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Old 09-19-2017, 10:27 AM   #401
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Etxbuckman, You going to archery hunt with us this year? Bowonly, You going to be home for the opener?
No, sir not this year. Between working at the farm with my dad and getting things situated at the deer lease I just didn't have the time to scout the Forest like I'd need.

I've got some really nice bucks coming around at the lease so I'll be there with a rifle in hand.
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Old 09-19-2017, 06:18 PM   #402
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will someone drop me a pin where you have seen good bucks and plan on hunting please??? never hurts to ask !!!! :-)
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Old 09-19-2017, 06:33 PM   #403
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will someone drop me a pin where you have seen good bucks and plan on hunting please??? never hurts to ask !!!! :-)
Sure thing! But sorry to let you down I won't be hunting it. I can cook you some breakfast and give you a foot rub though while you shoot your hard earned deer.

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Old 09-19-2017, 08:00 PM   #404
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Sure thing! But sorry to let you down I won't be hunting it. I can cook you some breakfast and give you a foot rub though while you shoot your hard earned deer.

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You might as well trade him for his spot in Harris County.
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Old 09-19-2017, 08:25 PM   #405
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Archery Assassin here's a good place to start!
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Old 09-20-2017, 08:51 AM   #406
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Old 09-20-2017, 09:18 AM   #407
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I knew I could count on my fellow archers !! :-)
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Old 09-20-2017, 09:22 AM   #408
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You might as well trade him for his spot in Harris County.
that would be a fair trade for him no doubt !
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:34 AM   #409
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For those of you that have cameras up, how often do you check them? Asking for a friend....
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Old 09-20-2017, 01:33 PM   #410
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archeryassissin....you can have my one spot...its that really big pine tree next to the big oak tree on the side end of the forest. Loaded with big bucks!
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Old 09-20-2017, 01:53 PM   #411
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Old 09-21-2017, 12:09 AM   #412
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archeryassissin....you can have my one spot...its that really big pine tree next to the big oak tree on the side end of the forest. Loaded with big bucks!
at least I don't have to worry about you stealing my corner just yet !!!
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Old 09-21-2017, 07:17 AM   #413
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For those of you that have cameras up, how often do you check them? Asking for a friend....
Once a week.

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Old 09-21-2017, 07:24 AM   #414
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Ok guys... I got a couple shooters and honestly think the longer brow tined deer is older. Only way ill be able to tell is if he came down same trail again this past week... Whats yalls take on ageing these 2 bucks?

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Old 09-21-2017, 12:40 PM   #415
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Roostar, I can't really tell how old that first deer is from that white pic but the last two (same buck right?) looks to be mature. 4.5ish. That's all I can tell from that one good side profile pic. JMO.
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Old 09-21-2017, 02:01 PM   #416
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Roostar, I can't really tell how old that first deer is from that white pic but the last two (same buck right?) looks to be mature. 4.5ish. That's all I can tell from that one good side profile pic. JMO.
Yes sir same buck. Hes a regular on the trail as well as a 7 point. they both work the same scrapes and rubs according to my other cameras. now the tall brow tines buck I have other pics of him a little clearer but not much he never seems to stick around long enough. I got him under a heavily used acorn tree and he runs off the other buck every time.
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Old 09-22-2017, 10:53 AM   #417
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The man made it through the season last year, and is even bigger. Saw him once last year before the season, never to be seen again, till today, one week before the season. I think once he feels some pressure from scouters, he heads to his sanctuary for the winter. Definitely a pattern.

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Old 09-22-2017, 01:16 PM   #418
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Well, it looks like I'll be adding another pink barbie pole to my arsenal.

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Old 09-22-2017, 01:21 PM   #419
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Well, it looks like I'll be adding another pink barbie pole to my arsenal.

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Congrats Damian!
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:21 PM   #420
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Hey guys, didn't really post up here last year any because I never got to stick anything, but I'm looking forward to opening weekend. Debating on going to check my camera this weekend or just let it be.
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:32 PM   #421
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Thanks, I'm pretty excited about it.

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Old 09-22-2017, 01:38 PM   #422
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Congrats Damian.
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:42 PM   #423
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Sorry guys I just don't see an old mature deer on those trail cam pics. The legs seem long and the shoulders and hind quarters are not as full as they could be. 3.5 at most. Of course that is older for the forest. I passed on one last year very similar. I hope he is still around for this year.
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Old 09-22-2017, 02:56 PM   #424
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Yeah buddy. Congratulations. I'm glad that all worked out in the end.
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Old 09-22-2017, 02:59 PM   #425
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The man made it through the season last year, and is even bigger. Saw him once last year before the season, never to be seen again, till today, one week before the season. I think once he feels some pressure from scouters, he heads to his sanctuary for the winter. Definitely a pattern.

