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Old 06-13-2018, 05:06 AM   #51
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I've been seeing tons of deer around the house in Bellville. Lots of fawns also. Hope we get some rain this weekend!!!!
My fingers are crossed. Pastures are starting to get very dry.

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Old 06-13-2018, 10:59 AM   #52
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We've been catching quite a few of the storms as they roll through. But we can always use more!!!! So I'm praying too. BRING IT!!!!
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:02 PM   #53
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We've been catching quite a few of the storms as they roll through. But we can always use more!!!! So I'm praying too. BRING IT!!!!
We got 0.2" the other day in one of those storms, but we did not get any of the others. So we need it bad.
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Old 06-16-2018, 11:20 PM   #54
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Dumped 0.15" out this afternoon. Lots of fawns on the game cameras. Hopefully, this week brings some good soakings. Our pond could use some makeup water.
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Old 06-16-2018, 11:39 PM   #55
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We have seen quite a few fawns at our place in Warrenton. Just needs some rain.
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Old 06-20-2018, 07:13 AM   #56
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Everyone get some rain?

From looking at Wunderground, it looks like our area got around 4"-5" over the last few days.
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Old 06-20-2018, 11:15 AM   #57
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Everyone get some rain?

From looking at Wunderground, it looks like our area got around 4"-5" over the last few days.


1 1/8” out by the lake. We need more!


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Old 06-20-2018, 12:49 PM   #58
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Looked like 1.1" or so this morning at the house. Not what I thought we'd get out of this, it just keeps splitting us. We need more.
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Old 06-20-2018, 02:45 PM   #59
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That surprises me. The closest Wunderground weather station to us is less than two miles away and it got 6.5" over the last few days.
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Old 06-20-2018, 04:42 PM   #60
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It's setting up over us now. We should be getting plenty rain for the next few hours it looks like.
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Old 06-20-2018, 06:20 PM   #61
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I looked at a few other Wunderground stations in our area and they said anywhere from 1.5" - 4" since the beginning of the week.

So who knows what we actually got

But regardless, it was good to get it.
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Old 06-20-2018, 06:27 PM   #62
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I can tell you my place by Fayette county lake hasn't even gotten 1/2 inch all week including what went thru today. ;-(
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Old 06-21-2018, 07:08 AM   #63
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Wow.

I was watching the radar pretty close the last few days, and I know for sure we had half a dozen yellow/orange clouds go directly over us. How much rain exactly, I'm not sure.

Probably going to go up there this weekend to check things out.
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Old 06-21-2018, 07:32 AM   #64
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2.25" as of this morning. Hopefully get more today

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Old 06-21-2018, 06:14 PM   #65
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Swung by our place and dumped out just under 4.5 inches in Cat adoring this afternoon.
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Old 06-21-2018, 10:41 PM   #66
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2.8 at lake Somerville. Not a puddle on the ranch today haha


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Old 06-24-2018, 04:27 PM   #67
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Since bow season is only about three months away , what's the time frame for the rut in this region? From what I've read on the internet, it seems like things get going earlier than a lot of areas (early to mid October instead of early to mid November).
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Old 06-24-2018, 05:40 PM   #68
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Since bow season is only about three months away , what's the time frame for the rut in this region? From what I've read on the internet, it seems like things get going earlier than a lot of areas (early to mid October instead of early to mid November).
They mite not be running opening weekend of bow season, but it won’t be long after that. Duration of the rut will depend on your immediate area. If deer numbers are low, then it could all be over by General Season opener. Don’t be surprised if all your regular bucks pull a disappearing act. It seems to be pretty common in the area. Some will not be seen again until next summer.
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Old 06-24-2018, 07:44 PM   #69
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Last couple years we have had the strongest part of the rut between oct 25- 30th. You will still ser somebucks chasing into the second weekend of gun depending on weather, moon, etc... Ihave seen them with does as early as October 10th. Sometimes adecent second rut around thanksgiving depending on what did not get bred.
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Old 06-24-2018, 08:43 PM   #70
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Thanks for the info, guys.

We had a small group of bucks on camera about two months ago, but that's about it as far as bucks go. If the trend is that the buck activity does the opposite once season starts, hopefully that means they'll be coming through our place since all we've been seeing is does

The last property I hunted was like that. All we'd see on the camera during the summer was the same few does. Then from mid-October through gun season we'd have 12-15 different bucks on camera.
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Old 06-24-2018, 08:49 PM   #71
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I'm getting my cameras back up and running next weekend. Running waaaay behind this year due to work picking up, but that's not a bad thing looking forward to seeing what the up and comers I've passed on the last few years are looking like. There are 3-4 that should be fairly good this year...we shall see
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Old 06-24-2018, 09:40 PM   #72
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our bucks have been hit or miss on the game cameras. One week they are here. Then they are gone for a week. Except this past week, we've had one guy show up at 6:30 almost every morning. Haven't seen our big wide one lately. Here are a few pics:






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Old 06-25-2018, 10:31 AM   #73
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I shot my big deer 2 years ago on 12-12-16. Was the second rut for north Washington county. Where are y’all seeing them rut in bow season?


