Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > Around the Campfire
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-17-2017, 09:36 AM   #151
SabreKiller
Ten Point
 
SabreKiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Kerrville, Texas
Hunt In: I used to hunt in Culberson County, but now I hunt in Val Verde County.
Default

I need to get out there pretty bad. Pretty sure I'll find the battery on my UTV is dead. I haven't been since the last weekend in March.
SabreKiller is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-17-2017, 10:15 AM   #152
F0WL_LIF3
Eight Point
 
F0WL_LIF3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Anahuac, TX
Hunt In: Juno, Tx
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SabreKiller View Post
I need to get out there pretty bad. Pretty sure I'll find the battery on my UTV is dead. I haven't been since the last weekend in March.
Take you a spare and if your good return it!
We are headed up sometime in August

Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
F0WL_LIF3 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-17-2017, 11:48 AM   #153
SabreKiller
Ten Point
 
SabreKiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Kerrville, Texas
Hunt In: I used to hunt in Culberson County, but now I hunt in Val Verde County.
Default I wish I could.....

I don't remember what size it was. Haha! I'm looking at the first weekend in August to try and get out there.
SabreKiller is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-18-2017, 07:57 AM   #154
Txhuntr2
Six Point
 
Txhuntr2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Houston
Hunt In: Val Verde
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SabreKiller View Post
I need to get out there pretty bad. Pretty sure I'll find the battery on my UTV is dead. I haven't been since the last weekend in March.
I was having the same issues with the battery on my Bronco II lease truck. Drained a battery every time it sat. I picked up a disconnect switch and it fires every time now. I Just gotta remember to use it!

I also keep a speed charger at the lease jic.

https://www.amazon.com/Post-Battery-.../dp/B001N729FS
Txhuntr2 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-18-2017, 09:24 AM   #155
SabreKiller
Ten Point
 
SabreKiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Kerrville, Texas
Hunt In: I used to hunt in Culberson County, but now I hunt in Val Verde County.
Default

Mine was a new battery at the beginning of last season, I think. I can push it out of the shed its in and jump it off. We've got a charger out there as well. I've gone quite some time without running it and its started, so we'll see what happens.
SabreKiller is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-20-2017, 10:44 AM   #156
F0WL_LIF3
Eight Point
 
F0WL_LIF3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Anahuac, TX
Hunt In: Juno, Tx
Default

We are headed up one last time before bow season. August 18th we will be there. Top of feeders, move a stand, etc. Ready for October!!

Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
F0WL_LIF3 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-23-2017, 10:05 PM   #157
brianlg31
Pope & Young
 
brianlg31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Bellville TX
Hunt In: Pandale
Default

That last rain really greened our place back up. Deer look great!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
brianlg31 is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-23-2017, 10:15 PM   #158
F0WL_LIF3
Eight Point
 
F0WL_LIF3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Anahuac, TX
Hunt In: Juno, Tx
Default

That's good to hear!!

Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
F0WL_LIF3 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-24-2017, 09:28 AM   #159
SabreKiller
Ten Point
 
SabreKiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Kerrville, Texas
Hunt In: I used to hunt in Culberson County, but now I hunt in Val Verde County.
Default Glad to hear that....

hopefully the rain filled up the "pots" on our place. I have several near my stand location.
SabreKiller is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-24-2017, 11:26 AM   #160
brianlg31
Pope & Young
 
brianlg31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Bellville TX
Hunt In: Pandale
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SabreKiller View Post
hopefully the rain filled up the "pots" on our place. I have several near my stand location.


Mine weren't full but did have some water. But on a down note, the muddy spots in the road were dry by Sunday. So it's drying out Quick!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
brianlg31 is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-24-2017, 11:37 AM   #161
SabreKiller
Ten Point
 
SabreKiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Kerrville, Texas
Hunt In: I used to hunt in Culberson County, but now I hunt in Val Verde County.
Default

Thanks for the information! Yeah, it never seems to take very long for things to dry up out there.
SabreKiller is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-30-2017, 06:28 PM   #162
BlakeS
Four Point
 
BlakeS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Anahuac Tx
Hunt In: East Texas
Default



