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Old 06-19-2018, 07:16 PM   #1
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Well guys, I think itís time to retire the 2017 thread and start anew.

Bucks are well into velvet, fawns are gettin big, and we are all starting to look towards season opener.

Personally, Iím hoping this guy made it another year because I wonít pass him again with a yearís growth on him!



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Old 06-19-2018, 09:13 PM   #2
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Or this guy...



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Old 06-19-2018, 09:16 PM   #3
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:02 PM   #4
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I'll likely be taking my son and daughter on their first hunts. Already did some preliminary scouting. Daughter will be bow hunting, son will be muzzleloader. It's either here or Whitney. I'm likely to reserve Whitney for the ducks. To be honest, I'm a little excited. I gave up hunting Texas whitetails after I hunted out west. The combination of the kids and public land have me intrigued again.
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Old 06-20-2018, 07:25 AM   #5
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Glad to see this thread. I've never hunted at the Grasslands but have been camping and hiking out there several times with my family over the last 4 or 5 years.
But I'm meeting a buddy out there on Saturday to do a little pig hunting.
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Old 06-20-2018, 08:48 AM   #6
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I'll likely be taking my son and daughter on their first hunts. Already did some preliminary scouting. Daughter will be bow hunting, son will be muzzleloader. It's either here or Whitney. I'm likely to reserve Whitney for the ducks. To be honest, I'm a little excited. I gave up hunting Texas whitetails after I hunted out west. The combination of the kids and public land have me intrigued again.


Donít get too discouraged your first year. Public land deer are a different breed. It takes a few years to figure out a property.


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Old 06-20-2018, 09:34 AM   #7
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Donít get too discouraged your first year. Public land deer are a different breed. It takes a few years to figure out a property.


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That's what I'm excited about. I got tired of filling the feeder and waiting. This is more challenging.
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Old 06-20-2018, 12:09 PM   #8
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Iíll will be up there as well. Missed my one from last year. Shot right over his back. Will be after them again this year.


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Old 06-20-2018, 08:13 PM   #9
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Looking forward to getting back into some deer hunting this season. Been chasing the ducks for the past few years. Need to get some trail cameras out soon.
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Old 06-20-2018, 08:20 PM   #10
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Iíve gotten to where I put cameras out in-season only nowadays. If I could check more often, I would use them for inventory. But, instead, I use them the year later for historical movement info. I really like the January pictures because most guys abandon the woods, and food sources havenít changed over so itís a good indicator of winter ranges.


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Old 06-20-2018, 08:45 PM   #11
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I mainly want to get some out now to get an idea of whats out there. I haven't hunted out there in several years. Figured I would start by checkout some of my old stand spots and then start scouting out other places from there. Might go back up to Caddo this year as well since I have a new rifle to use.
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Old 06-21-2018, 11:48 AM   #12
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Hello everyone,
This is my first post. I thought I would introduce myself before I started asking questions.
I have read a lot on here soaking in information and want to thank y'all for that. This year my twin boys go to kindergarten so I will finally have time to do some hunting. I have never been out to LBJ, but since my last time on public land (limited time on it) we have moved and it is now the closest public land to my home. I am excited to get out there scouting and hunting again. I will be honest and say I have a lot to learn about hunting public land, but I enjoy learning and a challenge. My expectations are low being my first year and I just look forward to the chances I will be able to get out there.

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Old 06-21-2018, 12:07 PM   #13
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I mainly want to get some out now to get an idea of whats out there. I haven't hunted out there in several years. Figured I would start by checkout some of my old stand spots and then start scouting out other places from there. Might go back up to Caddo this year as well since I have a new rifle to use.


I got one at Caddo too that I will be after. He made me look like an amateur last year. Left me with my chin on the ground. If I would have been still for 20 seconds longer he would be on my wall already.


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Old 06-21-2018, 10:48 PM   #14
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Going to get a few new cameras probably in the next few weeks. What do yall recommend that hurt the wallet to much just in case of theft but still works well enough to get the job done. They done have to take the best pics in the world. Just need something that with be clear enough to see what we got.
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Old 06-22-2018, 03:40 AM   #15
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Going to get a few new cameras probably in the next few weeks. What do yall recommend that hurt the wallet to much just in case of theft but still works well enough to get the job done. They done have to take the best pics in the world. Just need something that with be clear enough to see what we got.


My go to is the browning Dark Ops. Great pics, black flash, and last yearís model Cam typically be found for $120ish.

I set my cams high (above 10 feet, so I carry a climbing stick) and havenít had one even noticed yet. At least, I havenít gotten a single person on video or in picture look up at them.


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Old 06-25-2018, 03:01 PM   #16
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Going to get a few new cameras probably in the next few weeks. What do yall recommend that hurt the wallet to much just in case of theft but still works well enough to get the job done. They done have to take the best pics in the world. Just need something that with be clear enough to see what we got.
https://www.amazon.com/Wildgame-Inno...qRL&ref=plSrch
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Old 06-26-2018, 11:06 AM   #17
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https://www.cabelas.com/product/Stea...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

I've had good luck with these. I also use masterlocks to lock them to the tree, normal waist height. Never had issues with getting stolen.
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Old 07-01-2018, 09:44 AM   #18
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I am hoping to get out there first of August to scout, but I am doing Sat photos for now. Are all the units drive through that I can see roads on or are they park and walk? I thinking it's some of both, but just curious? I am hoping park and walk for the majority of it.
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Old 07-01-2018, 10:24 AM   #19
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I am hoping to get out there first of August to scout, but I am doing Sat photos for now. Are all the units drive through that I can see roads on or are they park and walk? I thinking it's some of both, but just curious? I am hoping park and walk for the majority of it.
The majority is walk in.

