Journal... Entry 20- Day 1
EDITOR'S NOTE: John Lanier of Jachin, Alabama, lives close to I-59/I-20 as it runs down the Mississippi border in west/central Alabama and owns nationally-known Bent Creek Lodge with his partner Leo Allen. With more than 30,000 acres making up the lodge's lands, Bent Creek Lodge offers the hunter a wide variety of hunting opportunities.
ANSWER: Usually our hunters at the lodge kill two or three bucks in the 150-point class on the Boone and Crockett scale each year. And, of course, the lower the class of buck, the more of them we kill.
QUESTION: In a three-day hunt, generally what will a hunter see at Bent Creek Lodge?
ANSWER: What a hunter sees depends on the weather. On a cold, clear day, he'll see numbers of deer.
ANSWER: At Bent Creek, a hunter can bag one buck per day and one doe per trip.
QUESTION: How many greenfields do you have on your lodge lands?
ANSWER: Bent Creek probably has a couple of hundred, 2- to 6-acre each greenfields on our property.
QUESTION: What do you plant in the fields for the deer?
ANSWER: We plant wheat, rye grass and clover.
TOMORROW: HOG HUNTING AT BENT CREEK LODGE
Check back each day this week for more from John Lanier and Bent Creek Lodge...
Day 1 - Deer Hunting At Bent