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Old 10-04-2017, 06:22 PM   #51
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Will There Be A Draw On 5Oct17 or are all the stands done?
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Old 10-04-2017, 06:53 PM   #52
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There should be something posted on the JBSA Home page but as of now, nothing. They should have posted the new 21 day availability schedule also but it's as if the hunting program is not a priority for them. I suspect all the stands/circles are claimed but can't say for sure. Tom
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Old 10-04-2017, 08:28 PM   #53
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Old 10-04-2017, 09:13 PM   #54
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Tom, during the years you hunted, were there ever as few spots available as this year?
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Old 10-04-2017, 10:46 PM   #55
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No, we used to have over 200 archery circles available to hunt and about 120 gun areas. That was up until about 5 years ago when Natural Resources Office took control of the hunting program from Outdoor Recreation Center. Actually it is now part of Civil Engineers. I expected it would become all archery hunting on Camp Bullis eventually. Too many people involved in decision making and safety is a top priority. Tom
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Old 10-05-2017, 11:16 AM   #56
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O'l Andy is probably ROFLBO!
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Old 10-05-2017, 02:15 PM   #57
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Just talked to Rustin and he said there was 1 circle left and would be updating the home page later today. He also said the 21 day availability would be updated also. Tom
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Old 10-05-2017, 06:31 PM   #58
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And the suspense builds!!!!!

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Old 10-05-2017, 06:31 PM   #59
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Did he say which one it was

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Old 10-05-2017, 07:09 PM   #60
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The JBSA home page now says all areas are taken. I guess that 7th person chosen on Monday finally responded. Tom
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Old 10-06-2017, 07:12 AM   #61
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Good luck everyone, headed in the woods now

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Old 10-06-2017, 03:23 PM   #62
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Had a nice 10 pointer come in about 7:20 AM and I could only take video him. Tom
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Old 10-06-2017, 06:27 PM   #63
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Where is the video????

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Old 10-06-2017, 06:30 PM   #64
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Anyone else have any luck

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Old 10-07-2017, 10:55 AM   #65
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The video is still on my micro SD card which is still in the camera which is mounted on my crossbow. Will post some pictures later on after I figure out a good video editor and how to post pictures again since photoshop is no longer on my computer. Tom
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Old 10-07-2017, 02:52 PM   #66
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I did not see nor hear anything with hooves this morning.

I did hear a group of low flying ducks migrating which was cool to hear.

Pigs had the corn cleaned up overnight.

I guess maybe it's too warm and too many acorns left to eat?
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Old 10-07-2017, 09:43 PM   #67
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I saw 0 deer today and as far as I know only 1 doe brought in from 6A-15. Tom
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Old 10-07-2017, 10:21 PM   #68
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:12 AM   #69
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Very nice and the doe rule officially sucks.

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Old 10-08-2017, 11:37 AM   #70
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I deleted because I thought I screwed up the posting of the photo. I guess it works. I saw nothing again this morning but my game cam showed 25-30 pigs at my feeder last night from about 8-10 PM. Just no feed left for the deer after that. I watched 2 Axis bucks fighting about 6:15 AM in front of Hunting Headquarters. Lasted about 30 minutes. Tom
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:46 PM   #71
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My son and I set up on Saturday afternoon...we walk up on about 12 hogs. We sat this morning and had about a 2-3 year doe come in but got spooked before it could come into shooting range. We pulled into HQ this morning and also heard about the axis deer going at it....couldn't see it though! We have saw a lot of doe driving out to 7-3 and one spike. Good luck to y'all!
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Old 10-10-2017, 12:31 PM   #72
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Good luck lil' cobra. what is he shooting, I am recruiting for our junior olympic archery development club, and we need a compound shooter

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Old 10-10-2017, 02:13 PM   #73
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Good luck lil' cobra. what is he shooting, I am recruiting for our junior olympic archery development club, and we need a compound shooter

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Old 10-11-2017, 09:47 PM   #74
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I'm sidelined for two weeks, and looking forward to some pictures posted/reports.
Anyone headed out this weekend?
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Old 10-12-2017, 03:28 PM   #75
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Went out to my area today and checked my game cam. Pigs, pigs and more pigs. 972 pictures of pigs and 4 pictures of deer (no Does). Seems they are coming in 2-3 times a night starting about 19:30. Hung a deer block about 5 Feet off the ground over a tree limb. Hopefully the pigs can't reach it. My area is closed Friday but will get after them on Saturday. New 21 day availability is posted. Tom
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:11 PM   #76
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Yikes! When I hunted Bullis along Blanco Rd two years ago there were a few pigs, but they didn't dominate the feeder. Based on the reports and what I've seen it sounds like the pig problem is much worse than just a couple of years ago. You would think that removing 400+ pigs by helicopter recently would put a dent in them.

Long shot, but I wonder if the biologists would let us put out hog traps?

