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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics Yesterday, 06:23 PM
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Posted By bgleaton
11/14/18 Update

My dad was at the ranch today and took some pictures of the wheat/oat food plots. He said there were about 15 deer in the 3 acre field and a number of deer in the 1 acre strip. You can tell that...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics Yesterday, 08:40 AM
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Views: 979
Posted By bgleaton
4.5yrs.

4.5yrs.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,805
Posted By bgleaton
What a buck! Congrats to your friend.

What a buck! Congrats to your friend.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 17,433
Posted By bgleaton
You have done an amazing job! It's fun to see...

You have done an amazing job! It's fun to see all of these improvements you have made and how much nicer the place is since you purchased it. Great work!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-08-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By bgleaton
Got any other pictures?

Got any other pictures?
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-08-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By bgleaton
West Texas native nurseries. Not sure if they...

West Texas native nurseries. Not sure if they have the species you mentioned but they have a lot of native trees
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-05-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,078
Posted By bgleaton
145"

145"
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-05-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,063
Posted By bgleaton
I was thinking high 140's.

I was thinking high 140's.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-03-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By bgleaton
Our consumption has gone way down and we are in...

Our consumption has gone way down and we are in the hill country. Deer are naturally browsers and I believe they would prefer to eat quality browse and forbs over sticking their noses in protein...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 11-02-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,281
Posted By bgleaton
According to some studies live oak acorns are...

According to some studies live oak acorns are very high in tannins which makes them less preferable and bitter to deer but deer will still readily consume them. I know our deer still hammer the live...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-30-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,861
Posted By bgleaton
What a stud! Congrats on a great buck!

What a stud! Congrats on a great buck!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-26-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By bgleaton
A dozer is great but the hydro axe does a great...

A dozer is great but the hydro axe does a great job in removing choked out live oaks and making sendaros. We have used both dozers and a Mulcher and found that the native grasses actually came back...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-26-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 72,544
Posted By bgleaton
We installed an exclusion cage in each field last...

We installed an exclusion cage in each field last weekend to get a better idea of how much is being browsed. I see that they are forecasting 80 degree days for Saturday thru Tuesday. Those warm...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-25-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,674
Posted By bgleaton
Unfortunately we can’t really play the wind at...

Unfortunately we can’t really play the wind at our place bc the deer come from every direction. As soon as I think I know where they are coming from they wilstart using a completely different route....
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 11,014
Posted By bgleaton
We hunted the past weekend after receiving 8in of...

We hunted the past weekend after receiving 8in of rain and there were forbs popping out everywhere, especially yellow wood sorrel (looks kind of like clover) which is great grub for deer. We saw...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,681
Posted By bgleaton
Congrats! Pedro is a toad!

Congrats! Pedro is a toad!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-24-2018, 08:52 PM
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Views: 72,544
Posted By bgleaton
We got another 1in of rain today. I’m just hoping...

We got another 1in of rain today. I’m just hoping to see the deer utilize them when it gets colder and there’s less native forage to eat. They haven’t had the need to use the food plots that much...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-23-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By bgleaton
Large Deer Blind Designs

Anyone have any ideas, pictures or designs for an 8ft by 8ft deer blind? We are wanting to build a large deer blind for all of us and the kids and have it on an 8ft or 10ft tower. We were thinking...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-23-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By bgleaton
We had a bunch of cedars mulched into long...

We had a bunch of cedars mulched into long clearings and had nice grasses, Forbs and browse come up that Spring. We are in central/west Texas so we have high alkaline soils so the mulched cedar helps...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-22-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 72,544
Posted By bgleaton
Thanks! It’s amazing how easy it is when you get...

Thanks! It’s amazing how easy it is when you get a lot of rain.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-22-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 72,544
Posted By bgleaton
I’m not sure how to tell the difference between...

I’m not sure how to tell the difference between wheat and oats. there’s still a lot that is just starting to sprout. Hopefully it will fill in nicely.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-22-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 72,544
Posted By bgleaton
10-21-2018 Update

We were at the ranch this past weekend to do some bow hunting and some work around the property. The ranch was obviously very wet. We have received nearly 10.5" since planting our fields on...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-18-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,105
Posted By bgleaton
I’m going with 150. Great buck and good luck!

I’m going with 150. Great buck and good luck!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 541
Posted By bgleaton
Thanks for the link. I will try that.

Thanks for the link. I will try that.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2018, 10:14 AM
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Views: 15,356
Posted By bgleaton
That was definitely an INT for Baylor that Texas...

That was definitely an INT for Baylor that Texas was gifted as an incomplete pass which they then scored three plays later. That was the difference in the game. Not sure how they ruled it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 541
Posted By bgleaton
Since I'm hunting out of bow box blinds with no...