Look what we have coming


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
BlakeS is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-30-2017, 06:40 PM   #163
Pedernal
Pope & Young
 
Pedernal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Del Rio
Hunt In: Amistad
Default

^^^hope we get some rain and a bit of relief from the heat^^^


It's 108 right now
Pedernal is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-30-2017, 06:51 PM   #164
BlakeS
Four Point
 
BlakeS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Anahuac Tx
Hunt In: East Texas
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pedernal View Post
^^^hope we get some rain and a bit of relief from the heat^^^


It's 108 right now


Me and you both


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
BlakeS is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-31-2017, 09:19 AM   #165
SabreKiller
Ten Point
 
SabreKiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Kerrville, Texas
Hunt In: I used to hunt in Culberson County, but now I hunt in Val Verde County.
Default Headed out Friday...

with the GF to fill feeders. I'ma taking a new stand and fill and a new camera since something tore my stuff up. Looks like the weather will cool off a little.
SabreKiller is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-07-2017, 12:15 PM   #166
SabreKiller
Ten Point
 
SabreKiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Kerrville, Texas
Hunt In: I used to hunt in Culberson County, but now I hunt in Val Verde County.
Default Made it out this past weekend...

and it sure was green! The greenest I've seen it for the start of August. However, it was 109 degrees at the camp house Saturday afternoon!
SabreKiller is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-07-2017, 12:17 PM   #167
F0WL_LIF3
Eight Point
 
F0WL_LIF3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Anahuac, TX
Hunt In: Juno, Tx
Default

That's awesome! We are headed up there in 2v weeks! Can't wait


Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
F0WL_LIF3 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-08-2017, 12:05 PM   #168
jheflinland
Four Point
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Default Howdy

Hello folks. This will be my first post on here. I've come across this forum several times while googling random stuff about deer hunting, but never joined, because I'm not much of a bowhunter. I have a bow, but it hasn't made its way to a stand in several years.

I have been on THF for a while, and have made an occasional post for a few years, but it seems like that forum is slowing way down and this one looks pretty active still. I really enjoy learning and exchanging information about hunting whitetails in Texas, more particularly in the area I'm hunting.

I manage a 7,700 acre low fence lease close to Juno. We have had 5k acres for 5 years and I added another 2,700 this year. I take responsibility of keeping all feeders full, as well as running game cameras.

We currently have 16 feed stations, with pens around them. All but one have a protein feeder and corn feeder. I think I have 14 cameras out right now. I have plans to set up a few more stations on the new acreage that I acquired this year (Hopefully before this season starts). It has become quite a job, but I'm learning all the time how to better manage a hunting property, as well as my time. I don't have any financial gain from it, and I have acquired way too many cameras and feeders. I do this because I really enjoy getting away from my office and this computer.

The drought had hit this property really hard when I started, and it hadn't been fed anything for several years. The deer there had never seen a protein feeder. I had a 1k pound protein feeder that I didn't need to fill for over a year. Corn piled up and started growing under some of the feeders. I remember one spot we set up a corn feeder and a protein feeder with a camera, came back 60 days later, with about 300 pounds of corn under the feeder, and the camera had one picture of a deer, and then us showing up to check the camera. It was tough and discouraging. Most of the guys that we had didn't set up feeders like we all agreed, and we were lucky to see a couple of deer in a sitting. The second year I took it upon myself to make sure we had the place set up "right", and took over feeding duties.

Fast forward to now, and I don't have any of the original lease members left. We fed around 15 tons so far this year, and I would guess we have quadrupled the population of deer on the place. Our age structure needs some work, but we are recovering from the drought, and should have several good years ahead of us. Our middle aged bucks are coming on strong. I went from having trouble filling the lease to having to turn people away. We have killed some good deer on the property over the years. We still haven't broke 150", but that is my next goal.

2016 harvest was slower than I expected. We didn't take any of the top end bucks that we had on the hit list. We saw tons of good middle aged bucks that show lots of promise. That mild winter made it really easy for the good'uns to make the slip.

