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Old 10-12-2017, 09:34 PM   #1
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Man it's been a long search. I just picked up a nice little place west of 45 in Madison County...back to my ol stomping grounds! Anyone seeing any good bucks on trail cam or while bow hunting? I sure am looking forward to getting back up that way.

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Old 10-12-2017, 09:36 PM   #2
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:43 PM   #3
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Lots of good bucks. Im 10 miles NE of Madisonville on the Leon county border. Acorns are killing things right now.


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Old 10-12-2017, 10:10 PM   #4
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Happy for you brother.. I know you been dying to get back in the game up there, hopefully yall can get a few East Texas bruisers on the ground.. Cheers to the 2017 season!

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Old 10-12-2017, 10:12 PM   #5
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Great to hear, Johnny. It's been a tough long search for you.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:59 PM   #6
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Watched a group of 7 does feed for almost an hour last Saturday morning and no bucks showed up to molest them. I did hear one grunt but never showed.
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:19 PM   #7
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I'll tell you what we got in Pee Dee, and that's lots of acorns and lots of hogs, couple that with the recent full moon and deer sightings have gone way down.
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:23 PM   #8
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It's been slow, have been hunting every evening and a few mornings with little activity, full moon / Heat / acorns = slow for us. Weather looks to be cooling a little which should help get the deer out earlier in the evenings instead of last few minutes of light. We have seen a few good bucks on camera this year but nothing to talk about yet.


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Old 10-12-2017, 11:29 PM   #9
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Acorn crop is huge.
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Old 10-13-2017, 05:50 AM   #10
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Not seeing much to talk about.

Congrads on getting some land. I bet we are pretty close. I'm about 8 miles west of Madisonville.

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Old 10-13-2017, 07:01 AM   #11
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Lots of good bucks. Im 10 miles NE of Madisonville on the Leon county border. Acorns are killing things right now.


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What road are you off of. I'm down by the river.

Johnny I've seen some good one this year. Good luck.
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:54 AM   #12
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Happy for you brother.. I know you been dying to get back in the game up there, hopefully yall can get a few East Texas bruisers on the ground.. Cheers to the 2017 season!

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Yes sir, it's great to get back into them mesquite and oak bottoms. I love my pine trees but it is good to hunt a place that requires a different approach. Looking forward to it.
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Not seeing much to talk about.

Congrads on getting some land. I bet we are pretty close. I'm about 8 miles west of Madisonville.
I'm in the North Zulch area. From past conversations, I believe you are as well?

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Old 10-13-2017, 08:57 AM   #13
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Something is happening. I started seeing dead deer on the side of the road yesterday and a few more this morning.
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:57 AM   #14
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Yep about 5 miles east of the train bridge in North Zulch.
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:00 AM   #15
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North Zulch here too.
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:07 AM   #16
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What road are you off of. I'm down by the river.

Johnny I've seen some good one this year. Good luck.
OSR just East of 75.
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:12 AM   #17
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Bucks are in good shape this year... hogs are in better shape though them and the acrons have got things buggered up
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:44 AM   #18
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Something is happening. I started seeing dead deer on the side of the road yesterday and a few more this morning.
Yep, same down here in Montgomery County. My wife saw a buck chasing a doe down the road from our house this morning and I just saw a toad cruising the wood line about 20 minutes ago. Like a light switch...


It's good to see some other North Zulch area hunters in here. I will keep ya'll updated on what I see or don't see. I don't have any feeders going yet but will get that going soon. I have one stand in place and need one more, already got the area picked out. I need to get corn going asap.
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:58 AM   #19
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Yep, same down here in Montgomery County. My wife saw a buck chasing a doe down the road from our house this morning and I just saw a toad cruising the wood line about 20 minutes ago. Like a light switch...


It's good to see some other North Zulch area hunters in here. I will keep ya'll updated on what I see or don't see. I don't have any feeders going yet but will get that going soon. I have one stand in place and need one more, already got the area picked out. I need to get corn going asap.


Cool. My first year hunting out there. Seeing lots of does at least.
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:08 AM   #20
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Something is happening. I started seeing dead deer on the side of the road yesterday and a few more this morning.
Yeppers.
Saw a little buck killed on I45, my wife all a sudden started getting pics of young bucks at her feeder, and i spotted one in the pasture yesterday morning.
Up until two days ago, i we have not seen any bucks on their feet since last year. (they come on our place pre rut through post rut.)

I had 5 big nannies hanging out 12 yards from my set last night. I had an urge to shoot one for the freezer, but declined when i thought about those bucks popping up all a sudden. Hope my patience is rewarded this season.
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:17 AM   #21
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Yep, same down here in Montgomery County. My wife saw a buck chasing a doe down the road from our house this morning and I just saw a toad cruising the wood line about 20 minutes ago. Like a light switch...


