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Old 05-04-2018, 12:49 PM   #251
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Two inches is the radar estimate for our place. Farmlogs hasn’t updated rainfall totals yet. We got a little over an inch a week ago as well. Should be sitting pretty for a few weeks.
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Old 05-04-2018, 12:59 PM   #252
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I'm glad for the rain too. We got about 2" at the airport so that's really gonna help going into the summer. I figure about 800 gallons caught in my water tank also.
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Old 05-04-2018, 01:24 PM   #253
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We got 4" just south of Utopia!
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Old 05-04-2018, 02:39 PM   #254
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Well crud..... I thought we were doing good with the 1.5" that we have got so for but looks like I am on the lower end!
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Old 05-04-2018, 02:48 PM   #255
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http://data.cocorahs.org/cocorahs/ma...&date=5/4/2018

Neat website I stumbled across just now. Find a dot close to your place and you can guesstimate how much rainfall you’ve gotten, sourced from people that actually have rain gauges, check them, and report their totals.
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Old 05-06-2018, 07:51 PM   #256
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Just got back from the lease. Ended up with 1.6" of rain which was well needed. Our deer have been hammering our protein feeders. Put out another ton this weekend in our 6 feeders. Horns on the deer are just starting to peek through the skin. We saw this huge doe on the camera's. I am assuming she is going to have twins or triplets.
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Old 06-11-2018, 01:42 PM   #257
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Just got back from an extended weekend at the lease. I ended up with right around 4" of rain from the storms we have gotten the last month. This puts me right around 7" for the year. I have been happy with the amount of protein the deer have been going through...... Not too much that it is hurting my wallet so much but enough to let me know they have taken to it. Most of my protein feeders hold 300 lbs and they go through that in around 18 days which unfortunately faster than we can usually get back up there to refill the feeders.

We have 3 cotton seed feeders set up but the deer really have not taken to it. I got pictures of them nibbling at it but the level has not gone down that much.

I did not see any fawns and it appeared that we still had pregnant does.

Saw this guy on the camera and in person. Nothing to write home about but it is fun to see them when they get past their ears. Still looks like a young deer so he might have some potential in a few years.
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Old 06-11-2018, 03:40 PM   #258
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nice man.. thanks for the report! When did it rain.. this past week?

We'll be out at our ranch this weekend.. look forward to some work, lots of sweat and a few cold beers
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Just got back from an extended weekend at the lease. I ended up with right around 4" of rain from the storms we have gotten the last month. This puts me right around 7" for the year. I have been happy with the amount of protein the deer have been going through...... Not too much that it is hurting my wallet so much but enough to let me know they have taken to it. Most of my protein feeders hold 300 lbs and they go through that in around 18 days which unfortunately faster than we can usually get back up there to refill the feeders.

We have 3 cotton seed feeders set up but the deer really have not taken to it. I got pictures of them nibbling at it but the level has not gone down that much.

I did not see any fawns and it appeared that we still had pregnant does.

Saw this guy on the camera and in person. Nothing to write home about but it is fun to see them when they get past their ears. Still looks like a young deer so he might have some potential in a few years.
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Old 06-11-2018, 05:44 PM   #259
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It started around May 4-5, then some the 19-22 and then got a good rain June 4th. I am in far NE corner of Edwards and most of this rain was pretty spotty so I hope you got some good rain.

Looks like this coming weekend the high is supposed to be in the low 90's so it shouldn't be completely terrible.
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:34 PM   #260
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Ok cool.. thx bud!
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It started around May 4-5, then some the 19-22 and then got a good rain June 4th. I am in far NE corner of Edwards and most of this rain was pretty spotty so I hope you got some good rain.

Looks like this coming weekend the high is supposed to be in the low 90's so it shouldn't be completely terrible.
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Old 06-17-2018, 11:00 PM   #261
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Had a great weekend out at the ranch.. stalked a monster axis and got close enough for him to be spooked when i flipped off the safety off. He bolted!

Got all the feeders and protein fed, built a new pin with hog panels for a buddy who has lost two feeders to hogs, cows or audad pushing it over.

Went nocturnal for a navy seal mission on protien lovin coons. Successfully!

