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Old 12-11-2015, 01:53 PM   #51
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Webb
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Uvalde
Zavala
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:54 PM   #52
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Another member posted this the other day, I though it was cool and saved it.
Some of those counties west of grayson along the red river should be on that map as well as collin co. Not sure I agree with some of those hill country couties around gillispe ect. unless they are including high fenced ranches.

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Old 12-11-2015, 02:02 PM   #53
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Webb
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Old 12-11-2015, 02:12 PM   #54
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Another member posted this the other day, I though it was cool and saved it.
Here's the article that went along with it.
http://www.gameandfishmag.com/featur...-trophy-bucks/
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Old 12-11-2015, 10:38 PM   #55
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Doesn't Llano county still have one of the highest deer populations?
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Old 12-11-2015, 10:49 PM   #56
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Maverick
Webb
Dimmit
But I hope I never have to hunt there again.
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Old 12-11-2015, 11:00 PM   #57
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This and Donley, Hall, Collingsworth and Childress counties in the panhandle. Speaking strictly for trophy potential.
Pretty good hunting here in wheeler and hemphill.
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Old 12-11-2015, 11:19 PM   #58
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Kenedy, Refugio, Jim Hogg, Webb, La Salle. There are plenty more but these are my top 5.
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Old 12-11-2015, 11:20 PM   #59
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Houston, Trinity, Cherokee, Nacogdoches, Anderson
You're a smart man!

But us ETX guys usually don't make this info public...... AKA there are NO deer in east Texas.
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Old 12-11-2015, 11:31 PM   #60
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In years past I've had some of the best dove, duck, and quail hunting in Collin County, but I NEVER thought that I'd see this:

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Old 12-11-2015, 11:57 PM   #61
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Some counties are hard to get to hunt in and the majority of the notable bucks killed in those counties are never entered into any sort of record keeping or census.
I can't speak for STX,ETX but in WTX my top five are
#1 Irion
#2 Sterling
#3 Reagan
#4 Tom Green
#5 Sutton
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Old 12-12-2015, 12:12 AM   #62
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When you don't have a lease prolly any county has good deer
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Old 12-12-2015, 05:41 AM   #63
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how bout....sabine and newton counties?
There are no deer in Newton County, not worth wasting your time there so thanks for visiting
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Old 12-12-2015, 06:58 AM   #64
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What are we talking? Big bucks, or Overall deer numbers?
All the east Tx guys must be talking about overall numbers lol, I though it was about antler size.
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Old 12-13-2015, 03:01 PM   #65
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I'll take anything in the rolling plains zone.
By choice any county including or touching Foard county.

Just my .02
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Old 12-13-2015, 03:03 PM   #66
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What are we talking? Big bucks, or Overall deer numbers?
All the east Tx guys must be talking about overall numbers lol, I though it was about antler size.
I'm talking about body size and antlers. The numbers are coming back in the drought stricken areas.
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:37 PM   #67
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Reviving a old thread, but take a gander at www.texasbuckregistry.com.

There are over 1100 bucks currently registered, searchable by county and region.

Counties just west and south of the metroplex area have some incredible deer, as does the northern Hill Country counties. Obviously South Texas, Webb, Dimmit, Starr, etc have incredible native deer too.

Thought you guys might be interested in seeing this tool I created....
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:52 PM   #68
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Funny as My lease is in eastland and where I hunt is just over the line from the " good county " deer do know pay attention to county line
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Old 06-13-2018, 01:35 PM   #69
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Rapides Parish...ooops sorry , that is in the GREAT state of LOUISIANA
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Old 06-13-2018, 01:39 PM   #70
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Rapides Parish...ooops sorry , that is in the GREAT state of LOUISIANA
Naw,,, thats just far east tx.
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:36 PM   #71
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:44 PM   #72
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Walker, Trinity, Anderson, Rusk, and Cherokee counties suck so y'all just keep heading south and west.
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:50 PM   #73
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Shackelford
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Knox
Foard
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Old 07-31-2018, 07:48 AM   #74
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How can you east Texas counties even be considered?
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Old 07-31-2018, 08:59 AM   #75
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How can you east Texas counties even be considered?
Because we are shooting 140-150" plus bucks every year on my leases and not paying a fortune (yet) to hunt it. But there are no deer here. Just squirrels and poachers. Go west and south.
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Old 07-31-2018, 10:30 AM   #76
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Because we are shooting 140-150" plus bucks every year on my leases and not paying a fortune (yet) to hunt it. But there are no deer here. Just squirrels and poachers. Go west and south.
Ive spent many hours on stand in the East Texas Piney Woods and have yet to lay my eyes on a 140" buck. I didnt spend much money though
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Old 07-31-2018, 02:45 PM   #77
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Webb
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Uvalde
Zavala
This guy is a winner!
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Old 07-31-2018, 03:17 PM   #78
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I believe nearly every county in Texas could produce B&C bucks with good management
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Old 07-31-2018, 03:51 PM   #79
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Not Nolan i promise
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Old 07-31-2018, 04:56 PM   #80
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Simple..

