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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics Yesterday, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By bgleaton
I'm going with 3yrs but he looks really thin. ...

I'm going with 3yrs but he looks really thin. Another pic this time of year will make it a little easier...maybe.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics Yesterday, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By bgleaton
I think those bucks are well over the 130 range. ...

I think those bucks are well over the 130 range. If i had to guess i would say 145 to 155.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-18-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By bgleaton
Looking good. Did you disk, spread...

Looking good. Did you disk, spread fertilizer/seed and disc again? Just curious as to how you planted.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-18-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 69,838
Posted By bgleaton
We aren't shooting any of these bucks this year,...

We aren't shooting any of these bucks this year, only does. We are hoping that the neighbors do not shoot these bucks either...fingers crossed. A couple of these bucks could turn into something...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-17-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 69,838
Posted By bgleaton
Rainfall Update from 9/3/18 to 9/17/2018

We received the following amounts since Labor Day:
9/3 - 0.55in
9/4 - .15in
9/6 - 0.4in
9/7 - 0.25in
9/9 - 1.25in
9/10 - 0.6in
9-15 - 1.2in
Total 4.4inches
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-17-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By bgleaton
2.5

2.5
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-12-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,047
Posted By bgleaton
We’ve planted three years straight in mid...

We’ve planted three years straight in mid September and we got killed with army worms and too many days over 90 degrees. We are planting mid October this year. It won’t be available during bow...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 524
Posted By bgleaton
I would love to try buck forage oats but the...

I would love to try buck forage oats but the cheapest I’ve found is around $90 per acre at 150lbs per acre whereas Florida oats is around $40/acre.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-10-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 763
Posted By bgleaton
Definitely way too early for us, we are in Menard...

Definitely way too early for us, we are in Menard County (West central Texas). Mid October is our planting date.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-07-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,703
Posted By bgleaton
I believe that is what he is referring to. ...

I believe that is what he is referring to. Normally, if a person has a 400-acre ranch they will have a soft release pen that is an acres or two in size. This will get them acclimated to the...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-06-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,145
Posted By bgleaton
I'd say 5 and agree with Chance Love about giving...

I'd say 5 and agree with Chance Love about giving him one more year. I would estimate that he is right at 140.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-05-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 69,838
Posted By bgleaton
Age Progression

Here are the age progressions for three of the bucks:
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The 12pt really made a big jump, but I still don't think he is over 4.5yrs of age.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-05-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 69,838
Posted By bgleaton
I'm still trying to figure out which buck it is. ...

I'm still trying to figure out which buck it is. I can't tell if it's the buck in post #589 or another buck.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-05-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 69,838
Posted By bgleaton
More Trail Camera Pictures

Here are some more trail camera pictures from one of our feeders:
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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 524
Posted By bgleaton
Well, we will be using Russian wheat, Florida...

Well, we will be using Russian wheat, Florida Oats and silver river clover this year. We are also going to be planting about 5 acres of native grass seed mixtures in different areas this fall to...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-04-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 69,838
Posted By bgleaton
Game Camera-9-2-2018

We pulled the game camera cards this past weekend and were pleasantly surprised by some of the jumps a couple bucks made. Here are a couple of bucks, I will post more later.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-30-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 524
Posted By bgleaton
I just spoke with Turner Seed and they...

I just spoke with Turner Seed and they recommended Russian wheat and Florida oats. They said that these varieties are tried and true and have been used for years. I'm now leaning on buying these. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-30-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 524
Posted By bgleaton
I was going to do that but what happens if we get...

I was going to do that but what happens if we get a good freeze in December? Won't it kill the oats?
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-30-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 524
Posted By bgleaton
You didn't have luck with them as far as getting...

You didn't have luck with them as far as getting a good crop or they were hard to deal with? I figured if they had seed for our area that it would all be the same. Is there a different place we...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-30-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 524
Posted By bgleaton
They have soft beardless wheat but I was told by...

They have soft beardless wheat but I was told by a biologist to use a hard wheat. Is beardless wheat really necessary since the plots will continually get continually grazed? I honestly don't know...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-30-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 524
Posted By bgleaton
Food Plot Question - Wheat Variety

I have a question as to which winter wheat variety we should use in Menard, TX for a fall food plot. I am buying our seed from Justin Seed and they have the following wheat varieties:
Hard TAM 113...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-29-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,179
Posted By bgleaton
We are in Menard County and will not be planting...

We are in Menard County and will not be planting until mid October bc we’ve planted in September in the past and they would dry up and die to due to the hot weather.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-27-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 921
Posted By bgleaton
I think this buck will end up being in the mid...

I think this buck will end up being in the mid 170's, but that's just me.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-24-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By bgleaton
You've got some great bucks on your place! I'd...

You've got some great bucks on your place! I'd say 4.5yrs/152
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-21-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,472
Posted By bgleaton
I can document our process. Hopefully we will...

I can document our process. Hopefully we will see better results this year.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-21-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,092
Posted By bgleaton
It’s hard to age this time of year. Wait another...