One of the coolest things.. my dad got up early and was sitting outside the camper smoking and this little guy walked right up to him and started sniffing his boot. He just reached down and grabbed it
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Old 06-19-2018, 07:17 AM   #262
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Went out the weekend of June 1 and did a few spot and stalk hunts on some axis. Weíve been spraying the ball moss with a baking soda mixture and itís helping the trees immensely. No idea when Iíll be out next but I need to put up cameras soon






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Old 06-19-2018, 08:53 AM   #263
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Went out the weekend of June 1 and did a few spot and stalk hunts on some axis. Weíve been spraying the ball moss with a baking soda mixture and itís helping the trees immensely. No idea when Iíll be out next but I need to put up cameras soon






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Very cool! We were out at our place this weekend too. I saw a monster axis and tried to move through the woods and get a wind advantage to his flank. It worked, he popped out at about 30 yards. I had my dad's vintage 243 and when i raised it up and clicked the safety.. he heard the safety and bolted... Dam.. he was a wall hanger.. big mature beautiful animal!
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Old 06-19-2018, 03:02 PM   #264
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Got this free range axis right before Memorial Day. Absolutely an amazing trip with more shooters seen than I've seen in years.
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Old 06-19-2018, 04:43 PM   #265
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Got this free range axis right before Memorial Day. Absolutely an amazing trip with more shooters seen than I've seen in years.
Nice! Congrats
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Old 06-20-2018, 08:23 PM   #266
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Nice axis guys!

Anyone getting any rain?
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Old 06-20-2018, 08:39 PM   #267
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Got this free range axis right before Memorial Day. Absolutely an amazing trip with more shooters seen than I've seen in years.
Awesome buck! Congrats!
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Old 06-21-2018, 09:44 PM   #268
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Nice axis guys!

Anyone getting any rain?
I was checking the radar pretty regularly and I didn't see any rain this past week. I was pretty disappointed bc there was a bunch of rain in the forecast but it all went away pretty quick.
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Old 06-21-2018, 10:06 PM   #269
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Congrats!
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Old 07-01-2018, 08:38 PM   #270
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Finally got a chance to slip out there after work on Friday.. hunted Saturday and just got back.. Had an awesome stalk hunt and got this guy.. best axis I've ever seen in person, he has some mass to him! Low fence place, SW of Rocksprings! Absolutely awesome being out at the ranch by myself, everything was quite, serene and so peaceful.. animals were everywhere!
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Old 07-02-2018, 08:45 AM   #271
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Good looking axis. Beams look thick!
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Old 07-02-2018, 09:15 AM   #272
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Nice buck, he sure does have mass!
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Old 07-02-2018, 09:18 AM   #273
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Good looking axis. Beams look thick!
Thanks bud! Heck yeah man.. when i looked right and saw him.. i was floored with the mass compared to the other bucks i'd seen that morning already. Dropped him off at the Taxi yesterday and he said the exact same thing!
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Old 07-02-2018, 09:19 AM   #274
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Congrats on the axis!
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Old 07-02-2018, 09:23 AM   #275
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Congrats on the axis!
Thanks Chrigging! It was an awesome hunt in the heat
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Old 07-02-2018, 09:30 AM   #276
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My son harvested the first buck we have taken since we bought our small place three years ago. Were 25 miles south of town down 377.
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Old 07-02-2018, 09:47 AM   #277
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My son harvested the first buck we have taken since we bought our small place three years ago. Were 25 miles south of town down 377.
Man.. that's an awesome axis!
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Old 07-02-2018, 09:53 AM   #278
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Man.. that's an awesome axis!
Thanks, he was excited!
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Old 07-08-2018, 11:49 AM   #279
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Been catching some rain in the past week; we need it.
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:18 AM   #280
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Been catching some rain in the past week; we need it.
That's awesome.. it was pretty dusty and getting crusty when i was out there last weekend
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:19 PM   #281
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Was at my lease this past weekend. Rain passed through our area sometime on Friday because 377 was all wet and the roads all the way to my lease and on my lease were muddy. Then on Saturday we got .5".

All our deer look healthy. We saw a few fawns which was encouraging. We put out another 1k lbs of protein as well.

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