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Every year I spend Thanksgiving week camping deep in the Georgia swamp with family, and catch the year's supply of channels cats for the freezer.
We have been doing this for 3 generations.

We stay on a river island about 8 miles from pavement, in the Altamaha river swamp.
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We use "set hooks" or "limb lines" and fish them all day and night for a week straight, boating coolers of fillets out every few days.
Good family fellowship, good food, and a good opportunity to teach the next generation how to hunt, fish and survive.
It's as much about the kids as it is about the catfish.

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We catch good sized cats here.
These two being held by this handsome devil weigh about 25 lbs each.
We clean and pack them at the camp and haul them out every few days.
We should pull close to 400lbs of fillets this trip.
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Signal is spotty, but I'll try to post more pics when I can.
 

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We eat good while we are here.
Supper last night was deer tenderloin, soaked in homemade butter milk, yellow mustard, Lowry's and Worcestershire for 24 hours, battered and fried. Deer was killed Sunday.
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I shit you not, all those catfish are caught using ONLY Zote Mexican soap for bait.
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Ninja, you didn’t take any firearms to the swamp did ya? Wish I was there with you…
 

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This year we have several shotguns, my shockwave, a 300blk, my shorty AR15, the AP5, an AK-47 folder, I brought my 22tcm RIA, my BUL Commander 45, the 5906, few revolvers and everyone's carry guns.
Saturday will be fun day/gun day. 😁
 

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Catfish keep biting.
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Freeloaders keep sniffing around.
We clean the fish here at camp and always have to keep an eye out for these toothy democrats looking for a free lunch.
They don't like to have their picture taken.
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Morning in the swamp.

We camp on an island in the middle of the river.
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Sand bar on back side of island.
Looks "Gatory" to me...lol

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Erosion pulls the trees right off the bank.
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Camp dogs keep us informed if a freeloader slips into camp.
Always watchful.
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I didn't get many pics of gun day but I did take this one because the shooter was all smiles getting to shoot one of her dream guns. Well, sort of.

My cousin's college age daughter is working on her degree while also working for DNR.
She really liked the AP5.
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I didn't get many pics of gun day but I did take this one because the shooter was all smiles getting to shoot one of her dream guns. Well, sort of.

My cousin's college age daughter is working on her degree while also working for DNR.
She really liked the AP5.
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Any time a relatively new shooter is smiling and truly enjoying the sport.. that's a good thing!!
 

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Any time a relatively new shooter is smiling and truly enjoying the sport.. that's a good thing!!
She grew up around hunting rifles and the swamp, but she only gets access to the fun stuff when we bring it out.
She goes to school out of state.

Last year she really liked shooting my Ruger charger, and she liked the MP5 from movies and such.
She loved the AP5.
She is getting her CCW ( I'm paying for it) and we are going pistol shopping.
There is a range near her school that offers basic pistol classes.
She knows her way around a pistol, but she needs to take some formal classes before carrying, to build some good fundamentals.
 
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