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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-12-2018, 05:03 PM
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Posted By bgleaton
Awesome work!

Awesome work!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 04-12-2018, 04:43 PM
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Views: 259,118
Posted By bgleaton
Looks awesome! I can’t wait to see the results...

Looks awesome! I can’t wait to see the results over time and how much more production you will see and whether or not this will reduce fertilizer costs. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 04-08-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 231
Posted By bgleaton
Innoculant Needed for Silver River Sweetclover?

I have about 3lbs of Silver River Sweetclover left over from last fall. I was planning on planting it in two weeks to see what happens but I wanted to see if I needed to add an innoculant to the...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 03-31-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 62,083
Posted By bgleaton
3/31/2018 Update

My brother and his family and my parents were out at the ranch this weekend filling up all of the feeders, doing some work and doing a little turkey hunting. They said the turkeys aren't being vocal...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 03-30-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2,006
Views: 259,118
Posted By bgleaton
That’s unreal! Talk about a great mulch layer,...

That’s unreal! Talk about a great mulch layer, building lots of organic matter and preserving moisture. That looks amazing! I wish we could get elbon Rye or any other crop to grow that well at our...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 03-29-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 62,083
Posted By bgleaton
The strips of cedars you mulched has made a huge...

The strips of cedars you mulched has made a huge difference. Not only are our gun blinds more fun to hunt out of bc of all the viewing lanes but native grasses, Forbs and browse are all coming up in...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-28-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 75,653
Posted By bgleaton
How many tilapia and shad would you add to our 2...

How many tilapia and shad would you add to our 2 acre pond? Remind you that we stocked largemouth bass and bluegills 5yrs or so ago and haven’t added any fish since. We e caught a couple that are...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 03-28-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 62,083
Posted By bgleaton
We got an inch of rain out there over the last...

We got an inch of rain out there over the last 24-hours. I’m hoping that will start some good forage growth and things really start getting green down there. I hope to have some pictures this...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 03-27-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By bgleaton
I've seen them eat alfalfa at our place in the...

I've seen them eat alfalfa at our place in the winter and late summer when they are stressed and when there isn't much to eat out there other than cottonseed and protein that we feed them. I've never...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-26-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,048
Posted By bgleaton
Congrats.! The season for our part of the hill...

Congrats.! The season for our part of the hill country doesn't open up until 3/31. Can't wait...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-22-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 75,653
Posted By bgleaton
Did you guys stick shad for the bass? We have a...

Did you guys stick shad for the bass? We have a 2.5-3 acre pond that we stocked Ruth with Florida bass and a bunch of bluegills about 4 years ago. I wanted to stock some more forage fish this ear...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 03-16-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 16,141
Posted By bgleaton
I think el gato is 100% correct. Unfortunately,...

I think el gato is 100% correct. Unfortunately, we are in the Texas hill country so we can’t really have spring or summer food plots due to lack of rainfall and poor soil so it’s hard for us to make...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 03-09-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 890
Posted By bgleaton
3.5 -4.5 on the jaw but his body looks like a...

3.5 -4.5 on the jaw but his body looks like a 4.5yr old to me.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-06-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,806
Posted By bgleaton
We had Britt Saha do our place. Those machines...

We had Britt Saha do our place. Those machines are awesome for mulching/clearing cedars and any other trees. A lot of our oaks that were getting choked out by cedars now have a nice 1.5-2” layer of...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 02-09-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,796
Posted By bgleaton
They did the same at our place. They will...

They did the same at our place. They will eventually take to it and start hammering it before you know it. The first year they normally ate a whole basket in 2 months and now that we are on our 3rd...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 02-07-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,796
Posted By bgleaton
Yes, we feed both protein and cottonseed in the...

Yes, we feed both protein and cottonseed in the same pen.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 02-06-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,796
Posted By bgleaton
It took a couple of months for them to get used...

It took a couple of months for them to get used to it on our place.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-20-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 16,448
Posted By bgleaton
Congrats! Awesome buck!

Congrats! Awesome buck!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-15-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By bgleaton
That’s the closest I’ve found and is somewhat on...

That’s the closest I’ve found and is somewhat on my way from the Dallas area.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-13-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 792
Posted By bgleaton
We live in east Dallas (lakewood/Hollywood...

We live in east Dallas (lakewood/Hollywood heights area) and we see coyotes and bobcats a lot around the golf course and around white rock lake. My wife and inused to live in uptown about 10yrs ago...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-13-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By bgleaton
You could have two 1,200 or 1,500lb Krivoman...

You could have two 1,200 or 1,500lb Krivoman feeders with the hammer feeding system and make them last one month (free choice) or set them to open for a a shot duration at sunrise and short duration...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-12-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,233
Posted By bgleaton
I think he's right at 140.

I think he's right at 140.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 659
Posted By bgleaton
We had Britt Saha, who is on Texasbowhunter, come...

We had Britt Saha, who is on Texasbowhunter, come out to our place and he did an amazing job. He cleared a lot of 30ft lanes through cedar thickets and cleared cedars around about 100 live oaks for...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-11-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,666
Posted By bgleaton
That's a beautiful buck!

