Spring 2008 Vol. 9 No. 1
Going Above and Beyond
uring the summer of 2007, I received a phone and Mike Cranford, the local president of the Buckmasters
D call from the Cedar Hill Hunting Club. They
were calling to inform us they were planning to
host a youth hunt for a young handicapped
hunter during the upcoming modern gun deer
American Deer Foundation (BADF) chapter at Foreman,
Arkansas, to their camp for a late season bow hunt in 2006
in order to talk more about it.
During that day of hunting, Mike Cranford was impressed
season. The club wanted to ensure it was permissible by with the habitat and other characteristics of the Deltic land
Deltic for them to host this hunt, as well as to invite any the club was hunting. Encouraged by the fact that the lease
company representatives to attend it if they so desired. had a fantastic all-weather road system built and maintained
Cedar Hill Hunting Club has 1,120 acres leased from by Deltic and also the fact the club had numerous food plots
Deltic and is located in established along these roads,
Hempstead County just he felt it would be a perfect
northeast of the historic town place for a handicapped hunt.
of Washington, Arkansas. Like These two factors help to
most industrial timberlands, ensure that handicapped
the habitat is primarily pine hunters can be easily
stands of various ages with transported to and from stand
mixed pine and hardwood locations – a significant
corridors along major streams. concern for many of them.
This lease also has the unique At one of the normal club
attribute of having a meetings in early 2007, the
significant amount of the land potential for hosting a hunt
lying on blackland prairie soils was officially brought to the
that are incapable of growing table for club discussion. By
pine. The blackland habitat the end of that meeting, the
supports unique flowering club basically came to this
plants, tall native grasses, and conclusion: We’re all fortunate
also contains a significant and blessed to have good
cedar component, hence the health, to have a good place
club’s name. to hunt, and to have good
friendships. We want to share
GENESIS OF THE IDEA Due to the generosity of the Cedar Hill Hunting Club and our good fortunes with those
Club member Butch Miller Buckmasters, young Timothy Glasgow (far right) was able to who are less fortunate. With
and his friend Mike McKee travel all the way from Williamsport, TN to Washington, AR and that, they committed to
were talking one day at work. harvest his first. hosting a handicapped hunt.
Mike happens to be a member The only decision left to make
of the local Buckmasters chapter in Foreman, Arkansas, and was whether or not they would prefer a youth hunter or an
has participated in many of the Buckmasters handicapped older hunter. After a small amount of discussion, the club
hunts that have taken place in and around the area. He was decided to host a youth hunter.
excited about being associated with those hunts and
apparently that excitement rubbed off on Butch. Butch then HOW THE PROCESS WORKS
took the idea to some of the club members, and this resulted Armed with a commitment from the club that they were
in the Cedar Hill Hunting Club deciding to check into the willing to host a hunt, Mike Cranford simply had to get on
process a little closer. Cedar Hill then invited Mike McKee the phone and call the national director of the BADF to see if
he could line up a hunter for them. Fortunately for the club, conditions were a little tough. It was fairly windy that day
a new hunter’s application had just arrived and was laying on and they didn’t see any animals until around 4 p.m. that
the director’s desk. It was from a young man named afternoon. At that time, two gobblers walked out into the
Timothy Glasgow in Williamsport, Tennessee. road about 300 yards away. Timothy was able to watch
Timothy is 10 years old and suffers from spina bifida. them for a while though his scope before they eased on
Spina bifida is a birth defect where the bones of the spine out of view. Later, right at dark, 4 deer walked out from
(vertebrae) do not form properly around the same location as the gobblers did.
the spinal cord. This defect can occur “We’re all fortunate With the distance involved and the
anywhere along the course of the spine. intensity of the wind, a shot at them
In Timothy’s specific case, it forces him and blessed to have was out of the question.
to wear a body brace to help support his good health, to have the The next activity level dwindled from
morning they went back to
weight on his legs. lift. The
Mike then updated the health a good place to the evening before, with the only animal
information about Timothy to the club seen being a fairly decent buck that was
to see if they would be interested in hunt, and to have also a long way off. After being asked if
bringing him in, or if they would prefer good friendships. he felt he could make the shot, much to
to find a different hunter. The club young Timothy’s credit he stated that he
immediately felt like they had the We want to share didn’t feel like he could. Consequently,
facilities and set-up to accommodate no other opportunity presented itself that
Timothy perfectly. He would be a great
our good fortunes Thursday morning.
