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Old 10-04-2018, 07:49 PM   #251
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Got some corn spread out today . Mike i hope your dad gets thru this.
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Old 10-04-2018, 08:43 PM   #252
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Thanks Jess! Hope yours gets his first archery deer.
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:52 PM   #253
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Hey everyone! I'm new to TBH but have been reading up on past threads and finally decided to join the conversation. This will be my first year to hunt the Whitney/Aquilla area for deer and ducks. I have hunted different public land for dove and ducks for a couple of years now. Seems like a great group of people on here. Looking forward to learning a bunch and helping out any way I can. Hope I get to meet some of y'all out there! Hope everyone has a safe hunting season and enjoys all the time God gives them in the woods!
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Old 10-05-2018, 08:01 AM   #254
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Anybody hunting today? Or this weekend?
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Old 10-05-2018, 08:19 AM   #255
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Anybody hunting today? Or this weekend?


After last weekends sweat lodge i had going on, im not until we atleast get in the 70ís. I will be out around lunch to feed my crows and squirrels though.


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Old 10-05-2018, 08:43 AM   #256
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Iím hunting this morning, nothin movin mosquitos r worse than they were last weekend!


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Old 10-05-2018, 09:56 AM   #257
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I will be out there for awhile tomorrow.
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Old 10-05-2018, 10:19 AM   #258
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Wanna get back out there! But biology lab midterm is next Tuesday, so gotta study for that and write 2 papers, and study for a government test... some day this will all pay off...2 and a half more years to go

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Old 10-05-2018, 03:35 PM   #259
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Been giving everyone a head start. Will be down all of next week. Time to test out some rain gear.
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Old 10-05-2018, 04:39 PM   #260
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After last weekends sweat lodge i had going on, im not until we atleast get in the 70ís. I will be out around lunch to feed my crows and squirrels though.


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Good see-n ya post Eric.


I'm kinda the same way. Way to warm for me right now. Early mornings are fine. But it don't take long to warm up past my comfort level .


Don't yall forget, clocks jump back an hour at the end of the month . That means ya got to get up an hour earlier to make the same daylight at your stand . But your welcome to sleep an hour later if ya want. I'm sure the other hunters wont mind a bit.
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Old 10-05-2018, 05:52 PM   #261
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I donít post much, but I smoked my first hog this morning. He only ran about 30 yards. Also saw a young 6 point.
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Old 10-05-2018, 06:25 PM   #262
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I will be out there in the morning. Went and put some corn out this afternoon. Looks like the dang pigs hit my 100 pounds of corn from Sunday.
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Old 10-05-2018, 06:33 PM   #263
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I'm here now...only thing I've seen are skeeters.
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Old 10-05-2018, 07:22 PM   #264
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Well, there is Carlock- where ya been?
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Old 10-05-2018, 07:22 PM   #265
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I’m sittin’ as well. Nothing yet. Would y’all shoot a big mature doe if she’s been been traveling with a yearling button buck? They both come in nearly every morning and evening. Trying to decide if i should give her a pass until late season.
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Old 10-05-2018, 07:43 PM   #266
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I donít post much, but I smoked my first hog this morning. He only ran about 30 yards. Also saw a young 6 point.

Congrats on the sausage.


Mo gooda luq to the rest of yall this weekend.
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Old 10-05-2018, 10:04 PM   #267
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Shot 4 hogs at Aquilla this evening, deer donít have a chance,
If U guys wanna shoot some I go by boat, Iíll stay on the water n drink beer y U hunt the places I fed all summer


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Old 10-05-2018, 10:33 PM   #268
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Nice job! All with bow? Sounds action packed!! The mature doe and button buck that frequent my spot came in down wind of me and blew at me before high tailing it.
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Old 10-06-2018, 12:44 AM   #269
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Well, there is Carlock- where ya been?
Just sitting back!! Staying low..
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:05 AM   #270
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Good god. My thermocell doesn't work I'm being eatin alive
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:11 AM   #271
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Hang in there Justin. The sun will come up. And some of them will go away. Just not all.


Mo gooda luq to ya this mone-n.