It’s hard to age this time of year. Wait another month and he should be easier to age once he sheds his velvet. If I had to guess, I’d say 5/6 and 140-145.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-17-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,472
Posted By bgleaton
Where at in central Texas? We are in Menard...

Where at in central Texas? We are in Menard county. We’ve planted in mid September the last two years and found that we planted too early. We would get a good rain right away and then get 90+...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-17-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,131
Posted By bgleaton
That is a real nice 8pt. I'm guessing mid 130's.

That is a real nice 8pt. I'm guessing mid 130's.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-16-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,545
Posted By bgleaton
Framing it just like a house. That's the way we...

Framing it just like a house. That's the way we build our blinds and they will last a lifetime.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-15-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 69,838
Posted By bgleaton
Purchased Cultipacker

We purchased a 72in cultipacker that we will pull behind the Polaris Ranger.
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Here is how we will plant the fields this year:
August 31st - disk fields with harrow drag behind disk...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-14-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,538
Posted By bgleaton
I wish I had the money to buy one but a grain...

I wish I had the money to buy one but a grain drill is too expensive to use for only 5 acres of food plots per year. If we had a big operation then it's probably worth the $$. I have also looked at...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-14-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By bgleaton
It's very hard to lower the pH. Our soils are...

It's very hard to lower the pH. Our soils are also 8.0. The best way to lower the pH is to add organic matter to the soil (i.e. planting sorghum, sun hemp, beans, etc. in the Spring), which takes...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By bgleaton
We are in the north part of the most eastern part...

We are in the north part of the most eastern part of Menard county (near Calf Creek). We received just under 2in including today.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-12-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 805
Posted By bgleaton
That deer has great mass, height and beams! I’m...

That deer has great mass, height and beams! I’m guessing 152.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-12-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,538
Posted By bgleaton
Thanks for your input! We’ve planted around...

Thanks for your input! We’ve planted around Labor Day before but we’ve gotten rain righ afterwards and then 95-degree heat for three straight weeks which burned everything and killed it. We are...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-12-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,538
Posted By bgleaton
We are going to purchase the one just like yours....

We are going to purchase the one just like yours. It’s 400lbs and we are going to add the wheel and 3pt kit just to give us the option to use it on the Polaris ranger or tractor. I think this will...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-12-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,538
Posted By bgleaton
Where is your place located? How many times do...

Where is your place located? How many times do you disk that the fields and do you normally just disk right before planting? Thanks for all of your help!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-11-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,538
Posted By bgleaton
Thanks for your input. I really like that style...

Thanks for your input. I really like that style of cultipacker, I just want to make sure that it’s heavy enough to truly break the clods and compress the soil. Everything I’ve read is to get a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-11-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,814
Posted By bgleaton
We have a friend that lives 2 miles north of...

We have a friend that lives 2 miles north of Brady that got right at 3-inches.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-11-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,538
Posted By bgleaton
I found this cultipacker for the Polaris but it’s...

I found this cultipacker for the Polaris but it’s only 385lbs:...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-11-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,814
Posted By bgleaton
0.75” around Calf Creek, TX (just west of Brady)....

0.75” around Calf Creek, TX (just west of Brady). Brady got around 3+ “. The big storms built just easy of us but I’ll take whatever at this point. Hoping to get another inch by the end of the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-11-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,538
Posted By bgleaton
Cultipacker for Food Plots

We haven’t had much success with fall food plots at our place around Brady, TX over the past two years due to lack of rainfall in the fall and winter. We currently have a disk harrow, broadcaster...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-10-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 69,838
Posted By bgleaton
We received 0.9in on the north part of our...

We received 0.9in on the north part of our property and just over 0.5in on the south part of our property. Weather channel shows really good chances for tomorrow, Sunday and Monday...fingers crossed.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By bgleaton
Trail Camera Deals?

Anyone know of any trail camera deals for Bushnell or Browning? Didn’t know if there were any sales going on right now or not. Thanks!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 7,470
Posted By bgleaton
That's a stud! Do you guys consistently see...

That's a stud! Do you guys consistently see these size bucks on your place year after year?
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-05-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2,233
Views: 287,174
Posted By bgleaton
Great looking bucks!

Great looking bucks!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-03-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 7,470
Posted By bgleaton
Where was this picture taken? Just curious...

Where was this picture taken? Just curious because we have a buck on camera from last year that looked very similar.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-02-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 18,420
Posted By bgleaton
Amazing pictures. I'm hoping one day we can do...

Amazing pictures. I'm hoping one day we can do something similar to our place.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-01-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,708
Posted By bgleaton
According to google, it takes around 27,000...

According to google, it takes around 27,000 gallons to water 1-acre at 1-inch. Let’s estimate that there are around 500 acres watering hay fields around 1”per week. that’s around 13,500,000 gallons...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-01-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,708
Posted By bgleaton
You are correct. A lot of people have been...

You are correct. A lot of people have been trying to get them to limit their weekly usage by getting documents signed but it's been an uphill battle. There are thousands of acres of hayfields that...
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