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Old 10-22-2016, 01:21 PM   #1
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Didn't see a thread started, so here we go. Took this 94# field dressed doe this morning. Saw probably 30 deer, no lie. 9 does checked in so far including a double. So at least one person targeting bucks already.


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Old 10-22-2016, 01:27 PM   #2
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Old 10-22-2016, 09:36 PM   #3
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Thats a healthy doe! Congrats!
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Old 10-22-2016, 09:55 PM   #4
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Thanks guys!


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Old 10-22-2016, 10:29 PM   #5
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Nice doe! Bummer I had to work this morning. Sat this evening and 2 groups of dove hunter's walked by and all around. Spooked all the deer so I left early oh well. It is funny when someone glasses you and then STILL walks right by your setup!!!!
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Old 10-22-2016, 10:31 PM   #6
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I unfortunately ran into another hunter this evening. Seems there are a few of us in the same area. Unfortunately, I'm not abut to move all my stuff to a new area.


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Old 10-22-2016, 11:21 PM   #7
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2 people hunting bucks now all three of us on our card should have our does but my buddy has blown 2 chip shots.

Congrats on the doe!
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Old 10-23-2016, 02:29 PM   #8
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Tell him it's ok. I've missed 6 times under 50 yards.


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Old 10-23-2016, 02:30 PM   #9
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Highlights of today, had a shooter buck under my stand. Not huge, but decent. Fell out of a 20' ladder stand. I'm ok.


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Old 10-23-2016, 03:08 PM   #10
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Highlights of today, had a shooter buck under my stand. Not huge, but decent. Fell out of a 20' ladder stand. I'm ok.


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**** man be careful out there and glad your ok. Being out there by yourself and depending on how far back in there you are could be a bad bad deal. My dad had a strap break on him a few years ago and he took a pretty good tumble. ...he wears a harness every time now. Myself Im not that smart but sure makes you think.
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Old 10-23-2016, 04:25 PM   #11
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**** man be careful out there and glad your ok. Being out there by yourself and depending on how far back in there you are could be a bad bad deal. My dad had a strap break on him a few years ago and he took a pretty good tumble. ...he wears a harness every time now. Myself Im not that smart but sure makes you think.


I was actually taking it down. I didn't have the long lines you are supposed to strap around the ladder and tree. I disconnected the top and as I descended a strep or two there was too much weight to the rear and the top part bent away from the tree. Not wanting to ruin it completely, I twisted sideways and let go when it got to about 45 degrees.


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Old 10-24-2016, 10:42 PM   #12
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Saw probably 30 deer, no lie. 9 does checked in so far including a double. .

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Not sure why they aren't offering more permits for this place, its not uncommon for me to see 20+ deer out there in a sit. I understand the need to limit permits to a degree, but they are overly limiting opportunity out there IMO, I've hunted alot of public ground in the state and for deer granger is better than 95% of them.

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Old 10-25-2016, 08:59 AM   #13
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Yep and lets keep it that way! Each of the draws can now shoot 3 does and a buck. 70 hunters=210 does seems pretty efficient imo. They problem is the draw hunters that show up once or twice and dont shoot a thing. You dont always see 20+ deer a sit either I have sat many times and see 1 or 2. More standby spots would help imo to get more local guys in that will actually get out there and hunt. Boss you show up for the standyby?

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Old 10-25-2016, 09:29 AM   #14
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Couldn't make standby this year but always have in the past.
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Old 10-28-2016, 09:30 PM   #15
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Has anyone ever been asked about how many times they went out in a season by tpwd? I heard in the orientation they were at about a 45% success rate with hunter's. Maybe due to the two weekend a season hunter's that get drawn from way out.
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Old 10-29-2016, 08:02 PM   #16
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Got me a doe last week. Not telling where neither.
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Old 10-29-2016, 09:07 PM   #17
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Got me a doe last week. Not telling where neither.


Good job, was covered in deer last two weekends. Now nothing:-/


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Old 10-31-2016, 12:29 AM   #18
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I heard in the orientation they were at about a 45% success rate with hunter's. Maybe due to the two weekend a season hunter's that get drawn from way out.
No doubt, don't know about this year but last year they had multiples from out of state that showed for orientation

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Old 10-31-2016, 03:26 PM   #19
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Glad to hear someone is seeing deer. This is my first time getting drawn and I must checking the wrong places because I haven't even seen sign, much less an actual deer. Since folks are seeing them, gives me enough hope to keep looking.
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Old 10-31-2016, 03:43 PM   #20
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Glad to hear someone is seeing deer. This is my first time getting drawn and I must checking the wrong places because I haven't even seen sign, much less an actual deer. Since folks are seeing them, gives me enough hope to keep looking.


