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Old 07-28-2017, 11:11 AM   #1
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Anyone started scouting yet this year? I haven't been out there since end of season last year. Itching to see how bad the undergrowth and rag weed will be this year?


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Old 07-28-2017, 03:49 PM   #2
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I went out a couple of weeks ago and put out a couple of cameras. This will be my first year hunting Somerville. Rag weed was already pretty high in areas and whole fields of thistlely looking ground cover that as over waist high !!
Was already real hot, but the water levels are down from when I looked late last year.
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Old 07-28-2017, 03:52 PM   #3
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I did see a few pigs on the side of the road near the South Yegua check-in station. Other than that lots of spiders, a couple of raccoons and a doe while walking around.
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Old 07-31-2017, 09:29 AM   #4
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Been out there on the boat and have seen lots of tracks, but all on protected lands.
Been wanting to go scout, maybe this weekend if all goes well.
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Old 08-06-2017, 07:09 PM   #5
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Went out Saturday morning. Couldn't believe what I seen... 4-6ft tall ragweed covering the place. I wish I knew where to start with organizing something to be done to get this stuff shredded every yr or other yr.


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Old 08-09-2017, 10:27 PM   #6
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Thinking about going out Friday morning and walking around.
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Old 08-09-2017, 10:43 PM   #7
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Thinking about going out Friday morning and walking around.


Bring stilts with you to see over all the ragweed! Lol


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Old 08-11-2017, 03:26 AM   #8
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I saw a bachelor group of 7 bucks (1 possibly 2 shooters) at the entrance to Rocky Creek Park on Monday.
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:11 AM   #9
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I saw a bachelor group of 7 bucks (1 possibly 2 shooters) at the entrance to Rocky Creek Park on Monday.


Those 'lake deer' are smart though. By mid Sept they'll be huddled up inside Nails SP, Rocky and Birch SP. lol



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Old 08-14-2017, 10:27 AM   #10
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I went out Saturday Morning. Ragweed was real tall & real thick !! I had a couple of cameras out for almost a month. Saw some does and one night picture of a shooter buck. Moved cameras around and will check again in a few weeks.
Man it gets HOT out there really quick.
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Old 08-14-2017, 10:53 AM   #11
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I went out Saturday Morning. Ragweed was real tall & real thick !! I had a couple of cameras out for almost a month. Saw some does and one night picture of a shooter buck. Moved cameras around and will check again in a few weeks.
Man it gets HOT out there really quick.


Yes it does. We got there and left by 930am Saturday morning and by then it was hot.

Didnt see much sign of life besides pig tracks. Maybe cooler temps will get them moving more.


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Old 08-14-2017, 01:33 PM   #12
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I was out there from daylight to about 11:00 am. the last 1.5 hrs were miserably hot. Saw one pig and had a couple of deer snort at me but I never saw them through the brush.
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Old 08-24-2017, 09:12 AM   #13
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with all the rain expected from Harvey in the next several days, how bad will yegua creeks rise? Should I go out tomorrow and get my trail cameras out? I mounted them fairly high, but a couple are right at the creek. Looking back at past years threads, looks like the PHA
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Old 08-24-2017, 09:13 AM   #14
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...floods pretty easily.
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Old 08-24-2017, 09:14 AM   #15
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with all the rain expected from Harvey in the next several days, how bad will yegua creeks rise? Should I go out tomorrow and get my trail cameras out? I mounted them fairly high, but a couple are right at the creek. Looking back at past years threads, looks like the PHA


We're going today to get ours. If austin gets the projected amount of rainfall(6-8") plus what we get locally here... that place will go under water. It'll take 3 days for runoff from Austin to hit the Yegua at WMA.


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Old 08-24-2017, 09:57 AM   #16
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Thanks, I'll go get mine out tomorrow
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Old 08-24-2017, 09:59 AM   #17
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Thanks, I'll go get mine out tomorrow


No problem bud. Be safe out tomorrow if weather is rough.


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Old 08-24-2017, 10:15 AM   #18
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Darrell at the office might could answer some questions about shredding out there. I need to get out there and a take a look at a few spots. And check the ponds. Hopefully they all fill up with all the rain predicted.
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Old 08-24-2017, 10:21 AM   #19
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Darrell at the office might could answer some questions about shredding out there. I need to get out there and a take a look at a few spots. And check the ponds. Hopefully they all fill up with all the rain predicted.


Darrell is a good fella. I've brought it up before and funding was an issue. Ponds are little more than mudhole now. With this rain itll do the job and fill up those duck holes


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Old 08-24-2017, 11:45 AM   #20
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Funding isn't a surprise with all the other things they have had to do out there after the recent damage from floods. They probably wouldn't let someone bring out a tractor. Probably would have to be an actual government worker.
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Old 08-25-2017, 08:43 PM   #21
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And so it begins


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Old 08-26-2017, 09:24 AM   #22
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Well that is going to mess up all the scouting I've done so far. At least I got my cameras out on Thursday. ��
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Old 08-26-2017, 09:25 AM   #23
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Might have to get out there for a teal hunt and then go check a few spots.
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Old 08-29-2017, 09:40 AM   #24
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I don't advise anyone else going out there. It's bad



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Old 09-10-2017, 02:40 PM   #25
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Whoever you were that i ran across today walking the road . Nice to meet ya. The guy didn't know who his own self was... so never got a name from him. Hope all went well looking at TC pics you got.


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Old 09-11-2017, 07:48 AM   #26
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Hoggwild,
What is it looking like out there?
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:05 AM   #27
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What is it looking like out there?


WET. Lol

We had to wade thru areas knee-calf deep to get to areas we hunt and still are under water. Water isn't receding fast enough. My season maybe a bust.


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Old 09-11-2017, 11:41 AM   #28
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Going out this weekend to check out some areas I have scouted to see if they are still under water. Hopefully will be down in time for opening weekend.
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Old 09-11-2017, 04:20 PM   #29
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Going out this weekend to check out some areas I have scouted to see if they are still under water. Hopefully will be down in time for opening weekend.




Water isn't dropping fast enough. Lake is a mess!



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Old 09-14-2017, 07:45 PM   #30
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Water isn't dropping fast enough. Lake is a mess!



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Bet them whites and hybrids are stacked out there tho!

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Maybe. But I won't share the info where they are.


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