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Old 11-23-2017, 11:55 AM   #601
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Same here, We were last weekend when the cold front came through and the deer were not moving very much. Couple days later they were everywhere. Some of the younger bucks were really starting to push the does around. Hoping to get back down next week. Good luck to yall that are there this week and Happy Thanksgiving!!
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Old 11-25-2017, 01:43 PM   #602
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Bucks chasing does every sit. Mature mgmt deer came in yesterday at 40yds and bubba dropped the hammer!! He shot a doe an hour earlier! Now he's ready to go back to catching slabs!


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Old 11-25-2017, 03:02 PM   #603
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Those of y'all seeing bucks chasing where do y'all hunt?
Just talked to my buddy who is at the lease, and still no bucks chasing on our place. We hunt off of Caverns road, witch is just west of town.
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Old 11-25-2017, 04:12 PM   #604
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Zero action down Juno Hwy.


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Old 11-25-2017, 04:18 PM   #605
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We are also about 2 miles from the caverns, east of the caverns and we have seen zero rut activity.
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Old 11-25-2017, 04:32 PM   #606
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I'm east of town at exit 420 they are chasing here.
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Old 11-25-2017, 06:55 PM   #607
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Heading back to Sutton county Thursday for 12 days hope the mature Deer get on thier feet and start moving. Wish we could get a nice artic front to blow in as well ���� For added bonus
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Old 11-26-2017, 11:37 AM   #608
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I'm in. Speaking of eating places in Sonora, how is that Steakhouse just on the Northside of I-10? Anywhere else have decent eats? I liked the salsa at the Mexican place next to Sonic, but that was about it. We won't go to town much, but when we do I'd like to eat somewhere decent.

Taco grill is good for breakfast and steak house has good chopped steak and chicken fried steak
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Old 11-26-2017, 11:06 PM   #609
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Heading back to Sutton county Thursday for 12 days hope the mature Deer get on thier feet and start moving. Wish we could get a nice artic front to blow in as well ���� For added bonus
12 days.....thats awesome. Going to make some of us a tad jealous.
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Old 11-26-2017, 11:12 PM   #610
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Lots of bucks chasing on our place, which is down bond road about 8 miles. Haven't seen many mature bucks at all this year though, but lots of good young deer.
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Old 11-26-2017, 11:20 PM   #611
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12 days.....thats awesome. Going to make some of us a tad jealous.
Already been at the ranch 10 days only 5 more to go until the 16th then Iím back 14 days.
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Old 11-26-2017, 11:35 PM   #612
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South of towns the Sutton/ Val verde border. The bucks are pushing but the does aren’t having it yet. Still decent feeder activity. Some of the mature deer I saw this weekend wanted corn and nothing else...others were pushing. It should bust open pretty soon.
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Old 11-27-2017, 07:43 AM   #613
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Already been at the ranch 10 days only 5 more to go until the 16th then Iím back 14 days.
Man thats awesome. I am planning on doing a long stay the week of the 5th. Not sure what days yet. But it will be a longer stay since I have a mandatory class for work the following week. Who schedules classes during hunting season???
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Old 11-27-2017, 10:46 AM   #614
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I wasn't able to go to the lease this weekend but the guys that did didn't see a whole lot of activity. The moon phase might have had something to do with it. We got word of a neighboring property doing day hunts so hopes of snagging a trophy are not looking good. I'll be heading down this Sunday to spend a week. Hopefully the chance of rain next week and moon in our favor will spark some rut activity.


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Old 11-27-2017, 12:04 PM   #615
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We still have a few bucks chasing does. Seen a lot more mature bucks this week so they are on the move.
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Old 11-29-2017, 07:51 AM   #616
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Whos going this weekend?? Any updates on activety in the area?
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Old 11-29-2017, 08:23 AM   #617
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We will be back the weekend of the 9th. For the past 10 years I have had the most success that weekend. Shot multiple big mature bucks on that 2nd weekend in December. I dont know if I have just been lucky or the deer in the area just move better at that time.

We went last weekend and the rut was still not full on. We still have bucks running in bachelor groups and not being aggressive at all with the does.
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Old 11-30-2017, 07:54 AM   #618
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My buddy will be going out there today, I can get an up date from him. I'm going on the 6th, hope the rut is in high gear then.
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Old 11-30-2017, 12:14 PM   #619
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I was thinking about going this weekend, but forecast for next weekend looks better with cooler temps. This weekend is full moon too. I'm gonna wait til next week.
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Old 11-30-2017, 12:18 PM   #620
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Headed up on the 6th myself. In for reports.
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Old 12-02-2017, 04:27 PM   #621
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Just got a rut update from my buddy. He said bucks are starting to split up and follow some does. We think next weekend might be perfect. I'll be going on the 6th!
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Old 12-02-2017, 09:05 PM   #622
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Just for y'alls info San Angelo Pellet has %17 protein for $7.50 pr bag.
Iím gonna have to check this out. My deer go through 150lbs or more a week
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Old 12-02-2017, 09:23 PM   #623
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No bears on TC’s? I know of one on camera around Loma Alta area.
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Old 12-02-2017, 09:29 PM   #624
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I just got a break from work and I'll be on my way towards Sonora by early Monday morning.

