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Old 09-20-2017, 07:39 AM   #551
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Looking good, my brother has a place on the river about 3 miles west of Menard.
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Old 09-22-2017, 04:15 PM   #552
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My dad finished planting one of the 3.5 acre field today. We put out 16-20-0 fertilizer at a rate of 75lbs/acre and put out oats, wheat and elbon rye at a rate of 150lbs/acre. We seeded fairly heavily because when we broacast we lose some to birds. After seeding and fertilizing we drug the entire field. The weather forecast shows 30% chance of rain on monday, 80% Tuesday-Thursday and a 60% chance on Friday. They are forecasting anywhere from 2 to 4-inches. Let's hope they are right. Bring on the rain...

Here's a picture of the field:
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We will plant the other 2-acre field and the 1.5-acre field this next weekend. We're ready for bow season.

I hope to have some trail camera pictures to post up this weekend.

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Old 09-23-2017, 12:59 PM   #553
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Looks like what any Texas hunter could every dream of. What a blessing. And you're clearly a great steward of the land and generations will benefit from the dedicating and hard work.

"The history of the bow and arrow is the history of mankind."
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Old 09-23-2017, 01:54 PM   #554
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Looks like what any Texas hunter could every dream of. What a blessing. And you're clearly a great steward of the land and generations will benefit from the dedicating and hard work.

"The history of the bow and arrow is the history of mankind."
Thanks for your kind words. We really enjoy doing things to help improve the property whether that's doing food plots, reducing deer numbers, supplemental feeding, spreading native forbs/browse, etc. I really hope that the food plots get some rain and do better than last year.
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Old 10-02-2017, 12:13 PM   #555
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My brothers and I bow hunted this past weekend and I was able to shoot a cull buck. The first morning was pretty active, but the next two hunts (PM & AM) was very slow. There are acorns everywhere out there and it's still very green. We ended up getting 1.5in of rain out there so our 3.5 acre plot is starting to pop up nicely. Here are some pictures of the weekend

Cull buck:
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Lot's of night time pictures!

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Old 10-02-2017, 12:15 PM   #556
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Old 10-02-2017, 12:31 PM   #557
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I would target that big mature old 8

You got that 11 at 5.5?
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Old 10-02-2017, 12:41 PM   #558
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It's very difficult to get native deer in that to hit 150.
We hunted 1100 ac in Blanco for 20 years - saw 4 killed 1.
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Old 10-02-2017, 12:44 PM   #559
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Congrats on the buck & the plot is looking good.
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Old 10-02-2017, 01:04 PM   #560
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I would target that big mature old 8

You got that 11 at 5.5?
Yes, we have the 11pt at 5.5yrs and are going to give him one more year.

Here are the bucks we are targeting this year, which are mostly culls or bucks past their prime:
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This is an old 8pt, probably around 6.5yrs+. We have pics of him going on 5 years and he goes from 7-points to 8-points every other year. Never seen him in person.

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This buck is 7.5yrs. We have pictures of him going on 6 years.

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This 11pt is 8.5yrs+. We have pictures of him going on 6 years as well and we thought he was 3.5yrs the first year we saw him. He looks younger and younger every year.

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This is a big bull of an 8pt. He is at 6.5yrs+ as well. Lots of history with him as well.

We have a lot of great looking 2.5yr olds through 4.5yr olds that we are excited about. Just trying to remove some of these older bucks/feeder hogs.
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Old 10-08-2017, 01:58 PM   #561
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Well, it doesn't look like it's gonna get much cooler over the next couple of weekends. I was hoping it was gonna get cooler this next week and more rain would come. I hope the food plots hold up. We got 1.7" of rain on one plot but it seems that it's going to be in the high 80's for a couple of weeks without any rain. This is where I wish we planted with a seed drill and had some good thatch on top of the soil to preserve moisture. We'll see how well they hold up over the next couple of weeks.
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Old 10-10-2017, 08:16 AM   #562
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FarmLogs shows we got 0.40in of rain last night. I hope that's correct bc the plots needed it with these high 80's/low 90-degree days recently.
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Old 10-10-2017, 09:08 AM   #563
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I monitored that shower that popped up just west of our place, dusted us then went right over the San Saba towards your place. I don't think we got much out of it though. There was another good rain just at the Menard/Mason county line that went north.
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Old 10-10-2017, 01:09 PM   #564
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I monitored that shower that popped up just west of our place, dusted us then went right over the San Saba towards your place. I don't think we got much out of it though. There was another good rain just at the Menard/Mason county line that went north.
How are all the projects going at yalls place this year? Seen any good bucks?
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Old 10-10-2017, 01:45 PM   #565
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It's very difficult to get native deer in that to hit 150.
We hunted 1100 ac in Blanco for 20 years - saw 4 killed 1.
It is but they need age 6,7,8 yrs old.
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