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Old 01-17-2017, 09:37 PM   #1
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Alrighty hope everyone had a great year and hopefully we will be blessed with rain this spring and summer like we have the last few years ! Please post up any helpful info or pics or stories . Good luck everyone and be safe and have fun !
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Old 01-17-2017, 09:42 PM   #2
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Old 01-17-2017, 10:01 PM   #3
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New Sonora hunters here. We just got on a lease SW of Sonora. Beautiful country and hoping for some great times and experiences.
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Old 01-17-2017, 10:19 PM   #4
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I hoping to get the new place set up it time to hunt in Sonroa this year will see. Looking forward to hunting out that way this year. I have never hunted that area so getting excited to see what's out there.
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Old 01-17-2017, 10:20 PM   #5
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In for another great year!
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Old 01-17-2017, 10:20 PM   #6
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Made it over. In!!!
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Old 01-17-2017, 10:24 PM   #7
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Here we go again!
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Old 01-17-2017, 10:54 PM   #8
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Id love to hunt sonora if anyone has any lease openings let me know!!


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Old 01-18-2017, 07:31 AM   #9
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Old 01-18-2017, 07:49 AM   #10
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I'm in! We have two openings, please pass the word. http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=630183
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Old 01-18-2017, 08:42 AM   #11
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I'm looking for a spot on a place as well, any leads would be highly appreciated.
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Old 01-18-2017, 09:28 AM   #12
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These rains need to generate further W, keep getting missed in Camp Wood
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Old 01-18-2017, 09:31 AM   #13
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I'm very excited about next season! Hopefully the rain keeps coming this year.
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Old 01-18-2017, 09:39 AM   #14
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After hunting Sonora area my whole life, it looks like we are finally moving out of the area. Tough decision, as it was a great lease, and this is the first year that we killed Axis out there. But a bigger, closer, lease with bigger whitetails is too good of a deal. Sure wanted an Axis before leaving though. Good luck to all you Sonora guys. Maybe ill find my way back out there.
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Old 01-18-2017, 09:42 AM   #15
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In again.
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Old 01-18-2017, 09:48 AM   #16
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I had a lease down there in the 70's while in college at Tarleton. 6 of us paid 75 bucks to lease 20,000A. wouldnt that be nice today. love that country
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Old 01-18-2017, 10:08 AM   #17
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Rainy day out there today but the Aoudad don't mind.

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Old 01-18-2017, 07:13 PM   #18
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Just for y'alls info San Angelo Pellet has %17 protein for $7.50 pr bag. And for you guys hunting closer to central Texas my buddy is opening a new feed store behind Tri Supply in Temple and will be selling Lyssy and Eckel feeds I think he said %20 protein was $10.70 pr bag and he's opening Febuary 1. In my opinion Lyssy and Eckel has the best deer feed . And I think Rafter W in Sonora is $10.60 on protein.
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Old 01-18-2017, 07:17 PM   #19
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And Bowslayer it looks like from the # of Audad your feeding you may want to make a trip to Angelo ! I know when we hunted the Devils River we'd fill feeders and set cameras and those dang things would set up camp till it was all gone. People that talk about how bad hogs are ain't hunted around Audads much.
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Old 01-18-2017, 07:34 PM   #20
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Angelo Pellets 20% extreme is $8.95 bagged very good product
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Old 01-18-2017, 08:45 PM   #21
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Are y'all buying Angelo pellets in San Angelo, or does the feed store in Sonora carry it?
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Old 01-18-2017, 09:36 PM   #22
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I buy from Angelo pellets
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Old 01-18-2017, 09:47 PM   #23
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Old 01-18-2017, 10:03 PM   #24
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And Bowslayer it looks like from the # of Audad your feeding you may want to make a trip to Angelo ! I know when we hunted the Devils River we'd fill feeders and set cameras and those dang things would set up camp till it was all gone. People that talk about how bad hogs are ain't hunted around Audads much.