Nice work on the hogs coojay.
And good to see ya back Carlock. We need to get together with some more of that cherry mason jar stuff sometime.
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:12 AM   #272
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And a dang doe came in behind me and busted me.
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Old 10-06-2018, 09:00 AM   #273
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Never mind the doe. Just sit tight. It's the majic hour now.
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Old 10-06-2018, 09:24 AM   #274
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Hang in there justin , I got aske to work this morning but I'll be there by noon.
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Old 10-06-2018, 09:34 AM   #275
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A climber can be pretty useful at times but if youíre looking for a mobile setup Iíd recommend a lightweight stand and a set of climbing sticks. I use an XOP Vanish XT with some hawk helium sticks and it weighs around 20-30lbs depending on what gear I take with me with rope mods on the sticks.
I agree, the kind of setup beararcher_84 is using I would only use if I could leave it setup. I use (well used to) both a Lone Wolf climber and Lone Wolf Assault hang-on with LW sticks. I have had multiple back surgeries and a surgery on each bicep and once you develop a system even the hang-on was easy to hang and hunt.

Good luck folks, hope you all have a great season.
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Old 10-06-2018, 09:36 AM   #276
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I'm gonna try to make it till 930. These skeeters r killin me. I have to go to my late birthday dinner with family this evening so I might try tomorrow morning. The lows next weekend are looking mighty pleasing
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Old 10-06-2018, 07:44 PM   #277
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:40 PM   #278
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I really don't know how yall do it anymore, between the skeeters and the humidity. I can't stand be-n in the garage more than an hour with this humidity before I got to go inside under the A/C . Skeeters been bad around here too.
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Old 10-07-2018, 01:13 AM   #279
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I really don't know how yall do it anymore, between the skeeters and the humidity. I can't stand be-n in the garage more than an hour with this humidity before I got to go inside under the A/C . Skeeters been bad around here too.


Biggest reason I ainít too upset that I canít hunt until after November!

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Old 10-07-2018, 07:36 AM   #280
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Nice n cool out here today.
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Old 10-07-2018, 08:13 AM   #281
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The sweet sweet joy of a working thermocell. Almost all my corn was gone good thing I brough some In the backpack.
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Old 10-07-2018, 08:42 AM   #282
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I don’t post much, but I smoked my first hog this morning. He only ran about 30 yards. Also saw a young 6 point.
Congrats on the pork!

Good luck today storm. I’m out here too!
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Old 10-07-2018, 09:58 AM   #283
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Congrats on the pork!

Good luck today storm. Iím out here too!
Best of luck to too switchback!
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Old 10-07-2018, 10:22 AM   #284
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Just missed a huge doe about 20 minutes ago. Battery in range finder is dead and sitting in my other blind. Thought she was around 30 yds but more like 25 and think she ducked a little. Shot over her but she hung around for a little bit. Then walked off. Wasn’t spooked when she left. Maybe next time.
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Old 10-07-2018, 12:01 PM   #285
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Storm are you camping?
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Old 10-08-2018, 11:17 AM   #286
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By the time i read your post and got your call i was home switchback.but im going to have a campsite next Saturday.
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Old 10-08-2018, 04:42 PM   #287
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Iím sittiní as well. Nothing yet. Would yíall shoot a big mature doe if sheís been been traveling with a yearling button buck? They both come in nearly every morning and evening. Trying to decide if i should give her a pass until late season.
If it was me Iíd go ahead and take her early if she comes back. I noticed that they scent busted you but give it a few days maybe a week and if she starts doing the same thing then fill the freezer. Way I see it public land is so hard to hunt that getting that buck to come out is difficult no matter what. Keeping one doe around just in hopes she will draw in a buck a month from now is a waste of a good chance for meat. But if you got plenty of meat sure keep her around maybe sheíll do some good in rut, or maybe the guy 200yds down the way will shoot her 50/50. #public land
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Old 10-08-2018, 04:46 PM   #288
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If the deer with her is a yearling and eating corn it will be fine. Is she a wet doe?
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:52 PM   #289
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Got my first Hunt of year In on Sunday morning and didn’t see anything but 1000 squirrels and 5 million sketters. Got down from the tree at 10:45 and when I got back to the truck I had a nice flat tire waiting on me. What a great way to start the season!
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:49 AM   #290
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Well you folks have fun this next two weeks. I’m off to work looking like y’all are gonna have some great opportunities this hitch. Man I wish the cold fronts would fall on my days off. Good luck
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Old 10-09-2018, 12:02 PM   #291
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Lol not asking for X spot, Some units are saw are just fields and some looked really thick and hard to access. I didn't know if this drove everyone to a few select units or not. Its good tho. I'll stick to what I know and go.
Hey there! If I were you id hunt B7 and H7 they have tons of deer
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Old 10-09-2018, 06:17 PM   #292
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Just what I've been waiting for !!! Here comes the water!




