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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-14-2019, 04:48 PM
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Posted By bgleaton
Filaree will be everywhere this year throughout...

Filaree will be everywhere this year throughout the Spring with the rainfall we got this Fall. It's around 20 to 25% crude protein. Great forage!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 02-11-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By bgleaton
We are planning on planting 3 acres with 50% of...

We are planning on planting 3 acres with 50% of the turner seed spring dove mix and 50% cowpeas and sun hemp. I was curious to hear what others thought as well and see what they’ve planted and how...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 02-04-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 707
Views: 78,796
Posted By bgleaton
2018 Feed Totals: Protein - 17,500lbs ...

2018 Feed Totals:
Protein - 17,500lbs
Cottonseed - 4,200lbs
Corn - 8,775lbs
We had around 5 acres of wheat/oats
Rainfall - 32.46in (18.34in from September thru December)

In 2019, we are...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-04-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,437
Posted By bgleaton
I'm sure glad I got the extended warranty on my...

I'm sure glad I got the extended warranty on my 2014 GMC Sierra. I purchased the truck in 2015 and started noticing a bunch of messages on my dash in 2016 - service trailer brake, service...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-31-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By bgleaton
The largest area we can plant is 3.5 acres...

The largest area we can plant is 3.5 acres because that's what we fenced in to prevent the cows from grazing. Would it be better if we only planted Sunn Hemp instead? I'm just afraid that 3.5 acres...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-30-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By bgleaton
Soil Sample

Here's a soil sample we took in 2017. What kind of fertilizer would you guys add with the two Turner seed mixes and how many pounds per acre would you add? We fertilized around 150lbs/acre of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-30-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By bgleaton
So should we plan on planting on April 1st? ...

So should we plan on planting on April 1st? Also, would chicory or something else be better to plant that can take the grazing pressure rather than the Turner spring deer mix? Just curious as to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-29-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By bgleaton
Spring/Summer Food Plot

We are wanting to plant 3.5 acres this spring but weren’t sure what to plant. We’ve planted fall food plots the past two seasons and our pH is right at 8.0. I’ve talked with turner seed and they’ve...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-29-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 707
Views: 78,796
Posted By bgleaton
Wall Co-Op Cotton gin. We are going to split a...

Wall Co-Op Cotton gin. We are going to split a load with another TBH member - we will take 4 tons and they are taking the rest i believe.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-29-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 707
Views: 78,796
Posted By bgleaton
1/29/2019 Update

We modified our 16ft trailer so that when we have cottonseed delivered in the next couple of weeks we can pull it along as the cottonseed is being dumped and hopefully the majority of it will fall...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-28-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By bgleaton
I totally agree with you guys. Controlling deer...

I totally agree with you guys. Controlling deer numbers and native habitat are key elements. We will continue to remove the lesser quality bucks that are 3.5yrs and older just to help continue to...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-28-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 707
Views: 78,796
Posted By bgleaton
1/28/2019 Update

My dad is out there this week and noticed that we got around 0.5" of rain yesterday, which was a nice surprise. He also noticed that the fence guy left the gate open so all of the cows were in the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-28-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By bgleaton
The Role of Genetics & Nutrition - Study by Mississippi State

Here's an article published by Mississippi State about the role of genetics and nutrition:
https://extension.msstate.edu/sites/default/files/publications/publications/p3013.pdf

This is a very...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-27-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 707
Views: 78,796
Posted By bgleaton
Thanks for your thoughts. We used goat fencing...

Thanks for your thoughts. We used goat fencing and no barbed wire so if we closed the fawn gaps how could the fawns get through? We decided to not add a top strand of wire bc we’ve seen so many...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-25-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 707
Views: 78,796
Posted By bgleaton
1/15/2019 Update

We got our 3.5 acre plot fenced in a couple of weeks ago to keep the cows off of it to give the deer a chance at some decent forage from January to Spring green-up. We added six fawn gaps throughout...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-23-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,582
Posted By bgleaton
I was wondering the same thing. I love our...

I was wondering the same thing. I love our Polaris ranger but it is so loud!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-16-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By bgleaton
Dove Food Plot (Deer Resistant?)

Are there any food plot options to plant for dove that deer won’t tend to hammer early on? I’ve read that deer will hammer sunflowers but I wasn’t sure about sorghum, millet or any other options. ...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-15-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By bgleaton
It’s hard to tell the age of the first one bc we...

It’s hard to tell the age of the first one bc we can only see half his body and it seems he’s standing at a weird angle. If I had to guess on just these two images I would say 4 and 3.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-03-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 606
Posted By bgleaton
Would they deliver it to two locations if we were...

Would they deliver it to two locations if we were to split it with you?
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-02-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 707
Views: 78,796
Posted By bgleaton
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-02-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 606
Posted By bgleaton
We only have 400 acres and currently feed around...

We only have 400 acres and currently feed around 14,000lbs of protein a year and only fed 4,000lbs of cottonseed last year. I’d like to increase our cottonseed to around 8,000lbs/year. We lease...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-02-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 707
Views: 78,796
Posted By bgleaton
Cull Buck Shot on 1/1/19

Here is a picture of the 7pt cull buck we shot yesterday. We thought he was a 3.5 or 4.5yr old buck but after looking at his worn down teeth and callused knees we are thinking he was a lot older...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-02-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 707
Views: 78,796
Posted By bgleaton
1/1/19 Update

We were able to shoot another doe and cull buck over the weekend which puts us at 6 doe and 2 cull bucks for the year. Unfortunately we haven't seen the big 12 in quite some time but I don't think...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-02-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 606
Posted By bgleaton
Cottonseed Storage

In the past we have purchased big sand bags from U-line that can hold up to 1,500lbs. We have had them for three seasons now and all of the handles have ripped off so we cannot use the fork lift on...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 01-02-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 30,160
Posted By bgleaton
Any info on HiPro 20% protein? We purchase it...

