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Buddy2009 05-17-2018 10:14 AM

Hey fellas! New to the area. We are hunting at 1773 and 1221 in SE Menard County! We have been up there twice this year and the place shows promising signs! Anybody hunt in that area can give me any input as to what we can expect? We have jumped up turkeys and wt on both visits! Thanks, buddy.

Lee230 05-17-2018 10:29 AM

Welcome to the neighborhood Buddy! I have hunted the area north and south of you for close to thirty years. If you feed, they will come. Lots of deer and the Axis trickle in and out. A good deer in that area will be 120'ish, a great deer will be 130'ish. You will see lots of young bucks and good numbers. The rut really amps up just before Thanksgiving and we have found great success in the secondary rut in early December. Pay attention to those low water crossings as they can fill up fast and may hinder your travel. Lots of folks on this forum hunt close so will get more feedback. Welcome again and good luck this season.

Buddy2009 05-17-2018 10:37 AM

Awesome! Yeah we put up cameras this last go around just to get a feel of what’s out there. The first night we had turkeys, a few does, and one buck. Looked to be mature but a little early to tell. Thanks for the info and I can’t wait to hear more! Can’t seem to figure out how to post a pic or I’d show you the one we have. Any help?

Lee230 05-19-2018 02:57 PM

Sorry Bud, I do not post pics. Someone will chime in though.

BuckySWT 05-19-2018 08:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Buddy2009 (Post 13378730)
Hey fellas! New to the area. We are hunting at 1773 and 1221 in SE Menard County! We have been up there twice this year and the place shows promising signs! Anybody hunt in that area can give me any input as to what we can expect? We have jumped up turkeys and wt on both visits! Thanks, buddy.



We are off of 1773.
We have WT, hogs, Turkey, and blackbucks

Weíve seen axis right at the intersection of 1221 and 1773

droebuck 05-19-2018 11:22 PM

Good rain falling on the SE corner of the county right now.

MenardCountyBow 05-19-2018 11:49 PM

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Originally Posted by droebuck (Post 13383356)
Good rain falling on the SE corner of the county right now.

We had pretty heavy rain for about 45 minutes tonight

trophy8 05-20-2018 09:42 AM

How far south east are the axis getting? I’m in Mason county

MenardCountyBow 05-20-2018 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by trophy8 (Post 13383634)
How far south east are the axis getting? Iím in Mason county

Iíve seen them in London if that helps

trophy8 05-20-2018 11:40 AM

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Originally Posted by MenardCountyBow (Post 13383817)
Iíve seen them in London if that helps

Iím close to Hext.

MenardCountyBow 05-20-2018 11:45 AM

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Originally Posted by trophy8 (Post 13383823)
Iím close to Hext.

Theyíve gotta be pretty close to you

trophy8 05-20-2018 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by MenardCountyBow (Post 13383835)
Theyíve gotta be pretty close to you

Iím ready to #sendit. Haha

MenardCountyBow 05-20-2018 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by trophy8 (Post 13383838)
Iím ready to #sendit. Haha

Haha good luck. Still waiting to get one on our place to cooperate

BuckySWT 05-20-2018 07:54 PM

Menard 2018-2019 season thread
 
Every rare once in a while, we will see an axis doe on trail cams.

Like maybe once a season.

My buddy has a place south of junction and theyíve run the wt clean off the place.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...ef36dc1a9a.jpg

These are aggressive little beasts too.
We have 2 different herds running around.

That one just went black this season.

Buddy2009 05-20-2018 10:46 PM

The rain is much needed up there! Glad they got some! We are at Erna rd and 1773! Hopefully we can catch some axis coming through! We hunted south of mason for 5 years and they split the land up so we had to get off. The place we are on looks promising though! Thanks for all the input! Iíll definently be checking back in to see the latest updates for the area!

MenardCountyBow 05-21-2018 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Buddy2009 (Post 13384877)
The rain is much needed up there! Glad they got some! We are at Erna rd and 1773! Hopefully we can catch some axis coming through! We hunted south of mason for 5 years and they split the land up so we had to get off. The place we are on looks promising though! Thanks for all the input! Iíll definently be checking back in to see the latest updates for the area!

Good luck this year!

Bryan2014 05-21-2018 04:11 PM

Anybody here have property off of 1674? We've seen axis all up and down that highway between Fort Mckavett and IH-10 but never on our place east of the road, besides one that was dead. I know they've got to be close by though. Surprisingly enough I have seen a sika, but no axis or blackbuck. There used to be Spanish goats running around about ten years back but theyre long gone.

Buddy2009 05-21-2018 11:25 PM

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Originally Posted by MenardCountyBow (Post 13386145)
Good luck this year!

Thank you! Same to you!

