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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2019, 06:18 PM
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Posted By bgleaton
Dove Food Plot (Deer Resistant?)

Are there any food plot options to plant for dove that deer wonít tend to hammer early on? Iíve read that deer will hammer sunflowers but I wasnít sure about sorghum, millet or any other options. ...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-15-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By bgleaton
It’s hard to tell the age of the first one bc we...

It’s hard to tell the age of the first one bc we can only see half his body and it seems he’s standing at a weird angle. If I had to guess on just these two images I would say 4 and 3.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 557
Posted By bgleaton
Would they deliver it to two locations if we were...

Would they deliver it to two locations if we were to split it with you?
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-02-2019, 09:42 PM
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Posted By bgleaton
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-02-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 557
Posted By bgleaton
We only have 400 acres and currently feed around...

We only have 400 acres and currently feed around 14,000lbs of protein a year and only fed 4,000lbs of cottonseed last year. I’d like to increase our cottonseed to around 8,000lbs/year. We lease...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-02-2019, 05:07 PM
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Posted By bgleaton
Cull Buck Shot on 1/1/19

Here is a picture of the 7pt cull buck we shot yesterday. We thought he was a 3.5 or 4.5yr old buck but after looking at his worn down teeth and callused knees we are thinking he was a lot older...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-02-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 694
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Posted By bgleaton
1/1/19 Update

We were able to shoot another doe and cull buck over the weekend which puts us at 6 doe and 2 cull bucks for the year. Unfortunately we haven't seen the big 12 in quite some time but I don't think...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-02-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 557
Posted By bgleaton
Cottonseed Storage

In the past we have purchased big sand bags from U-line that can hold up to 1,500lbs. We have had them for three seasons now and all of the handles have ripped off so we cannot use the fork lift on...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-02-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 26,128
Posted By bgleaton
Any info on HiPro 20% protein? We purchase it...

Any info on HiPro 20% protein? We purchase it from Brady Feed & Fertilizer but I believe it's made in Comanche, TX.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-19-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,732
Posted By bgleaton
i think he's a rutted down 5/6yr old. His face...

i think he's a rutted down 5/6yr old. His face looks way older than 4yrs, but that's just my opinion.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-17-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,431
Posted By bgleaton
Incredible!

Incredible!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By bgleaton
We will definitely try something this...

We will definitely try something this spring/summer. We are thinking of planting Turner Seed’s Spring Deer Mix.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-14-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By bgleaton
Planted wheat and oats.

Planted wheat and oats.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-14-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By bgleaton
Fall Food Plot - Top Dressing?

Does anyone top dress nitrogen fertilizer in late winter (December/January) to help increase protein levels and ensure thereís enough N in the soil for spring green-up? Also, should we only...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-11-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 694
Views: 76,636
Posted By bgleaton
12/10/18 Update

It was a very wet and sloppy weekend out there...we got a little over 2-inches of rain. The deer weren't moving very well until Saturday evening after the rain was over but we were still able to...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-10-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,798
Posted By bgleaton
If you don’t want the look of the dead cedars...

If you don’t want the look of the dead cedars laying down you could conduct a prescribed burn a couple years after letting them lay.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-07-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,530
Posted By bgleaton
I think high fencing is sometimes the only thing...

I think high fencing is sometimes the only thing you can do to help improve your land or keep it from being overpopulated. We are thinking of high fencing our 400 acres just because weíve been...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-05-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,798
Posted By bgleaton
Very cool video about cedar removal: Hill...

Very cool video about cedar removal:
Hill Country Land Trust - Managing Cedar (Ashe Juniper) - YouTube

Around the 5:00 mark is where he talks about how cedar and how it improves organic matter...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-04-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 76,636
Posted By bgleaton
Looks like a lot of rain is forecasted for...

Looks like a lot of rain is forecasted for Thursday thru Friday evening. We will be going out there and hunting from Thursday thru Sunday. I was curious if we should go ahead and broadcast another...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-30-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By bgleaton
Deer Blind Window Question

All of our deer blinds (gun & bow) have the deerview standard hinge windows that mount from the inside of the blind. We have all of our windows that seal up against 2X4's but I was curious to see...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-29-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2,278
Views: 298,519
Posted By bgleaton
You continue to grow some absolute giants. I...

You continue to grow some absolute giants. I think i can speak for everyone about how much we really enjoy your posts. Personally, i have learned a lot from your thread, especially about food plots.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-29-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,305
Posted By bgleaton
Hard to judge but I'd go with 5yrs

Hard to judge but I'd go with 5yrs
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-29-2018, 03:48 PM
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Posted By bgleaton
The plots are definitely not as thick and tall as...