It's good to see some other North Zulch area hunters in here. I will keep ya'll updated on what I see or don't see. I don't have any feeders going yet but will get that going soon. I have one stand in place and need one more, already got the area picked out. I need to get corn going asap.
I wouldn't be in a big hurry on the corn. Got acorns galore unless you are in some of that mesquite country in NZ. Deer are hitting our hand fed corn but not visiting feeders.
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:19 AM   #22
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As of the last couple days they are making their way back to feeders. At least for us they are. We are just a bit south of you guys.
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Old 10-28-2017, 09:29 AM   #23
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Deer are moving this am around NZ. Saw 2 young bucks chasing so far.
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:39 PM   #24
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Historically speaking when has the rut normally taken place around North Zulch?


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Old 11-02-2017, 09:48 PM   #25
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Historically speaking when has the rut normally taken place around North Zulch?


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Old 11-02-2017, 09:57 PM   #26
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I'm about a mile or two from where Madison brazos Robertson and Leon meet on the brazos side and it's in full swing right now
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Old 11-03-2017, 01:55 PM   #27
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Okay, my dad will be on stand tomorrow off 1372, closer to 39 hoping to see a nice 11 with a kicker that we got on camera. Biggest deer we have seen since AR has gone in affect out there!


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Old 11-03-2017, 02:09 PM   #28
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Okay, my dad will be on stand tomorrow off 1372, closer to 39 hoping to see a nice 11 with a kicker that we got on camera. Biggest deer we have seen since AR has gone in affect out there!


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Man we must be close. I'm in same area just north of Lonestar Rd.
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Old 11-03-2017, 02:17 PM   #29
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Okay, my dad will be on stand tomorrow off 1372, closer to 39 hoping to see a nice 11 with a kicker that we got on camera. Biggest deer we have seen since AR has gone in affect out there!


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Good luck to him! We got some good bucks this year as well. More bigger ones than usual
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Old 11-03-2017, 02:18 PM   #30
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I think we are, family place is between lonestar rd. and cedar creek rd.


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Old 11-03-2017, 02:22 PM   #31
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Good luck to him! We got some good bucks this year as well. More bigger ones than usual
Hoping for a good year! Deer on camera look real healthy!!
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Old 11-03-2017, 02:23 PM   #32
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Old 11-03-2017, 02:31 PM   #33
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Old 11-03-2017, 02:34 PM   #34
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I'm near Normangee and last few years have been "wet" which means good eats for deer. Seeing very healthy deer population last few years.
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Old 11-03-2017, 02:38 PM   #35
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Wish they would start moving here. North edge on Madison county
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Old 11-03-2017, 02:44 PM   #36
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I'm a little northwest of Madisonville. About half way to Normangee. We have a lot of activity this year and some decent deer.
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http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...orth+zulch+age

This is the thread I posted a week or so back of the two nice bucks we got on camera.
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Old 11-03-2017, 02:52 PM   #38
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Here are a couple more that are hanging out next to the house. They are there just about every day. Sorry for the pics of a pic. All I had in my work computer.
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Old 11-04-2017, 03:04 PM   #39
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Any movement today around North Zulch?


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I am about 15 min northwest of the store at 46 and oar, saw 4 bucks this morning and 0 does.
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Old 11-04-2017, 04:09 PM   #41
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Slow this morning for me. Hot and full moon up all night.
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Old 11-04-2017, 04:34 PM   #42
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I'm 5 miles east of NZ Saw a 4 point.

I have been seeing a few Does in the afternoon ...
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Old 11-04-2017, 05:05 PM   #43
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Just now seeing this. Sure am happily you found another place around there Johnny!
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Old 11-05-2017, 09:28 AM   #44
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I just looked at the regulations for this year about doe harvest and want some clarification.



Iím use to doe weekend over thanksgiving. Does this mean between Nov 4-19 a doe can be harvested?


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Old 11-05-2017, 09:28 AM   #45
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I just looked at the regulations for this year about doe harvest and want some clarification.



Iím use to doe weekend over thanksgiving. Does this mean between Nov 4-19 a doe can be harvested?


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Old 11-05-2017, 09:34 AM   #46
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Old 11-05-2017, 10:42 AM   #47
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Had 3 bucks and 3 does this morning, lots of activity even with the full moon and heat


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Old 11-05-2017, 05:43 PM   #48
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Not me but 3 does taken over the weekend.
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Old 11-05-2017, 05:54 PM   #49
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One of my hunters saw 12 bucks this morning
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:46 PM   #50
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Nice! Where abouts are you? Only time Iíve ever seen 12 bucks at our place was by opening my wallet!


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