Other than the big moon everything looks prime for some good rut activity.
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Old 12-02-2017, 09:54 PM   #625
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Here off Juno Hwy now and some younger bucks are starting to push, but nothing major yet. It's actually been as dead as I've seen it up here.
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Old 12-02-2017, 10:13 PM   #626
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Shot this one Thursday evening.
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Old 12-03-2017, 12:14 PM   #627
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Headed to Canyon Ranch next weekend. Got some tags to fill as axis-blackbuck to thin out. Deer hitting the feeders yet or still lots of acorns?
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Old 12-03-2017, 03:45 PM   #628
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Here off Juno Hwy now and some younger bucks are starting to push, but nothing major yet. It's actually been as dead as I've seen it up here.
Thanks for the update!
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Old 12-03-2017, 03:46 PM   #629
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Shot this one Thursday evening.
Congrats, nice buck!
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:23 PM   #630
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Congrats Duck !! That's a good deer.
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:32 AM   #631
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Shot this one Thursday evening.
Nice buck for sure! Congrats!

We will be back in town this weekend, this is typically the weekend the deer are heavily moving so if you guys have free time I would highly recommend going this weekend. Weather looks perfect for deer movement as well.
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:23 AM   #632
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Head down Thursday morning! Was going to go Wed but don't want to unload everything and set up camp in the rain!!


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Old 12-06-2017, 07:39 AM   #633
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Well the rain is here. Its been raining non stop since last night. Good thing though we needed it. Yesterday there was alot of activety. Deer moving everywhere it seemed like. It was like playing the old frogger game driving down.
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:42 AM   #634
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Good to hear, be there tomorrow. Hopefully by the time we roll into camp it will stop raining. Unloading in the rain is no bueno.
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:19 AM   #635
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It was pretty windy yesterday but I saw a lot of activity. I'm sittin' in camp watching the rain now.

It looks like steady rain all day and night and somewhat into Thursday, with lows around 30 through the weekend.

This should really help with rut action. I'm gonna be ready to hit a blind when a break in the rain comes.
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Old 12-07-2017, 06:30 AM   #636
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It's currently snowing...

the bucks are chasing the does hard on my place.
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Old 12-07-2017, 06:35 AM   #637
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What side of town are you on?
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:10 AM   #638
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It's currently snowing...

the bucks are chasing the does hard on my place.

Just leaving Bucees in Terrell! Hope all that mess is done by the time we get down there! I remember a couple years ago I was down there when it snowed! Had a cull buck coming in every time the feeder went off! Held off cause they were calling for show! Woke up one morning to an 1" covering everything! Was so excited to shoot a deer in the snow! Got up and in the ladder stand early. Never saw a thing!! Turned to a muddy mess before the evening hunt! Stupid deer showed then and I was so sick he didn't show that morning I just let him go!! Came back to camp and found out everybody else slept in that morning cause they said the animals there don't move when it snows! They were right that day for sure!


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Old 12-07-2017, 08:18 AM   #639
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:46 AM   #640
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Coming down hard here. Seen very little movement in the last 24-48 hrs. Lots of rain and now heavy snow fall here.
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:49 AM   #641
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FM 479 in Harper has about an inch of snow on the ground.

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Old 12-07-2017, 09:55 AM   #642
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In the stand now, rut is definitely on at our place! Watching a nice 10 chase a doe all over my area. It was snowing this AM but just raining now. Good luck to y'all and be safe!
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:57 AM   #643
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Stared snowing again
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:45 AM   #644
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Coming down hard here. Seen very little movement in the last 24-48 hrs. Lots of rain and now heavy snow fall here.
Perfect! They're gonna be hungry and rested and ready to go this weekend, and I'm headed that way in the morning.
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:06 PM   #645
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Perfect! They're gonna be hungry and rested and ready to go this weekend, and I'm headed that way in the morning.


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Old 12-07-2017, 01:22 PM   #646
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Been down since Tuesday morning. Each day we've seen a few more deer than the last. Rut is starting to pick up off Juno hwy. It's a sloppy mess but the deer haven't seemed to mind. Saw a new 10 last night and my buddy had a nice 8 running doe this morning. Hopefully the big boys will start showing up.


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Old 12-07-2017, 01:42 PM   #647
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Well my son is not going to be happy! He really wanted to hunt in the snow this year LOL!!
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:44 PM   #648
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That 10 has some rank hocks....betting the rut is on point by the looks of those!
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:45 PM   #649
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We had snow at about 2 am when I got up to switch out propane tanks.


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Old 12-07-2017, 01:52 PM   #650
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Im hoping to get to my place next weekend
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