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Old 03-04-2017, 07:05 PM   #1
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This is the 6th annual thread. It's getting that time again to start doing some shed hunting and work around our places. Post your shed findings, rut reports, feed schedules, cheap corn prices, LPD'S or anything else pertaining to hunting in South Texas. This is also a thread were we can get info for people close to your place, and maybe we can lend a helping hand if needed.

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Old 03-04-2017, 07:27 PM   #2
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I'm hunt two different properties both in hidalgo county. One on the north side of 186 and one on the south.

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Javelinas at one of my new feeder sites. This will be my main bow spot and I think this is where my kill will come from this season.


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Old 03-04-2017, 08:24 PM   #3
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Looks like we are getting some much needed rain. Over an 1-1/2" in Catarina.


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Old 03-04-2017, 10:46 PM   #4
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Zapata san ygnacio here. This will be year 14.
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Old 03-04-2017, 10:50 PM   #5
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I'll be hunting in Dimmit Co. again this year. Can't wait!!
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Old 03-12-2017, 05:47 PM   #6
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Old 03-12-2017, 08:44 PM   #7
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Zavalla here
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Old 03-12-2017, 08:52 PM   #8
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Webb and Zapata here, looking forward to this coming year as always!
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Old 03-12-2017, 08:55 PM   #9
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I hunt in both Live Oak and Goliad Counties. Had about 6" of rain in the past 7 days in northern Live Oak and 2.3" in western Goliad County.
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Old 03-13-2017, 12:12 AM   #10
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We had 8" of rain in Rios in the last week.
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Old 03-13-2017, 12:31 AM   #11
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In to follow along...Good luck everyone
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Old 03-28-2017, 12:29 PM   #12
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Old 03-28-2017, 12:34 PM   #13
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Found the first shed yesterday on the Duval/Jim Wells county line just south of San Diego. According to trail cam pictures most of the bucks are still packing headgear as of Sunday.
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Old 03-28-2017, 12:55 PM   #14
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I live in Zavala County (La Pryor) and I have a ranch east of Crystal City and Southwest of Crystal City. If anyone ever needs anything let me know.

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Old 03-28-2017, 12:55 PM   #15
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Beeville Co. It is wet and green.
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Old 03-28-2017, 12:55 PM   #16
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Most bucks still have their horns on our ranches.

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Old 03-28-2017, 12:57 PM   #17
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Bucks are losing horns on our properties in hidalgo.


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Old 03-28-2017, 12:59 PM   #18
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I'm entering year 6 in Mcmullen County between Tilden and Fowlerton off of Hwy 72. Joe over at Free Flo Feeds in Tilden has gotten his feed prices in line with the competition, although he's such a good guy, I always bought from him anyway. Here's to a great season in the STX!
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Old 03-28-2017, 01:41 PM   #19
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Started off with good rain in Tilden. Snakes are out and about. Should be a good year if we can continue with average rainfall.
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Old 03-29-2017, 10:52 AM   #20
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Got a new place in hebbronville. Where is everyone getting protein at.
We don't mind picking it up along the way. Priced some in freer that was 470 a ton in bags. 429 a ton for bulk. Seemed high to me.
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Old 04-30-2017, 03:55 PM   #21
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Set up a popup blind today on one of my feeders, hoping to get a javelina and nilgai out of here during the off season. Checked trail cams and have does with young spike bucks growing pretty well. Also had a random turkey come through. Name:  IMG_2253.jpg
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Old 04-30-2017, 04:37 PM   #22
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Just put out 22 tons of protein and 3 tons of Cottonseed. Cows had been getting in our feeders but they removed them this week. We are near Catarina.


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Old 05-05-2017, 10:50 PM   #23
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Went and threw more corn in some feeders, pulled cards and have big does with young spike bucks in velvet. Protein pellets we are feeding will hopefully make these guys big one day. Name:  IMG_2338.jpg
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Old 05-06-2017, 04:34 PM   #24
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Nice thread(s). You guys are getting me fired up. This will be my first year on a lease in Duval county near Freer.
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Old 05-06-2017, 04:42 PM   #25
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Went down weekend of April 22nd and cut mesquite back on some of the roads. We also moved a feeder and filled them. Saw turkeys all deer season and tried to make a hunt and didn't see anything. I guess I need to work on calling skills considering I called in a bobcat and coyote with my turkey call


