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BRust 10-05-2021 01:17 PM

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buzzbait 10-05-2021 04:33 PM

Our farm to market road hasnít been kind to us.
We have had two good bucks hit by cars.


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chehunt 10-05-2021 07:18 PM

Had a couple of new good bucks show up on camera over the weekend...Means the boys are starting to look for some ladies!!

TBG 10-11-2021 09:24 AM

Sat all weekend, was pretty slow. Saw a couple small/young bucks, couple does, and couple fawns. The mature 8 I have on camera every day over the summer quit coming in 5-6 days ago. Same for a handful of nice younger bucks. Hope to sit this weekend with the front coming in.

BURTONboy 10-11-2021 10:55 AM

Curious what yall are seeing as far as rutting activity in the Shelby area? Seems like they should be getting close.


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JMKro 10-11-2021 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by BURTONboy (Post 15866381)
Curious what yall are seeing as far as rutting activity in the Shelby area? Seems like they should be getting close.


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I haven't sat since opening day, but it's getting to be that time. The deer skull I posted a picture of earlier this year, I saw that buck on 10/12/19. He came out and made a scrape about 30 minutes before dark. That same morning, I saw two bucks fighting off of 389. I had the buck I killed a few years ago on camera for the first time on 10/18/18. Had multiple other solid deer on the camera within a day or two.

BURTONboy 10-11-2021 01:03 PM

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Originally Posted by JMKro (Post 15866401)
I haven't sat since opening day, but it's getting to be that time. The deer skull I posted a picture of earlier this year, I saw that buck on 10/12/19. He came out and made a scrape about 30 minutes before dark. That same morning, I saw two bucks fighting off of 389. I had the buck I killed a few years ago on camera for the first time on 10/18/18. Had multiple other solid deer on the camera within a day or two.


I was expecting it to be starting here in the next week or two. Thinking maybe this good cool front coming thru Friday might help get it kicked off.


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TxDispatcher 10-11-2021 02:05 PM

I've seen a few young and dumb bucks chasing uninterested doe...other than that, I haven't noticed anything yet. But its about time for it to kick off for sure. I need to check my camera that I put down at the edge of the creek bank, to see if any surprises are trying to slip through undetected

JMKro 10-31-2021 01:52 PM

Sat this morning and saw four different bucks. One was cruising, one was bumping does around, & the one bumping does sparred with another buck as well. Most of the activity was between 7:45 & 8:30.

txoutdoorsman24 11-02-2021 10:12 PM

Tagging this thread to keep up with Colorado county action. Wife’s grandpa has about 90 acres just east of Weimar he wants us to try and hunt some.

TexasLongball 11-04-2021 11:52 AM

Weather should be NICE this weekend. Good luck!

BURTONboy 11-04-2021 02:04 PM

Anybody elses deer traveling mid day and early morning? 1-3am and around lunch time is all the activity im getting on cams lately.

Weather should be great this weekend though. Im hopeful these deer will get into a patternable routine soon.


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JMKro 11-04-2021 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by BURTONboy (Post 15915231)
Anybody elses deer traveling mid day and early morning? 1-3am and around lunch time is all the activity im getting on cams lately.

Weather should be great this weekend though. Im hopeful these deer will get into a patternable routine soon.


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At least where weíre at, we tend to have more late morning/mid day activity around the new moon & full moon. Especially if itís cooler weather. The moon overhead/underfoot times are late morning/mid day when it gets closer to the extremes (new & full). As Iím typing this, bugs are chirping. Itís not even 3:00 yet. Iíll be sitting this evening and tomorrow morning & evening for sure. Maybe Saturday morning.

BURTONboy 11-04-2021 03:12 PM

Good luck man. Hopefully youll have a good one stroll through.


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JMKro 11-04-2021 03:23 PM

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Originally Posted by BURTONboy (Post 15915370)
Good luck man. Hopefully youll have a good one stroll through.


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Hopefully :D. Iíd have to imagine Iíll at least see something this evening. Just feels ďdeeryĒ right now.

JMKro 11-07-2021 11:32 AM

There was a lot of buck activity the last few days. I saw a potential shooter chasing a doe yesterday morning, but he never came close enough to give me a shot.

txoutdoorsman24 11-24-2021 10:07 PM

I assume all rut activity is long gone now?

BURTONboy 11-25-2021 06:31 AM

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I assume all rut activity is long gone now?


Saw a buck locked down on a doe closer to Brenham this week. So I wouldnt say its totally done.


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JMKro 11-25-2021 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by txoutdoorsman24 (Post 15955149)
I assume all rut activity is long gone now?

We had a really nice buck on camera on December 23rd a few years ago chasing a doe & working a scrape. And I believe it was last year, my Dad saw a buck chasing a doe in early February.

TxDispatcher 11-25-2021 07:10 PM

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Originally Posted by txoutdoorsman24 (Post 15955149)
I assume all rut activity is long gone now?

I would think that the next cycle is about to begin for the doe who havenít been bred...which based off of the action on youth weekend and that following week, should be this coming week. We had heavy chasing going on that Sunday through opening of general season here at the house

CisternHunter 11-27-2021 03:44 PM

Only seeing does in the daylight currently. No signs of the second rut yet in Cistern. Did find a dead head which may have died last season

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GIL HUNTS 11-28-2021 08:45 AM

In North Eastern part of Washington county the bucks are still after the does. We've seen a large number of deer during daylight hours pretty much all season.

