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Old 07-14-2017, 05:20 PM   #51
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I agree. When I opened that email last fall with this pic, I said it right away that is the prettiest buck I have seen.
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Old 07-14-2017, 06:09 PM   #52
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Yes indeed. Good luck this weekend and Congrats! Sorry we are missing it
Thanks man. Sitting at the pool trying relax before it gets crazy.
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Old 07-14-2017, 06:31 PM   #53
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Thanks man. Sitting at the pool trying relax before it gets crazy.


Calm before the storm.......haha


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Old 07-14-2017, 07:00 PM   #54
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You don't know this but you are one of the reasons we started this venture . Your pictures and game plan is something we are generally trying to mimic. Also TBHer Split Arrow has a family place not far away from us and have had amazing results and led us in this direction.
I appreciate the compliment. We certainly didn't do anything that hasn't been done before. It just takes a fair bit of time and commitment. It sure looks like you are making some great progress. I look forward to seeing some future pics of your results. I think you are well on your way. Congrats
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Old 07-14-2017, 07:04 PM   #55
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I agree. When I opened that email last fall with this pic, I said it right away that is the prettiest buck I have seen.
Looking at some of their other DMP bucks and they all have huge frames. Impressive ranch and genetics.
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Old 07-14-2017, 07:34 PM   #56
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Those are some stud up and comers Hunter! that big nasty double main beam sure gets your attention.....
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Old 07-14-2017, 07:58 PM   #57
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Congrats, those are some studs. You will love having a DMP. Pm sent.
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Old 07-14-2017, 08:32 PM   #58
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Congrats, those are some studs. You will love having a DMP. Pm sent.


Thanks. PM returned. Let's grab lunch soon if you are free. Would love to pick your brain. I know my dad would like to meet you and learn what we can.


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Old 07-14-2017, 09:58 PM   #59
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Thanks. PM returned. Let's grab lunch soon if you are free. Would love to pick your brain. I know my dad would like to meet you and learn what we can.


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Sounds good to me. Pm sent.
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Old 07-14-2017, 09:59 PM   #60
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I dang sure miss that county. One of the best overall counties for numbers and size of whitetails. One day I'll hunt that nueces river bottom again.
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Old 07-21-2017, 05:34 PM   #61
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Friday Update. Things are looking good on the antler front. Still dry and no rain but protein and alfalfa is helping.









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Old 07-21-2017, 06:24 PM   #62
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Lookin good Hunter! Gonna be an interesting next couple of months
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Old 07-21-2017, 06:24 PM   #63
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Old 07-21-2017, 06:28 PM   #64
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Some amazing deer sir and heck of a place.
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Old 07-21-2017, 06:59 PM   #65
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You have some great bucks. A lot of split G2 genetics too!
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Old 07-21-2017, 07:57 PM   #66
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Looking real good Tilden
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Old 07-21-2017, 07:57 PM   #67
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Need to get down and put my cams out
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Old 07-21-2017, 09:47 PM   #68
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Looking real good Tilden


Thanks. Yea, camera time is upon us. We put them out earlier then normal this year. We were not impressed to start but the last 2 weeks have been awesome. Lots of big jumps.


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Old 07-21-2017, 11:31 PM   #69
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Looking great Hunter! Wall of tines in that alfalfa pic. Super exciting times for y'all I'm sure!
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Old 07-21-2017, 11:49 PM   #70
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Cool deal!


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Old 07-21-2017, 11:55 PM   #71
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Good lookin bucks.

Who's on the hit list?


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Old 07-22-2017, 11:49 AM   #72
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Who's on the hit list?


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Don't think Any of these deer are on the hit list. We are going to give them another year or two. Have to take a decent number or does for management purposes but probably will only take one or two of the worst bucks.


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Old 07-22-2017, 11:53 AM   #73
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Looking good Hunter. When I rode yalls Utopia place with your dad you can see how much he loves wildlife management. You guys have made it a family passion keeping family close that's a very big added value to having these beautiful animals. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-22-2017, 11:55 AM   #74
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Different feeder. Has some different bucks. A couple repeats.

Clean 4 yr old. Was a typical clean 170" 12 pt last year.







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Old 07-22-2017, 12:04 PM   #75
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Looks like all of the nutrition is going to their heads!
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Old 07-22-2017, 12:34 PM   #76
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Looking good Hunter. When I rode yalls Utopia place with your dad you can see how much he loves wildlife management. You guys have made it a family passion keeping family close that's a very big added value to having these beautiful animals. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Robert. It certainly is a family affair. He loves messing with both places. Has been pretty much a full time endeavor for him since 2004 and he has never enjoyed it more.

