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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 12-29-2018, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Lily Pond Creek Outfitters

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I just returned from Lilypond Creek Outfitters in Jackson, NC. I am not as eloquent as Loridr is with his post hunt evaluations, but here goes. First, thank you to Loridr – he and I spoke numerous times prior to my three day deer hunt (one buck, two doe) there as he has hunted with Dock Boone and his team numerous times.

I have nothing but positives to say about Lilypond! They are an excellent group of people who took great care of us. All accommodations were stellar. The meals were all delicious home cooked meals – Dock even took a turn at cooking! The lodge/house was clean; showers were hot, plenty of space, comfortable beds, etc.

Unfortunately, the weather was weird! Thursday morning the temperature was 28 degrees. Friday morning it was 58 degrees. Saturday morning 58 degrees and foggy. It rained hard Friday evening/night. Thursday morning was also extremely bright from the moon. All things that cannot be controlled.

I missed a doe Thursday night, but did kill two doe Friday morning. I did not see any buck to shoot at. My hunting partner saw a good amount of deer, but just did not have good opportunities after wounding one Thursday morning. We could not find the doe he shot.

The staff is great and are very hospitable. We had many good laughs over the last several days.

Lilypond is outstanding and I plan to hunt there again. If you hunt there, take binoculars and a range finder. I did not have a range finder and it would have come in handy.

I've attached a few of the pictures I took.

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Glad you had a good time Mike. Congrats on the deer. I'm booked at Thornbury (Verona) along with my friends Bob and John for next November 18th - 23rd, 2019.
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why so late ? rut?

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why so late ? rut?
I always have off work between Christmas and New Years so I figure I'd hunt somewhere other than PA. That's the only reason for the timing.

With that said, when I go back to Lilypond, it will be earlier in the season.
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why so late ? rut?

Bohunr, the rut in that part of NC is the same as ours, middle of November. That said, my buddy John was down two weeks before Mike and he killed a heck of a buck. Post rut can be really good for the big boys, they need to eat after starving themselves for a month.


With Mikes permission, I'll post a pic of John's buck, don't want to hijack his thread.
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With Mikes permission, I'll post a pic of John's buck, don't want to hijack his thread.[/QUOTE]

Go for it!
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...With Mikes permission, I'll post a pic of John's buck, don't want to hijack his thread.
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Go for it!

Here goes John's buck taken on Lily the second week of December:
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Enjoyed your hunt report Mike!! Congrats on your deer!! Looks like a nice place to hunt per your posts & following Steve's reports! Would love to do a hunt there once I clean-up he kids college debt which im finally starting to see a glimmer of light at the end of the long tunnel!!

Also, pass on congrats to John on his dandy buck!!
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i wanna go. hopefully 2019 will be the year.

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Were you at Lily pond or Verona
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