BURTONboy 11-29-2021 10:02 AM

Pulled cards yesterday and have new bucks showing up and most during daylight at that. So id say the hunting should be pretty good right now. Even though I only saw 1 doe yesterday afternoon.


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txoutdoorsman24 11-29-2021 01:44 PM

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Originally Posted by BURTONboy (Post 15955322)
Saw a buck locked down on a doe closer to Brenham this week. So I wouldnt say its totally done.


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Originally Posted by JMKro (Post 15956000)
We had a really nice buck on camera on December 23rd a few years ago chasing a doe & working a scrape. And I believe it was last year, my Dad saw a buck chasing a doe in early February.

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I would think that the next cycle is about to begin for the doe who havenít been bred...which based off of the action on youth weekend and that following week, should be this coming week. We had heavy chasing going on that Sunday through opening of general season here at the house

Seems tx dispatcher is right. I saw some younger bucks cruising with nose to the ground. Had several bigger older bucks show up alone to eat corn.

I did pull the trigger on a decent 8 Friday morning but made a high shoulder shot with no recovery. Absolutely zero blood with a 180g 300 win mag round.

kenith_rowe2004 11-29-2021 02:00 PM

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Shot him the first week of bow season in Weimer. Also hunted this weekend and saw 3 small 8's and some spikes.

JMKro 11-29-2021 04:33 PM

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Bucks were acting ďruttyĒ this past Friday where weíre at. We found a dead head as well. This deer was alive in early February.

JMKro 11-29-2021 04:34 PM

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Shot him the first week of bow season in Weimer. Also hunted this weekend and saw 3 small 8's and some spikes.

Thatís a hell of a deer!

kenith_rowe2004 11-30-2021 07:13 AM

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Thatís a hell of a deer!

Thank you, it was my first bow buck and biggest to date.

Huntin Addict 11-30-2021 12:42 PM

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There has been a few great bucks killed in Colorado County this year.
Here are the current standings for the 2021 Alvin Emmel Memorial Whitetail Contest

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If you want to look at the pictures you can go to the website
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JMKro 11-30-2021 12:48 PM

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Thank you, it was my first bow buck and biggest to date.

You doing it right :D.

Huntin Addict 11-30-2021 12:59 PM

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Thank you, it was my first bow buck and biggest to date.

On top of that you are leading the Archery Division!!!!

JMKro 11-30-2021 01:21 PM

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On top of that you are leading the Archery Division!!!!

I didnít even realize that. Heís REALLY doing it right ;)b.

kenith_rowe2004 12-01-2021 02:19 PM

Yeah it was my first year entering the contest. It has been a good year for sure and thank you guys.

AmmannsvilleGUY 12-06-2021 10:40 PM

Not seeing much if anything on the camera. The activity has fallen off tremendously. Not sure if it is because of the warm weather or what? Just a couple of feeder rats here and there. Always next season. (Fayette County)

BURTONboy 12-07-2021 05:59 AM

2021 Austin/Colorado/Fayette/Washington Counties Thread
 
I went out Sunday morning and sat it the truck over looking our feeder and hay meadow. The young 8 thats been hanging around came trotting in for a few bites and to check the does. Then he took out across the hay meadow and into the neighbors. The way he was acting he was looking for something and it wasnt food. So I would say theres at least a few does out there not yet bred that could make the next week or two interesting.


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JMKro 12-07-2021 08:33 AM

The forecast for Sunday morning is looking pretty prime. Of course, getting out of bed at 3:30 in the morning when it's in the 30's outside is easier said than done...

Speck 12-07-2021 08:37 AM

had a buck sniffing a doe on camera last week. Sat and watched our shooter at the feeder from the breakfast table on Sunday morning. Freezer is full from a calf we hamburgered out.

BURTONboy 12-07-2021 10:07 AM

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Originally Posted by JMKro (Post 15978284)
The forecast for Sunday morning is looking pretty prime. Of course, getting out of bed at 3:30 in the morning when it's in the 30's outside is easier said than done...


Sunday should be a good one. After a few warm days, they should be moving good. Thats the type of hunt that calls for a longer sit than usual.


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JMKro 12-07-2021 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Speck (Post 15978294)
had a buck sniffing a doe on camera last week. Sat and watched our shooter at the feeder from the breakfast table on Sunday morning. Freezer is full from a calf we hamburgered out.

:D

JMKro 12-07-2021 12:12 PM

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Sunday should be a good one. After a few warm days, they should be moving good. Thats the type of hunt that calls for a longer sit than usual.


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I've been trying to sit from 6:00-10:00 for the morning hunts, but it's tough for me. I start getting ancy & cold after a couple hours :D. Only four weekends left though, so I guess I'll just have to bite the bullet and do it. I already started some post season work in our "thick" woods area this past weekend. I transplanted ten boxelder saplings to see how hard it would be, and they came up pretty easy with the dirt ball intact around the roots. From what I've read, they're fast growing and are more of a "weedy" type tree, so they sound like a good option to add thickness to our "thick" area. I'm planning on transplanting a lot more of them over the next few months. Just about every one of them in the sapling stage on our property has been browsed on or rubbed.

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