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Old 02-10-2016, 09:49 PM   #551
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You're livin the dream. Keep us posted
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Old 02-11-2016, 02:05 PM   #552
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I just read through all 500 posts... Incredible place bud, Live it Up!!!
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Old 02-12-2016, 02:31 PM   #553
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What part of Milam County are you in? I just bought 80 acres last Spring in the east part of the county between Gause and the river.

It looks like your place and mine are very similar.
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Old 02-12-2016, 02:33 PM   #554
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What part of Milam County are you in? I just bought 80 acres last Spring in the east part of the county between Gause and the river.

It looks like your place and mine are very similar.
Nice! I'm jealous, there are some nice deer down by LRB!

I'm between Milano and Gause.

Welcome to the county!
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Old 02-13-2016, 10:07 AM   #555
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Just read from to start to finish, what a great place and an inspiration for the rest of us
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:29 PM   #556
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read the whole thing, its awesome from beginning to end I hope you have some more deer come your way!!
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:41 PM   #557
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Thanks for all the recent comments, guys! I have big plans for this year, so stay tuned!

Moules, I am planning to add watering stations and a fall food plot this year, so I'm hoping that helps, in conjunction with more predator hunting and hog killin'!
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:51 PM   #558
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Need to do a stray dog killing...they put a hurt on the deer worse than yotes...
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:52 PM   #559
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Three dogs on the camera, no collars and no business running the deer and hogs off...
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Old 02-14-2016, 07:08 PM   #560
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Need to do a stray dog killing...they put a hurt on the deer worse than yotes...
I only took one deer this year....what'd I ever do to deserve a bullet?
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Old 02-14-2016, 07:10 PM   #561
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I only took one deer this year....what'd I ever do to deserve a bullet?
Hahahahaha
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Old 02-14-2016, 07:47 PM   #562
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Following looks great!! one day we all should have a part of Texas to get our hands drity on. Just a Great job on the farm.
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Old 02-14-2016, 08:50 PM   #563
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Judy read through this whole post, very interested to see what happens next. From my experience living in Milam county, I'm near Thorndale, it usually takes a couple of years for the deer to settle in but when they do you won't be any happier. Keep up the good work
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Old 02-14-2016, 08:58 PM   #564
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Old 02-14-2016, 09:17 PM   #565
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Judy read through this whole post, very interested to see what happens next. From my experience living in Milam county, I'm near Thorndale, it usually takes a couple of years for the deer to settle in but when they do you won't be any happier. Keep up the good work
Did you mean that once they settle in I will be happy with them, or not happy at all?

Either way, to he honest if they never get very good I'll still be happy killin' hogs and predators!
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Old 02-14-2016, 09:28 PM   #566
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I'm not sure the layout of your land but looking at some of your pictures your 25-acres is plenty for a Piper Cub and other STOL aircraft to take off and land.

Be a great fly-in destination. Grab a quick breakfast and go hunting. Just mow 700 ft. and that would be enough to clear a 50 ft obstacle. The Cub and some other aircraft will usually have a takeoff roll of 370'.
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Old 02-15-2016, 01:24 PM   #567
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Did you mean that once they settle in I will be happy with them, or not happy at all?

Either way, to he honest if they never get very good I'll still be happy killin' hogs and predators!
I meant to say once the deer finally settle in to your place, you will be very pleased with what shows up, we put a feeder out about two years ago and saw nothing that was exactly thrilling, but this year we had some nice ones come in including an eight point that would have scored in the 150's if we would have killed him.
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Old 02-15-2016, 02:03 PM   #568
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Sneaky,
I was down last Saturday.
I saw a small deer running down the fence line clearing, they had just dozed.
May not be many, but they are there.