Anyone else with lots of pigs?
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Old 10-14-2017, 09:59 PM   #77
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2 Does and a pig brought in this morning. I saw nothing all day. Tom
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Old 10-16-2017, 07:36 AM   #78
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Nice I think it is going to be a slow year

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Old 10-17-2017, 07:18 AM   #79
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My son and I had a group of pigs come in Saturday afternoon. They came into the feeder then dashed before we even could get up the crossbow. Then Sunday morning we had a doe come into our left but didn't give us a shot.
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Old 10-19-2017, 06:59 PM   #80
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Getting closer. It will happen for him. Do you have any pics of them at the feeder when or after it goes off

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Old 10-19-2017, 11:38 PM   #81
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Getting closer. It will happen for him. Do you have any pics of them at the feeder when or after it goes off

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We mostly have does and 4 good size bucks on camera at the feeder. I have not had any pics of hogs though...a few turkey and foxes.
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Old 10-20-2017, 02:50 PM   #82
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Anyone seeing the rut starting? I hope to get out there this weekend and hunt for the first time.
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Old 10-21-2017, 06:54 AM   #83
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Back in the woods again, good luck all.

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Back in the woods again, good luck all.

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Old 10-21-2017, 10:24 AM   #85
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Good luck guys, go get em lil' cobra

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Old 10-21-2017, 01:42 PM   #86
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Killed 2 pigs last night, about 70 and 90 lbs. Had a legal 7 point come in this morning. Old buck with good mass, about 15" spread, Tom.
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Old 10-21-2017, 02:32 PM   #87
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Very nice sir

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Killed 2 pigs last night, about 70 and 90 lbs. Had a legal 7 point come in this morning. Old buck with good mass, about 15" spread, Tom.
Glad someone is getting some action. 8B is dead. Only thing coming through here is late night/early morning. Keep on grinding.

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Old 10-22-2017, 10:00 PM   #89
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Does anyone know how good quail hunting is at Bullis?
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Old 10-22-2017, 11:20 PM   #90
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Quail hunting is terrible. In 28 years I've only seen a couple of quail. Tom
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Old 10-22-2017, 11:21 PM   #91
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Can't say I've ever seen a single quail at Bullis.

Per warden, no deer killed this whole weekend.
I saw a buck chasing a doe at a distance, so the rut has started.
Only saw one other doe right at dark as I was leaving my stand.
Nothing came to the feeder this evening. It's like the deer don't really care, they must still have plenty of acorns.
Most of the activity is at night, and mostly pigs. A few larger eight points, nothing huge on camera yet.
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Old 10-22-2017, 11:33 PM   #92
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I stayed out all day Saturday and nothing came by at all... Camera is showing only nocturnal movements.

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Don't feel bad about not seeing any deer.
I hunted on an invite over the weekend, on a ranch that has tons of deer and nothing was seen on Saturday, and only a few started to show up Sunday evening after the front.
Next month it will pick up, bet on it.
Last big covey of quail I saw on Bullis was back in the early nineties when I had a stand in what was A13 now TA7.
Used to curse those little devils for scaring me sounding like deer walking through the leaves behind me, until I heard their low pitched whistle as they walked and fed.
It was a big covey of about 15 or so birds that hung around my feeder.
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Old 10-23-2017, 02:15 PM   #94
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Maybe the quail are suffering due to the hog problem. At my feeder I have at least five different boars all around 300 pounds I'm guessing, plus 30+ sows and piglets.
During the last two weeks, there was only one appearance of a pig during daylight on the trail cam.
They really need to be trapped and removed.
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Old 10-23-2017, 02:33 PM   #95
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Hogs without a doubt are a large contributor as to why the quail or pretty much non existent, since they eat anything, and everything they can find.
The other ranch I spoke of above is over run with hogs and also turkeys. The turkeys seem to coexist better with the hogs maybe just by their sheer numbers, but we've got plenty of both.
Back when I hunted there at Bullis, you would have had a better chance of seeing a space alien than seeing a hog.

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Old 10-23-2017, 02:41 PM   #96
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Best chance for quail is in 11A, not many people hunt quail on Bullis. I don't think it is a large enough population to hunt quail in my opinion.
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Old 10-23-2017, 06:09 PM   #97
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How much corn you guys going through a month? Just wondering in I need to pump up my feeder times.

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Old 10-23-2017, 10:31 PM   #98
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Thanks for the insight on the quail...they advertise in the club like there is a good season at bullis. Well for the activities on 7-3 this weekend. Friday evening the son and I saw a group of hogs and that's it. We weren't able to go on Saturday due to baseball games and for Sunday afternoon the boy had a group of hogs come in and got a shot on one but sailed it over it. Right after that we had an 8 pointer come in to about 75 to 80 yards. He had a wide spread but his points were small probably would of scored around 125 to 135. As for feeding we only have it going off Friday-Sunday three times a day. There are three good size oak trees that are throwing tons of acorns. The camera has them coming in around 0400 to 0600 with hogs the rest of the time mainly at 1800 on through out the night. Couple of does are feeding around 0900 to 1000 with some turkeys around noon. I'm in favor of setting up a few weekends of night hunts for hogs and traps!
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I'd only throw as much corn as you're willing to buy and haul out there.
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Old 10-24-2017, 05:45 PM   #100
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Anyone see any rut activity. Might be time to hit the horns. I've seen a few dead deer on Ralph Fair rd

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