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Old 12-14-2017, 11:25 AM   #1
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Heading out tomorrow mid-day for the antlerless hunt at Matador. My son and I were both drawn. Wish we were going to chase bone but I’ll take what we got! Plan was to pitch a tent but the weather folks are saying 20-30 mph winds Saturday and Sunday so the tent will stay home! We should hit Childress about 10:30pm, catch a hotel room and drive in to the WMA Saturday morning before orientation.

My son will be shooting his Savage 270 and I’ll be carrying my 25-06. We’ll bring his 7mm-08 for back up. The hunt goes from the 15th to the 20th but we have to cut it short and be back in Jasper by EOD the 18th due to other obligations the rest of the week.

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Old 12-14-2017, 12:49 PM   #2
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Good luck, I was out there a couple weeks ago and saw quite a few doe.
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Old 12-14-2017, 12:56 PM   #3
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Old 12-14-2017, 01:09 PM   #4
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Good luck, I was out there a couple weeks ago and saw quite a few doe.


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Old 12-14-2017, 07:08 PM   #5
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Old 12-14-2017, 07:19 PM   #6
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Old 12-14-2017, 07:25 PM   #7
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Tuned in ...

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Old 12-14-2017, 07:28 PM   #8
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Old 12-14-2017, 08:16 PM   #9
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Have a great time and kill some stuff
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Old 12-15-2017, 02:45 AM   #10
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Old 12-15-2017, 04:24 AM   #11
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Old 12-15-2017, 06:14 AM   #12
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Old 12-15-2017, 12:39 PM   #13
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We headed northwest! ETA in Childress 9:00pm.


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Old 12-15-2017, 12:51 PM   #14
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good luck! I hunted the Archery hunt this year and saw a bunch.
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Old 12-15-2017, 10:43 PM   #15
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We made to the hotel in Childress. Little later than anticipated thanks to the DFW metro mess. About to get some shut eye. We’ll be up and at it early in the morning. Got to stop at Walmart for a few things then head to the WMA for orientation.


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Old 12-16-2017, 06:21 AM   #16
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Old 12-16-2017, 06:33 AM   #17
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Give us a quail report while your there please.Have heard that numbers are down this year.
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Old 12-16-2017, 10:48 AM   #18
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About to go thru orientation.


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Old 12-16-2017, 06:37 PM   #19
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Today was a bust in the O.X. Compartment. Wind is horrible 20-25mph. We found a good area with a lot of sign. The wind is supposed to ease up in the morning 10-15mph. Maybe that’ll be enough to get the deer moving around more.


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Old 12-16-2017, 06:47 PM   #20
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Today was a bust in the O.X. Compartment. Wind is horrible 20-25mph. We found a good area with a lot of sign. The wind is supposed to ease up in the morning 10-15mph. Maybe that’ll be enough to get the deer moving around more.


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Old 12-16-2017, 06:57 PM   #21
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We didn’t see a single deer.


Talked to a guy that’s hunting Aermotor and he saw a few mule deer and some whitetail but didn’t get a shot.


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Old 12-17-2017, 02:16 PM   #22
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That’s a wrap folks had to call it off and head home. No deer killed or seen.


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Old 12-17-2017, 04:20 PM   #23
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sorry to hear that you guys had a tough hunt.
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Old 12-17-2017, 11:10 PM   #24
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Give us a quail report while your there please.Have heard that numbers are down this year.


Saw a few quail in the O.X. pasture.


This was my first time to hunt Matador. I enjoyed the time with my son.

I’m not sure how they determined the WMA has an overpopulation of doe. We covered a ton of ground yesterday afternoon and evening and again this morning. I found three sets of fresh tracks. Glassed even more ground from the higher points but the deer were nowhere to be found. There was TON of fresh yote tracks.

There was a lot of older deer sign there which has me perplexed as to where the deer may have been or went. I thought for sure they’d be down in the draws with the 20+mph wind Saturday afternoon/evening. Seen enough deer crap to fill up a 55 gallon drum but it was all old.

I went in a bit ill prepared for sleeping arrangements. While sleeping in the truck worked it wasn’t ideal and neither of us got more than 4 hours of sleep. That makes it tough when trying to cover miles of ground on foot.

That said I’d happily go back to Matador if I draw again next year. The staff is super friendly and willing to help however they can.


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Old 12-17-2017, 11:51 PM   #25
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Giving it up after one day?
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Old 12-18-2017, 12:03 AM   #26
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Old 12-18-2017, 08:08 AM   #27
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Giving it up after one day?


Read a little further down the thread....




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