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Old 08-07-2018, 12:40 PM   #151
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Nice looking animals. good luck guys
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:06 PM   #152
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We are working on fixing an old windmill, and then in another area we have a bard that we are going to put gutters on, that feed a 5000 gallon poly tank that then feeds a trough for the wildlife.
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:17 PM   #153
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I use the Chaffaye, it's alfalfa with molasses mixed in. 50# block in a plastic bag runs about $13-15. For those with deer that like the alfalfa, my hogs like it too, only drawback.
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Old 08-08-2018, 07:34 PM   #154
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Someone around Willow City is going to be real disappointed when he doesn’t show back up on camera. Hit by a truck.
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:37 PM   #155
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My goal is to not take bucks before 5 years of age. Is this guy just a fat 4 year old? Burnet County.


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Old 08-09-2018, 09:48 AM   #156
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I believe He passed 4 a yr or two ago
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:35 PM   #157
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Getting good rain in between Fburg and Llano tonight. Have had 3 hours of a mix between green and yellow on the radar. Would guess an inch or so.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:42 PM   #158
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We go 1.5” of rain 15 miles SW of San Saba today.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:43 PM   #159
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The LCRA station SW of San Saba just a little down the road from our place is showing 1.34 inches. Lord I hope it is somewhat right. LOL! There was a nice red cell set up on top of us earlier this evening. Praying we ALL get some much needed rain this weekend.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:44 PM   #160
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We go 1.5” of rain 15 miles SW of San Saba today.
Are you off Sloan rd?
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:45 PM   #161
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Supposed to rain next 4 days in Fburg/Llano. Hope and pray it does.
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Old 08-09-2018, 10:49 PM   #162
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LCRA gauge on my neighbors shows 0.35” for the day. So very thankful! That is our biggest rain in nearly 3 months. Praying for a great soaking the next few days.
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:19 AM   #163
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LCRA gauge on my neighbors shows 0.35” for the day. So very thankful! That is our biggest rain in nearly 3 months. Praying for a great soaking the next few days.
We have a LCRA Gauge on our place in Richland Springs. 1.67” in the last 3 hours. Hope we get a lot more.
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:36 AM   #164
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We have a LCRA Gauge on our place in Richland Springs. 1.67” in the last 3 hours. Hope we get a lot more.
Amazing news! Glad y’all are getting a good rain!
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Old 08-10-2018, 07:00 AM   #165
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Yes sir it is coming down at the ranch in San Saba this AM. 2.32 since yesterday and still coming. THANK You Lord.

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Old 08-10-2018, 08:38 AM   #166
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Parts of the hill country getting some rain. I know it sounds greedy but I sure am glad to see Mason county covered up with rain this morning. I wish everyone would get some rain.
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:14 AM   #167
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:42 AM   #168
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We need the rain bad in the Hill Country. Looks like our place is getting some good rain.
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:21 AM   #169
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Got some yesterday in Fredericksburg, but not enough. And looks like it will miss us today.
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Old 08-12-2018, 10:40 AM   #170
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Got back from the lease late last night. We got over 2” and it was raining hard when I left. Still need way more. Shot 6 hogs and got all feeders filled. Saw 2-3 dandy bucks out there and have 1 feeder that the timer went out on. Got 2 of my stands in place but still a ton todo.
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Old 08-12-2018, 06:18 PM   #171
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We’ve had a little less than an inch so far in the Loyal Valley area. Keep getting skirted by the big rains. I’m extremely thankful for the moisture and hope we can get some more soon.
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Old 08-19-2018, 10:32 AM   #172
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About 90% of our deer have stopped growing it seems like in this past week.

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Old 08-19-2018, 05:13 PM   #173
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That looks like a nice buck. On your hit list?
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Old 08-19-2018, 06:08 PM   #174
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That looks like a nice buck. On your hit list?
Yes sir he's #1 currently, 6.5 year old typical 10 with 2 extra points near the G3s named Wacky.

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Old 08-19-2018, 09:59 PM   #175
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About 6 miles down CR 346 off Sloan road.
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Old 08-20-2018, 12:32 PM   #176
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My goodness you have some great bucks! I can’t wait to see how your season goes!
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Old 08-20-2018, 12:36 PM   #177
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I was able to stop by the ranch on Sunday, check cameras, and move a ground blind to a new spot. We received around 1.3”-1.5” last week and things are trying to green up. After I left we received another 0.5” yesterday, so hopefully that really gets things going again. Deer are done growing and should be rubbing out of velvet any day now.

