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Old 11-23-2017, 02:46 PM   #751
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Nice work! Looks like a pretty mature animal too. Well done.
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Old 11-23-2017, 03:09 PM   #752
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Old 11-23-2017, 04:22 PM   #753
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I've seen-em in the parking areas at some places.

The fish are biting, and there's hogs to be kilt. Gotta go!
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Old 11-23-2017, 06:39 PM   #754
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Nice work! Looks like a pretty mature animal too. Well done.
Thanks! He's not the biggest but I wasn't going to pass a mature buck after trying to get one for three years. I had him at 5.5 but teeth looked 4.5 so I don't know. Tooth wear isn't exact anyway so I still think he could be 5.5. Here he is on the hoof a few days ago
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Old 11-23-2017, 07:02 PM   #755
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Hill. I'm after a mature buck on private land in Bosque so I'm saving a tag for there
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Old 11-24-2017, 05:51 AM   #756
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Lot of people getting a late start this morning, looks like Christmas lights out here.
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Old 11-24-2017, 06:13 AM   #757
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Old 11-24-2017, 06:22 AM   #758
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Old 11-24-2017, 09:54 AM   #759
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Haven't seen anything... what about you Storm?
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Old 11-24-2017, 10:09 AM   #760
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A couple of doe and their going around my spot, I wonder if the pigs have them run off. Going to set up a new spot tomorrow.
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Old 11-24-2017, 10:33 AM   #761
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Anybody have a way to contact the Coe?
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Old 11-24-2017, 11:01 AM   #762
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Someone is being dispatched so never mind guys.
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Old 11-24-2017, 11:06 AM   #763
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Old 11-24-2017, 11:52 AM   #764
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Old 11-24-2017, 01:07 PM   #765
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I hope everything is ok!
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Old 11-24-2017, 01:07 PM   #766
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Old 11-24-2017, 01:18 PM   #767
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Old 11-24-2017, 07:56 PM   #768
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Dear Marlboro Man !!
Maybe if you would leave a pile of corn instead of a pile of butts, people wouldn’t mind you hunting their spots !
Please be respectful of other people’s set ups I know it’s public but let’s try to be courteous.
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Old 11-24-2017, 09:43 PM   #769
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Dear Marlboro Man !!
Maybe if you would leave a pile of corn instead of a pile of butts, people wouldnít mind you hunting their spots !
Please be respectful of other peopleís set ups I know itís public but letís try to be courteous.
I'm no longer surprised by the ignorance or lack of common courtesy anymore, especially when it comes to hunting public land. At least he didn't steal your setup...
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Old 11-25-2017, 05:43 AM   #770
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I'm no longer surprised by the ignorance or lack of common courtesy anymore, especially when it comes to hunting public land. At least he didn't steal your setup...
Kind-a hard to steal corn off the ground. I always try to scatter it to slow the "corn thieves" down . But, if a person is really motivated....

I've had the same happen to me a few times. Even had one feller come sit on it while I was in a tree above him. I let him sit a little while before a "mysterious voice" let him know where I was.
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Old 11-25-2017, 06:35 AM   #771
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Good luck this morning to those who made it out
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Old 11-25-2017, 10:04 AM   #772
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Kind-a hard to steal corn off the ground. I always try to scatter it to slow the "corn thieves" down . But, if a person is really motivated....

I've had the same happen to me a few times. Even had one feller come sit on it while I was in a tree above him. I let him sit a little while before a "mysterious voice" let him know where I was.


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Old 11-25-2017, 10:08 AM   #773
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Kind-a hard to steal corn off the ground. I always try to scatter it to slow the "corn thieves" down . But, if a person is really motivated....
Sounded like there may have been more than just corn left.
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Old 11-25-2017, 12:29 PM   #774
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Sounded like there may have been more than just corn left.
Don't take it personally. I always try to look at the quirky, brighter side of a situation. As life is not to be taken to seriously. How can one "enjoy life" if it's taken to seriously. Worrying isn't productive. But you are right, could have been more than corn left out there, if that is what your referring to.
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Old 11-25-2017, 01:00 PM   #775
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Oh no offense taken at all. Just thought o.p. may have been referring to his set up as more than just corn he hunts from a climber or whatever. I assumed a ladder stand or groundblind may have been where the butts were left. Lots of assuming on my behalf...
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Old 11-25-2017, 06:04 PM   #776
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Being a mobile hunter has given me the opportunity to move from tree to tree and area to area if there has been a recent hunter nearby. The people who leave their scent wicks, thermacell cartridges, and cigarette butts are the people I would like to stay far away from.
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Old 11-25-2017, 11:45 PM   #777
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Dear Marlboro Man !!
Maybe if you would leave a pile of corn instead of a pile of butts, people wouldnít mind you hunting their spots !
Please be respectful of other peopleís set ups I know itís public but letís try to be courteous.
What he said...
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Old 11-26-2017, 05:31 AM   #778
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Back in the stand after taking Saturday off.
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Old 11-26-2017, 07:44 AM   #779
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Old 11-26-2017, 09:10 AM   #780
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Great buck
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Old 11-26-2017, 11:13 AM   #781
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Old 11-26-2017, 11:16 AM   #782
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Nice one Mac.