Any info on HiPro 20% protein? We purchase it from Brady Feed & Fertilizer but I believe it's made in Comanche, TX.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-19-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,895
Posted By bgleaton
i think he's a rutted down 5/6yr old. His face...

i think he's a rutted down 5/6yr old. His face looks way older than 4yrs, but that's just my opinion.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-17-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,437
Posted By bgleaton
Incredible!

Incredible!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By bgleaton
We will definitely try something this...

We will definitely try something this spring/summer. We are thinking of planting Turner Seed’s Spring Deer Mix.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-14-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By bgleaton
Planted wheat and oats.

Planted wheat and oats.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-14-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By bgleaton
Fall Food Plot - Top Dressing?

Does anyone top dress nitrogen fertilizer in late winter (December/January) to help increase protein levels and ensure there’s enough N in the soil for spring green-up? Also, should we only...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-11-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 707
Views: 78,796
Posted By bgleaton
12/10/18 Update

It was a very wet and sloppy weekend out there...we got a little over 2-inches of rain. The deer weren't moving very well until Saturday evening after the rain was over but we were still able to...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-10-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,821
Posted By bgleaton
If you don’t want the look of the dead cedars...

If you don’t want the look of the dead cedars laying down you could conduct a prescribed burn a couple years after letting them lay.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-07-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,535
Posted By bgleaton
I think high fencing is sometimes the only thing...

I think high fencing is sometimes the only thing you can do to help improve your land or keep it from being overpopulated. We are thinking of high fencing our 400 acres just because we’ve been...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-05-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,821
Posted By bgleaton
Very cool video about cedar removal: Hill...

Very cool video about cedar removal:
Hill Country Land Trust - Managing Cedar (Ashe Juniper) - YouTube

Around the 5:00 mark is where he talks about how cedar and how it improves organic matter...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 12-04-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 707
Views: 78,796
Posted By bgleaton
Looks like a lot of rain is forecasted for...

Looks like a lot of rain is forecasted for Thursday thru Friday evening. We will be going out there and hunting from Thursday thru Sunday. I was curious if we should go ahead and broadcast another...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-30-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By bgleaton
Deer Blind Window Question

All of our deer blinds (gun & bow) have the deerview standard hinge windows that mount from the inside of the blind. We have all of our windows that seal up against 2X4's but I was curious to see...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-29-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2,321
Views: 303,366
Posted By bgleaton
You continue to grow some absolute giants. I...

You continue to grow some absolute giants. I think i can speak for everyone about how much we really enjoy your posts. Personally, i have learned a lot from your thread, especially about food plots.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-29-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,310
Posted By bgleaton
Hard to judge but I'd go with 5yrs

Hard to judge but I'd go with 5yrs
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-29-2018, 03:48 PM
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Views: 78,796
Posted By bgleaton
The plots are definitely not as thick and tall as...

The plots are definitely not as thick and tall as i thought they would be but I think that's probably due to the grazing and the lack of rainfall since mid October. I can't tell if we should have...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-28-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 707
Views: 78,796
Posted By bgleaton
Thanks! That’s the San saba river, which is...

Thanks! That’s the San saba river, which is the southern border of our place. I wish the water was always this high.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-28-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 707
Views: 78,796
Posted By bgleaton
I love the Hammer system. It's helped control...

I love the Hammer system. It's helped control the amount of feed and when to feed during deer season. It has helped us save a little $ on feed. I like knowing that the deer cannot go eat protein...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-28-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 707
Views: 78,796
Posted By bgleaton
Trail Cam Pics

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This is a picture of the best yearling buck we have ever seen.

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Here are two pictures of the 12pt
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-28-2018, 01:01 PM
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Posted By bgleaton
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-28-2018, 12:38 PM
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Views: 78,796
Posted By bgleaton
11/26/18 Update

We were all out there over Thanksgiving week/weekend. The hunting was okay but would have been a lot better if that cold front would have come in earlier and if we didn't have a full moon. We saw...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-27-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,548
Posted By bgleaton
We have a Caldwell deadshot field pod but it's...

We have a Caldwell deadshot field pod but it's about 2in too short to shoot out of two of our gun blinds.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-27-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,548
Posted By bgleaton
Deer Blind Rest

Any of you guys use any particular type of rest inside your box blinds to help kids or guests have a solid rest when shooting? I wasn't sure if any of you had installed any type of additional 2X4's...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-26-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,821
Posted By bgleaton
If they are blueberry cedars you can cut the...

If they are blueberry cedars you can cut the stump and it will die without the need of any chemicals as long as you remove all the green growth. If they are redberry cedars you will need to use...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-26-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,821
Posted By bgleaton
Great information

Great information
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-24-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 899
Posted By bgleaton
Agreed. That’s a huge body so I’m going with 150.

Agreed. That’s a huge body so I’m going with 150.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-18-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 871
Posted By bgleaton
3.5

3.5
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