That's a beautiful buck!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 776
Posted By bgleaton
That's awesome! Congrats on a great buck!

That's awesome! Congrats on a great buck!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-09-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By bgleaton
We have two of the Krivoman timed protein feeders...

We have two of the Krivoman timed protein feeders and they work great! We now feed around 8,000-10,000lbs of cottonseed with the money we've saved from the timed feeders.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-09-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,666
Posted By bgleaton
Congrats! With the bucks that you guys grow year...

Congrats! With the bucks that you guys grow year after year I can see why you removed him from the herd.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-06-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,555
Posted By bgleaton
4.5/5.5 182. Beautiful buck.

4.5/5.5 182. Beautiful buck.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-06-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,454
Posted By bgleaton
7.5/8.5 164

7.5/8.5 164
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-05-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 62,083
Posted By bgleaton
More Trail Cam Pictures

More pictures from SE corner:

The 1st two pictures are of a 2.5/3.5yr old typical 12pt. We are excited to watch this buck grow for hopefully another 3 years:
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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-05-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 62,083
Posted By bgleaton
Trail Cam Pictures

Here are some recent trail cam pictures from one of our concrete water troughs:
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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-05-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4,007
Views: 130,242
Posted By bgleaton
We had a buck do the exact same thing about 4yrs...

We had a buck do the exact same thing about 4yrs ago. He got really swollen in the face and looked exactly like the one in your picture. The following March his body looked really sick and his face...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-04-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By bgleaton
Cottonseed hulls and cottonseed are not the same....

Cottonseed hulls and cottonseed are not the same. Cottonseed hulls are the seed coating from the cottonseed so they don't have the nutritional oils. Cottonseed hulls are used mostly in the southern...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-04-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By bgleaton
We get cottonseed for $200/ton right now. ...

We get cottonseed for $200/ton right now. Protein pellets is normally around $10/bag or around $360-$400 per ton so there’s definite cost savings. We used to feed around 20,000lbs of pellets per...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,490
Posted By bgleaton
Congrats on a great buck!

Congrats on a great buck!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-02-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 62,083
Posted By bgleaton
2018 Update

We were able to shoot two more does this past weekend to get our total to 8 does harvested and three bucks for the year. For the bucks, our goal is to shoot 1 "shooter" per year, if there is a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-25-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,892
Posted By bgleaton
I agree as well on the score being too low. He...

I agree as well on the score being too low. He looks like he’s at least 155 inches .
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-25-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,892
Posted By bgleaton
Nicely done. That’s a great buck!

Nicely done. That’s a great buck!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-24-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,859
Posted By bgleaton
Congrats! Great buck!

Congrats! Great buck!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-24-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 62,083
Posted By bgleaton
We will be out there this next week trying to...

We will be out there this next week trying to shoot two to three more does to hit our yearly quota (9-10 does total) and fill up the cottonseed feeders to help these post-rut bucks and help these...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-24-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,890
Posted By bgleaton
I think population control, at least for our area...

I think population control, at least for our area (Menard county), is very important behind letting bucks get to around 6.5/7.5yrs and providing nutrition year-round. That being said, we are a small...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-11-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By bgleaton
Is there a certain time you guys recommend to...

Is there a certain time you guys recommend to call (i.e. right after sunrise, before sunset, mid day, night time)?
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-11-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By bgleaton
****'s Sporting Goods - Good Deal Ends Tonight

They have $50 off for $200 or more, $35 off for $150 to $199 and $20 off for anything over $100. I purchased a Bushnell E3 trail camera and received the $20 off coupon plus there is a $30 rebate, so...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-11-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4,007
Views: 130,242
Posted By bgleaton
Great buck! Congrats!

Great buck! Congrats!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-10-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,687
Posted By bgleaton
That’s a great buck! Congrats!

That’s a great buck! Congrats!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-09-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 62,083
Posted By bgleaton
We shot 3 more does over the past two days. ...

We shot 3 more does over the past two days. Bucks are still chasing hard. Put 1,700lbs of protein out to help these bucks recover. fed the roads a lot for the does and fawns. Bought a couple of...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-09-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By bgleaton
We put it in 1,000lb bulk bags and keep it under...

We put it in 1,000lb bulk bags and keep it under the barn. It stays good for a long time. We wouldn’t have to keep it under the barn if we didn’t want to bc the bulk bags keep it sealed and keeps...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-07-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 747
Posted By bgleaton
8.5

8.5
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-06-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,620
Posted By bgleaton
Well, it looks like we got over an inch so far. ...

Well, it looks like we got over an inch so far. Anyone know if elbon Rye will start growing this late in the year? We disked them into the soil at the begininnjbg of November and hadn’t had any...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-05-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By bgleaton
There is a cape and son in Waco, which is about...

There is a cape and son in Waco, which is about 40min. from Temple. You have to call the Abilene, TX Cape and Son and order it and get a load # before you go to the Waco location.
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