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Old 07-05-2018, 09:25 AM   #20
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I am hoping to get out there first of August to scout, but I am doing Sat photos for now. Are all the units drive through that I can see roads on or are they park and walk? I thinking it's some of both, but just curious? I am hoping park and walk for the majority of it.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:43 AM   #21
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I set out 3 cameras last weekend. Going back in August to check them. 11 weeks until the opener!
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Old 07-14-2018, 08:32 PM   #22
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I got a kick out of this:

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Old 07-15-2018, 02:15 AM   #23
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That was funny stuff.

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Old 07-15-2018, 02:05 PM   #24
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Just pulled some cards out from there yesterday. One noteworthy buck with substantial growth, pic taken on July 7th. PM me if you want to see it.
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:34 PM   #25
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2X. Guess somebody had to make that vid sooner or later.
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Old 07-16-2018, 07:18 PM   #26
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Well, what do you expect, Mathews hat/shooter.
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Old 07-19-2018, 01:41 PM   #27
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i was gonna go set up some cameras this weekend but 109 degrees no thanks and just wondering how many cameras do yall have set up on the grass lands im going to run 8 this year see if i can learn something about the deer
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Old 07-20-2018, 12:25 PM   #28
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I've got 3 running now and plan on putting out 2 more.
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Old 07-20-2018, 12:36 PM   #29
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I donít have any on LBJ this year...
Iíve got one out in Love Valley WMA in Oklahoma right now, but the other 3 are in my backpack. I never have really kept up with getting cams on minerals or remote water sources.
I know I should put cams out to figure out what areas to focus on, but theyíre so dang expensive. And, I always lose time in the woods right when I should be hanging cams.


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Old 07-25-2018, 10:39 AM   #30
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Old 07-26-2018, 03:54 PM   #31
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Scouted over 10 miles worth of walking on Tuesday. Man it sure was hot. Found a lot of good intel though. Found a couple of year after year rub lines that piqued my interest....






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Old 07-26-2018, 03:59 PM   #32
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Well you know that Iím in! I love LBJ!!
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Old 07-29-2018, 09:27 PM   #33
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That's right by my family land sir there good deer in that area
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Old 07-29-2018, 09:34 PM   #34
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are there any apps for your phone or gps that show unit boundaries?
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Old 07-29-2018, 09:37 PM   #35
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are there any apps for your phone or gps that show unit boundaries?
OnX maps does I think.
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Old 07-29-2018, 09:39 PM   #36
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are there any apps for your phone or gps that show unit boundaries?
I use OnX Hunting. Shows property boundaries , highlights public lands, and has an off grid mode (which you'll need out there) for gps location without cell service.

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Old 07-30-2018, 12:04 PM   #37
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Agree with others on OnX. Also if you dont hunt out of state you can purchase just Texas for about $30 a year.

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Old 08-03-2018, 04:53 PM   #38
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Large grass fire near Alvord has burnt 500 acres and has 0% containment. Anyone know if this is burning any of the units out there?
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Old 08-03-2018, 04:55 PM   #39
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Old 08-03-2018, 06:17 PM   #40
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The fire started in Barcley's Junkyard. So far it has burned Unit 23, jumped the road into the north part of Unit 41 and is headed west.

That junkyard is a toxic waste dump. Lots of black smoke.
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Old 08-03-2018, 06:22 PM   #41
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The fire started in Barcley's Junkyard. So far it has burned Unit 23, jumped the road into the north part of Unit 41 and is headed west.



That junkyard is a toxic waste dump. Lots of black smoke.


Hope they get it contained... there a lot of residences near there.


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Old 08-03-2018, 06:39 PM   #42
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Thatís my spot!!!! Ugh


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Old 08-03-2018, 06:45 PM   #43
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With the wind direction, if it started in the junkyard... it should only be the north corner of unit 41.


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With the wind direction, if it started in the junkyard... it should only be the north corner of unit 41.


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Old 08-04-2018, 02:55 AM   #45
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Anyone know if they got it contained?
We drove by on 287 around 2:45 this morning on our way to Colorado. Couldnít see any glow from a fire from the highway.


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Old 08-04-2018, 06:07 AM   #46
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It layer down last night with the humidity. There still on aight today just in case they have anymore flame ups. Still really really dry out there.
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Old 08-04-2018, 10:59 AM   #47
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Here is a map of the burned area. 488 acres but now under control. They are still on scene to prevent flair ups because itís so dry.
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Old 08-05-2018, 12:47 AM   #48
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First card pull of the season wasn't bad. I had the cameras set to video mode, so the pics are screen shots and blurry. Finding out the camera doesn't take good video, I've reset to pictures now. The big six pointer from last year is still around. There's also one with a kicker off his G2 and a double drop tine buck!
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Old 08-05-2018, 09:53 AM   #49
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First card pull of the season wasn't bad. I had the cameras set to video mode, so the pics are screen shots and blurry. Finding out the camera doesn't take good video, I've reset to pictures now. The big six pointer from last year is still around. There's also one with a kicker off his G2 and a double drop tine buck!
Oh man! That's super exciting. Too bad they're all on private property.

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Old 08-05-2018, 10:21 AM   #50
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