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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 06-10-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 816
Posted By bgleaton
We are in Menard county, not in South Texas, and...

We are in Menard county, not in South Texas, and our deer herd started hitting the cottonseed heavily around the end of May. I'm sure the deer will become more dependent the hotter/drier it gets as...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-08-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 46,111
Posted By bgleaton
Congrats to Clay!

Congrats to Clay!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 06-07-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2,459
Views: 321,644
Posted By bgleaton
Another great video! Thanks for sharing!

Another great video! Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 05-29-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 88,645
Posted By bgleaton
5/29/2019 More Pictures

I met a guy through texasbowhunter (BrokenJ) and he built us a 4ft by 2ft metal sign for our new front gate. He did an incredible job from start to finish and helped design the whole thing. I...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 05-29-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 88,645
Posted By bgleaton
5/29/2019

Here are some more pictures from the past weekend:
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Black buck doe

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Recently seeded clearing

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Coyote dirt hole set i made. No catches=fail!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 05-27-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 88,645
Posted By bgleaton
5/27/2019 - Stocked Blackbuck

We stocked 11 blackbuck this past weekend - 2 male (1.5yr old & 3.5yr old) and 9 females. Here are some pictures:
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Everything looks great out there. I planted silver...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By bgleaton
I will pay for gas and some extra cash for making...

I will pay for gas and some extra cash for making the trip. Just let me know if anyone can do it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By bgleaton
Afternoon bump

Afternoon bump
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By bgleaton
We weathered the storm and all. It was pretty...

We weathered the storm and all. It was pretty intense but i'm happy to say that we didn't get any damages.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 05-20-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 88,645
Posted By bgleaton
I haven’t heard anything about them being...

I haven’t heard anything about them being crawlers. We were going to add them this weekend but the ranch we are getting them from is too wet so we are going to figure out another weekend.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By bgleaton
Thanks! Anyone else coming from temple to Dallas...

Thanks! Anyone else coming from temple to Dallas this week?
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By bgleaton
TBH Express - Temple to Dallas

Anyone traveling from temple to Dallas this week? I have a metal sign (47 x 24) that I need to receive by Thursday afternoon. I will happily pay someone to bring up to the Dallas area. Please...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 05-19-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 88,645
Posted By bgleaton
Thanks for the kind words! We are looking...

Thanks for the kind words! We are looking forward to it being high fenced and it should be finished this coming week. We will be ordering another feeder from you pretty soon so Ill be in touch...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 05-19-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 88,645
Posted By bgleaton
Got another 1/2in of rain out there yesterday. ...

Got another 1/2in of rain out there yesterday. We are almost at 8in for the month of May. We’ll get out there this next weekend and see if we need to bring the cows back on to help keep the grasses...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By bgleaton
We had to put some stove pipe and metal screens...

We had to put some stove pipe and metal screens on our poles to prevent this from happening.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 05-17-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 788
Posted By bgleaton
Here’s a good podcast: ...

Here’s a good podcast:
http://extension.msstate.edu/deer-university/audio/2019/episode-034-want-start-supplemental-feeding-program
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 05-11-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 88,645
Posted By bgleaton
Coyote Trap Modifications

I made the following modifications to my Duke #2 offset traps:
- Added a base plate with center swivel
- Added laminations
- Change to a 4-coil


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Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 05-10-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 88,645
Posted By bgleaton
5/10/19 - Road Damage

Here are some pictures of the road damage from the big rains we got earlier this week.
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We are hoping to get these fixed this week and figure out another way to prevent this from...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 05-08-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 88,645
Posted By bgleaton
We received 4.7in of rain today and 2.3in last...

We received 4.7in of rain today and 2.3in last week, 7in so far for the month of May. The big storms today caused a lot of road damage. Fortunately, all of the high fence water gaps worked great...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-30-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 680
Posted By bgleaton
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-30-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 680
Posted By bgleaton
Thanks for the tip! I purchased two 3/8in...

Thanks for the tip! I purchased two 3/8in grappling hooks and will purchase some chain at the hardware store. Can i purchase zinc-plated chain from the store and not have to dye the chain?
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 04-30-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 88,645
Posted By bgleaton
I'm not sure if we got any of the mature bucks...

I'm not sure if we got any of the mature bucks back or not but I'm sure we probably got a couple. There were really only a couple of bucks that we really wanted to come back and those were the two...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-30-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By bgleaton
You guys hand spray 1,000lb + feeders?

