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Old 09-28-2011, 10:55 AM   #551
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A pic of my nephew on Lake Decker!! Early this year.
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:21 PM   #552
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:22 PM   #553
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:24 PM   #555
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Old 09-28-2011, 03:21 PM   #557
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Old 09-28-2011, 03:39 PM   #558
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going home tonight to make sure i have everything ready
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Old 09-28-2011, 03:41 PM   #559
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Could not help myself... one of my favorite songs and videos. Makes me wanna go kick somebody's ***!!

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Old 10-01-2011, 03:44 PM   #560
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Swampdonkey y'all get anything
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Old 10-02-2011, 03:03 PM   #561
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Did anybody get anything?
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Old 10-02-2011, 03:35 PM   #562
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When we left at noon, so far 2 doe and one spike have been brought in total. Nothing was coming to our feeders, and could not see a deer to save my life. Weird weekend
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Old 10-02-2011, 07:55 PM   #563
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Shoot my second deer every tonight. Got a doe tonight at around 5:30. Was a fun hunt with a lot of deer around. A lot different then opening morning when I didn't see a thing. Sorry no pictures, I need to get better at that. Good luck everyone.
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Old 10-02-2011, 09:05 PM   #564
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Seemed like someone sent a memo to the deer to stay away from the feeders this weekend. Saw movement in the distance but no visitors to the feeder. Was kinda disappointed but I know thats why they call it hunting.
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:18 AM   #565
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Seemed like someone sent a memo to the deer to stay away from the feeders this weekend. Saw movement in the distance but no visitors to the feeder. Was kinda disappointed but I know thats why they call it hunting.
Man I thought y'all would get some for sure. We may try to go out this week, but hunting during the week and work is a bad mix. LOL
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Old 10-03-2011, 12:28 PM   #566
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Old 10-03-2011, 12:40 PM   #567
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went out this morning, got busted by a nice 8, will try again tonight
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Old 10-03-2011, 03:46 PM   #568
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When we left at noon, so far 2 doe and one spike have been brought in total. Nothing was coming to our feeders, and could not see a deer to save my life. Weird weekend
I do not understand why someone would waste a MLD buck tag on a spike. If you want meat.... whack some doe's. I have no problem giving someone credit for an 8pointer outside the ears. Just does not make sense!!
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:21 PM   #569
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Check your email. 15 spike tags this year.
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:15 PM   #570
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Spike tags for the people in the special access, not for the general hunting area.
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:39 AM   #571
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I was the one to use the last buck tag last year, and it was on a spike. But I did not know they only had a few buck tags.

A deer is a deer to a lot of bowhunters. If you do not have lots of time for hunting then you are better off shooting pretty much anything.
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:44 AM   #572
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I was the one to use the last buck tag last year, and it was on a spike. But I did not know they only had a few buck tags.

A deer is a deer to a lot of bowhunters. If you do not have lots of time for hunting then you are better off shooting pretty much anything.
Well I guess you do not have any reason to kill a spike this year since you already have too many bucks on your other hunting spot per your other post. Lol!!

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=238781

Looks like they are issuing 15 spike tags per Murray's email below:

I have 15 Buck tags and 80 Does for the Wildlife Management Area, 15 Spike tags and 75 Doe Tags for the Special Access Area. I have only handed out 12 Buck Tags and 12 Spike Tags along with 60 Doe Tags to Check In Stations. I will monitor the progress and try to let everybody know how things are going.

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Old 10-04-2011, 12:59 PM   #573
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Went out last night and this morning i could only hunt til 8am and then work could live without me. LOL No luck.

There is a dead deer or a gut pile real close to the Hike where it going thru the low spot in 11. Real strong odor.

Good luck everyone can't hunt until next month. (weekends)
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:48 PM   #574
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Well I guess you do not have any reason to kill a spike this year since you already have too many bucks on your other hunting spot per your other post. Lol!!

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=238781

Looks like they are issuing 15 spike tags per Murray's email below:

I have 15 Buck tags and 80 Does for the Wildlife Management Area, 15 Spike tags and 75 Doe Tags for the Special Access Area. I have only handed out 12 Buck Tags and 12 Spike Tags along with 60 Doe Tags to Check In Stations. I will monitor the progress and try to let everybody know how things are going.

I would actually rather kill a spike versus a small legal 8 point. Why waste a good animal if I would not be proud of it? Would you rather me shoot the little legal 8 point and burn a tag or kill a spike?

And that other thread was not meant to be some sort of bragging thread. The biggest buck I saw was maybe 15.5" spread and would score maybe 110"

And I did not plan on shooting a spike BTW at G-town this year. And last year I probably would not have shot the one I did if I knew they only had a few buck tags.
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:52 PM   #575
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I would actually rather kill a spike versus a small legal 8 point. Why waste a good animal if I would not be proud of it? Would you rather me shoot the little legal 8 point and burn a tag or kill a spike?
I do not want to get in a pissing contest by any means. It's just that there are some realy good deer on Lake GT if your willing to put in the time and effort. My avatar pic came off my trailcam on GT last week. And he is one several good bucks I have on camera out there. So you do not have to shoot a little legal 8 point, just put in your time and wait for a one you would be proud of. If you want to stock the freezer, whack as many doe's as needed. Just saying...
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:15 PM   #576
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He looks very much like the buck I chased for 2 years. Ran with a crab claw 9. Never seen him on hoof. He was nocturnal come Oct. Good luck. He is getting old!





