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Old 12-06-2016, 09:54 AM   #201
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Further west.....North/West of Comstock. Saturday morning it was pretty aggressive....it is going to get pretty cold at the end of this week, I honestly don't know what to expect, I just hope there are some new (bigger) deer I haven't see before moving.

I hunted a few times Loma Alta area years ago, off Dolan Road. I really like that area. There was not as many whitetail, but the place we hunted had its share of exotics. Sweet Area!
We have decent whitetail and some exotics. I like it, just seems the rut the past two years has been odd.
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Old 12-06-2016, 10:22 AM   #202
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It has been odd for us for the past 4 years, we have never been able to pin point it, but I did see the most action I have ever seen on this place in 4 years this past weekend, that is the only reason we are going back so soon.....I am thinking that this week should be pretty action filled. Good Luck! Send some exotics our way!
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Old 12-06-2016, 11:56 AM   #203
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It has been odd for us for the past 4 years, we have never been able to pin point it, but I did see the most action I have ever seen on this place in 4 years this past weekend, that is the only reason we are going back so soon.....I am thinking that this week should be pretty action filled. Good Luck! Send some exotics our way!
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Old 12-06-2016, 01:11 PM   #204
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I've got 3 does under the feeder right now 12:15 without a buck in sight. Not what I was expecting at all.
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Old 12-06-2016, 01:46 PM   #205
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I've got 3 does under the feeder right now 12:15 without a buck in sight. Not what I was expecting at all.
Hmmmmm
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Old 12-06-2016, 01:54 PM   #206
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I take part of that back, one of them is a button buck. . But still, sure thought that every doe on the place would have a buck on her tail by now. I've got all week so hopefully the cold front will really kick it into high gear.

On a different note, this north wind has them on edge. They actually never really made to under the feeder. Hit the out skirts and then headed to the road corn. They are still there eating. I've never seen any of the deer here that spoked at the feeder.
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Old 12-07-2016, 03:49 PM   #207
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Ive seen and have on camera several bigger mature bucks, 9 points or better. Even had them in bow range several times. Wanted to wait till the rut to see what would appear. So I know there are mature deer here.

Can someone please explain to me why I'm watching 2 yearling forked horn bucks chase this poor doe in this 300yd circle I can see? Every time she stops she pees. I'm talking about all out sprinting at times.

I really don't think there are that many does here that All the mature bucks are off chasing other does. Why aren't they up here kicking these young bucks off of her. I know this may be trivial to some of you but I'm being serious. Remember I hunted the piney woods all my
life and you didn't get to see any of this stuff.

And another question. They just stopped chasing her, actually she shifted gears and left the country. So now one of the bucks is at the feeder, but skidish is heck. Why? They have been eating there ever since I put it in the spring, no problem. Now every deer that comes near it acts like it's brand new! There's some pig blood from last night but they were acting like this yesterday before shot the pig.
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Old 12-07-2016, 07:12 PM   #208
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Told y'all I had bigger deer here!! Heck yeah. He just appeared out of no where. He's not real wide but I love the splits and the fact he come so close at the tips.




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Old 12-07-2016, 07:15 PM   #209
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There you go man! Way to hang in there.
They sure can sneak up on you out there.
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Old 12-07-2016, 07:52 PM   #210
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I was just telling my son and buddy before I shot him that I think they have tunnels and just pop up. Lol


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Old 12-07-2016, 09:09 PM   #211
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Nice buck ^^^, there should be a cold from coming through that area tomorrow, maybe you see even bigger bucks on the move.
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Old 12-07-2016, 09:44 PM   #212
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Supposed to get COLD Friday .! Ill be in the blind Saturday hope I get some action.!!!!!


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Old 12-08-2016, 09:54 AM   #213
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Awesome!!!
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Old 12-09-2016, 11:13 AM   #214
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Okay NOW I'm seeing what I expected to see during the rut. Saw a good ol knock down drag out this morning. Heard multiple bucks grunting while chasing. Watching 3 different does, all in opposite directions, being followed by multiple bucks. And I can glass the hills and see bucks out roaming around. And can see a notable difference in neck size. Still only seeing the young bucks, but I'm tagged out so I'm just here for pigs and pictures.
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Old 12-09-2016, 01:15 PM   #215
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Excellent I'll be out there all day tomorrow. .!!!

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Old 12-09-2016, 06:56 PM   #216
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Man I just watched my first good buck fight. Lasted about 20 min. They were getting after it. Now I see why rattling doesn't always work, it would take 3 guys to make that much noise. That was one of the most intense things I've seen in the wild. And there were other buck running towards them. Wow!

