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Old 10-01-2017, 09:59 AM   #51
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I have had just over an inch in town. Two inches south and west of town and just over two inches about 12 miles east of town. We are supposed to get a couple more tenths today.
Cloudy and foggy.
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Old 10-01-2017, 10:01 AM   #52
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Painfully slow weekend. Too much food on the ground for them right now.
I did not get to go this weekend, but I would have guessed the same. They have a lot of food on the ground right now and I would think the activity is way down.
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Old 10-01-2017, 06:20 PM   #53
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Couple of us went up this weekend. Pretty dang wet and wow was it green!!
Pics from cams show some promise and feeding protein this past off season seems to have really paid off.
Also saw some pics of some huge pigs.
Didn't get to hunt except for Sunday AM and saw tons of doves, but nothing with 4 legs.
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Old 10-08-2017, 10:25 PM   #54
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Hunted twice this weekend and the deer I saw were small and browsing along the edges. SLOW. Killed 2 rattlesnakes.
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Old 10-09-2017, 05:42 AM   #55
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Hunted twice this weekend and the deer I saw were small and browsing along the edges. SLOW. Killed 2 rattlesnakes.
Thanks for the update, make my decision on where to go this set off a little easier to swallow.
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:16 AM   #56
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Only saw 6 deer total all weeekend. Sunday morning was beautiful but the moon and food was working against us.
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Old 10-09-2017, 11:25 AM   #57
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We are in the northeastern most part of Menard County. We are about 2.5miles west of FM 1311 on the San Saba river. We will be heading out again on 10/22. I'm hoping we can get some cooler temps that weekend to get these deer moving a little better than opening weekend. Good luck to you all!
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Old 10-09-2017, 11:31 AM   #58
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For the past 5 years I have been on a ranch in the Menard County just North of Fort McKavett up CR 2873. We have a lot of deer and Axis roaming around and typically will see up to 20 animals during a sit. Opening weekend I got there and noticed almost 4" of rain in the gauge and LOTS of (FAT) acorns on the ground. Opening morning wasn't too slow but not likes its normal sits.
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Old 10-09-2017, 11:53 AM   #59
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That's crazy about the numbers. We are just west of Hext and had the feeders going one week,(usually feed year round but we had lots of cattle on the place this year and turned feeders off for 9 months) I saw 19 deer opening morning and my buddy saw 17 and shot a mature 10 during that sit. I was concerned about the acorns but the deer came to all the feeders regardless. I sat Sunday night on opening weekend on the other side of the pasture and saw 18 including one super nice mature 8. Now we have owned this place for 28 years and the feeders have been in the same place during that time. Like others, I'm waiting for it to cool off.
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Old 10-09-2017, 03:19 PM   #60
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For the past 5 years I have been on a ranch in the Menard County just North of Fort McKavett up CR 2873. We have a lot of deer and Axis roaming around and typically will see up to 20 animals during a sit. Opening weekend I got there and noticed almost 4" of rain in the gauge and LOTS of (FAT) acorns on the ground. Opening morning wasn't too slow but not likes its normal sits.
We are neighbors on 2873. Just leaving from ranch now, it was a slow weekend with the moon and tons of acorns on the ground. Still a good time though!
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Old 10-09-2017, 03:24 PM   #61
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We are neighbors on 2873. Just leaving from ranch now, it was a slow weekend with the moon and tons of acorns on the ground. Still a good time though!
I am trying to get up there this weekend but I have my daughters softball game Saturday. We are 8 miles to the north up 2873 down the LONG dirt road stretch, near the large microwave tower.

Safe travels, I see a beer around the came fire in the near future.
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Old 10-09-2017, 03:44 PM   #62
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We are just before you, 6 miles from 190. I know where Towers are. The beers were not slow at the campfire, lol! We are trying to get back for Youth Weekend. Have to plan around high school football and swim meets!
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Old 10-09-2017, 04:20 PM   #63
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We are just before you, 6 miles from 190. I know where Towers are. The beers were not slow at the campfire, lol! We are trying to get back for Youth Weekend. Have to plan around high school football and swim meets!


I know the feeling about trying to work in a trip with our busy schedules, my daughter started softball on Saturday. Iíll inbox you my number.