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Old 06-25-2018, 12:54 PM   #74
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Shelby/Latium area. From what I understand, BolilloLoco & Red Man both hunt in this general area.
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Old 06-25-2018, 01:33 PM   #75
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Yep, watched a mature buck breed a doe just out of bow range 2 yrs ago. This was on October 15th near shelby.
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Old 06-25-2018, 01:45 PM   #76
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I shot my big deer 2 years ago on 12-12-16. Was the second rut for north Washington county. Where are y’all seeing them rut in bow season?

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I saw them rutting at our place end of September last year. October was good month for different bucks as they were on the prowl.
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Old 06-25-2018, 01:59 PM   #77
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Crazy how much different it is on the other end of the county


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Old 06-25-2018, 03:18 PM   #78
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Definitely good info. Sounds like I need to be in the stand during bow season.
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Old 06-25-2018, 05:01 PM   #79
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Old 06-28-2018, 07:18 AM   #80
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I saw them rutting at our place end of September last year. October was good month for different bucks as they were on the prowl.
Was this in New Ulm?
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Old 06-28-2018, 12:04 PM   #81
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Was this in New Ulm?
Yes

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Old 07-03-2018, 10:06 AM   #82
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I pulled cards over the weekend and I must say that this year could end up being a pretty **** good year compared to what we've seen in seasons past. Anyone seeing more developed deer?
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Old 07-03-2018, 11:13 AM   #83
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Most of our bucks are coming along at a normal pace. A couple are further along than others. Nothing stands out right now. Hope a few more regulars show back up. Still missing a few middle aged deer. One 6 year old.
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Old 07-04-2018, 01:06 PM   #84
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We haven't had a buck on camera since the middle of May. But...

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The last property I hunted was like that. All we'd see on the camera during the summer was the same few does. Then from mid-October through gun season we'd have 12-15 different bucks on camera.
I put my stand up last weekend, and I'm probably going to go this weekend to finish brushing it in. Won't be much left to do before season starts. Just practicing with the bow and making the final touches on trimming limbs.
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Old 07-04-2018, 10:48 PM   #85
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Looking for some land to run cows on around here. If y’all know anyone shoot me a pm please.


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Old 07-04-2018, 10:50 PM   #86
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How many head?
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Old 07-04-2018, 10:51 PM   #87
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How many head?


A lot to a little. Just depends on the place.


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Old 07-08-2018, 10:36 AM   #88
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Checked the game cameras yesterday and dumped 3-inches out of the rain gauge. Things are progressing nicely. Our kitty is back also.


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Old 07-08-2018, 10:49 AM   #89
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Nice looking deer

We've been getting rain but nothing substantial as of late. All the heavy stuff has been missing us.
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Old 07-08-2018, 09:48 PM   #90
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Got another 1/2” today


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Old 07-09-2018, 05:55 PM   #91
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Dumped out 1” in New Ulm from the weekend.


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Old 07-09-2018, 06:02 PM   #92
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Its been raining pretty good today. We caught 1-5/8" so far.
We got 1-3/4" last Wednesday.
We got 2-3/4" 13 days ago.
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Old 07-15-2018, 10:22 AM   #93
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No measurable rain this past week. Bachelor group was back last week.



Bucks are looking good. Already have thoughts of letting that 10 walk to see him next year. Going to be tough convincing the kids. Is it bad to hope we see a spike show up for them to blast?

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Old 07-15-2018, 11:22 AM   #94
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No measurable rain this past week. Bachelor group was back last week.



Bucks are looking good. Already have thoughts of letting that 10 walk to see him next year. Going to be tough convincing the kids. Is it bad to hope we see a spike show up for them to blast?


Can’t get mld’s?


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Old 07-15-2018, 11:36 AM   #95
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We only have 25 acres. To be honest I haven't looked into it.
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Old 07-15-2018, 11:38 AM   #96
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We only have 25 acres. To be honest I haven't looked into it.


What county?


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Gotcha I don’t know the biologist over there


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Old 07-24-2018, 03:42 PM   #99
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95 degrees at 2:30 pm and I ran 3 nice bucks off from a protein feeder. Let’s you know the native stuff is burning up I suppose. Better than 105 a couple days ago though by a long shot


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Old 07-27-2018, 04:10 PM   #100
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Finally got some pic's from Washington county huntin hole, not the best but you get the idea. Drying up quick sure could use a little rain. They went thru 350lbs of protein in about 3 weeks. Looking good so far......
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