hunter for them to host. with those who are Other hunters on the lease were
Mike Cranford then called seeing deer these first two hunts. From
Timothy’s parents to talk to them less fortunate.” one tower stand in particular, there were
about his physical condition and tons of deer being seen. So a plan was
needs, and also to see if he and his family would be devised to set up a ground blind about 40-50 yards from
interested in travelling all the way to southwest Arkansas where most of these deer crossings were taking place. Tim
to hunt deer. After a few minutes of discussion, he family Conner and other members
accepted the club’s invitation and the hunt was officially erected the blind and cut several
set up for the 14th, 15th, and 16th of November 2007. limbs to camouflage it before
It was a relatively easy process. the Thursday afternoon hunt.
For clubs that aren’t fortunate enough to have a local Just after lunch back at the
Buckmasters chapter to help organize hunts as Mike was able Cedar Hill camp, more new
to do, the process is a little different. Handicapped hunters acquaintances were being
submit their applications to the BADF. In like manner, made. Several new camp
potential hosts also submit their requests to the BADF. The members arrived to meet
BADF then primarily serves as the facilitator to link hunters Timothy and his family, as well
and hosts via various methods of communication including as Mike Cranford and his friend
list servers, phone calls, and/or emails. Dearil Jackson with the Ark-La-
In Timothy’s particular situation, the SW Arkansas chapter Tex Sportsman Outdoor Show.
of Buckmasters paid the bill for the gas needed to get him Dearil and Mike had been busy
and his family from Tennessee to Arkansas. The money to trying to film several of the 11
fund this is collected at annual conservation banquets, not different handicapped hunts “Mike Cranford with BADF
unlike those banquets many sportsmen attend by the NWTF that were taking place around poses with Tim and Timothy
or DU. Last year, the BADF banquet in Foreman generated the area due to the focused Glasgow. Timothy is
$43,000.00 in donations. From the total funds collected, efforts of the Foreman BADF holding a custom built bois
half of the money is returned to the local chapter to be chapter. They were hoping d’arc box call that was
utilized for local benevolence (gas/lodging/meals for hunters, they could get some footage given to him during his
donations to AR Children’s Hospital, purchase of wheelchairs from this hunt too. After some stay.”
for individuals, etc.). great camaraderie there at
camp, during which Timothy was given
LET’S GO HUNTING several gifts from the Foreman BADF
Timothy Glasgow made it to chapter, it became time to leave for the
Hempstead County a little after lunch on afternoon hunt in the ground blind.
Wednesday with excitement coursing That afternoon, Timothy, his dad,
through his veins. Accompanying him on Tim Conner, and Dearil Jackson were all
the trip were his mother, Heather, his sitting in the ground blind looking down
father, Tim, and his two younger brothers. the road and adjacent foot plot. Back
After touring the camp, they then 150 yards or so from them, myself and
decided to check the zero of Timothy’s two other club members were in the
gun. Club member Tim Conner helped large tower stand which allowed us to
Timothy get his rifle, a scoped H & R view any deer that might come out in
single shot .243, sighted in and front of the ground blind. More
accompanied Timothy and his father on Club members Tim Conner & Donny importantly, we could also see two
every hunt they went on. Hughes along with Timothy Glasgow additional food plots along the road that
Wednesday afternoon they sat in an before the first afternoon’s hunt in the
AGFC provided Bud-Lift stand and the AGFC’s Bud Lift. Continued on page 6
Featured Species – Feral Hogs (sus scrofa)
erhaps no other species in the South stirs up correlated with the arrival of spring.
such a wide variety of emotions among The physical attributes of feral hogs are of great variety.
hunters, landowners, and biologists as the wild Coloration may be solid or combinations of black, brown,
hog – and no, I’m not talking about an offensive red, white, and/or gray. The physical size also varies widely.
formation the Arkansas Razorback football team utilized last Adult hogs may reach heights of 36" at the shoulder and
year. From love to hate to everywhere in between, feral weigh up to 400lbs, though some exceptional individuals
hogs mean many things to many people. may surpass this.