I agree. At least with hogs you can fence them out.
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Old 01-18-2017, 10:46 PM   #25
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In again! We got a 1/2" rain last week and another 1/2" last night. Protein getting put out and fingers crossed for a good year!
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Old 01-18-2017, 11:30 PM   #26
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Are y'all buying Angelo pellets in San Angelo, or does the feed store in Sonora carry it?
No they don't sell it in Sonora you have to go to Angelo.
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Old 01-18-2017, 11:54 PM   #27
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In again! We got a 1/2" rain last week and another 1/2" last night. Protein getting put out and fingers crossed for a good year!
I'm rooting for you Millman! I sure hope next year turns out better for you guys than this year did. This rain should definitely help the bucks begin to recover from the rut.
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Old 01-19-2017, 08:47 PM   #28
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New Hunter here. 2017/18 will be my 1st season in the Sonora area. I'm excited and looking forward to it.
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Old 01-19-2017, 10:07 PM   #29
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I'm rooting for you Millman! I sure hope next year turns out better for you guys than this year did. This rain should definitely help the bucks begin to recover from the rut.
Thanks brother! Our bucks may not be back this year but within the next couple we will grow some good ones! Heck with a year off hunting we got the cows looking good and if the deer don't work with us we will at least have plenty of steaks!
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Old 01-19-2017, 10:37 PM   #30
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New Hunter here. 2017/18 will be my 1st season in the Sonora area. I'm excited and looking forward to it.
Welcome to the crew ! Where abouts you hunting ?
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Old 01-19-2017, 11:16 PM   #31
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I am searching for a lease for myself and 8-10 other management minded hunters. I know a lot of people are looking but it doesn't hurt to ask. We can pay up to $2000 each for the right property. We are hoping to find something in the Sutton, Kimble or Edwards counties area. Any help would be appreciated!
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Old 01-19-2017, 11:39 PM   #32
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Thanks my family and I are SW of town near the caverns
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Old 01-20-2017, 08:59 PM   #33
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Good deal I took my family out to the Caverns one day and I seen about 140inch buck bird dogging a doe just before we got there .
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Old 01-21-2017, 11:29 PM   #34
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New Hunter here. 2017/18 will be my 1st season in the Sonora area. I'm excited and looking forward to it.
Welcome to the area. If you ever need anything we are not far from ya just past the caverns. Where are you a FF at?
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Old 01-21-2017, 11:31 PM   #35
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Rainy day out there today but the Aoudad don't mind.

I bet they love all of those strategically placed salt blocks just over the hill also!!!
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Old 01-22-2017, 07:01 AM   #36
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My wife and I took our camper up this weekend and set up one feeder running corn and milo. Saw a ton of whitetail and some exotics along with a good # of turkeys. Hoping to get some protein out when we come back to set up the rest of our feeders and stands next weekend. My brother (TXFirefighter_04), my cousin and I will be looking forward to this season and hopefully many more.
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Old 01-22-2017, 09:21 AM   #37
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My wife and I took our camper up this weekend and set up one feeder running corn and milo. Saw a ton of whitetail and some exotics along with a good # of turkeys. Hoping to get some protein out when we come back to set up the rest of our feeders and stands next weekend. My brother (TXFirefighter_04), my cousin and I will be looking forward to this season and hopefully many more.
There's nothing more exciting than setting up a New Lease !
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Old 01-22-2017, 03:26 PM   #38
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Well just my luck. A rainbow knocked over my protein feeder.



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Old 01-22-2017, 03:28 PM   #39
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Well just my luck. A rainbow knocked over my protein feeder.



Cool pic just left the area very WINDY over night and this morning
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Old 01-22-2017, 04:28 PM   #40
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Moral of the story is, if in Sonora, when you look at the end of a rainbow, there's not a pot of gold. There's a protein feeder.
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Old 01-22-2017, 05:10 PM   #41
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Hmmmmm



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Old 01-22-2017, 05:11 PM   #42
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Haha!!! Probably just a disgruntled auodad!! Now your really in trouble!!


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Old 01-22-2017, 05:26 PM   #43
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Wind has been crazy out there recently. That's what you get for letting the protein run out!!


Just kidding bowslayer
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The landowner stood it back up and filled it. He also added a large rock to the top of it.

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Old 01-22-2017, 09:13 PM   #45
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Bowslayer I assume your using one of those cameras that sends the pics to your phone. If so give me some info on it . Like what brand ? What kinda charges to your phone ? How do you set it up ? And do you have any trouble with it ?
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Bowslayer I assume your using one of those cameras that sends the pics to your phone. If so give me some info on it . Like what brand ? What kinda charges to your phone ? How do you set it up ? And do you have any trouble with it ?


Its a Spartan GoCam. Cost is about $12/month on AT&T. They are pretty easy to get set up. I built an external solar/battery set up for this camera and haven't had to touch it since June. I love seeing all my pictures as it takes them. I can also change all the settings and take pictures on demand.
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Old 01-22-2017, 09:21 PM   #47
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There's nothing more exciting than setting up a New Lease !
I agree 100% It's been a long time since I've been as excited to get on a place. We've not seen too many exotics, but hoping axis will be making an increased showing in the area.

From what I've read, it's best to feed protein starting the next few weeks and continuing through late summer, is that correct?
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Old 01-22-2017, 09:27 PM   #48
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Bow slayer - every one of my feeders has at least 1 big rock on top for that very reason. It helps a lot. You're lucky to have such a helpful landowner!

Sackett - definitely doing the right thing by starting protein now. The deer need it now to recover from the rut and put some weight back on to finish out the winter. The does will eat it now thru fawning season and the bucks will really hammer it during velvet. Most feed protein from Jan-Sept. Others (myself included) feed year round. My deer still come to it regularly during the season and there's always exotics that will come to it. Hope this helps.
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Old 01-22-2017, 09:39 PM   #49
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The landowner stood it back up and filled it. He also added a large rock to the top of it.

Bowslayer, looks like you made your own corral panels using square tubing. Curious how tall the panels are and what size tubing you used. Do they pin together? They look great!

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Old 01-22-2017, 09:42 PM   #50
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I'm trying to get on a lease out there so I'm gonna subscribe to this thread. Gotta wait and see how many are getting back on this year to see if I have a spot on my buddies place. It's south of town off of Juno Highway
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