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Old 03-28-2017, 11:06 AM   #1
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Hey guys, finally got our new thread up and running for 2017-2018! The year has started off rather nicely with a bit of rain and deer hammering protein and cottonseed. Our bucks have just now started to shed their antlers. Most of them look to be in pretty good shape. Looking forward to another great season. Ryan, Robert, and myself will post as many pics and updates as we can as the year progresses! We hope you enjoy this thread!


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Old 03-28-2017, 11:09 AM   #2
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Looking forward to following along! Ryan when you going to take me down there!?
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Old 03-28-2017, 11:09 AM   #3
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Old 03-28-2017, 11:12 AM   #4
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Here are a few pics from our last trip to the ranch along with some from our last round of trail cam pics!












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Old 03-28-2017, 11:16 AM   #5
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My Alto Bonito buck 2013. I'm in.....


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Old 03-28-2017, 11:19 AM   #6
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Old 03-28-2017, 11:31 AM   #7
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My Alto Bonito buck 2013. I'm in.....


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Old 03-28-2017, 11:42 AM   #8
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Another good thread to follow. Best of luck to you guys this year.

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Old 03-28-2017, 11:49 AM   #9
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Along for the ride. Wishing y'all the best for this next season!!
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Old 03-28-2017, 12:07 PM   #10
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My Alto Bonito buck 2013. I'm in.....


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He was a ****** old warrior!


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Old 03-28-2017, 12:08 PM   #11
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Another good thread to follow. Best of luck to you guys this year.

Viva.


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Thanks Scott! Hopefully it's a good year for everyone! Definitely started off right, now the waiting game begins lol


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Old 03-28-2017, 12:09 PM   #12
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Along for the ride. Wishing y'all the best for this next season!!


Thank you! Best of luck to you too, may God give us the patience to make it through another lengthy offseason


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Old 03-28-2017, 12:19 PM   #13
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Thank you! Best of luck to you too, may God give us the patience to make it through another lengthy offseason


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Haha I'm praying to make it through the off season and also to give us some rain in West Texas so my protein bill doesn't sky rocket.


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Old 03-28-2017, 12:38 PM   #14
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Lets get this party started.
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Old 03-28-2017, 12:54 PM   #15
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First rattle snake of the season. He was trying to be sneaky. But was not match for the wooden stick.



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Old 03-28-2017, 01:02 PM   #16
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Need to post up some of them videos oscar hint hint !!!
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Old 03-28-2017, 01:24 PM   #17
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Need to post up some of them videos oscar hint hint !!!


Lol! Sorry it's taking so long, just have too many to catch up on! Promise there will be quite a few posted up here real soon!

I know of a few others getting serious withdrawal symptoms too


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Old 03-28-2017, 03:08 PM   #18
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Dead head we found at RAB this past weekend. Luckily it was a cull buck that no one had seen during the season.

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Old 03-28-2017, 03:19 PM   #19
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Dead head we found at RAB this past weekend. Luckily it was a cull buck that no one had seen during the season.

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Sucker disappeared right after he rubbed out of velvet. Was never seen on the hoof. Always sucks to lose a deer, but hurts a lot less when it's a management or a cull lol



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Old 03-28-2017, 03:19 PM   #20
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Weird looked healthy!


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Old 03-28-2017, 03:23 PM   #21
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Yep, looked perfectly healthy and was a daily regular at protein. Who knows what happened.


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Old 03-28-2017, 08:17 PM   #22
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Old 03-28-2017, 08:26 PM   #23
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Looking green!
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Old 03-28-2017, 08:29 PM   #24
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Looking green!
Yes it is... Sure be nice to get some more rain tho..

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Old 03-28-2017, 08:33 PM   #25
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Yes it is... Sure be nice to get some more rain tho..

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Would definitely be nice to get some more rain before the heavy heat sets in.


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Old 03-28-2017, 08:38 PM   #26
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You guys should be primed for great year. Will be following. Good Luck to you guys.
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Old 03-28-2017, 08:57 PM   #27
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I'm just here for the updates on the diamond 8 !!!! And if he's in the management list !!!
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Old 03-28-2017, 09:22 PM   #28
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Old 03-28-2017, 09:25 PM   #29
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Idk why but I love that deer. Ever since I seen him go under that fence lol !!!!
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Old 03-28-2017, 09:38 PM   #30
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That deer is a beast. Pictures do him no justice. He's one of a kind for sure.
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Old 03-28-2017, 10:24 PM   #31
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This buck right here is my favorite. Junior. Been watching him since he was 2 1/2. He's grown into an amazing animal.


