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Old 10-13-2016, 04:00 PM   #1
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Who all has been so far and when are you going this upcoming season?
I'll prob go again either late December or January depending on weather and how our season in Brady goes rest of the yr.
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Old 10-14-2016, 11:07 AM   #2
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I was also hoping someone would give any info. or updates on what the ranch looked like, and what they saw. Partner and I are hunting the Kreagor pasture middle of November.
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Old 10-15-2016, 10:46 AM   #3
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going on my first trip to brushy hill ranch the wk of thankgiving. will be new to this place and would like some info
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Old 10-16-2016, 02:20 PM   #4
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Best advise is to do a search in it and read everything well. Natural blinds, no scents/food/attractants that aren't natural to the area and light plain corn. Go in quiet, and try not to change much. Play the wind best as possible.
I'm gonna try and wait till they get a couple freezes and some cold weather. Hopefully it gets there, it never did last yr and it showed.
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Old 10-17-2016, 02:30 PM   #5
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thanks!
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Old 10-17-2016, 02:35 PM   #6
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My advice is to hunt all day if you can. I put out a camera and had a picture of a 140 class ten point eating my hand corn at 1pm on a 80 degree day.
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Old 10-18-2016, 11:57 AM   #7
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dang okay hoping the weather will cool off a little before we go nov. 20-23
will luck with rattling or grunt calls??
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Old 10-18-2016, 07:33 PM   #8
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Light rattling yes but best to do in pairs because if they are coming in hard its almost impossible to put your antlers down and get a shot
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Old 10-19-2016, 06:54 AM   #9
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Tough hunting at brushy hill however 44 mag did have a nice buck come out mid day. If could do it again, I would brush in my own blind and hunt mid day. good luck!
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Old 10-19-2016, 10:37 AM   #10
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I was also hoping someone would give any info. or updates on what the ranch looked like, and what they saw. Partner and I are hunting the Kreagor pasture middle of November.
Hunted there 2 seasons ago. Seen a lot of deer and had deer in range for hours each hunt. I opted for Nick to make a setup for me due to my lack of knowledge about the place. Had 2 bucks come in that were old enough to shoot. 1 was a scrap cull and the other was a 120ish 8pt. My advice is light hand corn spread thin. I took handfuls and threw them so it was spread out good. I corned before each hunt. Luckily hogs didn't take over my area. Biggest thing that made them jumpy was noise. Especially fabric crinkling noise. Jackets rubbing against itself, jackets rubbing on a chair, etc. I made sure to wear extra thermals and a hoodie rather than the jacket I took bc they are more quiet. If you do your own setup, you better brush it in better than good. I thought i knew what brushing in a blind was until I went there and learned from a guy that has had success multiple times there. That said, I did have deer at my brushed in blind that I setup, just not near the same amount.
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Old 10-20-2016, 11:10 AM   #11
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thanks for the good info!!
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Old 10-24-2016, 08:19 PM   #12
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thanks for the good info!!
Let me know how it goes or post some pics..
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Old 11-14-2016, 01:09 PM   #13
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Some friends and I will be deer hunting at Brushy Hill for the first time in January. Late in the season I know but it was the only thing we could setup considering our work schedule. Ive seen a lot of emphasis on brushing in your blind. Does anyone have a picture of good brushed in blind as an example? Any help is appreciated.

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Old 11-17-2016, 09:31 PM   #14
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These pics are from Nicks article in TBH magazines a few years back. All I can say is make it as natural as the surrounds.


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Old 11-17-2016, 09:48 PM   #15
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I just went last week!!! I saw plenty
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Old 11-17-2016, 09:51 PM   #16
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Some friends and I will be deer hunting at Brushy Hill for the first time in January. Late in the season I know but it was the only thing we could setup considering our work schedule. Ive seen a lot of emphasis on brushing in your blind. Does anyone have a picture of good brushed in blind as an example? Any help is appreciated.

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If you are going to Brushy Hill, and worried about a "brushy blind" contact Nick Anderson maybe look into a semi guided hunt. He will set it up for you. I went on a guided hunt with him last week.
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Old 11-21-2016, 02:57 PM   #17
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I just went last week!!! I saw plenty
Take anything? Recommend the semi-guided hunt?
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Old 11-21-2016, 03:05 PM   #18
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Take anything? Recommend the semi-guided hunt?
She shot that giant in her avitar pic.
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Old 11-21-2016, 03:16 PM   #19
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Yeah I just read. Great kill.


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Old 11-23-2016, 02:34 PM   #20
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I'm headed down to hunt on Dec 26-30. I'll be in Hog Heaven South.
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Old 11-23-2016, 09:20 PM   #21
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We will be coming in right after you. Same pasture. What areas do you plan to hunt? We will be there starting the 2nd
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Old 11-24-2016, 11:07 PM   #22
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Can't wait to smoke a big daddy in January! Going to dig a foxhole blind and still brush it in good.
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Old 11-25-2016, 01:25 PM   #23
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We will be coming in right after you. Same pasture. What areas do you plan to hunt? We will be there starting the 2nd
I'm planning on hunting the back 1800. They've spent all summer re-working the ranch roads with a Dozer, so the traveling should be a little better.
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Old 11-26-2016, 07:58 AM   #24
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just got back from brushy and out of six guys we killed one doe. only one buck was spotted from stand. lots of wildlife but deer move at night even with a good moon. we hunted the 1800 acres. roads, ppl, and cabin are nice, but we went to kill deer
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Old 11-26-2016, 11:53 AM   #25
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I'm headed there in the morning for the first time ever. Me and my wife decided to try it out. I did the search on here to try and get a little info for what we are getting into.
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Old 11-27-2016, 08:38 AM   #26
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Headed there next weekend with a group of guys from work. First time going down there and I'm super pumped. I believe we are hunting the Anybody got any suggestions/advice?
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Old 11-27-2016, 08:58 AM   #27
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Best advice, dont go expecting to kill easily. Go expecting to hunt hard with a reward if done correctly. Only been there once and we had plenty shootsble deer in range, but we only killed 2 out of 5 guys. We went for 3 days and if/when we do it again, it will be for 4 or 5 days. Bythe time we figured them out we had to go. As mentioned, hide yourself well. But most of all, have fun. Its a fun hunt and some great cabins. But its not your typical "meat" hunt so dont go expecting to fill the freezer. Those deer are well seasoned...