I look forward to sharing updates and learning from all you guys.
jheflinland is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-08-2017, 12:24 PM   #169
SabreKiller
Ten Point
 
SabreKiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Kerrville, Texas
Hunt In: I used to hunt in Culberson County, but now I hunt in Val Verde County.
Default

Welcome to the forum!
SabreKiller is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-08-2017, 12:27 PM   #170
F0WL_LIF3
Eight Point
 
F0WL_LIF3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Anahuac, TX
Hunt In: Juno, Tx
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jheflinland View Post
Hello folks. This will be my first post on here. I've come across this forum several times while googling random stuff about deer hunting, but never joined, because I'm not much of a bowhunter. I have a bow, but it hasn't made its way to a stand in several years.

I have been on THF for a while, and have made an occasional post for a few years, but it seems like that forum is slowing way down and this one looks pretty active still. I really enjoy learning and exchanging information about hunting whitetails in Texas, more particularly in the area I'm hunting.

I manage a 7,700 acre low fence lease close to Juno. We have had 5k acres for 5 years and I added another 2,700 this year. I take responsibility of keeping all feeders full, as well as running game cameras.

We currently have 16 feed stations, with pens around them. All but one have a protein feeder and corn feeder. I think I have 14 cameras out right now. I have plans to set up a few more stations on the new acreage that I acquired this year (Hopefully before this season starts). It has become quite a job, but I'm learning all the time how to better manage a hunting property, as well as my time. I don't have any financial gain from it, and I have acquired way too many cameras and feeders. I do this because I really enjoy getting away from my office and this computer.

The drought had hit this property really hard when I started, and it hadn't been fed anything for several years. The deer there had never seen a protein feeder. I had a 1k pound protein feeder that I didn't need to fill for over a year. Corn piled up and started growing under some of the feeders. I remember one spot we set up a corn feeder and a protein feeder with a camera, came back 60 days later, with about 300 pounds of corn under the feeder, and the camera had one picture of a deer, and then us showing up to check the camera. It was tough and discouraging. Most of the guys that we had didn't set up feeders like we all agreed, and we were lucky to see a couple of deer in a sitting. The second year I took it upon myself to make sure we had the place set up "right", and took over feeding duties.

Fast forward to now, and I don't have any of the original lease members left. We fed around 15 tons so far this year, and I would guess we have quadrupled the population of deer on the place. Our age structure needs some work, but we are recovering from the drought, and should have several good years ahead of us. Our middle aged bucks are coming on strong. I went from having trouble filling the lease to having to turn people away. We have killed some good deer on the property over the years. We still haven't broke 150", but that is my next goal.

2016 harvest was slower than I expected. We didn't take any of the top end bucks that we had on the hit list. We saw tons of good middle aged bucks that show lots of promise. That mild winter made it really easy for the good'uns to make the slip.

I look forward to sharing updates and learning from all you guys.
Welcome man! Feel free to share some camera pics as I will also and ask any questions you need.
Sounds like your doing things right to get your place up and rolling.

These past rains should help out tremendously


Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
F0WL_LIF3 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-08-2017, 12:31 PM   #171
jheflinland
Four Point
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Default

Thanks pard. I'll start sharing some photos soon.
jheflinland is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-08-2017, 12:31 PM   #172
Txhuntr2
Six Point
 
Txhuntr2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Houston
Hunt In: Val Verde
Default

Glad you made it this way Jhef. This board seems to stay lively through the year, not just during deer season. I think this thread is fast becoming what the old VV thread was on THF. Welcome.
Txhuntr2 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-08-2017, 01:26 PM   #173
jheflinland
Four Point
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Default

Any of yall had any good rain lately? I was down a week ago and mid-July.

Both times I was there we had scattered showers, but it was real spotty. Some parts of our place had water standing in the roads, others didn't even get a single drop. Overall really dry and everything is burnt up over the last 30 days.

