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Old 08-29-2015, 07:15 AM   #1
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Ok here we go! Getting ready to head up and check cameras and start trying to get a plan of attack together. Has anyone been out yet? How are the acorns? How are the bucks? How do the fawns look? Any good deer spotted yet? Last year I got pics of a pretty good deer I plan to go after again this year. Last year my spot was found and my SD card was stolen so I lost all the pics. I have a pic of the pic. Lol. Hopefully he made it and is bigger now.



If anyone recognizes these pics.......you probably have my card and I would like it back. Lol. Good luck out there this year guys!!!!!!
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Old 08-29-2015, 10:14 PM   #2
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Ive been in the woods every week a couple times a week since january. Deer are in great shape!! seeing some big bucks and fawn survival looks great. where i hunt trees are loaded with acorns. im finding the deer are around the water sources alot of the creeks are bone dry. looks to be a great year. i seen a buck yesterday evening that left me stunned and sitting speachless for about 15 minutes. not much longer at bow season will be here
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:18 PM   #3
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I'll be scouting on Labor Day. Haven't hit the woods in quite a while.
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Old 08-31-2015, 06:18 AM   #4
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I'll be scouting on Labor Day. Haven't hit the woods in quite a while.

Don't think I can make it that soon. It's killing me thou. I really wanna get out there.
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Old 08-31-2015, 10:13 AM   #5
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Don't think I can make it that soon. It's killing me thou. I really wanna get out there.
Yeah I've had so many other things keep me at home the last several months. Will be good to kick some leaves around and pick up some ticks and skeeters
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Glad to see this thread starting up. Looks like I'll be hunting the DCNF this year as well.
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Old 08-31-2015, 03:17 PM   #7
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Glad to see this thread starting up. Looks like I'll be hunting the DCNF this year as well.

Is it your first year? If so......BEWARE! It's very addicting. Every year I think it can't get more exiting, last year I walked 3miles and ending up in a thicket surrounded by 8-10 deer and I ended up shoot a 125" 10 point. An amazing hunt I will remember forever.
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Love the big ol crazy brows on that one.
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Old 08-31-2015, 05:24 PM   #9
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Is it your first year? If so......BEWARE! It's very addicting. Every year I think it can't get more exiting, last year I walked 3miles and ending up in a thicket surrounded by 8-10 deer and I ended up shoot a 125" 10 point. An amazing hunt I will remember forever.
Did you get your 10 pt with a gun or bow?
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Old 08-31-2015, 06:59 PM   #10
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Did you get your 10 pt with a gun or bow?

This was my first buck in 3 yrs with a gun. Last year was very hard and slow for me. I bow hunted every weekend all bow season and the first two weeks of rifle. The third weekend of rifle I couldn't take it anymore. I grabbed my gun and started walking!
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Old 08-31-2015, 07:04 PM   #11
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I'm not knocking it, I hunt hard bow season but when I can use the ole 270 at davy crockett I'm using it lol
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This was my first buck in 3 yrs with a gun. Last year was very hard and slow for me. I bow hunted every weekend all bow season and the first two weeks of rifle. The third weekend of rifle I couldn't take it anymore. I grabbed my gun and started walking!
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Old 08-31-2015, 07:07 PM   #12
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Is it your first year? If so......BEWARE! It's very addicting. Every year I think it can't get more exiting, last year I walked 3miles and ending up in a thicket surrounded by 8-10 deer and I ended up shoot a 125" 10 point. An amazing hunt I will remember forever.
Nice buck ! I hunted the DCNF when I didn't have a lease. It's been 12 yrs or so though. Love that part of east tx.
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Old 08-31-2015, 08:47 PM   #13
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Nice buck ! I hunted the DCNF when I didn't have a lease. It's been 12 yrs or so though. Love that part of east tx.

Thank you. Here is one from 2yrs ago. THIS ONE I got with my bow. 42yrd shot. Hit him far back. Very very long track job.


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Thank you. Here is one from 2yrs ago. THIS ONE I got with my bow. 42yrd shot. Hit him far back. Very very long track job.


Great deer. What time of year was it?
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Old 08-31-2015, 09:07 PM   #15
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Great deer. What time of year was it?

I believe it was 3rd weekend of archery. Towards the end of October.
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I believe it was 3rd weekend of archery. Towards the end of October.
Sweet. I have yet to get a buck with my bow but I've got a good spot for the upcoming season so we will see
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Old 09-01-2015, 07:20 PM   #17
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Checked cams, why can't every buck pose like this?
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Old 09-01-2015, 07:22 PM   #18
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Checked cams, why can't every buck pose like this?

Wow! Beautiful buck.
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Old 09-01-2015, 07:25 PM   #19
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I sure wish they all posed like this one did!
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Old 09-01-2015, 07:38 PM   #22
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Thanks. Having fun with the cams. Getting some pics of some nice ones this year.
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Old 09-02-2015, 10:24 AM   #23
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That is why I love dcnf. Extremely healthy deer. Great pictures.
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Old 09-02-2015, 12:40 PM   #24
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Boone you've picked some great spots to hang cams this year. I hope you get to see these deer this season.

What's amazing to me is that deer looks only a couple of years old. I'm no pro at aging deer, but that looks like a wet-year 2 yo. Very healthy.