It's too hot out. They are moving way early/late. If you're not in the right place, you won't see them yet.


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Old 10-31-2016, 06:21 PM   #21
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My buddy got one of his does now just needs one more and he will be buck hunting with us. Be careful at the check in station we killed a 3 ft rattlesnake right by the cleaning pole. Never rattled once and we were less than a ft away.
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Old 11-02-2016, 08:24 PM   #22
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Anybody know what website they are posting the pictures of some of the deer taken?
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Old 11-02-2016, 08:33 PM   #23
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This is it for this year. Search past threads for bucks. Not sure if any have been taken yet this year.


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Old 11-05-2016, 12:05 AM   #24
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Heading out in a few hours to get the old climbing stand up. Had a stroke of bad luck, besides getting drawn at standby, but things are settling down, I've got a new bow so I'll be able to hunt the rest of the season. Hopefully I'll be able to get my first doe on my first hunt of the season tomorrow.
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Old 11-05-2016, 09:52 AM   #25
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Last guy on our card got his 2nd doe so all of us will be chasing bucks from here on out.
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Old 11-05-2016, 09:59 AM   #26
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If you could scare a doe my way, that would be great.


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Old 11-05-2016, 05:25 PM   #27
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Hell yea bloodtrailer28 when I heard you screaming at standby I told my partner them boys will kill some deer congrats.
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Old 11-05-2016, 06:16 PM   #28
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thanks!

We have got some GOOD deer located just got to get the right wind and catch em slippin. Few of them have moved around since they rubbed their velvet off but we will see wht happens.
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Old 11-05-2016, 07:34 PM   #29
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Good luck bloodtrailer! If anyone can get a good one on there it's your bunch!
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Old 11-05-2016, 09:27 PM   #30
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Good luck bloodtrailer! If anyone can get a good one on there it's your bunch!
Thanks for the luck and confidence If we do get one it will be a good one. Already passed up a 130 in 10 on Friday but did see an 8 that I would have shot in a heartbeat of he would have come a little closer. I really want to get my dad on a good one this year. He had a streak of bad luck last season that really got to him so trying my best to get him on a stud. Would much rather him get one than me.
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Old 11-19-2016, 03:56 PM   #31
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Buck time! Got my second doe this morning.


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Old 11-19-2016, 05:37 PM   #32
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Congrats man! Perfect timing to get that tag!! Good luck.
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Old 11-19-2016, 08:27 PM   #33
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Congrats man! Perfect timing to get that tag!! Good luck.


Heard you saw an impressive specimen today.


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Old 11-20-2016, 04:59 PM   #34
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Yes sir....saw him again this moring. 4 different encounters now and not one arrow shot! Wind switched so will be a few days before I can get back after him. He will probably disappear any day now though.
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Old 11-20-2016, 05:16 PM   #35
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Yes sir....saw him again this moring. 4 different encounters now and not one arrow shot! Wind switched so will be a few days before I can get back after him. He will probably disappear any day now though.


Well I wish you luck. Hopefully he sticks around just long enough to get stuck. ;-)


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Old 12-05-2016, 11:19 AM   #36
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Anybody make it out in this rain? Thread went quite for a while. Must be a good sign. Anyone on here put up full size feeders? Just got one on sale but not sure if I am better off leaving a 100 dollar bill on the ground instead...... way less work I have a whole new respect for public land WT bow hunting!!!
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Old 12-05-2016, 01:53 PM   #37
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Well I wish you luck. Hopefully he sticks around just long enough to get stuck. ;-)


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He did
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Old 12-05-2016, 02:41 PM   #38
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Nice brother, chief sent me the pic. That's a great buck!!!


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Old 12-07-2016, 04:11 PM   #39
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Old 01-01-2017, 03:44 PM   #40
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Last evening bump, about to get set up for hogs, good luck to anyone else out
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Old 01-01-2017, 08:15 PM   #41
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Well shes done boys! Hope everyone had a good season out there.
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:20 PM   #42
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Just went out to pick up my camera and hub blind. Thankfully it was still there and intact!!!!! Primos makes good products. Time to set up somewhere for pigs.
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Old 09-05-2017, 04:24 PM   #43
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So who all drew for 2017-2018?...
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Old 09-05-2017, 04:34 PM   #44
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Old 09-05-2017, 08:05 PM   #45
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I got drawn this year. Looking forward to getting out there again.
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:27 PM   #46
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:42 PM   #47
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I got drawn this year. Looking forward to getting out there again.
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:47 PM   #48
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I got drawn. I'm ready!
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Old 09-05-2017, 10:12 PM   #49
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Old 09-05-2017, 10:16 PM   #50
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