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Old 03-28-2017, 10:27 PM   #32
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This buck right here is my favorite. Junior. Been watching him since he was 2 1/2. He's grown into an amazing animal.


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Do you all see a big jump at 7.5-8.5?
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Old 03-28-2017, 10:37 PM   #33
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Do you all see a big jump at 7.5-8.5?


The peak we've observed in our deer is 7.5, but given a good year they can grow quite well from 7.5 to 8.5. Last couple of years have been good for us weather-wise so most, if not all, our bucks over 7.5 grew quite well. However, they're very susceptible to drought from what I've seen. Most bucks going past 7.5 during a harsh year rarely grow. They actually usually go backwards a few inches. That's what makes it such a big gamble to let a buck go past 7. To me, it's a no brainer, if the buck doesn't reach what i feel is his full potential at 7.5 he'll go another year no matter what. Just the extra breeding you can get out of him, regardless of antler growth, is worth it in my opinion. If he does grow well, it's an added bonus.


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Old 03-28-2017, 10:49 PM   #34
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i have no idea why anyone still shoots 110 class 3 year olds.
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Old 03-29-2017, 05:52 AM   #35
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Old 03-29-2017, 08:16 AM   #36
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Will be following, y'all have a great program in place. Enjoy hearing from our fellow brothers! Be safe, Peace Out!
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Old 04-06-2017, 01:53 PM   #37
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Finally getting some much needed ranch time this weekend. Gonna build some new feed pens, fill feeders, and kill a few 12 packs of Sol! Not necessarily in that order . Pics to come on Sunday.



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Old 04-10-2017, 01:52 PM   #38
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Had a very good and productive trip to the ranch this weekend. Got a whole lot done. Built a new feed pen, filled feeders, put up a new skinning rack, and put up an awesome, new blind! Deer are still eating protein and cottonseed like crazy. We need some rain ASAP as lakes are starting to dry up and the brush is doing the same. Good chance of rain for tomorrow, hopefully we get lucky! We also did quite good in the shed department! Found over a dozen, mostly small, but did find a stud shed off a buck named No Brows. Cowboy had found other side a few days earlier. Very happy to have matched the set. Saw quite a few bucks with antlers still in their heads. Hopefully they'll all be done shedding soon so we can get out there put in some miles looking for sheds. Got a few big sets out there that i hope we can match. Here are a few photos from our weekend!













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Old 04-10-2017, 03:46 PM   #39
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Good stuff there, a few of us went down as well, fill feeders, yes hopefully we all will benefit
from the forecast Monday night & Tuesday for the rain! Thanks for sharing, will be following.
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Old 04-11-2017, 07:55 AM   #40
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Was definitely a good weekend. Very productive
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:43 AM   #41
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Any rain lately ?
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:53 AM   #42
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Following along this year! Super envious of you guys down there in Mexico!
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:05 AM   #43
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Yes sir, finally got some rain this past week, 2" across the entire ranch. We needed it badly, brush was starting to look very poor.


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Old 04-20-2017, 11:06 AM   #44
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Awesome. How far of a drive into Mexico are you ?
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:19 AM   #45
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Awesome. How far of a drive into Mexico are you ?
30 min give or take..

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Old 04-20-2017, 06:02 PM   #46
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This buck right here is my favorite. Junior. Been watching him since he was 2 1/2. He's grown into an amazing animal.


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Love his shape. My goal is to hunt Mexico at least once before I die

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Old 04-20-2017, 10:24 PM   #47
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Beautiful place! Very nice deer
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:20 AM   #48
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Love his shape. My goal is to hunt Mexico at least once before I die


He's my favorite buck on the ranch without a doubt!

Hunting Mexico is definitely something you need to do, but it'll be hard to do it just once! Lol


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Old 04-21-2017, 09:21 AM   #49
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:31 AM   #50
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He's my favorite buck on the ranch without a doubt!

Hunting Mexico is definitely something you need to do, but it'll be hard to do it just once! Lol


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I can vouch for that 20 years later......


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