A true hog hunter absolutely loves to Perhaps the greatest area of concern
hunt them – sometimes with a bow, regarding feral hogs is the potential for
sometimes with a gun, and sometimes parasite and disease transmission to
with a pack of dogs. Landowners and domestic swine as well as to humans
farmers hate their existence – rooting up handling or ingesting contaminated
pastures and potentially being the vectors meat. All swine (as well as bears,
for numerous diseases is unacceptable. photo courtesy of
raccoons, foxes, rats, and birds) are
Biologists fully realize their negative Randy Kelley capable of carrying the parasitic
attributes regarding direct competition nematode (worm) that causes trichinosis
with other game species and predation on Trapping hogs is an enjoyable sport in humans. The parasite itself is not
the nests of ground nesting birds, but are several clubs engage in. However, live harmful to swine. Additionally, swine
also aware they can provide additional hogs should never be moved onto or may also be carriers of brucellosis and
recreational opportunities for numerous taken off of Deltic timberlands. pseudorabies. Proper cooking of pork (at
sportsmen. least 170 degrees) is recommended in
Before getting into their specific order to destroy the parasite.
biology, a few things need to be Consequently, it is of utmost importance
understood. For starters, there are no pig- to keep feral pigs away from domestic
like species native to the southeastern hog farms.
portion of the United States. The closest It is imperative that all Deltic Timber
related animals native to North America Corporation lease customers understand
are the peccaries, which are located in the our company stance regarding feral hogs.
southwestern United States and Mexico. That policy is that the no pigs
All pigs now found in the New World photo courtesy of should ever be released onto
arrived here on the ships of early company lands, and the relocation
European explorers. of live animals obtained from our
Once here, expansion of the species was due primarily to property is strictly forbidden! To put it bluntly, if a
their propensity to reproduce coupled with the free-ranging hog leaves a leased premise, it better be dead.
activities that many early rural Americans engaged in. Stocking hogs onto unoccupied land increases the potential
Depending upon habitat quality, piglets can reach puberty at for disease transmission, damages pastures and other lands,
6 to 10 months of age. Once bred, the gestational period is can increase erosion of topsoil, and introduces competition
approximately 115 days. Litter size averages from 4 to 8, to deer and turkeys for food resources.
but can sometimes exceed 13. When you add these two If your lease has feral hogs on it already, then please take
reproductive characteristics to the fact that the same sow can advantage of the opportunity to harvest as many as you can.
potentially breed twice per year, you begin to understand Ask any number of people that have harvested them…they
just how prolific they are. Litters can be born at any time of certainly make fine table fare.
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killed this 9 point
buck in Columbia
County buck last
year. He and his
rattled him up
range. Wil’s dad
rattling horns in the same stand. What the heck was that
Bradley County has always been good
to Bill Hickman. After passing 3
smaller 3.5 and 4.5 year old bucks on Ten year old Lindsey
opening weekend, he made a 240 Martin shot her very
yard shot on this beautiful 7 point first buck, a 7 point,
with his 300 Win. mag. on November 22
while hunting on the
L & D Hunting Club
in Union County,
Arkansas last fall.
Van Buren County also
yielded a bruin to David
Wilson of Vilonia. On
October 4th, his 27-
yard shot took out this
3rd grader Landon Smith of El 180 lb bear. It was
Dorado got another good buck David’s first bear kill.
during the 2007 season. After
passing numerous smaller bucks, a
perfect shot sent this 7 pointer into
the Union County dirt.
nice buck in
Clark county last
year. This buck
had a 17 3/8”
and a 4 6/8”
Grant Kaldem has a Pope & Young
whitetail for his living room. This Union
County 8 point buck netted 132” after his
successful 32 yard shot last fall.
bear on a Deltic
Timber Lease in
bolt found its
mark from 18
yards and his
bear weighed in
at 155 lbs.
Jerry Snowden Rick Waller and his
of Greenbirar grandson Colton
killed this bear Waller, both of
October 1 on Emerson, tagged
a Deltic Timber out on their Deltic
lease in Van lease in Columbia
Buren County. County last spring.