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Old 10-06-2011, 09:25 AM   #577
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anyone have any luck?
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:00 AM   #578
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How do you get to be able to hunt in this place?
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:04 PM   #579
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How do you get to be able to hunt in this place?
Trout it is by draw. Look back to June and there are some post on how it's done. You can also go to http://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/georgetown/ and hunting to see info on it.
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:18 PM   #580
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I went to the Lake today to see the water level from Russel park. Corps guys told me that half the buck tags are allready used for the year and all spikes in the general area. If you guys are chasing a buck you had better take off work and go as I don't think there will be any tags left by the end of October. I sure hope someone shot a few of the spikes I had in my yard. If this 7 point makes it to when the Corps tags are gone Im gonna let my wife or kid burn a regualr tag on him.
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:34 PM   #581
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This is what I received via email at 10am this morning.

As of yesterday October 6 a total of 3 Spikes have been taken out of the Special Access Area and 8 Does have been taken from both areas. No bucks have been taken out of the Wildlife Management Area. I know some people are concerned about the morning check in hours. Will look into to see if can modify the hours. Because these are volunteers I can only require them to work 20Hrs a week. They are usually happy to check you in if they are at their site even if it is after their scheduled hours.
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Old 10-07-2011, 03:20 PM   #582
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Buck, spike, or doe, really doesn't matter to me. It is hard to get a trophy buck which can be proud of on public land. It is not the hard work issue, it is a luck, like play lottery. I believe most public land hunters are hard workers. A buck which can be "easily" tagged by hard work won't be able to grow up to a trophy size. A trophy one does know how to play with hunters. I usually have some trophy size bucks visit my spot, but only one or two times may randomly show up during legal time in the whole season. Unfortunately, none of those times I was sitting on my stand. Most of time, actually all the times, I left they came in.
Public land deer hunting is for fun. Harvest a legal game is the high priority for me.
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:17 AM   #583
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Did the lake rise much with that rain?
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:43 AM   #584
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Z Razor 007 and I went out this morning. Didn't see anything.

I was wondering about the lake level myself.
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:32 PM   #585
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Well, it looks like i got screwed out of hunting there again this year. I hate the politics of the COE. It seems like they would like someone who helps others hunters and donates his time and equipment to help their program. I feel that yall should enjoy what time yaqll have left out there, becouse the wat that they are running it, it will not last. I do not mean any malice to the hunters of this program but to the people running it into the ground. It is a shame to see what was a fine hunting program be destroyed by a few selfish people with a little athourity
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:36 PM   #586
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Well, it looks like i got screwed out of hunting there again this year.
How did you get screwed out of hunting there??
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:21 AM   #587
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Used to hunt there years ago before draw hunts. It was a free for all. We used a boat to get to less accessible places. I remember putting me stand up and throwing out corn. About 45 min before dark this guy comes walking along steps right in the middle of my corn and looks around on the ground. Then he walks over about 20 yards away and sits down. I tried to get his attention but couldn't. Got my flashlight out and had to shine it right in his face before he got the point. He walked off about 75 yards and sat down again. We did kill a few deer every year. Just got to be a hassle since I live 4.5 hours away.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:59 PM   #588
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I hunted there back then and still do. Things were much simpler, and a lot cheaper back then!
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Old 10-17-2011, 04:50 PM   #589
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anyone been out?
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:13 AM   #590
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Can't really get out till Nov. On Sun.-Thur. list. I work 6pm-6am Sun.- Thur. Sucks for me
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:46 PM   #591
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I shot a doe the first week and have not been able to get back out. Good luck to all.
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:08 PM   #592
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24 kills and only two kills on this thread from TBH??? had a spike and an 8pt come in yesterday but the 8 never gave me a shot. wanted to be the first Buck taken! oh well
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:48 PM   #593
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he will come around.
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:02 PM   #594
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Well I'm on the board. Killed a doe early this morning, dressed at a whopping 55 lbs, 2 1/2 years old.

No pics, it was a bloody mess. I spine shot her and had to finish things with a knife. Tracking job was nice, and the Slick Trick held up great, punched completely through, hung up in the hide on the off side.

Dragged her under my stand and waited for another to show up. About 30 minutes later a doe fawn came in. I thought about dragging them both back, and gave her a pass.

Guess that's my ticket in for next year!
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:21 PM   #595
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congrats on the doe and the ticket for next year.
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:20 AM   #596
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Can't wait till Nov. when I can go on weekends. The Mon.- Thur. mess is for the birds.
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:37 AM   #597
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Got some clarification from Murry Friday. Where I am set up is spike and doe only and I have been trying to get this big buck to come in. WOW I'm such a idiot. Glad he didn't come in when my son was there. Don't get me wrong I will shoot does in a heart beat but was looking forward to my son getting a crack at that buck.

As they say you never stop learning.

The Special Access Area which is the areas around parks which on map are 7a, 6a,
6b, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 15e you are only allowed to take spikes or does.
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:08 PM   #598
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any luck lately down this way?
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:59 AM   #599
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Went out this past weekend and yesterday evening. Not seeing much of anything. Guess the deer have gone nocturnal. When does the rut usually kick in?
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:48 PM   #600
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Went out this past weekend and yesterday evening. Not seeing much of anything. Guess the deer have gone nocturnal. When does the rut usually kick in?
It happens like that out there every year. It's the acorns and hunting pressure.
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