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Old 12-05-2016, 01:23 PM   #1
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Default Curious deer fat

those of you who process your own meat are you seeing more fat on your deer than previous years? Just wondering.
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Old 12-05-2016, 01:25 PM   #2
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I have but I also started cotton seed this past spring. That along with good rains has them pretty fat
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Old 12-05-2016, 01:26 PM   #3
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The deer we have killed extremely fat!!!!
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Old 12-05-2016, 01:29 PM   #4
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The deer we have killed extremely fat!!!!
Same here
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Old 12-05-2016, 01:32 PM   #5
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Heavy acorn drop this year. Puts a good layer of fat on them.
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Old 12-05-2016, 01:32 PM   #6
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Yep, tons of fat around the hams
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Old 12-05-2016, 01:42 PM   #7
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The two I've killed didn't have much fat.
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Old 12-05-2016, 01:47 PM   #8
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Everything I've killed has been FAT inside and out.
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Old 12-05-2016, 01:48 PM   #9
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My buck was lean. My neighbor commented on how fat the doe were that he shot.
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Old 12-05-2016, 01:48 PM   #10
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No noticeable difference at our place out in the hill country.
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Old 12-05-2016, 01:52 PM   #11
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yes, very fat around hunt county
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Old 12-05-2016, 02:56 PM   #12
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Very fat all over on the buck I shot, but he was also the first buck I have shot in a while that was not killed in December after the rut
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Old 12-05-2016, 02:59 PM   #13
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Fat here, no acorns where I hunt, just good rains this year.
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Old 12-05-2016, 03:00 PM   #14
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Between me and my kids we have killed 8 deer. All have been fatter than usual.
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Old 12-05-2016, 04:06 PM   #15
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Yes but like others have said I've been feeding protein and cottonseed more this year than any other year
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Old 12-05-2016, 04:28 PM   #16
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No noticeable difference at our place out in the hill country.
Yup. Our deer and dang pigs are always fat.
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Old 12-05-2016, 08:38 PM   #17
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Deer have been fat this year.

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Old 12-05-2016, 08:42 PM   #18
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Spring/Summer bean plots, bunker acorn crop, 18 acres of green lush fall/winter food plots and 3 tons of corn.......yep they are pretty fat
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Old 12-06-2016, 08:52 AM   #19
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Processed my 233lb buck yesterday. He was pretty fat... this is just a portion of fat that came off one hindquarter. A good 3" thick on one end






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Old 12-06-2016, 09:05 PM   #20
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Yup. Fatty in Wise Co for sure.


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Old 12-06-2016, 09:20 PM   #21
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More fat than usual on our place in southwestern Mills county. Just northwest of BrandonA's property.
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Old 12-06-2016, 09:22 PM   #22
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All 4 doe I've taken in Panhandle have been extremely fat, and solely on native rangeland with shin oak. 3 had even been lactating. Good start for 2017.
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Old 12-08-2016, 08:42 PM   #23
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I brought back 3 does from WV. They were very fat. I wonder if God is prepping them for a rough winter. Lillys of the field and such.
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Old 12-08-2016, 09:01 PM   #24
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Fatty deer in Waelder tx. Extremely fat hogs in Waelder and Crosby tx. Great eating sofar.
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Old 12-08-2016, 09:29 PM   #25
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My Lake Meredith muley was pretty dadgum fat.
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Old 12-08-2016, 09:55 PM   #26
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Rain lots o rain this year.
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Old 12-08-2016, 10:06 PM   #27
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Fat, but chalked it up to cottonseed.
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