The bear was Rick’s bird was
killed with a 23lbs, had an 11
Matthew 3/8” beard, and 1” spurs. Colton's gobbler was
Switchback 21lbs, had an 11" beard, and 7/8" spurs.
bow at 18
Continued from page 2 around and in position, they made too much noise and she
bolted off. Timothy, as any hunter would be, was getting
the guys in the ground blind could not see. We were both somewhat frustrated with his misfortune.
equipped with two-way radios, so any deer we might see we But just as it seemed like the darkest hour was at hand,
could tell them about. a little sunlight beamed through. At 8:20, Timothy saw a
As it got closer to dark that afternoon no deer were being deer standing near the
seen. Then those of us in the tower stand saw three does feeder in front of them
come out into a food plot behind us and not visible from the about 65 yards away. He
ground blind. We quickly radioed the ground blind and quickly told the other guys
informed them that we had 3 deer out in the food plot in the stand about her.
behind us. Since they had seen nothing from the ground They all waited patiently
blind all afternoon, they unzipped and began heading up for her to walk in closer to
the road toward us. Dearil was out of camera light by this the feeder and give him a
time, so he just remained in the road right beside the clear shot. It seemed like
ground blind. Timothy climbed onto his dad’s back and this took forever, as every
they headed up the road to the base of our tower stand. time she would move, one Butch Miller, who brought the
The intention was that they could peak around the base of of the feeder legs would original idea to the club, rides
the stand and get a close shot at a nice big doe that was prevent a clean shot. out with Timothy and his deer.
feeding less than 100 yards away. After waiting for several
After they made it to the base of the stand, their view was minutes, she finally cleared every obstruction and provided
still slightly obstructed by several young pines growing there. an open shot. At the crack of the rifle, she bucked, ran
Consequently, the hunters had to crawl out into the road in right at them, and then vanished into the woods. Twenty
order to see the three deer that were feeding nearby. minutes slowly passed and by this time, Timothy just HAD
Unfortunately, as they were to know if he hit her. Tim Connor climbed down to go
attempting to get stabilized look for blood. After a brief search for evidence, Tim
for the shot, every deer climbed back up in the stand and had to tell Timothy that
spooked and dashed back he did not find any blood or hair where she was standing
into the woods. To add at the time of the shot.
insult to the day’s events, as After 30 more minutes in the stand, they had to leave to
Timothy was attempting to go attend a meeting being held at Grandview Prairie. Once
get a shot on those does, Timothy and his dad left, Tim Conner went back to the
another doe came out and feeder to look around a little more. He really felt that deer
slowly crossed the road and had been hit. After circling and walking trails for a little
Donny Hughes presents several food plot not 40 yards from
gifts donated by local merchants the ground blind and Dearil- while, he finally found some blood. He immediately left the
after the evening meal at camp. who was still standing there site, returned to camp, and called Timothy to tell him about
it. About an hour passed before they made it back to camp
in the middle of the road! to begin the tracking job. Timothy’s mother had her
Day two also ended with no shots fired. camcorder charged and ready so that she could hopefully
That evening back at camp, a fine meal of spaghetti and film the recovery of her son’s first deer. Timothy was allowed
salad had been prepared. After the meal, Timothy was to be at the lead of the party that was attempting to find his
presented with some gifts that had been donated by local deer. After slowly making their way through thick, briar-
merchants in Hope. Scott and Diane Townsend of infested woods, Timothy was the one to spot his first deer!
Townsend Outdoors donated some camouflage clothing to He had officially joined the ranks of successful deer hunters
Timothy and the Columbia Sewing Outlet Store also and nobody was more excited about that than him!
donated clothing to him. More good camp fellowship With the pressure now off, they decided to try one more
continued until the Glasgows headed back to the Arkansas hunt that Friday afternoon. It was pretty uneventful. The
Game and Fish owned Grandview Prairie Wildlife only live critters they laid eyes on were a big solid white
Management Area to spend the night. housecat and one opossum.
Friday would be the last day of hunting opportunity Nonetheless, his trip from
Timothy would have. That morning, he would climb up into Tennessee to the piney
the tower stand and hope for things to work out. Despite woods of southwest
his significant physical impairment, Timothy was able to Arkansas was a big success.
climb, by himself, up into the box stand he was underneath
the evening before. GOING FORWARD
Shortly after shooting light, a nice 15-inch 8 point buck For the 2008 season, club
stood in the road about 40 yards from where the ground member Steve Burke and his
blind was set up. Since Timothy was now sitting in the family were so touched by
tower stand, this buck was close to 200 yards away. Timothy’s perseverance and “Heather & Tim Glasgow visit
Despite his best efforts to try to steady himself for the attitude that they invited with the Steve Burke Family and
shot, he couldn’t get the crosshairs steadied on him and the him back down to hunt Butch Miller during supper. The
buck eventually eased into the woods. After this occurrence, with them on the lease. Burke family invited the Glasgow
Tim Connor sat Timothy in his lap so that he could more Steve also committed to family to return in 2008 for
easily look over the high walls of the tower stand. paying the gas for the another few days of hunting.”