By the way everyone, Sneaky is famous.
He was in the local paper! LOL
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Old 02-17-2016, 01:15 PM   #569
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Shows you what a little elbow grease and time can do to a piece of land. Inspiring.
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Old 02-19-2016, 12:22 AM   #570
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I just read through the entire thread and what an adventure. Certainly has me motivated for when I move back to the US
I am for sure envious
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Old 03-01-2016, 04:04 PM   #571
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Goals.
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Old 05-16-2016, 11:04 PM   #572
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THREE HOGS DOWN!! My boy NavyChief and I just layed the smack down and I got my first double kill!

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Old 05-16-2016, 11:09 PM   #573
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Sweet doubles are special. I bet it feels great knowing that it is from all your hard work. Congrats pics or it didn't happen
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Old 05-17-2016, 07:05 AM   #574
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Old 05-17-2016, 07:05 AM   #575
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Full story coming later

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Old 05-17-2016, 08:17 AM   #576
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New to the site and read this entire thread, great to see the transformation from raw land. Looking forward to seeing what else you do with the ranch!
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Old 06-30-2016, 12:44 PM   #577
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Really building the suspense there huh. Lol. Congrats
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Old 07-01-2016, 09:56 AM   #578
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great work keep pics coming
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Old 12-20-2016, 09:19 AM   #579
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Awesome!
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Old 12-20-2016, 09:21 AM   #580
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Sorry I haven't updated in a while! I have lots of work in the pipes for this winter - stay tuned!

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Old 12-20-2016, 10:42 AM   #581
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Looks like you ran over that light cord with your mower or tractor.

Place is looking great. KAP!!!!!!!
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Old 12-20-2016, 12:12 PM   #582
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Just read the whole thread and am subscribed. That's a great place you have and am looking forward to what you do next!
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Old 07-08-2017, 10:42 AM   #583
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Looks good!
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Old 07-11-2017, 11:29 AM   #584
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Good Job!
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Old 07-11-2017, 12:05 PM   #585
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was wonder'n where ya went
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Old 07-15-2017, 10:50 PM   #586
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Awesome thread, starting our dream next weekend, finally get closed on 25 acres in Burleson County just North of Caldwell. We are starting with raw land as well, can't wait for he fun to begin.
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:21 PM   #587
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:30 AM   #588
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He actually sold this place, its just down the road from mine.

I waiting on a new update on a new piece of property from him.
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:35 AM   #589
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This thread will live on once you see my new place! I have a few places in mind and I hope to make some big moves in 2018!

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Old 01-09-2018, 06:57 PM   #590
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Looking forward to updates!
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:06 PM   #591
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Canít wait to see it and follow along.
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:23 PM   #592
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Just a suggestion don't clear too much of your heavy cover brush. You have 24 acres if you want to keep and deer or hogs you need to leave them a place that has cover so they will feel safe. Biggest mistake people make is clearing and making the place pretty but you lose their cover and animals. Congrats on your place.
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Old 01-11-2018, 03:05 PM   #593
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Following. Thanks for the thread. I have a small piece of property in Leakey that I'm doing the same things to.
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Old 01-16-2018, 12:04 AM   #594
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Updates

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Old 01-17-2018, 11:21 AM   #595
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Just found this thread and read through the whole thing. Can’t wait to see what the new piece of property is going to look like. Are you going for larger acreage?
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Old 01-17-2018, 11:23 AM   #596
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Just found this thread and read through the whole thing. Canít wait to see what the new piece of property is going to look like. Are you going for larger acreage?
The goal is a property I can both hunt on and also build a home from scratch, bit by bit, in cash, then live there. :-)

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Old 01-17-2018, 11:53 AM   #597
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A lot of good people on here.
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Old 01-18-2018, 09:13 AM   #598
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That will be great to see!

The bad:
The property you sold early last year, has almost doubled in value. Not only in tax value, but I was offered near double what I paid last November. Not bad for only owning for 3 years.
Sucks for me though, I was going to buy a few more acres while it was cheap.
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Old 01-18-2018, 09:31 AM   #599
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Don't clear too much and remove your cover Deer need cover and food. You have it both but only 24 acres so don't clear everything.
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