The plots are definitely not as thick and tall as i thought they would be but I think that's probably due to the grazing and the lack of rainfall since mid October. I can't tell if we should have...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-28-2018, 09:32 PM
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Views: 76,636
Posted By bgleaton
Thanks! That’s the San saba river, which is...

Thanks! That’s the San saba river, which is the southern border of our place. I wish the water was always this high.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-28-2018, 04:58 PM
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Views: 76,636
Posted By bgleaton
I love the Hammer system. It's helped control...

I love the Hammer system. It's helped control the amount of feed and when to feed during deer season. It has helped us save a little $ on feed. I like knowing that the deer cannot go eat protein...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-28-2018, 01:03 PM
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Views: 76,636
Posted By bgleaton
Trail Cam Pics

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This is a picture of the best yearling buck we have ever seen.

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Here are two pictures of the 12pt
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-28-2018, 01:01 PM
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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-28-2018, 12:38 PM
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Views: 76,636
Posted By bgleaton
11/26/18 Update

We were all out there over Thanksgiving week/weekend. The hunting was okay but would have been a lot better if that cold front would have come in earlier and if we didn't have a full moon. We saw...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-27-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,540
Posted By bgleaton
We have a Caldwell deadshot field pod but it's...

We have a Caldwell deadshot field pod but it's about 2in too short to shoot out of two of our gun blinds.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-27-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,540
Posted By bgleaton
Deer Blind Rest

Any of you guys use any particular type of rest inside your box blinds to help kids or guests have a solid rest when shooting? I wasn't sure if any of you had installed any type of additional 2X4's...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-26-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,798
Posted By bgleaton
If they are blueberry cedars you can cut the...

If they are blueberry cedars you can cut the stump and it will die without the need of any chemicals as long as you remove all the green growth. If they are redberry cedars you will need to use...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-26-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,798
Posted By bgleaton
Great information

Great information
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-24-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 876
Posted By bgleaton
Agreed. That’s a huge body so I’m going with 150.

Agreed. That’s a huge body so I’m going with 150.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-18-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 858
Posted By bgleaton
3.5

3.5
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-16-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,574
Posted By bgleaton
Congrats to you and your daughter on a great buck!

Congrats to you and your daughter on a great buck!
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-16-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,726
Posted By bgleaton
That's a helluva buck! Congrats!

That's a helluva buck! Congrats!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-16-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,478
Posted By bgleaton
I'm going 158. That is an Oklahoma deer so it's...

I'm going 158. That is an Oklahoma deer so it's body is a lot bigger making than a Texas deer.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-15-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 76,636
Posted By bgleaton
I wish we could make our plots look like those on...

I wish we could make our plots look like those on tv (like a thick green carpet) but I think that’s pretty unrealistic for our neck of the woods. I’m curious to know how much tonnage per acre we are...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-15-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 106
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Posted By bgleaton
looks awesome!

looks awesome!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-15-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 708
Posted By bgleaton
4.5

4.5
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-14-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 76,636
Posted By bgleaton
11/14/18 Update

My dad was at the ranch today and took some pictures of the wheat/oat food plots. He said there were about 15 deer in the 3 acre field and a number of deer in the 1 acre strip. You can tell that...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-14-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,212
Posted By bgleaton
4.5yrs.

4.5yrs.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,875
Posted By bgleaton
What a buck! Congrats to your friend.

What a buck! Congrats to your friend.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 19,656
Posted By bgleaton
You have done an amazing job! It's fun to see...

You have done an amazing job! It's fun to see all of these improvements you have made and how much nicer the place is since you purchased it. Great work!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-08-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By bgleaton
Got any other pictures?

Got any other pictures?
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-08-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 811
Posted By bgleaton
West Texas native nurseries. Not sure if they...

West Texas native nurseries. Not sure if they have the species you mentioned but they have a lot of native trees
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-05-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,171
Posted By bgleaton
145"

145"
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-05-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,135
Posted By bgleaton
I was thinking high 140's.

I was thinking high 140's.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-03-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 810
Posted By bgleaton
Our consumption has gone way down and we are in...

Our consumption has gone way down and we are in the hill country. Deer are naturally browsers and I believe they would prefer to eat quality browse and forbs over sticking their noses in protein...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-02-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,346
Posted By bgleaton
According to some studies live oak acorns are...

According to some studies live oak acorns are very high in tannins which makes them less preferable and bitter to deer but deer will still readily consume them. I know our deer still hammer the live...
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