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Old 03-31-2018, 08:18 AM   #1
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Itís been a few years since my last visit to Caddo and the winter (2016/17) was just bad enough to get me to plan a 2018 spring break at Diamond C. Made the 1100 mile drive to Witchita Falls yesterday. Started driving at 1am local (Michigan) and arrived 5:30pm central. Planning on arriving around noon today after a quick stop in Graham for some Julioís chips and other supplies. I have my son along for his first day lease trip. He has visions of an Oryx in his dreams. We will see. I am hoping for the elusive Black buck. We are planning on being in blinds/stands this afternoon. Hunter 1989 flying in tonite and uncle driving in from NM as well. They will start tomorrow. Hoping for a successful week. We may attempt live hunt depending on signal at ranch.


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Old 03-31-2018, 08:29 AM   #2
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Old 03-31-2018, 01:37 PM   #3
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Old 03-31-2018, 02:00 PM   #4
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Keep us posted, good luck!
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Old 03-31-2018, 02:15 PM   #5
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Old 03-31-2018, 02:23 PM   #6
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Cousin made it to the ranch.
I'm waiting to fly. Hard to leave this wonderful weather.



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Old 03-31-2018, 02:41 PM   #7
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Yesterday's view. Was going to follow up with a limit of walleye, but the mighty Maumee did not cooperate.



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Old 03-31-2018, 03:28 PM   #8
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We will be heading out for first hunt around 5 ish. Will post as we can the signal for Verizon is okay outside of bunk house (2 bars LTE) inside is very spotty at best. Will post when we get in.

Side note....my son has never played pool so I decided to teach him and play some with him. He is addicted!!!!


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Old 04-01-2018, 06:13 AM   #9
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I arrived last night. Blood everywhere!

Getting ready to head out now.

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Old 04-01-2018, 06:39 AM   #10
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Animals in front eating, cannot tell what they are...

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Old 04-01-2018, 07:01 AM   #11
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Old 04-01-2018, 07:02 AM   #12
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Old 04-01-2018, 07:43 AM   #13
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Yesterday was quite eventful. Took a ride around ranch prior to hunt and plenty of animals.....Target rich.

We got into our blinds at about 5 and it wasnít long until animals started showing up. My son connected on his target.....the Oryx.





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Old 04-01-2018, 07:45 AM   #14
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I was hoping for a black buck but when I had another critter in front of me that is on my hit list I couldnít say no.




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Old 04-01-2018, 07:48 AM   #15
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The other members of our group just started this morning. My son (Devin) and I stayed in. We will be stalking pigs later this morning and then I will be back in blind this evening.


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Old 04-01-2018, 08:42 AM   #16
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No shots for me this morning. Probably should have. There were 2 decent axis bucks. But it was still pretty dark, more things kept coming in, so I waited. Hope I don't regret it!

Had some hogs come in. All grouped together, all facing toward me. Never got a clean shot.

Had audad and Rams too. Great overall morning.

It was too dark to get a picture of the axis bucks. This is all I got. He's only got one side. The other two were similar. I'm thinking they're about 26" ish?!






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Old 04-01-2018, 07:03 PM   #17
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The amount of animals here is amazing. Been watching them all night. There's a shooter axis buck at 100yds, but I don't think he's going to come in.




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Old 04-01-2018, 07:07 PM   #18
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Definitely a target rich environment. Congrats on the kills so far.
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Old 04-01-2018, 07:12 PM   #19
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Congratulations to you both. Those will make great mounts!
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Old 04-01-2018, 07:23 PM   #20
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Awesome congratulations on the animals!
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Old 04-01-2018, 08:48 PM   #21
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Heck yeah!! Congrats!!!


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Old 04-01-2018, 08:57 PM   #22
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You guys stacked em up! Nicely done!
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Old 04-02-2018, 07:49 AM   #23
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Old 04-02-2018, 08:04 AM   #24
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Old 04-02-2018, 08:40 AM   #25
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Thats a unique looking axis! Congrats

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Old 04-02-2018, 09:16 AM   #26
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Nicely done. Congrats brother.

This afternoon itís all about hogs!!!!


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Old 04-02-2018, 09:24 AM   #27
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Looks like y'all are putting a smack down on 'em. Skylar's got the animals for sure. ( already getting plans together for a fall hunt). Good luck on the hogs. When I was there they seemed to be at the cabin or in the pasture off to the north of the lodge (but Lord only knows). Either way, good luck and let us know how you do.
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Old 04-02-2018, 10:18 AM   #28
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Nice axis!

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Old 04-02-2018, 10:22 AM   #29
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Old 04-02-2018, 11:11 AM   #30
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Very nice


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Old 04-02-2018, 05:31 PM   #31
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Out in blind evening. This afternoon stalked north west corner of property for pigs. Came upon a few, all of which were smaller (100 or less) so didnít shoot. Got to within 12í of 2 sows feeding piglets.


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Old 04-02-2018, 06:42 PM   #32
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Some red deer and a pair of ewes in now


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Old 04-02-2018, 06:49 PM   #33
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Actually I think they are elk.

Hearing some grunting out of sight


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Old 04-02-2018, 08:01 PM   #34
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Old 04-02-2018, 08:01 PM   #35
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Well nothing else came in but I hear in the wind that something cool is going to be posted


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Old 04-02-2018, 08:02 PM   #36
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Awesome job!!!!
Wondering what took so long to post


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Old 04-03-2018, 08:21 AM   #37
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This morning had a nice Stag to watch for an hour


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Old 04-03-2018, 12:34 PM   #38
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any oinkers?
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Old 04-03-2018, 05:38 PM   #39
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Well I stalked the front pasture today for hogs. Walked up on 2 sows buried in cedar. No shots. Walked into a big boar and let my SLICK TRICK eat


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Old 04-03-2018, 05:38 PM   #40
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Old 04-03-2018, 06:06 PM   #41
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Old 04-03-2018, 06:49 PM   #42
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Wind has shut things down pretty hard.

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Old 04-03-2018, 06:53 PM   #43
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Great trip, congrats!
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Old 04-04-2018, 07:22 AM   #44
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That's a nice pig. That spot and stalk makes a fun hunt.

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Old 04-04-2018, 09:06 AM   #45
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Man you guys are slaying them. Looks like a blast!
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Old 04-04-2018, 10:04 AM   #46
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Got the twin to my uncle's. Couldn't be any happier!



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Old 04-04-2018, 01:34 PM   #47
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Looks like yall had a blast. Congrats
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Old 04-04-2018, 07:12 PM   #48
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Last sit in the blind tonight. I've seen a hen so far, going to try for some bacon.

Overall, this has been the best 4 days off hunting I've probably ever had. Weather and animals cooperated just about as well as they could have. Skylar always put us where we needed to be and took care of us like family. For anyone who's never been to the Diamond C, I can't recommend it enough. For those of you who have been, a return trip should definitely be in order. Cannot wait until the next time I come!

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Old 04-07-2018, 08:57 AM   #49
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We had a great trip. It was better than planned. Originally I was planning on my son and I hunting in different locations to up the odds. Prior to the first hunt I asked Skylar what the odds were of my son seeing an Oryx that night. He said pretty darn good so I opted to sit with him that night as I wanted to be there if he scored. As it turned out we were with each other for both our kills. Later that week we were together for the Boar as well. I am already planning for a return trip......Maybe I will actually go after a Black Buck next time. The Bunk house was in great shape and very accommodating. Skylar and his brother were on top of everything and knew exactly where to put everyone so we were seeing what we were hunting. I can't wait to return.
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Old 04-08-2018, 09:32 AM   #50
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