Yes I know, I need to get out more.
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Old 12-09-2016, 09:52 PM   #217
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Keep us updated, and thanks.
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Old 12-10-2016, 03:47 PM   #218
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Nice buck Brian, I love to watch them fight too.
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Old 12-11-2016, 12:48 AM   #219
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Prime rut going on now from what I am hearing.....how long will it last you think??? A week or so?
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Old 12-12-2016, 09:45 AM   #220
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Just got back last night from 4 days of hunting. The bucks were definitely moving, but it did not seem as active as the week before (could have just been the location I sat in and the fact that I slept in a couple times. ).....still very entertaining. Did see a few good fights and some broken horns. We did not shoot any deer.

Congrats BrianLG on the buck, good deer!
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Old 12-12-2016, 02:40 PM   #221
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Headed out wednesday
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Old 12-13-2016, 09:31 AM   #222
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I was at our lease near Pumpville this past weekend and the rut is still going, but not as strong. This may be leading up to the second rut cuz last year on the 16th it was like a circus. Bucks running does everywhere.

I have a video of an 8 chasing from this past weekend, but can't post it since it's so long.
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Old 12-13-2016, 10:26 AM   #223
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So we are gonna try and sneak in Tomorrow night to hammer them Thurs. Morning
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Old 12-13-2016, 07:55 PM   #224
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I'm going out on Friday.
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Old 12-14-2016, 08:36 AM   #225
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Headed out in 1 hr!!!
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Old 12-15-2016, 09:31 AM   #226
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I am heading to Comstock tomorrow to hunt until Monday. Glad to hear that the rut is still going on.
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Old 12-18-2016, 01:24 PM   #227
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Not seeing much rut action....very odd year
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Old 12-18-2016, 11:57 PM   #228
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Didn't see much rut activity.
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Old 12-27-2016, 06:57 PM   #229
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Saw a buck following/chasing a doe that had a yearling with her. Could not really watch them for a long time but it almost seemed like the buck was following with a purpose in mind. Both the buck and doe could not have been more than 2.5 years old. Could this be part of the second rut??
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Old 01-02-2017, 09:35 AM   #230
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Saw a buck following/chasing a doe that had a yearling with her. Could not really watch them for a long time but it almost seemed like the buck was following with a purpose in mind. Both the buck and doe could not have been more than 2.5 years old. Could this be part of the second rut??
Very odd this year, don't think there was ever a full blown rut
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Old 01-07-2017, 12:53 PM   #231
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When will bucks drop their antlers in Val Verde County?


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Old 01-07-2017, 04:02 PM   #232
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^^^Late March, April and even into May is what I have seen.^^^
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Old 01-07-2017, 04:14 PM   #233
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Agreed, as late as April from what I have seen.
We get alot of good buck pictures in our pens from January through the end of March.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:39 AM   #234
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Anyone seeing any activity??? I got a Report that they were going NUTS in Rock Springs
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:24 AM   #235
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Anyone seeing any activity??? I got a Report that they were going NUTS in Rock Springs
Hows the rut looking right now?
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:18 AM   #236
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a couple of weeks ago I killed a good 8 chasing. Every buck I saw this past weekend had very black hocks. There wasn't much movement this past weekend though due to the warm weather and the full moon. I expect this weather to make them bust out chasing.

Checking my records, every big buck I've killed whether mule deer or whitetail has happened during the week of December 6-13. I should be at the lease.
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:02 AM   #237
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Next year I am moving my vacation days to this week instead of last week. That's 2 yrs in a row without seeing what I consider hardcore rut activity.
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:09 AM   #238
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Next year I am moving my vacation days to this week instead of last week. That's 2 yrs in a row without seeing what I consider hardcore rut activity.

Yeah, I'll take a few days this time next year as well. I have no idea why I went last weekend. I knew it was going to be warm and a super moon, but I went anyway. Besides, by the lease rules I've already killed a mature deer, 8 points or better. Now, all I can whack is culls and does. It would have really sucked had a really big buck walked out. But, I digress.


I've already marked it on my calendar.
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:12 AM   #239
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Anyone seeing any activity??? I got a Report that they were going NUTS in Rock Springs
We were out last weekend and they were starting to push. The hot weather and full moon didn't help but saw some movement. Had a great shooter Friday afternoon but couldn't close the deal. He has never been on camera either and we are finally seeing mature deer as the last few years have been only young bucks. I'd be back out this weekend but have my wifes company party Friday night so we will be heading out next Thursday.

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Old 12-06-2017, 10:16 AM   #240
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My company Christmas party is this Friday. I'm so temped to skip it. Lol
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:16 AM   #241
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We see a lot of mature bucks on camera well into January too - so if I can't sneak out west this weekend, I'll spend Jan 2-7 chasing them.
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:31 AM   #242
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Anyone out hunting this weekend?? I hear it’s snowing around some areas near Del Rio
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:30 AM   #243
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Anyone out hunting this weekend?? I hear itís snowing around some areas near Del Rio
No, but I wish I was. Historically, this is THE prime week for hunting out there.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:04 AM   #244
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I was out there Tuesday and Wednesday rut is in full swing had bucks with noses to the ground nonstop and many bucks tending does. I saw bucks all day long yesterday this is off 1024
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