The fish are biting, and there's hogs to be kilt. Gotta go!
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Old 11-26-2017, 11:46 AM   #783
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Congrats again Shane! Was glad I got lucky and stumbled on y’all this morning! That a way to get er done!
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Old 11-26-2017, 12:21 PM   #784
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Great job Mac and by the looks of it darn good shot placement!
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Old 11-26-2017, 01:03 PM   #785
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Old 11-26-2017, 03:59 PM   #786
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Awesome, congrats!
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Old 11-26-2017, 05:18 PM   #787
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Awesome buck Mac!
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Old 11-26-2017, 05:47 PM   #788
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I wanted to get some insight from you guys on how you approach finding a new spot. I want to look for a new spot to hunt, I’ll only be hunting from makeshift blinds/cover. But i don’t want to hunt someone else’s spot or too close to someone else’s setup. What do you guys typically look for when choosing a new spot to make sure it’s not too close to someone else’s setup or area. I also don’t want to have to walk through someone else’s spot to get to my spot. Trying to stay out of peoples way and not pizz anyone off, so i figured I’d ask what you guys do when finding new areas to set up.

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Old 11-27-2017, 01:07 AM   #789
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I wanted to get some insight from you guys on how you approach finding a new spot. I want to look for a new spot to hunt, Iíll only be hunting from makeshift blinds/cover. But i donít want to hunt someone elseís spot or too close to someone elseís setup. What do you guys typically look for when choosing a new spot to make sure itís not too close to someone elseís setup or area. I also donít want to have to walk through someone elseís spot to get to my spot. Trying to stay out of peoples way and not pizz anyone off, so i figured Iíd ask what you guys do when finding new areas to set up.

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Kyle,

Welcome to the area. Your question is a broad one. It might be best to sum up an appropriate answer by saying keep an easy going attitude about ya in the woods when you do encounter someone, and treat others the way you'd want to be treated.

Last year I was camping and hunting with a buddy. When it was time to walk in that morning he had forgotten his Gps and I had to walk him to his stand then head to mine. In doing so I inadvertently passed under a guy's stand in the dark getting to mine. Also last year I had hunted all day and mid afternoon a guy came in and stared climbing a tree exactly 40 yards from me. When I got his attention and told him I was already there his words were "but this is where I always hunt" - neither one of us saw deer that night but watched each other's every move.

It would be nice if guys would give the courtesy of at least 100 if not a 200 yd separation in my opinion. It'd be nice if guys would keep from walking around in the woods during prime morning and evening hours. But it's public land and the long and short is it has to be shared. So a good attitude and "common courtesy" (whatever that is to you) is hopefully what we all want and hope for out there.

Beyond that find the best a spot you can and I generally pick out at least two spots in a given area so if I walk in on someone I can easily adjust and still hunt.

Best of luck and nice serving with ya.
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Old 11-27-2017, 11:29 AM   #790
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Well I just had a little 2 yr old come in straight down wind of me. He caught my wind and turned back maybe big brother will come from the other direction soon
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Old 11-27-2017, 01:27 PM   #791
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Old 11-27-2017, 02:52 PM   #792
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:49 PM   #793
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Old 11-28-2017, 10:29 AM   #795
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Had a young buck and a hog show up right at dark last night.
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Old 11-28-2017, 02:26 PM   #796
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Kyle,

Welcome to the area. Your question is a broad one. It might be best to sum up an appropriate answer by saying keep an easy going attitude about ya in the woods when you do encounter someone, and treat others the way you'd want to be treated.

Last year I was camping and hunting with a buddy. When it was time to walk in that morning he had forgotten his Gps and I had to walk him to his stand then head to mine. In doing so I inadvertently passed under a guy's stand in the dark getting to mine. Also last year I had hunted all day and mid afternoon a guy came in and stared climbing a tree exactly 40 yards from me. When I got his attention and told him I was already there his words were "but this is where I always hunt" - neither one of us saw deer that night but watched each other's every move.

It would be nice if guys would give the courtesy of at least 100 if not a 200 yd separation in my opinion. It'd be nice if guys would keep from walking around in the woods during prime morning and evening hours. But it's public land and the long and short is it has to be shared. So a good attitude and "common courtesy" (whatever that is to you) is hopefully what we all want and hope for out there.

Beyond that find the best a spot you can and I generally pick out at least two spots in a given area so if I walk in on someone I can easily adjust and still hunt.

Best of luck and nice serving with ya.
I appreciate the response. Yes, Iíd like to stay out of everyoneís way and be courteous. I did find a spot that I will try and hunt. Decent deer sign around. Thanks for your help. Good luck to everyone!
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Old 11-29-2017, 11:34 AM   #797
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Anyone headed out this weekend?
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Old 11-29-2017, 04:03 PM   #798
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I wonder how my son's doing out there today , it's his first all day sit by himself.
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Old 11-29-2017, 04:09 PM   #799
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Doing the opposite actually, planning to visit the city this weekend. Sure I will be ready to turn around as soon as I hit traffic. Been sitting since dark thirty this morning. No deer yet, just been staring at the spot where my corn was last night. 50 lbs gone in less than 14 hours.
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Doing the opposite actually, planning to visit the city this weekend. Sure I will be ready to turn around as soon as I hit traffic. Been sitting since dark thirty this morning. No deer yet, just been staring at the spot where my corn was last night. 50 lbs gone in less than 14 hours.
I've seen corn disappear in less time than that. I've been spreading 100 lbs every Friday and im lucky to have something on the ground on Sat.
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