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Old 12-02-2017, 07:05 PM   #1
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How’s the hunting around there? Any pics of deer from out there?
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Old 12-02-2017, 07:31 PM   #2
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Usually anywhere in Menard in pretty good. I know where Waddell is and it should be a good area. Couple ranches for sale on that road
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Old 12-02-2017, 07:57 PM   #3
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Ya we went and looked at one. Looked nice
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Old 12-02-2017, 08:28 PM   #4
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Old 12-02-2017, 08:44 PM   #5
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Have hunted just west of Wadell Lane on the ClearCreek Ranch. Deer and turkey numbers are phenomenal and 135-145" deer are not uncommon. Great area to hunt
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Old 12-02-2017, 08:58 PM   #6
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Have hunted just west of Wadell Lane on the ClearCreek Ranch. Deer and turkey numbers are phenomenal and 135-145" deer are not uncommon. Great area to hunt
Awesome. Great to hear
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Old 12-02-2017, 09:12 PM   #7
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How far down are you? I'm at the very end of the road.
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Old 12-02-2017, 09:30 PM   #8
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Looked at the place at the very end as well on the left
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Old 12-02-2017, 10:15 PM   #9
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Old 12-02-2017, 11:11 PM   #10
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That is one long gravel road.
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Old 12-03-2017, 07:53 AM   #11
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Ya we went back 10 miles before we got to the property
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Old 12-03-2017, 09:46 AM   #12
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Is this where meteorite ranch was at?


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Old 12-03-2017, 10:01 AM   #13
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I’m not sure. Last ranch I saw was the way back ranch
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Old 12-03-2017, 10:12 AM   #14
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Is the Waddle Ranch on that road?
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Old 12-03-2017, 10:16 AM   #15
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Is the Waddle Ranch on that road?
Never mind, wrong spelling. Duh!
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Old 12-03-2017, 10:43 AM   #16
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Haha no problem
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:27 AM   #17
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:32 AM   #18
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It was really good years ago until a couple of the ranches were subdivided into smaller tracts. Hunting pressure is really high in and around the subdivisions.
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Old 12-04-2017, 11:45 AM   #19
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We looked in the back. All larger neighbors I believe
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Old 12-05-2017, 12:41 PM   #20
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Old 12-06-2017, 01:04 AM   #21
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The people that let me hunt have 2 tracts, a 385 and a 255 acre separated by a 250 acre tract. They are at the end of the road on the left, red and white trailer. I will be there next Wed. through Sunday so if you are that way then come down and visit.
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:08 AM   #22
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:18 AM   #23
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Is the Waddle Ranch on that road?
I'm pretty sure Waddle Ranch is located on Rust Road. I've been hunting there for 10 or 11 years. I also leased a pasture off of Waddell Lane from the Wilkinson brothers. I only made 1 or 2 seasons there. Waddle Ranch is Southwest of town. Waddell Lane is Northwest of town.
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:56 AM   #24
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I'm pretty sure Waddle Ranch is located on Rust Road. I've been hunting there for 10 or 11 years. I also leased a pasture off of Waddell Lane from the Wilkinson brothers. I only made 1 or 2 seasons there. Waddle Ranch is Southwest of town. Waddell Lane is Northwest of town.
How long ago did you lease off of Waddell
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:42 AM   #25
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How long ago did you lease off of Waddell
We left at the end of the 2012/2013 season.
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Old 12-06-2017, 11:43 AM   #26
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We left at the end of the 2012/2013 season.
How was the hunting? Average deer seen per sit?
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Old 12-06-2017, 03:52 PM   #27
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How was the hunting? Average deer seen per sit?
It wasn't terrible but it wasn't great. The particular pasture that we had was odd. We would have good numbers of bucks on our trail cameras in the summer and early fall, but about the time bow season rolled around, our buck sightings would drop dramatically. It seemed as though our place was a summer pasture and once the weather started cooling off, the mature bucks would roll out. But we would hear of decent bucks being killed in the pastures around us. We were able to kill a few bucks there and always had plenty of does. We fed year round and fed protein from about the end of season until the bucks started rubbing their horns. It should have been full of bucks, but for some reasons we never could figure out, it wasn't. I've been a 2 lease hunter for the last 10 years or so. I got on the Waddle Ranch about the time I started keeping 2 leases. It's a great place with a great bunch of guys. It's southwest of town though. In 2015, I killed a 150" mainframe 12 point there. I'll always hunt there as long as they will have me.
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Old 12-06-2017, 04:29 PM   #28
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It wasn't terrible but it wasn't great. The particular pasture that we had was odd. We would have good numbers of bucks on our trail cameras in the summer and early fall, but about the time bow season rolled around, our buck sightings would drop dramatically. It seemed as though our place was a summer pasture and once the weather started cooling off, the mature bucks would roll out. But we would hear of decent bucks being killed in the pastures around us. We were able to kill a few bucks there and always had plenty of does. We fed year round and fed protein from about the end of season until the bucks started rubbing their horns. It should have been full of bucks, but for some reasons we never could figure out, it wasn't. I've been a 2 lease hunter for the last 10 years or so. I got on the Waddle Ranch about the time I started keeping 2 leases. It's a great place with a great bunch of guys. It's southwest of town though. In 2015, I killed a 150" mainframe 12 point there. I'll always hunt there as long as they will have me.
Awesome. Thanks! We went and looked at a property and saw around thirty deer while we were there. About half and half bucks and does
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Old 12-06-2017, 04:33 PM   #29
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Just hunted off of Silver Mine road off of Waddell last weekend.

Lots and lots of deer, quite a few blackbuck goats and 1 young buck, had Axis all around us but only 1 guy got a shot off and he missed. Had some turkeys too.
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Old 12-06-2017, 04:34 PM   #30
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We have a place at the end of Wilhelm Ln and Waddell Ln runs close to the southwest corner. Hunters have killed several big bucks out there. Several years back they killed a 160+. Lots of turkeys and black buck are free ranging. Starting to see some axis every now and then, too.
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:03 PM   #31
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We have a place at the end of Wilhelm Ln and Waddell Ln runs close to the southwest corner. Hunters have killed several big bucks out there. Several years back they killed a 160+. Lots of turkeys and black buck are free ranging. Starting to see some axis every now and then, too.
can you send me some pictures of the deer yall have killed?
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:59 PM   #32
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:07 PM   #33
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You better watch that crew that hunts at the Waddle Ranch....
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:10 PM   #34
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You better watch that crew that hunts at the Waddle Ranch....
Adios,
Gary
This is nothing but the truth. I'm coming down there tomorrow Gary. You need anything from the far north?
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