Looking forward to what ambles by next
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Old 09-02-2015, 07:57 PM   #25
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I'm getting lucky. I said the same thing to a friend, can't wait to see a mature buck. When they start working scrapes hopefully I will get some cam shots. These are some impressive young bucks though!
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New member here. I didn't even know about this site till a few days ago. there's a lot of good info here. I haven't been to DC in about 25 years but these threads have got me wanting to go back. My question is do most of you guys hunt in just the forest or on the WMA? I'm planning on looking around in both but i'll probably hunt in the WMA. I used to see quit a few deer when I hunted it, but it's been so long I don't even remember where I was. What I would really like is to get away from the areas with the most hunters. I know that may not be very likely during the gun season but maybe during bow or muzzy season. Anyway I've rambled enough, good luck out there and if you see a blue 4 door suburban out there with a cracked front window that's me stop and say hi, wouldn't mind meeting some of you.
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I'm getting lucky. I said the same thing to a friend, can't wait to see a mature buck. When they start working scrapes hopefully I will get some cam shots. These are some impressive young bucks though!
No doubt. I'm just as impressed by the fact that the surrounding woods look like a normal human being could actually traverse through them.
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Old 09-03-2015, 09:52 PM   #28
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Boone how old do you think that buck is? In the first picture he almost looks 2.5. The third picture makes me think 3.5. Regardless he's a young buck and definitely needs another year or two to maximize his full potential.
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Old 09-04-2015, 05:15 AM   #29
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I'm thinking the same as you are on his age. 3 1/2 at the most. The woods do look clear there. Just behind there is a large thicket.
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New member here. I didn't even know about this site till a few days ago. there's a lot of good info here. I haven't been to DC in about 25 years but these threads have got me wanting to go back. My question is do most of you guys hunt in just the forest or on the WMA? I'm planning on looking around in both but i'll probably hunt in the WMA. I used to see quit a few deer when I hunted it, but it's been so long I don't even remember where I was. What I would really like is to get away from the areas with the most hunters. I know that may not be very likely during the gun season but maybe during bow or muzzy season. Anyway I've rambled enough, good luck out there and if you see a blue 4 door suburban out there with a cracked front window that's me stop and say hi, wouldn't mind meeting some of you.
Welcome!

I generally hunt the NF only since I'm traveling 3 hrs. from DFW.
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Yep I'm coming from the Forney area myself
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Last year o saw more hunters than ever! I hope it's not the same this year. Nothing more disheartening that checking cams and seeing people
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Last year o saw more hunters than ever! I hope it's not the same this year. Nothing more disheartening that checking cams and seeing people
Then quit posting pictures like the ones at the top of this thread
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Lol post all sorts of pics of deer and info bout public land and then complain about lots of ppl being out there. Wow lol
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I second that quote!!
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I've been a member of the site for a while. I went and scouted DCNF last month. I seen 4 does and 3 1st hear bucks 10 minutes after I got in the area. I figured I'd check to see if anyone was talking about the forest here. I look forward to a great year. Good luck to everyone.
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Ran into a couple of these "Road Closures" this weekend, as stated it is due to washouts from the spring. But I've never seen restrictions on vehicle traffic AND people... May as well close the entire forest in case a person encounters a creek bed... Name:  image.jpg
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Ran into a couple of these "Road Closures" this weekend, as stated it is due to washouts from the spring. But I've never seen restrictions on vehicle traffic AND people... May as well close the entire forest in case a person encounters a creek bed... Attachment 740971

Where was this located at?
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Ran into a couple of these "Road Closures" this weekend, as stated it is due to washouts from the spring. But I've never seen restrictions on vehicle traffic AND people... May as well close the entire forest in case a person encounters a creek bed...
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Where was this located at?
This sign was at FS 505. Headed east on 7, you turn south off CR 1160, and it's blocked off at the fork.

A little farther east, the south part of FS 511 is also blocked off right at the highway, but there wasn't an official notice attached to the barricade. Someone had partially moved that barricade over to drive around it.
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Any more info on these roads that are blocked off?
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Ah Man! That's probably two of the busiest roads so I bet there's gonna be a bunch of mad hunters.
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walk parallel to it.
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Are the roads still blocked? Going down on tuesday to do some scouting.
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Are the roads still blocked? Going down on tuesday to do some scouting.
I have no idea, but I would probably call the district office to get a real-time update on what all is closed. Could save some frustration.
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I went yesterday and 505 is still blocked. There were a few other roads posted with the same signs too.
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I went yesterday and 505 is still blocked. There were a few other roads posted with the same signs too.

I spoke to the forestry service. They pretty much told me that all budgets have been cut and they don't have the money now to repair roads. Told me there was some paperwork I could fill out and repair them myself!?!? Very disheartening seeing how a washed out road is keeping me from getting to my private land.
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I went yesterday and 505 is still blocked. There were a few other roads posted with the same signs too.

Noticed the same while I was there Friday. A lot of closed roads.
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Old 10-01-2015, 11:06 AM   #48
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Good luck this weekend, I will not be able to hit the woods till next weekend, should be a good opener!
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The weather's looking great for this weekend fellas
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