Since I'm hunting out of bow box blinds with no rear windows would you just clamp it up high and blow it out the front window, which will be downwind?
Here's the picture of the blinds I'll be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 541
Posted By bgleaton
Ozonics Question

I bought an HR200 recently and was wondering if I should mount it on the outside of the blind so that itís pointing downwind? I can mount it on the inside and point it out the window but I really...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-15-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,091
Posted By bgleaton
Looks great! When did you plant? Where you...

Looks great! When did you plant? Where you seeing a lot of worms on the plots when you were out there last?
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-13-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 559
Posted By bgleaton
Ya, i wish we would have planted in mid September...

Ya, i wish we would have planted in mid September but we've had bad luck planting during that time of year with it being so hot in the past.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-13-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 862
Posted By bgleaton
I'm going with 3.5yrs at the most.

I'm going with 3.5yrs at the most.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-13-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 11,014
Posted By bgleaton
Good luck to you guys that are hunting this...

Good luck to you guys that are hunting this weekend. We will be going next Thursday. I hope you guys stay dry. It looks like they are projecting another 2 to 3-inches from Sunday through next...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-13-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 559
Posted By bgleaton
I'm glad to hear that. Thanks! I'll post some...

I'm glad to hear that. Thanks! I'll post some pictures next weekend.

We are going to find some other spots and throw some really small seeds out on this wet soil - purple top turnips, silver...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-13-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 771
Posted By bgleaton
I like the Bushnell Essential (E2).

I like the Bushnell Essential (E2).
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-13-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 559
Posted By bgleaton
Looks like we got another inch today and another...

Looks like we got another inch today and another 3in forecasted over the next week. I’m hoping the seed is all still in place. I’ve always said that we will take all we can get but now I’m wanting...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 10-12-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 87,654
Posted By bgleaton
That will be one heck of a trophy bass pond. ...

That will be one heck of a trophy bass pond. Well done!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,398
Posted By bgleaton
Congrats and thanks for the pictures.

Congrats and thanks for the pictures.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2018, 09:15 AM
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Views: 55,328
Posted By bgleaton
This is one of the wettest Octobers that I can...

This is one of the wettest Octobers that I can ever remember.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-10-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 713
Posted By bgleaton
If you broadcast them and disk them under i would...

If you broadcast them and disk them under i would increase the seeding rates by 25%. We broadcasted a mix of winter wheat and oats at a combined rate of 140lbs/acre (70lbs/acre each). We did this...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-09-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,310
Posted By bgleaton
Awesome video! Thanks for sharing.

Awesome video! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-09-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 72,544
Posted By bgleaton
It looks like we will get another 2in or so today...

It looks like we will get another 2in or so today so around 4in total in two days...Lots of rain! Hopefully the seed is still in place and will do well.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 11,014
Posted By bgleaton
We started feeding protein year-round almost 6...

We started feeding protein year-round almost 6 years ago and there's a huge difference in the antler size, body size, and overall health. We are starting to see a lot more 6pt and 8pt yearlings. ...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-08-2018, 01:10 PM
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Views: 72,544
Posted By bgleaton
HEre is a picture of the San Saba river after we...

HEre is a picture of the San Saba river after we received 2.1in over night and north of us got just over 4in.
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We got the cultipacker put together yesterday but weren't able to use it. ...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-08-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 72,544
Posted By bgleaton
Planting Pictures

Here are two pictures of the fields after the 2" of rain:
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There is still some seed on top but I'm sure some of it still got covered. We planted at a high seeding rate.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 559
Posted By bgleaton
Pictures of Fields 10/8/2018

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Here are the pictures of the field from today. You can still see some seed on top of the dirt but there's not much we can do. We broadcasted at a high rate so I'm sure some seed...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 559
Posted By bgleaton
Pictures of Disked Fields

Here are pictures of the disked fields from two weeks ago:
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By no means are they perfect but since we have been disking these fields over the past three years they disk up easier...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-08-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 72,544
Posted By bgleaton
I’m hoping so. My dad is out there now and said...

I’m hoping so. My dad is out there now and said it’s still raining and we have a 100% chance of rain tomorrow and no temps in the 90’s. Fingers crossed it all works out.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 559
Posted By bgleaton
I’ll post some pictures once my dad is able to...

I’ll post some pictures once my dad is able to get to the fields this afternoon.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 559
Posted By bgleaton
These are the times I wish we had a grain drill. ...

These are the times I wish we had a grain drill. One pass and that’s it. We have a 3pt disk, 3pt spreader and a cultipacker for the Polaris ranger. It just takes so much time to use all of the...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 10-08-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 72,544
Posted By bgleaton
We broadcasted the fertilizer, wheat and oats...

We broadcasted the fertilizer, wheat and oats last night and ran out of time. We were going to disk it into the soil and then cultipack it but we got 2” of rain last night. I’m hoping the rain...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 559
Posted By bgleaton
I’m leaning towards letting it be. I’ll go look...

I’m leaning towards letting it be. I’ll go look at it in an hour or two and see if the seed got buried. I’m sure it did bc it rained really hard. I’ll keep you posted.
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