MenardCountyBow 05-26-2018 10:27 AM

Any trail cam pics to share? I’m waiting to get some from my dad while he is down at the ranch

BuckySWT 05-26-2018 10:07 PM

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...f7a2619aeb.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...6088696324.jpg

Got this guy coming into protein over at my blind. Pretty excited about this buck this early on. Showing some potential.

MenardCountyBow 05-26-2018 11:39 PM

Looks like you have a good one coming in. Hopefully he will stick around!

BuckySWT 06-03-2018 08:55 PM

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Originally Posted by MenardCountyBow (Post 13396657)
Looks like you have a good one coming in. Hopefully he will stick around!



I sure hope he does too
Biggest body Iíve seen on our place.

Lol...my buddy thinks heís going to be a big six.

Fine by me.
Iíd be happy to call that toad my cull buck!

MenardCountyBow 06-04-2018 03:24 PM

Going back this weekend to get some more work done. Anybody know if the axis out there are getting going?

MenardCountyBow 06-08-2018 09:54 PM

Deer are looking good and hammering the protein out here!

capt1brooks 06-08-2018 10:52 PM

The deer at my place are looking good. The fawns are just starting to drop. The turkey season was ok. Got on nice one, but now the turkeys are everywhere. Wish I had axis thou.

MenardCountyBow 06-09-2018 01:14 PM

Watch out for rattlers. They are out down here

trophy8 06-10-2018 09:16 PM

Bump

Reaper87 06-10-2018 10:19 PM

I’m in mason county on the Menard and Kimble line can I participate?

MenardCountyBow 06-10-2018 10:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Reaper87 (Post 13423046)
Iím in mason county on the Menard and Kimble line can I participate?

For sure brotha

Gary Roberson 06-12-2018 10:11 AM

The country looks good from the recent rain. The rains fell late enough so that it was hot and this kept us from growing many weeds, pretty much just grass. This is great for cattle but the clover that we get from early spring rain really gives the deer a jump start. We sure missed that this year.
Here is a tip for you guys wanting to increase your antler growth across most of the Hill Country and Trans Pecos. Keep out a high Phosphorus mineral as this country is short on ph. We all know that it takes Calcium and Phosphorus to grow bones and antlers are similar to bones. I feed the Hi Pro Mineral Blocks that contain 12% ph and it really seems to increase antler mass. These blocks are not cheap and can be found at Kothmann Country Store here in Menard.
Adios,
Gary

elliscountyhog 06-12-2018 10:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Gary Roberson (Post 13425814)
The country looks good from the recent rain. The rains fell late enough so that it was hot and this kept us from growing many weeds, pretty much just grass. This is great for cattle but the clover that we get from early spring rain really gives the deer a jump start. We sure missed that this year.
Here is a tip for you guys wanting to increase your antler growth across most of the Hill Country and Trans Pecos. Keep out a high Phosphorus mineral as this country is short on ph. We all know that it takes Calcium and Phosphorus to grow bones and antlers are similar to bones. I feed the Hi Pro Mineral Blocks that contain 12% ph and it really seems to increase antler mass. These blocks are not cheap and can be found at Kothmann Country Store here in Menard.
Adios,
Gary

Thanks for the info! I will grab some this weekend. ;)b

Gary Roberson 06-12-2018 10:49 AM

It may be a late to help antler growth for this year but it is of great benefit to all the deer, especially does that are lactating and fawns with rapidly growing bones.
Adios,
Gary

BuckySWT 06-21-2018 08:05 PM

So this guy just showed up last night on my camera.


https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...a48aa3195f.jpg

MenardCountyBow 06-22-2018 08:25 AM

Looks like he has been doing some fighting!

BuckySWT 06-22-2018 09:04 AM

Iíd like to see the one that did that!

Gary Roberson 06-22-2018 10:13 AM

Sorry guys, we missed the rain this week. Still pretty green but won't last long as it is supposed to be over 100 on Saturday.
Adios,
Gary

elliscountyhog 06-25-2018 06:30 PM

Made a trip to finally view our new place of 190 just west of town. Seen a lot of deer. They seemed healthy but most were near water. Seen 3 big axis bucks too so we are excited. Put out some feed and they started hammering that afternoon. Look forward to many updates this season!

MenardCountyBow 06-25-2018 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by elliscountyhog (Post 13449309)
Made a trip to finally view our new place of 190 just west of town. Seen a lot of deer. They seemed healthy but most were near water. Seen 3 big axis bucks too so we are excited. Put out some feed and they started hammering that afternoon. Look forward to many updates this season!

Iím making a quick trip down tomorrow. The deer and axis are killing the sweet feed and alfalfa bales. Canít keep protein in the gravity feeder

trophy8 07-06-2018 11:36 PM

Bump

trophy8 07-07-2018 10:11 AM

Y’all have gone silent lol


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