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Old 05-07-2017, 04:55 PM   #26
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Went down weekend of April 22nd and cut mesquite back on some of the roads. We also moved a feeder and filled them. Saw turkeys all deer season and tried to make a hunt and didn't see anything. I guess I need to work on calling skills considering I called in a bobcat and coyote with my turkey call


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You have that turkey in distress call on point I would say


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Old 05-08-2017, 07:20 AM   #27
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Just got on a new place in southwest Duval County. Hoping things work out.
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Old 05-08-2017, 08:00 AM   #28
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Cool thread. Always curious to other TBH'ers in the area. My family has 640 acres in Duval Co. near Realitos/Concepcion. Been there about 12 years now. Deer aren't the biggest but we've got plenty of hogs and awesome dove hunting. Black Ice, you ever had a chicken fried steak w/ yellow gravy from Stricklands in Fal? Life changing Lol
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Old 05-08-2017, 09:36 AM   #29
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Cool thread. Always curious to other TBH'ers in the area. My family has 640 acres in Duval Co. near Realitos/Concepcion. Been there about 12 years now. Deer aren't the biggest but we've got plenty of hogs and awesome dove hunting. Black Ice, you ever had a chicken fried steak w/ yellow gravy from Stricklands in Fal? Life changing Lol


I haven't been back to Stricklands since the roach incident.


Was eating there on New Years Eve about 5 years ago and I went to the bathroom right before we left. They had already turned and when I turned them back on it was like Joe's apartment in there.

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Old 05-08-2017, 09:40 AM   #30
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A little extra protein never hurt anybody! Lol never heard about that. May have to find a new spot...
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:27 AM   #31
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Was down at the lease just West of Tilden this weekend getting some work done. Starting to dry out fast, need some rain!
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:38 AM   #32
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Going on year 7 in Webb county. Got the protein and shed traps out last weekend. Place looks good and amazingly green


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Old 05-15-2017, 09:45 AM   #33
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3rd year our Duval county lease. Headed there Memorial Day weekend to do a little work and eat and drink good.
Lookin forward to following this thread as the year goes by.
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:54 AM   #34
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We are in Webb county and we could use some rain. Just finished putting out 9 tons of protein. They are hammering the protein and cottonseed right now. Just ordered another 22 tons to be delivered next Friday.


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Old 05-15-2017, 10:03 AM   #35
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McMullen county here
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Old 05-28-2017, 09:32 PM   #36
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Anybody getting some pics of antler growth yet?


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Old 05-28-2017, 09:50 PM   #37
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Looks like we are getting some much needed rain at our place NE of Catarina.
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Old 05-28-2017, 11:26 PM   #38
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I haven't been back to Stricklands since the roach incident.


Was eating there on New Years Eve about 5 years ago and I went to the bathroom right before we left. They had already turned and when I turned them back on it was like Joe's apartment in there.

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Wait, you are worried about a couple of roaches!
Let me remind you of a certain hot dog stand on Canal St.

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Old 05-28-2017, 11:34 PM   #39
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A set of sheds from a deer believed to be 3 years old. Can't wait to see how he turns out.
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At our ranch in Catarina now and we have 1" in the gauge so far! Hope it keeps coming for the next few days.


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Old 05-29-2017, 12:17 AM   #41
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Just started to rain here in Duval county.
Sat in the stand this evening and saw 2 bucks starting horns. Didn't look like much though.
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Old 05-29-2017, 02:35 AM   #42
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Storm knocked our power out
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Old 06-06-2017, 06:29 PM   #43
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:29 AM   #44
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Just back from Zapata county. Ponds are full so for now we are in good shape.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:43 AM   #45
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This guy is off to an interesting start



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Old 06-23-2017, 08:47 AM   #46
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Bump.

I'll be heading down the week of July 15th to fill feeders and do some mowing.


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Old 06-23-2017, 09:54 AM   #47
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I'll be headed there this evening to sweat. Anybody around the San Diego/Benevides/San Jose area that can add freon to my camper AC? Lol
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Old 07-12-2017, 11:24 AM   #48
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Anyone got some updated pics?

I won't be headed back until 1st part of August......
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Old 07-13-2017, 11:19 AM   #49
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Old 07-13-2017, 11:22 AM   #50
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