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Old 07-15-2018, 10:16 PM   #1
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I got a scare last week about a fire on our lease rd and drove out there to find the fire about 4 miles west. Today I got a call from the neighbor and sure enough it got us today. We were just out there yesterday spraying the roads and food plots and cleaning out the camper. Iíll have to drive out there to assess the damage but everything we had in that barn is toast. Hopeful most of the stands made it but we shall see.
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Old 07-15-2018, 10:18 PM   #2
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Damm... sorry to see this, hope all is not lost
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Old 07-15-2018, 10:19 PM   #3
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Oh man. That's horrible!
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Old 07-15-2018, 10:19 PM   #4
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I've been fighting grass fires for the last 3 weeks man. I know those guys tried. Its been a tough year so far.
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Old 07-15-2018, 10:24 PM   #5
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There were three other fires in Archer at the same time, hopeful they spread their efforts to the people with homesteads and livestock. We did luck out and grab our two water totes and lease ride out of that barn yesterday when we left.
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Old 07-15-2018, 10:25 PM   #6
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****. Sorry man.
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Old 07-16-2018, 12:47 AM   #7
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Well . . . at least your chiggers and ticks are gone
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Old 07-16-2018, 12:58 AM   #8
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It sucks. Our ranch burned in '99.
Lost the old house, a trailer house, 2 tractor sheds, a tractor, a hay barn, and probably the worst, an old log cabin style smokehouse that my grandpa made from split bull mesquite logs.
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Old 07-16-2018, 01:05 AM   #9
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Wow. Sorry.
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Old 07-16-2018, 01:48 AM   #10
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Sorry to see this. Glad no one w hurt.
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:08 AM   #11
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Well that stinks, what part of Archer was this ? On the bright side I think your hunting will be just fine if we get some much needed rain.
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:09 AM   #12
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Dang, hate to see that happen. Hope yall didnt lose too much. Stay positive and look at the bright side of the future growth and how good that place will look next year.
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:12 AM   #13
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Crap man!! This is the time of year that I hate Texas weather. Sorry this happened to you.
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:12 AM   #14
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Sorry for your loss brother, we were just out in Sonora on Sat and there were the remnants of small fires all over the place ..Our place looks really bad, it was liking walking on a Beach the topsoil is so dry.
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:21 AM   #15
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So sorry to hear...any idea how it started?
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:22 AM   #16
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I check the fire map everyday.

Sorry man, I hope it comes back better than ever.
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:24 AM   #17
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Hate to hear that brotha.
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:24 AM   #18
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Sorry for your loss.
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:09 AM   #19
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I got a scare last week about a fire on our lease rd and drove out there to find the fire about 4 miles west. Today I got a call from the neighbor and sure enough it got us today. We were just out there yesterday spraying the roads and food plots and cleaning out the camper. Iíll have to drive out there to assess the damage but everything we had in that barn is toast. Hopeful most of the stands made it but we shall see.
So sorry to hear. We just lost almost 90 acres, cabin, a few deer stands, water lines a few weeks ago in Junction.

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Old 07-16-2018, 09:26 AM   #20
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I haven’t heard how it started but there were three others in the area and one the week before. Our place is on the west side of HWY 25 off Devils Drop and Dugan Rd. Our place off Devils Drop got hit where we camp, I’m hoping our other property to the N off Dugan didn’t get hit. The generator and box it was in our wiped out but somehow the camper appears to have made it just fine somehow. If all our stands and feeders are fine and the camper the only substantial loss should be the generator and it was probably on its last year anyway.
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Old 07-16-2018, 01:43 PM   #21
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Sorry to hear
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Old 07-16-2018, 01:53 PM   #22
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That sucks
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Old 07-16-2018, 04:26 PM   #23
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Sorry about this. Sure hate to see this stuff happen to good folks.
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Old 07-16-2018, 04:41 PM   #24
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Sorry to hear that
Let us if we can help in anyway
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Old 07-16-2018, 05:29 PM   #25
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Been there...it sucks....sorry to hear it. On the bright side, you're gonna have some great regrowth. Deer come back quicker than you might think.
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Old 07-16-2018, 05:35 PM   #26
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Land owner let me know our other property only burned 80 acres on the south end and most of the stands and feeders are fine except one wooden base burned a leg out from under it. Interested to see what the place looks like when I make it up there later this week.
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Old 07-21-2018, 06:26 PM   #27
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The damage was spotty but all in all it probably got about 55% of the land we lease. Name:  6CC6883A-C669-492B-ABF3-58D5A320111B.jpg
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Old 07-21-2018, 06:44 PM   #28
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After a good rain, your basically on a giant food plot. Sucks you lost the barn bud.
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Old 07-21-2018, 06:45 PM   #29
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In search of a 5x6 or bigger rifle blind, does not have to have a stand. Luckily this was the only blind we lost in th fire.
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Old 07-21-2018, 06:47 PM   #30
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After a good rain, your basically on a giant food plot. Sucks you lost the barn bud.
Yes sir, unfortunelty the food plots didnít get burned but I think I am going to clear out the remaining mesquites in that picture with the tower stand and use the opportunity to put in a good food plot there. Probably could have a five acre plot once im all done.
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Old 07-21-2018, 06:48 PM   #31
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I was told the fire was started by a rancher that was branding calves, not sure if it is the same fire as yours but if not it is very close to it.
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Old 07-21-2018, 06:51 PM   #32
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Sorry this happened to you
It just hit me how close all of us to have it happen to our ranch or lease.
If there is a bright side (I doubt you can see one) is the future hunting will be better than ever.

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Old 07-21-2018, 09:40 PM   #33
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Tough goings on! Sorry about your barn. We are just north of yall a few miles in Wilbarger county. Our place was sprayed 7 years ago to kill all the mesquites. If we ever have a fire come thru its going to take 5 minutes to burn up our 2500 acres.
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Old 07-21-2018, 09:44 PM   #34
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Sorry to hear you lost the barn
Did your blinds make I through ok ?
Hope you’ll get a rain soon
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Old 07-21-2018, 09:49 PM   #35
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All the blinds and feeders made it out okay except for our one wooden blind, it was a big octagon that was a 6x7 on 4x6 wooden posts, if it had been on a metal stand it would have made it but that and a generator are the two big things we will have to replace. We’ve all agreed no more wooden blinds for us in case this ever happens again.
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Old 07-21-2018, 11:12 PM   #36
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Glad to hear it wasn’t worse. Our place along with about 60,000 other acres back in 2011 due to the drought that extended beyond the fire we lost 80% of our deer herd and it took 4 years to get some since of normalcy back (drought finally broke). Now 7 years later you would never know.


Praying for timely rains
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