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Looks like all of the nutrition is going to their heads!

We really could use several inches of rain spread over a couple of weeks but we are doing what we can to provide them protein, alfalfa and water.



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Old 07-22-2017, 02:53 PM   #77
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Great pics!!!!
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Old 07-23-2017, 03:28 AM   #78
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Looking good!
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Old 07-23-2017, 01:15 PM   #79
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Last pics for a while. Have a good Sunday.
No idea what is going on here.


Love this deer.






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Old 07-23-2017, 02:31 PM   #80
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I vote this one for the DMP lol

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Old 07-24-2017, 10:50 AM   #81
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A good choice! He is certainly going to be one we take a look at
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Old 07-24-2017, 11:16 AM   #82
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Great looking bucks. What age do you start culling bucks and what makes it a cull for yall?
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Old 07-24-2017, 01:15 PM   #83
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Great looking bucks. What age do you start culling bucks and what makes it a cull for yall?
We used to adhere pretty closely to 2 years old or older and less then 8 pts and 4 years old or older and only 8 points. We are starting to be a little less aggressive and let everything get a little age on it. Probably start doing more culling at 4 yrs old and go from there.
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Old 07-24-2017, 01:17 PM   #84
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Couple of pics last night from the stand.





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Old 07-24-2017, 07:57 PM   #85
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A good choice! He is certainly going to be one we take a look at
If wanting to grow big typicals, I think that's the one! From the pics it looks like there are plenty of other that might score better, but that's by far the prettiest one that you've posted IMO keep up the hard work!
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Old 07-25-2017, 04:41 PM   #86
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If wanting to grow big typicals, I think that's the one! From the pics it looks like there are plenty of other that might score better, but that's by far the prettiest one that you've posted IMO keep up the hard work!
Agree with you..........but we just got this picture and he will be hard to pass if we can get him in a pen with 20 does
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Old 07-25-2017, 04:43 PM   #87
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Agree with you..........but we just got this picture and he will be hard to pass if we can get him in a pen with 20
Just build two pens!! Problem solved!

Both of them are studs for sure, that typical 12 just tickles my fancy some! Now if you throw a 160-170" 8 out I'd pick him! Ha
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Old 07-25-2017, 04:48 PM   #88
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Just build two pens!! Problem solved!



Both of them are studs for sure, that typical 12 just tickles my fancy some! Now if you throw a 160-170" 8 out I'd pick him! Ha


No I hear ya. I really like the 12 and I also like this 10. Should be fun to try and see what the guys in the chopper end up catching.



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Old 07-25-2017, 04:51 PM   #89
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No I hear ya. I really like the 12 and I also like this 10. Should be fun to try and see what the guys in the chopper end up catching.



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Old 07-25-2017, 04:54 PM   #90
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I don't know yet. Never done it before. We are still going through the paperwork and so forth to get are DMP pen certified.
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Old 07-25-2017, 09:52 PM   #91
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Some awesome bucks. You got to be looking forward to seeing how they finish. Good Luck with a Hammer!!
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Old 08-11-2017, 02:45 PM   #92
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Old 08-11-2017, 02:48 PM   #93
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Just now seeing this. That's some dang good looking bucks.
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Old 08-11-2017, 02:48 PM   #94
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I would check and see if it actually has any man parts. Friend killed a freak similar to that last year in MO and it was a doe.
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Old 08-11-2017, 03:25 PM   #95
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Just seeing this thread, subscribed! Incredible bucks, would be hard to choose which one to put in the DMP.
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Old 08-11-2017, 03:38 PM   #96
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Very interesting read. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 08-11-2017, 03:38 PM   #97
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Old 08-12-2017, 03:59 PM   #98
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Going to show my ignorance here, but wouldn't doing a DMP potentially damage herd quality, with 20 siblings running around and mating later on?
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:53 PM   #99
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Going to show my ignorance here, but wouldn't doing a DMP potentially damage herd quality, with 20 siblings running around and mating later on?


Don't think it will really be a problem. Their genetic makeup is diverse enough and we have a big enough population that it shouldn't be a problem anytime in the foreseeable future. Not AM ignorant statement in the least


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Old 08-12-2017, 09:10 PM   #100
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That is a huge typical frame!
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