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Old 11-27-2016, 10:29 AM   #28
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Best advice, dont go expecting to kill easily. Go expecting to hunt hard with a reward if done correctly. Only been there once and we had plenty shootsble deer in range, but we only killed 2 out of 5 guys. We went for 3 days and if/when we do it again, it will be for 4 or 5 days. Bythe time we figured them out we had to go. As mentioned, hide yourself well. But most of all, have fun. Its a fun hunt and some great cabins. But its not your typical "meat" hunt so dont go expecting to fill the freezer. Those deer are well seasoned...

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That's bout what I'm expecting. Looking forward to a good time regardless of whether I kill anything or not. And I don't think there are any deer in the state more seasoned than the east Texas public land deer I'm used to hunting.
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Old 11-27-2016, 05:26 PM   #29
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You'd be surprise. We are headed there again first week of january. I can promise you, these deer are unlike any you've hunted. If your shooting hole is over 6 inches they will peer into your soul hahaha. Great deer there and very clever
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Old 11-27-2016, 05:41 PM   #30
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Can't wait sounds like it's going to be a fun and challenging experience!
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Old 11-27-2016, 07:44 PM   #31
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Looking forward to it and it will be here before we knownit
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Old 11-29-2016, 11:54 AM   #32
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Good luck on your hunt and can't wait to hear results.
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Old 11-30-2016, 08:29 PM   #33
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So sorry I didn't respond! I jut saw this for some reason even though my phone was set to notify me. Yes, the buck in the pic is what I got I did fully guided with nick. I was with him when he went to set up for a semi guided hunt though. Those that are worried about a A good Brushy blind could take a few notes from that man. When we went up I couldn't even see it.


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Old 11-30-2016, 08:32 PM   #34
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Headed there next weekend with a group of guys from work. First time going down there and I'm super pumped. I believe we are hunting the Anybody got any suggestions/advice?


You 100% Need a well hidden Brushy blind. The guy that commented below is right. They will Peer into your soul. I saw a lot though. Good luck! Check out semi-guided with nick. He will get you in a good spot with a great Brushy blind


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Old 12-04-2016, 06:01 PM   #35
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We had a great time and saw lots of deer. I didn't shoot anything but had plenty of opportunities on does. 3 of the guys in our group got a buck and one guy shot a doe. We did semi guided and Nick did an outstanding job getting us set up and blinds brushed in for us. Already looking forward to getting back down there next year!
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We had a great time and saw lots of deer. I didn't shoot anything but had plenty of opportunities on does. 3 of the guys in our group got a buck and one guy shot a doe. We did semi guided and Nick did an outstanding job getting us set up and blinds brushed in for us. Already looking forward to getting back down there next year!


Awesome. I'm going back next year too! Gunna convince my husband to pick up a bow for once and go with nick.


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Old 12-04-2016, 08:26 PM   #37
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Pics man pics!
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Old 12-04-2016, 08:27 PM   #38
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Don't know who that was to, but my avatar is my pics! Got him mid November


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Old 12-05-2016, 11:05 AM   #39
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We had a great time and saw lots of deer. I didn't shoot anything but had plenty of opportunities on does. 3 of the guys in our group got a buck and one guy shot a doe. We did semi guided and Nick did an outstanding job getting us set up and blinds brushed in for us. Already looking forward to getting back down there next year!
Was asking him, said 3 guys killed a buck.
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Old 12-05-2016, 04:24 PM   #40
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Old 12-05-2016, 05:22 PM   #41
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Was asking him, said 3 guys killed a buck.
Idk if they're ok with their pics being posted so I blacked them out.
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Old 12-06-2016, 10:58 AM   #42
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Old 12-06-2016, 10:59 AM   #43
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Idk if they're ok with their pics being posted so I blacked them out.
Good bucks! What pasture where you in? Didn't think they were allowing atv's anymore at brushy hill.
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Old 12-06-2016, 02:55 PM   #44
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Good bucks! What pasture where you in? Didn't think they were allowing atv's anymore at brushy hill.
Will Rhem I believe and it's a bad boy electric buggy
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Old 12-06-2016, 07:02 PM   #45
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Cool, I take my cart when I go.
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Old 12-10-2016, 03:10 PM   #46
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Do they allow guest at all.. I would love to go and let my wife video the hunt since she doesnt bow hunt
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Old 12-10-2016, 04:13 PM   #47
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Yes but I believe there is a bunk fee
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Old 12-14-2016, 04:24 PM   #48
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We are counting down the days...anyone been lately? Hoping this weather holds and they get a couple hard freezes to knock the browse back. Needs to dry up some also
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Old 12-14-2016, 07:12 PM   #49
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Should be a chance at a pretty hard freeze this weekend I would think.

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Old 12-14-2016, 11:13 PM   #50
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Yes sir! Can't wait to hit the ground January 2.
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