I think these showers over the last couple days missed us too.
jheflinland is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-08-2017, 01:30 PM   #174
F0WL_LIF3
Eight Point
 
F0WL_LIF3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Anahuac, TX
Hunt In: Juno, Tx
Default

I haven't been since June but it rained when I was there on our place. I want h the radar and it shows we get some more than I thought. Hopefully it's correct

Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
F0WL_LIF3 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-08-2017, 01:33 PM   #175
SabreKiller
Ten Point
 
SabreKiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Kerrville, Texas
Hunt In: I used to hunt in Culberson County, but now I hunt in Val Verde County.
Default

I was out there last weekend. The country got some rain about two weeks ago and everything I saw was very green. It rained on us last Saturday night, but it was very light. All along I-10 from Junction to Sonora to Ozona was very green for this time of year. Usually it's all dried up.
SabreKiller is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-08-2017, 01:37 PM   #176
blntrey3
Pope & Young
 
blntrey3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Labelle/ Fannett
Hunt In: Val Verde County, Loma Alta
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by F0WL_LIF3 View Post
I haven't been since June but it rained when I was there on our place. I want h the radar and it shows we get some more than I thought. Hopefully it's correct

Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
I will call my neighbor and see if got any of that Cell that went through yesterday
blntrey3 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-08-2017, 01:44 PM   #177
Texas8point
Pope & Young
 
Texas8point's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Hunt In: Buffalo and Juno, Texas
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jheflinland View Post
Hello folks. This will be my first post on here. I've come across this forum several times while googling random stuff about deer hunting, but never joined, because I'm not much of a bowhunter. I have a bow, but it hasn't made its way to a stand in several years.



I have been on THF for a while, and have made an occasional post for a few years, but it seems like that forum is slowing way down and this one looks pretty active still. I really enjoy learning and exchanging information about hunting whitetails in Texas, more particularly in the area I'm hunting.



I manage a 7,700 acre low fence lease close to Juno. We have had 5k acres for 5 years and I added another 2,700 this year. I take responsibility of keeping all feeders full, as well as running game cameras.



We currently have 16 feed stations, with pens around them. All but one have a protein feeder and corn feeder. I think I have 14 cameras out right now. I have plans to set up a few more stations on the new acreage that I acquired this year (Hopefully before this season starts). It has become quite a job, but I'm learning all the time how to better manage a hunting property, as well as my time. I don't have any financial gain from it, and I have acquired way too many cameras and feeders. I do this because I really enjoy getting away from my office and this computer.



The drought had hit this property really hard when I started, and it hadn't been fed anything for several years. The deer there had never seen a protein feeder. I had a 1k pound protein feeder that I didn't need to fill for over a year. Corn piled up and started growing under some of the feeders. I remember one spot we set up a corn feeder and a protein feeder with a camera, came back 60 days later, with about 300 pounds of corn under the feeder, and the camera had one picture of a deer, and then us showing up to check the camera. It was tough and discouraging. Most of the guys that we had didn't set up feeders like we all agreed, and we were lucky to see a couple of deer in a sitting. The second year I took it upon myself to make sure we had the place set up "right", and took over feeding duties.



Fast forward to now, and I don't have any of the original lease members left. We fed around 15 tons so far this year, and I would guess we have quadrupled the population of deer on the place. Our age structure needs some work, but we are recovering from the drought, and should have several good years ahead of us. Our middle aged bucks are coming on strong. I went from having trouble filling the lease to having to turn people away. We have killed some good deer on the property over the years. We still haven't broke 150", but that is my next goal.



2016 harvest was slower than I expected. We didn't take any of the top end bucks that we had on the hit list. We saw tons of good middle aged bucks that show lots of promise. That mild winter made it really easy for the good'uns to make the slip.



I look forward to sharing updates and learning from all you guys.


A couple of things buddy. Welcome to the green screen ! We are close to Juno as well and have been for several years..... it took us about 4 yrs of feeding "protein" to break the 150 mark, here's an example of what the goal is (165) 3 yrs ago




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Texas8point is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-08-2017, 02:15 PM   #178
jheflinland
Four Point
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Texas8point View Post
A couple of things buddy. Welcome to the green screen ! We are close to Juno as well and have been for several years..... it took us about 4 yrs of feeding "protein" to break the 150 mark, here's an example of what the goal is (165) 3 yrs ago




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
That is pretty much the goal! We have had two unconfirmed, unrecovered "kills" that I think would have been over 150, just really unlucky I guess. Maybe it will happen this year.