1. Dimmit
2. Webb
3.Maverick
4. LaSalle
5. Zavala

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Old 07-31-2018, 05:01 PM   #81
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Ive spent many hours on stand in the East Texas Piney Woods and have yet to lay my eyes on a 140" buck. I didnt spend much money though
Maybe you were in the wrong part of the pine trees
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Old 07-31-2018, 05:13 PM   #82
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I'm a guy that loves huge ranches and vast, less commercialized, giant deer county so my choices would be Irion, Reagan, Gaines, Gray, Donley or Wheeler..
They are just a dang long drive for me..
Y'all can have South Texas... I'm out..

Old Mexico is by far my favorite place.... Some great, unforgettable, big buck were memories made across the river..
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Old 07-31-2018, 05:17 PM   #83
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I'm a guy that loves huge ranches and vast, less commercialized, giant deer county so my choices would be Irion, Reagan, Gaines, Gray, Donley or Wheeler..
They are just a dang long drive for me..
Y'all can have South Texas... I'm out..

Old Mexico is by far my favorite place.... Some great, unforgettable, big buck were memories made across the river..
Well you know I would have said Mexico too but he asked Texas counties

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Old 07-31-2018, 05:19 PM   #84
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Well you know I would have said Mexico too but he asked Texas counties

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Yea. I got a little carried away.. Again.. Lol
When this big brain gets to going it can be hard to stop..
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Old 07-31-2018, 06:02 PM   #85
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The way I see it is the old adage....if you have to ask you can't afford it! Lord knows I can't!

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Old 07-31-2018, 06:26 PM   #86
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How can you east Texas counties even be considered?
There are big @ss deer coming out of east texas now but guys keep quiet about it, IDK if its game cams and guys letting them grow but also being able to pattern them better with technology, the antler restrictions or some combination of all it, its really different than it was 20 years ago.
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Old 07-31-2018, 06:34 PM   #87
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I hear all you need is 13 acres in Denton Co.... i guess the surrounding 4 counties would come next..


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Old 07-31-2018, 07:28 PM   #88
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Ive spent many hours on stand in the East Texas Piney Woods and have yet to lay my eyes on a 140" buck. I didnt spend much money though
Ditto on this one.

Been hunting Houston County for many years and have never seen a monster buck during daylight. Have less than a handful on game cam and all at night.

Of course, I am only doing corn all year long and not doing a food plot.

But again, not spending a lot of my salary on it, because I have a family and will always be married.

If hunting in East Texas starts to cost as much as what I have seen on the green screen, I will have to give up my most valued hobby. That day will really suck.



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Old 07-31-2018, 08:57 PM   #89
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Cottle, Grayson, Webb, Maverick, Collin.
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Old 07-31-2018, 09:19 PM   #90
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travis
Lol.. I was gonna do the same thing.. but you left out El Paso, and Bexar Counties
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Old 07-31-2018, 09:26 PM   #91
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My best county was Coleman, 2nd Mills, 3rd Hamilton
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Old 07-31-2018, 09:52 PM   #92
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Cottle, Grayson, Webb, Maverick, Collin.
No more Williamson co.?, guess Bones kilt the last big one there On a side note I would add Falls and Milam as sleeper counties from some of the stuff I've seen come into the taxi shop the last few years, they were low fence and Grayson/Collin county big.
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Old 08-01-2018, 09:22 PM   #93
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No more Williamson co.?, guess Bones kilt the last big one there On a side note I would add Falls and Milam as sleeper counties from some of the stuff I've seen come into the taxi shop the last few years, they were low fence and Grayson/Collin county big.
Sshhhhh.... nothing to see in Williamson. Move along.
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Old 08-01-2018, 09:37 PM   #94
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There are big @ss deer coming out of east texas now but guys keep quiet about it, IDK if its game cams and guys letting them grow but also being able to pattern them better with technology, the antler restrictions or some combination of all it, its really different than it was 20 years ago.
There are probably more deer killed that are big enough to make the book but never get entered or talked about, that we will never know about. STX has a lot of that happening and so does ETX.
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Old 08-01-2018, 09:43 PM   #95
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I'm a guy that loves huge ranches and vast, less commercialized, giant deer county so my choices would be Irion, Reagan, Gaines, Gray, Donley or Wheeler..
They are just a dang long drive for me..
Y'all can have South Texas... I'm out..

Old Mexico is by far my favorite place.... Some great, unforgettable, big buck were memories made across the river..
I gotta ask, why are you out on STX?

I know the cost and a lot of the HF stuff turns a lot of people off. But if you got off the road there’s plenty of big LF ranches out there
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