About 25 minutes later, a doe came out from behind the
stand. As the group was trying to get Timothy turned Continued on page 7
Continued from page 6 Members sacrificed deer stands. Members sweated while
putting up blinds, planting food plots, and trimming
family on that trip and also to house them in his own home. shooting lanes. Members spent time calling, organizing,
Relationships were formed and lives were changed by a and working out lots of logistical challenges. But I can
few simple things. A simple conversation between friends at assure you that every single one of them wouldn’t change a
work to germinate an idea. A simple effort to make time in thing. The fact that they had never done anything like this
order to sit in a blind or stand and observe nature with before didn’t intimidate them.
someone. And finally, the simple fellowshipping and If you or your club has been inspired by this event, you
swapping of stories back at camp after a meal all led to may want to consider hosting a hunt like this. Give it some
memorable experiences for everyone involved. thought. If not, then perhaps you might consider taking a
However, there was nothing simple about the efforts the kid hunting for the first time. There’s no doubt about it, all
club put into hosting the hunt. Countless sacrifices were the individuals involved in an activity like this will tell you
made by members of the Cedar Hill Hunting Club. they have been changed for the better.
Members used vacation time to guide a young hunter.
Deltic Offers Select Land Sales
eltic Timber Corporations is continuing to offer Current leaseholders will be notified of tracts for sale
D select tracts of hardwood timberland for sale.
The properties identified are generally
hardwood bottomlands suitable for the timber
investor or recreational user. Tract sizes will
that may be in their lease agreement. Should a sale occur
to a buyer other than the leaseholder, the lease fees will
be prorated as of the sale’s closing date and returned to
the lease customer.
vary, providing an opportunity for prospective buyers to Lands for sale can be viewed on our website
find a property suitable for their particular use. (www.deltic.com). From the Deltic Home Page, go to
The properties will be marketed through a number of “Products and Services” and click on the link to
methods including bid sales, negotiated sales, and land “Timberland Sales.” A variety of maps and aerial photos
trades. Although Deltic welcomes real estate broker should be available for all of the listings.
participation in these transactions, fees will not be paid for
or the 2008 season and assuming our • For customers leasing in our Waldo Region, a 4.60%
F insurance costs remain at the level they were
in 2007, Deltic Timber Corporation is
instituting the following changes to our
hunting lease rates:
increase to $4.55/acre will be applied to your lease
renewal in June.
• For customers leasing in our Ola Region, a 3.90%
increase to $4.00/acre will be applied to your lease
renewal in June.
Thanks Deltic Leah Bohannan (18) proudly
displays her first deer, a
Hello Mr. Humphreys,
mature doe that she had
I wanted to send this and let you know that we really enjoyed made into jerky and then
the land that we leased from Deltic. For a first year lease, we did graciously sent to American
really well. We killed 6 bucks and 5 does, I believe. Three of the troops in Iraq.
does were killed by two first-time hunters who were women.
Prior to this year, they had never fired a rifle and now both of
them own one.
The attached picture that has my 18 year old daughter Leah with her first deer (a doe) has a heart warming ending to it.
Leah was so excited about bagging her first deer and was on cloud nine and wanted her whole deer made into jerky so she could
eat on it all year long. My sister-in-law knew of a woman who she worked with at the hospital that had a son who had been sent
to Iraq. He was an avid hunter who missed getting to hunt and enjoyed deer jerky. After Leah found out about the woman who
wanted to send some jerky to her son in Iraq, she donated her whole deer to the woman. To sum the story up, the soldiers in Iraq
had a bunch of deer jerky to enjoy as well as a picture of Leah proudly displaying her first deer.
I thought that you might like to hear about this and know that the leasing opportunities your company provides had a helping
hand in making this happen. We really appreciate the way that Deltic has worked with us on this lease and are looking forward
to many years working together.
PS - We had a family Thanksgiving at deer camp and everyone thought that it was the most enjoyable Thanksgiving that they
could remember. If there is any more land that may be coming up for lease near the 560 acres that we have leased, please let me
know because we would love to have it too.
Circle F Hunting Club
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and east Texas. Please
exercise good hunter
safety and etiquette
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for the sake of
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