Grandbury has been releasing water most of last week. It was a minimum release of around 442 cfs. Grandbury is also/has been near normal level. PK has been releasing a very small amount; about 1/4 what Grandbury has been releasing in cfs. But it has very slowly been coming up too. Today, I see PK releasing 9,000 cfs. Grandbury is releasing 1322 cfs at the moment. But I expect Gradbury to increase it's release with the flow PK is putting out. PK has dropped 4" in the last 24 hours. And is 3" low. Grandbury is near normal and has done a balancing act with it's inflow/output, for the most part. But it's going to have to increase it's output to keep it from flooding. Hope that's somewhat clear to most .


Anyway, the W lake has come up almost 6" in the last 24 hours as of this moment. And sits at 3.54 feet low. I expect it to come up a good bit when Grandbury opens it's big gates to handle what PK is letting out. This means the river is going to rise above the W lake for a little while. And the upper end of the lake will have lots of debris once the surge reaches the upper end of the W lake. I hope it fills the W lake up! So the water fowl should stop in on the way to the coast in early November.


I doubt that the W lakes rise will have any impact on most of you walking into your hunting areas. But if the Brazos River Valley gets more rain as we have had, it might could for a little while. And don't fret though. I've hunted the W lake when it was flooded before at +9 feet to +15. You can too.
I remember one year pulling up to a tree in my boat to take a stand down I had to leave up when the water started rising. The stand was 20' off the ground .

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Old 10-09-2018, 07:16 PM   #293
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My first year hunting was the year Whitney was flooded really bad, about 4 years ago. It flooded the state park cabins, Mccowin and another park cabins

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Old 10-09-2018, 07:45 PM   #294
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:47 PM   #295
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I think it would take a lot more water in the upper Brazos River Valley to cause Whitney to flood like that again. I've seen it at +23 feet a great number of times. And have seen it come up over 9 feet over night. First time to see it flood was in 1990. Happened 3 times in a two year period there. Water was over the 174 Kimble Bend bridge. I was at Beth Kirby's fishing barge at Lakeside when that one started in 1991. 174 at the Nolan river south of Rio Vista, water was over the road. Highway patrol had 174 shut down. Water was running over the road way on 933 in front of the Steiner Valley Ranch. And flowed over Hwy 56 by Plowman. I nearly got swept off into the lake on that one. A newly opened store in Lakeside Village got a new name after that one: Lotta Watta.
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:48 PM   #296
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coojay, they looks a little stiff. Must be the arthritis.
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:49 PM   #297
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:53 PM   #298
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Sow is gut shot, just back of the heart in the paunch. Boar is high behind the shoulder. But just a tad high. Probably got some upper lung, ran, and lost.
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:54 PM   #299
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I think it would take a lot more water in the upper Brazos River Valley to cause Whitney to flood like that again. I've seen it at +23 feet a great number of times. And have seen it come up over 9 feet over night. First time to see it flood was in 1990. Happened 3 times in a two year period there. Water was over the 174 Kimble Bend bridge. I was at Beth Kirby's fishing barge at Lakeside when that one started in 1991. 174 at the Nolan river south of Rio Vista, water was over the road. Highway patrol had 174 shut down. Water was running over the road way on 933 in front of the Steiner Valley Ranch. And flowed over Hwy 56 by Plowman. I nearly got swept off into the lake on that one. A newly opened store in Lakeside Village got a new name after that one: Lotta Watta.
Yeha im sure. I remember driveing across the dam to file my permit paper work and was wondering why there was wakeboard ramps all over the lake. Then realized they where tops of gazebos...not ramps lol

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Old 10-09-2018, 07:58 PM   #300
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Iíll shoot them til I start seeing deer, I think the landowners around the lake r raising them to keep us hunters out!


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