This buck walked across the road and posed for a few pictures. Amazing how care free they are this time of the year.
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Old 08-20-2018, 12:50 PM   #178
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We went to our lease this past weekend to set up feeders, cameras and build a new bow blind. Things are greening back up in western San Saba County and the ponds had at least some water so that's good. Going back in a couple weeks to pull cards and finish up what we started (and hopefully kill some pigs). Dam it was hot! 102 in the shade on Saturday afternoon. Be careful out there gentlemen and ladies. That heat will do some damage.
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Old 08-20-2018, 12:59 PM   #179
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Wife was at the ranch this past weekend & it looks like a different place after the rain. Greened up & water even standing in places. So great to see that. Deer are looking healthy & pigs are fat. LOL!
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Old 08-20-2018, 04:26 PM   #180
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Someone around Willow City is going to be real disappointed when he doesn’t show back up on camera. Hit by a truck.
Care to give any more details on where this buck was? Were about 4 miles north of Willow City, and just curious if you could narrow down the location.

Glad we are getting some rain in the area!

Thanks!

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Old 08-20-2018, 04:59 PM   #181
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Care to give any more details on where this buck was? Were about 4 miles north of Willow City, and just curious if you could narrow down the location.

Glad we are getting some rain in the area!

Thanks!

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East of WC a few miles on 1323
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Old 08-20-2018, 05:24 PM   #182
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East of WC a few miles on 1323
That makes me feel a little better, but you can definetly see some similar traits (width, long brow tines, and short tines overall) to some deer we’ve killed and non-similar traits (drop unfortunately).

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Old 08-20-2018, 09:30 PM   #183
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Filled some feeders, set up a couple bow stands, and sat in the rifle blind with my camera one morning last weekend. Saw a few of the summertime regulars. I'm sure they'll disappear around September 28th.



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Old 08-20-2018, 09:35 PM   #184
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It’s about time you showed back up Shane!! Man i love your pictures!
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Old 08-27-2018, 01:35 PM   #185
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I went to our place in SW Llano county this past weekend. It's really dry but the rain from two weeks ago has helped and the pond is holding a little water. Deer are still hitting the feeders pretty hard. Mostly seeing young bucks right now but we spotted a group of 4 and 5 year olds on a neighbors property as we left. Promising!
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Old 08-27-2018, 01:54 PM   #186
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I have been MIA at our place for a couple weeks. I need to get up there and fill feeders before season starts, but my weeks/weekends have almost nearly filled up already. Gonna have to find the time asap to get up there. Also have a few stand tweaks to make as well.
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Old 08-27-2018, 05:08 PM   #187
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This is a deer named potential that's going to get one more year. Last year either he was a super healthy 3 year old or a 4 year old. The night picture is him from 2 days ago.

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Old 09-02-2018, 07:27 PM   #188
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Bucks are shedding velvet in Burnet County




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Old 09-09-2018, 11:11 PM   #189
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Man I really need to get out to lease for a few last minute touch ups and camera checks. Gotta make some time with a very full schedule before season starts.
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Old 09-18-2018, 01:22 PM   #190
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Well I made a run for a quick trip last Friday to the lease for a few things. I got most of everything lined out, except tweaking one stand set up due to the rain really firing up. Place really greened up with the rain over the last 2 weeks.

On the acorns, we have some on the ground, but I looked over a couple hundred trees all across the ranch with not many in the trees at all. Last year we had an absolute bumper crop so this might be a blessing this year. We will see how it goes.

Will be back for the opener to see whats in store. Probably some doe or blackbuck.
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Old 09-18-2018, 02:57 PM   #191
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I snuck up there last weekend as well. Was trying to burn off some brush piles before season, got a few done but had a use a lot of diesel to do it. Was a slow steady rain for all of Saturday, but was able to get some blinds out and feeders filled Sunday.

Same as bigbad, so much greener than it was a few weeks ago. No a ton of acorns, but lots of deer activity. Was excited to see this guy on cam, hopes he is there is a few weeks.
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Old 09-18-2018, 05:09 PM   #192
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We’ve had 9” of rain this month. Blessed beyond measure!! Tanks are full and the place is extremely green. I can’t wait to check cameras again.
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