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Old 10-09-2017, 04:29 PM   #64
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Seen 5 deer opening weekend, I am just north of Brady Lake toward Melvin. Gonna wait until it gets cold and the wheat draws them back in.
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Old 10-09-2017, 07:37 PM   #65
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For the past 5 years I have been on a ranch in the Menard County just North of Fort McKavett up CR 2873. We have a lot of deer and Axis roaming around and typically will see up to 20 animals during a sit. Opening weekend I got there and noticed almost 4" of rain in the gauge and LOTS of (FAT) acorns on the ground. Opening morning wasn't too slow but not likes its normal sits.
I lease just up the road, after it turns to gravel its maybe a mile down when the road turns left the ranch we hunt is straight ahead
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Old 10-09-2017, 07:51 PM   #66
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I lease just up the road, after it turns to gravel its maybe a mile down when the road turns left the ranch we hunt is straight ahead
So thatís yíall mailbox 30 feet in the air?
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Old 10-09-2017, 07:54 PM   #67
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I lease just up the road, after it turns to gravel its maybe a mile down when the road turns left the ranch we hunt is straight ahead
If you keep heading North up the road (5 miles), there will be a road to the right (Speck Lane). We are are 2,000 acres on the left after that right.
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:03 PM   #68
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So thatís yíall mailbox 30 feet in the air?
Yes sir that's it.
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:11 PM   #69
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Yes sir that's it.
We hunt right across from you.
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:16 PM   #70
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Never knew so many tbh brothers hunted that close
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:20 PM   #71
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I’m thinking deer camp party
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:24 PM   #72
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Same here, hell we from La. The camp fire is always fun!
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:44 PM   #73
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I won't be out there again til November 18 thru 25. But if y'all are there then I'll come drink a beer with ya
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:53 PM   #74
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We will be there for sure that week as well. We'll have to get to know the neighbors!
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:24 PM   #75
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We will be there for sure that week as well. We'll have to get to know the neighbors!
Sounds like a plan, I normally there every other week. I am heading up Sunday the 19th thru Thursday. Iíll add it to my calendar for sure.
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Old 10-10-2017, 06:35 AM   #76
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I will be there opening weekend and then again the Wednesday after Thanksgiving for 4 days.
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Old 10-10-2017, 03:10 PM   #77
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I will be there opening weekend and then again the Wednesday after Thanksgiving for 4 days.
Where are you located?
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Old 10-10-2017, 03:39 PM   #78
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Slow between Brady and Menard.. Live Oak Acorns galore, dropping, and the Shin oak are still loaded.
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Old 10-15-2017, 02:12 PM   #79
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Fellow lease member went up on Friday and still slow. Of course, it was hot as hell on Friday.
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Old 10-16-2017, 06:11 AM   #80
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Where are you located?
On 190 just inside Menard county line coming from Brady. Or 12 miles out of Menard coming from Menard.
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Old 10-16-2017, 11:56 AM   #81
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Is anyone going to open up a processing place in town this year?
I used to carry mine to the place behind Ranch Hand meats.
Last time I tried they had closed down.
Anyone know the answer to this?
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Old 10-16-2017, 02:52 PM   #82
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The fellow who was behind Ranch House is trying to move up on Hwy. 83 north of the river (Old B&R Garage). I am not sure if he will be open by Nov. 1 or not. I will try to get more details and will let you know what I find out.
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Old 10-16-2017, 03:13 PM   #83
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Hey Gary, did B&R close or did they move? My brother has relied on those guys for years, but I preferred dealing with the original owner when I had mechanical issues. I was in town the other day and did not even notice that they were closed. Thanks for the info.
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Old 10-17-2017, 02:02 PM   #84
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Hey Gary, did B&R close or did they move? My brother has relied on those guys for years, but I preferred dealing with the original owner when I had mechanical issues. I was in town the other day and did not even notice that they were closed. Thanks for the info.
The old food place (Branding Iron?), that was a block or so before that, has turned in to a parts/service center. I had a flat fixed there over Labor Day.
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Old 10-17-2017, 02:02 PM   #85
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The fellow who was behind Ranch House is trying to move up on Hwy. 83 north of the river (Old B&R Garage). I am not sure if he will be open by Nov. 1 or not. I will try to get more details and will let you know what I find out.
Adios,
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Thanks, please do.
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Old 10-17-2017, 02:09 PM   #86
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Thanks Capp!
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Old 10-18-2017, 01:23 AM   #87
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Hunted Menard county the last couple days off Waddel rd. Good deer movement but nothing worth shooting at.
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Old 10-18-2017, 03:49 PM   #88
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Yes, B&R moved down the hill at the old Branding Iron. We missed the rain last weekend, starting to dry out. It was 29 degrees yesterday morning when I dropped the tailgate for my dogs out NW of Menard. Low 40's this morning.
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Old 10-18-2017, 06:41 PM   #89
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Thanks for the info Gary!
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Old 10-18-2017, 08:08 PM   #90
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Hunted Menard county the last couple days off Waddel rd. Good deer movement but nothing worth shooting at.
Iíll be there bright and shiny Friday morning 🏹
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Old 10-18-2017, 08:14 PM   #91
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Any TBHír going to the Menard Hunters Dinner on Saturday November 4th?
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Old 10-18-2017, 08:38 PM   #92
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I'll be there tim, but you driving!
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Old 10-18-2017, 09:39 PM   #93
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Stalker..... but ok!
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Old 10-18-2017, 09:47 PM   #94
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I'd like to make that one year, but it is Youth Duck Hunt that weekend here in La.
Been a long running tradition here, and only have a couple years left to enjoy.
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Old 10-19-2017, 08:27 AM   #95
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I'd like to make that one year, but it is Youth Duck Hunt that weekend here in La.
Been a long running tradition here, and only have a couple years left to enjoy.
I completely understand, do it while you can before they're gone. We'll catch up with you soon.
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Old 10-19-2017, 11:57 AM   #96
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I am planning to be at the Hunter's Blowout in Menard on the opening weekend unless something happens.
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Gary

Hunted this morning and it was 43 degrees.
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Old 10-19-2017, 12:28 PM   #97
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I am planning to be at the Hunter's Blowout in Menard on the opening weekend unless something happens.
Adios,
Gary

Hunted this morning and it was 43 degrees.
Good Deal, hope to see you there... I'll be back there in the morning, good luck to you!
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Old 10-19-2017, 01:41 PM   #98
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Looks like the next time I will be down there is November 9th-12th.
Anybody want to meet at the Lazy Laddle for lunch?
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Old 10-19-2017, 04:22 PM   #99
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We are headed out to our property tonight and hope to see a little more action than we saw opening weekend. I'll let you guys know how it goes. Good luck!
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Old 10-19-2017, 04:28 PM   #100
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Living in Mason full time for the time being. It's been fun to run out to our place near 1311 but the deer movement, like everyone said, is slow on corn right now. Anybody have any other strategies they're employing other than "hunt the acorns"? As y'all know there's way to many trees here to do that. Any and all tips welcome!
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