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Old 01-03-2016, 11:32 AM   #1
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For those in south texas are you seeing many mature deer 5 years old and up? Seems we are seeing an explosion of 1 to 3 but not as many 4 and up. I know these age groups went through some rough times but I am wondering if anybody else has the same situation I know our pasture has plenty to eat and no frost again this year may have kept them in the brush.
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Old 01-03-2016, 05:45 PM   #2
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We saw one mature buck this weekend in Zavala County. I think we lost a lot of fawns during the drought.
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Old 01-03-2016, 06:49 PM   #3
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It would be the 4 5 and 6 year olds correct?
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Old 01-03-2016, 06:57 PM   #4
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2020 should be an awesome season. We got twins everywhere!

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Old 01-03-2016, 06:59 PM   #5
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Yup. Seeing a lot of triplets too.
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Old 01-04-2016, 11:38 AM   #6
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2-3 yro everywhere this year on our lease.
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Old 01-04-2016, 11:49 AM   #7
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The deer are finally making a comeback in Encinal after the harsh drought about 5-6 years back. We now have a few mature looking bucks, and several we plan to cull in the upcoming last few weeks of the season. Lots and lots of young bucks
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Old 01-04-2016, 11:51 AM   #8
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Its a combinations of the green brush, warm weather, and the droughts. We haven't seen mature bucks very often this season.
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Old 01-04-2016, 01:28 PM   #9
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2-3 yro everywhere this year on our lease.
x2 same
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Old 01-04-2016, 03:52 PM   #10
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At out our place in Mills county mature bucks, 4.5 or older, really began showing up the last couple of weeks. Been seeing a ton of immature bucks. From my experience . the colder it is the better chance of seeing mature bucks outside of the rut. No doubt the drought of 2011 had a negative effect of that age class deer. the fawn survival rate for our area, according to the state, was around 40% if I remember correctly.
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