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Top of that fence post would make a pretty solid rest.
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:01 PM   #426
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Big congrats Damian!

My daughter just passed the 12 week mark herself.
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Old 09-22-2017, 04:01 PM   #427
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John, that's still going on. They already have poles. I need one more now.....




I'm going to be a grandpa again. To another girl! So three grand daughters. Man, my head hurts just thinking about that....

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Old 09-22-2017, 05:16 PM   #428
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Congrats Damian... you too Tod



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Old 09-22-2017, 05:40 PM   #429
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Congratulations to the both of you good guys.
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:09 PM   #430
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Congrats Tod.

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Old 09-22-2017, 10:17 PM   #431
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Man that's awesome Damian! Big congrats to you and he family. Better put retirement on hold a little longer so you can spoil them all!


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John, that's still going on. They already have poles. I need one more now.....




I'm going to be a grandpa again. To another girl! So three grand daughters. Man, my head hurts just thinking about that....

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Well congratulations to you, sir.
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Old 09-22-2017, 11:37 PM   #433
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Can't believe I'm friends with two GRANDPAS! Does that mean I'm getting old too? Either way, congrats to you both!
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Old 09-23-2017, 02:14 PM   #434
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Thanks fellas for the congrats, we are getting pretty excited about our first grandchild for sure!

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Tod are you feeling any better?
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Old 09-23-2017, 04:38 PM   #436
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Tod are you feeling any better?
John, it's gonna be a long haul my friend. To answer your question, yes the pain is better.

But I've got another 10 weeks of no weight bearing. Then, I can start physical therapy and try to start walking again.

Doc said close to 2 years to fully recover.

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Old 09-23-2017, 06:36 PM   #437
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Fully recover are great words. Congrats on the grand daughters my friends.
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John, it's gonna be a long haul my friend. To answer your question, yes the pain is better.

But I've got another 10 weeks of no weight bearing. Then, I can start physical therapy and try to start walking again.

Doc said close to 2 years to fully recover.

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Oh my God, Tod. Man I really, really hate to hear that. I'm glad you're feeling better right now though.
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Old 09-24-2017, 08:41 PM   #439
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Damian and Tod, Congrats on the grand children!
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Old 09-24-2017, 08:45 PM   #440
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I guess a lot of the Sam hunters are on that Sam Houston Facebook page, Too bad they don't have any of the really good hunters on it!!
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Old 09-24-2017, 09:43 PM   #441
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Good Evening Ladies I've been lurking on this site for a few years . I've finally decided to post on here and maybe hunt the Sam . Can someone give me any pointers or help. Coordinates would be great !!! Preferably to your honey holes
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Old 09-24-2017, 10:39 PM   #442
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I would talk to that NF Hunter guy. He seems to know a lot about the SHNF. Be sure and pick up a map at the ranger station too. And good luck this season.




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Old 09-24-2017, 10:46 PM   #443
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I guess a lot of the Sam hunters are on that Sam Houston Facebook page, Too bad they don't have any of the really good hunters on it!!
That's why I'm on here instead of there. I'd rather talk with people who have an idea of what they're doing

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Old 09-24-2017, 10:52 PM   #444
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Thanks ETXBuckman, Where is the ranger station? !!
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Old 09-24-2017, 11:12 PM   #445
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I would talk to that NF Hunter guy. He seems to know a lot about the SHNF. Be sure and pick up a map at the ranger station too. And good luck this season.






Map???? Lol. Hell I just go hunt it.


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Old 09-24-2017, 11:21 PM   #446
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Random question and change of topic? Has anyone been downwind of a deer and still been blown? And not in a good way. This happened to me not too long ago, I was thinking the wind may have swirled. Also was wearing scent killer.

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Random question and change of topic? Has anyone been downwind of a deer and still been blown? And not in a good way. This happened to me not too long ago, I was thinking the wind may have swirled. Also was wearing scent killer.

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Yup, last year, national forest. The wind swirls bad where I hunt and seems to change hourly at times.


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Old 09-24-2017, 11:26 PM   #448
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Alright yall I'm bringing this to the SHNF Deities. I have gotten answers from a federal and state GW on my East Texas Hunting Club, Facebook page.

Is this buck legal the way the current law is written?


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Old 09-24-2017, 11:27 PM   #449
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From my little experience wind swirls Bad in East Texas
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Old 09-24-2017, 11:32 PM   #450
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Sarge I'd have to say No it is not legal . Being there is not a spike/unbranched antler on the one side . I'd say he gets a pass this year. Curious on the right answer though. Nice scenario!!
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