hunt MX and I can say it definitely won’t be my last! This trip had been on the books for over a year. Jackie Bushman had invited me and the Bone Collector production crew to be part of a sweepstakes hunt he had been doing annually, where a lucky hunter would have a chance to hunt MX with MX outfitters unlimited by entering at buckmasters.com.

There has been a lot of controversy on the news about crossing the border and a lot of press on the hassle with hunting MX. I can say that this was not the case. We flew into Del Rio, TX and Clay Young and his crew escorted us across the border in Acuna, MX without any problems what so ever, as a matter of fact we stopped and did a quick tour of Acuna which is where the movie Desperado was shot.

The Ranch we hunted had great accommodations and the deer were high in numbers and every sit we saw at least 10 to 15. Due to the drought this past spring the antler growth was off a little but we were seeing plenty of 140 to 150 class deer and mature deer every hunt.

When it was all said and done the whole hunting party filled their tags, Jackie, myself and the sweepstakes hunters went home with trophies!

I used my Hoyt to anchor my management buck, which was an 130 inch 8 pt and I broke out my Remington 300 ultra mag to smoke down a really nice 155 inch 12 pt.

MX was laid back and had plenty of blood trails! I can’t wait to go back!

For more info on hunting Mexico call Clay Young at 830-778-1531

Waddell's Mexico Whitetail Waddell MX Whitetail with rifle
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Santa on the Trail Cam

Posted in Michael's Blog on December 18, 2009 | Comments
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SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN! And Michael thinks he knows just how to catch him doing his thing.

Man, it has been a blast this year using the new Bushnell Trophy cams. No doubt the little guy is the best trail camera I have ever used for scouting. It so little it’s easy to take several of them into the woods and get them out. Also, it runs of AA batteries and they will last forever getting hundreds of pictures on one set.

These cameras have help seal the deal on several nice bucks this year, and I wanted to share some of the photos I have got with them in my home state of GA this year. Notice how all of the shots of these decent bucks are all at night, highlighting why it is so tough to feel our tags on bigger deer.

Be sure to check ‘em out at Bushnell.com

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Waddell Hunting in his Socks

Posted in Michael's Blog on November 23, 2009 | Comments
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Michael sheds his Scent Blocker boots to stalk an 8-pointer in Indiana. Killed with his brand new Maxxis bow.

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The Foam Collectors

Posted in Michael's Blog on August 11, 2009 | Comments

Hey y'all,I just want to thank everybody for coming out to our first Brotherhood Bash. It was awesome, heck we even had a marriage proposal. I am truly honored, I had a great time and I hope all y'all did too. It really gave us a chance to meet everybody. We have some great pictures up on the site so y'all take a look. Hopefully we'll see ya at the next Bash! Brotherhood Bash Pictures