The deer you just posted is giving me flashbacks. I swear I have some game cam photos of him from 2013. Let me see if I can find them.
jheflinland is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-08-2017, 02:18 PM   #179
jheflinland
Four Point
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Default

That is one awesome buck BTW
jheflinland is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-08-2017, 02:20 PM   #180
jheflinland
Four Point
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Default

Is this the same deer?




Last edited by jheflinland; 08-08-2017 at 02:23 PM..
jheflinland is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-08-2017, 02:43 PM   #181
Rodney Bauer
Four Point
 
Rodney Bauer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Hunt In: Juno crossing Tx, Granada Ms, anywhere
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jheflinland View Post
Is this the same deer?



I wish i could get our lease feeding year round. Its hard to belive any where around juno corn would pile up on the ground, my kids are being raised up hunting that area. Welcome to the club.

Last edited by Rodney Bauer; 08-08-2017 at 02:45 PM.. Reason: Spelling
Rodney Bauer is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-08-2017, 07:02 PM   #182
Texas8point
Pope & Young
 
Texas8point's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Hunt In: Buffalo and Juno, Texas
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jheflinland View Post
Is this the same deer?





Pics didn't show pm me and u can text them to me


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Texas8point is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-09-2017, 09:37 AM   #183
SabreKiller
Ten Point
 
SabreKiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Kerrville, Texas
Hunt In: I used to hunt in Culberson County, but now I hunt in Val Verde County.
Default

We feed year round, but it's only corn. The other guys don't want to spend the money on protein. I always add a little Record Rack Golden Nuggets to my feeder when I fill up. It's a 4.5 hour drive to the lease and between hogs and sheep, I don't know that the deer would get much of the protein anyway.
SabreKiller is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-10-2017, 06:38 PM   #184
jheflinland
Four Point
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Default

Here's some of the better bucks I got on camera during July. Looking forward to seeing them in hard horn.










Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
jheflinland is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-11-2017, 12:02 AM   #185
CoolHandLuke
Ten Point
 
CoolHandLuke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Texas
Hunt In: Del Rio
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by blntrey3 View Post
I will call my neighbor and see if got any of that Cell that went through yesterday


Did you find out if y'all got any rain? We are right down the road.
CoolHandLuke is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-11-2017, 12:06 AM   #186
F0WL_LIF3
Eight Point
 
F0WL_LIF3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Anahuac, TX
Hunt In: Juno, Tx
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CoolHandLuke View Post
Did you find out if y'all got any rain? We are right down the road.
Where do you hunt?


Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
F0WL_LIF3 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-11-2017, 12:06 AM   #187
F0WL_LIF3
Eight Point
 
F0WL_LIF3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Anahuac, TX
Hunt In: Juno, Tx
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jheflinland View Post
Here's some of the better bucks I got on camera during July. Looking forward to seeing them in hard horn.










Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Those are some really nice bucks!

Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
F0WL_LIF3 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-11-2017, 07:39 AM   #188
brianlg31
Pope & Young
 
brianlg31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Bellville TX
Hunt In: Pandale
Default

I think I convinced my guys to work late today to finish setting the glass we are setting so we don't have to work tomorrow. Sure hope we get it done, if so Tyler and I are headed out tomorrow morning for a quick trip. We really need some lease theropy
brianlg31 is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-11-2017, 09:33 AM   #189
SabreKiller
Ten Point
 
SabreKiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Kerrville, Texas
Hunt In: I used to hunt in Culberson County, but now I hunt in Val Verde County.
Default Pretty green out there...

and not seeing much coming to the feeders except stupid pigs. All of the "pots" in the ground near my blind/feeder were full of water. I need to go back, but its just too freaking hot. The 109 degree heat last Saturday and all the work the GF and I did for 3 days really zapped my energy!
SabreKiller is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-11-2017, 10:01 AM   #190
Txhuntr2
Six Point
 
Txhuntr2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Houston
Hunt In: Val Verde
Default

Solid bucks J. Y'all definitely have a season to look forward to.
Txhuntr2 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-12-2017, 09:43 PM   #191
brianlg31
Pope & Young
 
brianlg31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Bellville TX
Hunt In: Pandale
Default

Still have water in the pots on the road. Grass is turning brown in spots.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
brianlg31 is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-12-2017, 09:45 PM   #192
F0WL_LIF3
Eight Point
 
F0WL_LIF3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Anahuac, TX
Hunt In: Juno, Tx
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by brianlg31 View Post
Still have water in the pots on the road. Grass is turning brown in spots.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Awesome!


Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
F0WL_LIF3 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-14-2017, 04:03 PM   #193
F0WL_LIF3
Eight Point
 
F0WL_LIF3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Anahuac, TX
Hunt In: Juno, Tx
Default

Only 3 more days and we will be on the road to gods country!!

Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
F0WL_LIF3 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-14-2017, 04:10 PM   #194
SabreKiller
Ten Point
 
SabreKiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Kerrville, Texas
Hunt In: I used to hunt in Culberson County, but now I hunt in Val Verde County.
Default

I wish I was going back. However, the 109 degree heat and no way to take a shower last time was brutal.
SabreKiller is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-14-2017, 04:11 PM   #195
F0WL_LIF3
Eight Point
 
F0WL_LIF3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Anahuac, TX
Hunt In: Juno, Tx
Default

Yeah the heat is going to be brutal but it's the last trip until November. We have shower and A/C so score on that

Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
F0WL_LIF3 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-14-2017, 04:18 PM   #196
Pedernal
Pope & Young
 
Pedernal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Del Rio
Hunt In: Amistad
Default

I spoke to some fellas hunting on the other side of the river a few days back. The guy claims they have multiple deer in th 150-160 class and have recently seen deer estimated at 165. He claims they feed some corn and just started feeding protein. He also mentioned deer die of old age since there is not a lot of hunting pressure on the deer. Could it be that just leaving deer to fend for themselves and allowing them to mature would creat bigger deer in val verde county as well??
Pedernal is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-14-2017, 04:21 PM   #197
Txhuntr2
Six Point
 
Txhuntr2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Houston
Hunt In: Val Verde
Default

We only feed corn, but we have gotten some game cam pics of bruisers in the 150+ ballpark. I can't afford free choice protein so age and rain is what I count on! The genetics are out there from what I've seen.
Txhuntr2 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-14-2017, 05:10 PM   #198
SabreKiller
Ten Point
 
SabreKiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Kerrville, Texas
Hunt In: I used to hunt in Culberson County, but now I hunt in Val Verde County.
Default

We only feed corn, but I put a little Record Rack in my feeder every time out there, which isn't often enough obviously. We've got some 140 inchers to maybe some 150 inchers, but I think we have some deer that die of old age as well. I just don't think they're nutrition is the greatest.
SabreKiller is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-14-2017, 05:17 PM   #199
jheflinland
Four Point
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Default

I am a firm believer that supplemental feeding improves overall health of wild deer. The healthier the deer, the larger his antlers will grow.

I do however believe that with management programs targeting 5.5 yr old bucks we still don't get to see full potential. We target 5.5 yr olds at our place and always have some screw-ups and some 3.5-4.5 yr olds are taken in the 120-135 range. These are the bucks that have the most potential to reach that 150+ mark. It's been proven too many times that some bucks will continue to grow well until their 7th year, some go a lot further than that.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
jheflinland is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-14-2017, 05:30 PM   #200
SabreKiller
Ten Point
 
SabreKiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Kerrville, Texas
Hunt In: I used to hunt in Culberson County, but now I hunt in Val Verde County.
Default I agree...

but these guys only want to feed corn. Additionally, the bucks cruise both sides of the fence and we've let a few good ones go only to get whacked on the other side of the fence. One I'm particularly talking about is a 12 point that had split brows that I was after. Oh well.

The neighbors said they had a management plan...never saw them implementing it though. The lease rule for us, set by the family (owner), is 8 point or better is your buck. You get one mature and one cull. Well, you know what that means. Generally any mature 8 has got a serious chance of getting smoked. I screwed up last year and killed a 3.5 year old 11. Mistakes happen. I've tried to use my tag on one particular deer for the last two years and he's gotten the upper hand. He should be 6.5 or 7.5 this year. If I don't get him I let a guest, usually my GF take a mature deer. I kill the culls, freaks, etc.
SabreKiller is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com