You guys hand spray 1,000lb + feeders?
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-30-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By bgleaton
Type of Paint to use on Feeder

We are wanting to re-paint our Krivoman deer feeders to help make sure they last as long as possible. There is nothing wrong with the original paint other than it's faded and there are rust spots...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-26-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 680
Posted By bgleaton
I ended up purchasing the following to modify my...

I ended up purchasing the following to modify my duke #2's:
- Base plates with bottom swivel
- Lamination kit
- Crunchproof swivels

I'll weld all of these mods on as soon as i get my traps from...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-25-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 680
Posted By bgleaton
Thanks! I went ahead and purchased base plates...

Thanks! I went ahead and purchased base plates to weld on the bottom with a bottom swivel as well as some MB crunchproof swivels. I’m hoping this will make them a little stronger and last longer. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-25-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 680
Posted By bgleaton
So i purchased the kit above that has 6 Duke #2...

So i purchased the kit above that has 6 Duke #2 offsets (two-coil) but after doing a lot of research I see people don't recommend using the Duke #2's for coyotes because they can break easy. The...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 04-23-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 88,645
Posted By bgleaton
We are planning on adding 6-8 blackbucks in May...

We are planning on adding 6-8 blackbucks in May but haven't finalized a date at this point.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 04-23-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 88,645
Posted By bgleaton
I got the memory cards back from the weekend and...

I got the memory cards back from the weekend and it seems that we have a around 40-50 deer or so. It will be easier to identify and get a better estimate once the bucks start growing antlers. I...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 04-22-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 88,645
Posted By bgleaton
4/22/2019 Update

My brother was at the ranch this past weekend. It's starting to really green up out there and the grasses are coming on strong since we don't have cattle right now. I think we are going to keep the...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 04-19-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 997
Posted By bgleaton
I would love to know of a clover that can grow in...

I would love to know of a clover that can grow in our area (hill country) and the time of year to plant it. I’ve seen some people broadcast chicory on top of the soil in early spring and it did well...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 04-19-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 88,645
Posted By bgleaton
Gates Installed

Here are two of the gates they recently installed. We are having them modify the gates to make them burglar proof by welding one hinge up and one hinge down to ensure the gates cannot be removed. ...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 04-18-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 88,645
Posted By bgleaton
We got another 0.5in of rain last night. That’s...

We got another 0.5in of rain last night. That’s 1in total over the past week. We are at 3.5in for the year.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 04-18-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 88,645
Posted By bgleaton
Thanks for the kind words! We are trying our...

Thanks for the kind words! We are trying our best to improve the overall deer herd and we really wish we didn’t have to high fence our place but it’s the only way to let these bucks get to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-17-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 775
Posted By bgleaton
That seems early but all areas are different. ...

That seems early but all areas are different. Our fawns won't hit the ground until mid/late May. We are in Texas Edwards Plateau.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-12-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,865
Posted By bgleaton
Native seed isn’t cheap! What are you trying to...

Native seed isn’t cheap! What are you trying to plant (grasses, forbs, mix)? Native grasses like little bluestem, big bluestem and switchgrass are around $12/lb and you only need around 5lbs/acre...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 04-12-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,057
Posted By bgleaton
Very good idea! Our deer just haven’t had the...

Very good idea! Our deer just haven’t had the need to hit the cottonseed or protein feeders.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 04-11-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 88,645
Posted By bgleaton
4/11/2019 Update

Here is another picture of the 3.5 acre wheat/oat field. We are going to let it go to seed and provide some fawning/nesting cover. We are hoping it will keep the soil temperatures cooler and...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 04-10-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 88,645
Posted By bgleaton
4/10/2019 Update

We got a new deer blind installed today:
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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-09-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,407
Posted By bgleaton
Studies have shown that an adult coyote will...

Studies have shown that an adult coyote will bring 3-5 fawns to their den per year. If I can trap/kill 5-6 coyotes a year along with trapping raccoons then I believe that will help fawn recruitment...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 04-08-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2,459
Views: 321,644
Posted By bgleaton
Congrats on a great day! Those sheds are...

Congrats on a great day! Those sheds are amazing! Keep up the great work/info.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 04-07-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 88,645
Posted By bgleaton
I set out two raccoon traps last trip and we...

I set out two raccoon traps last trip and we caught two big raccoons and one opossum. I agree that it would be much easier to trap these critters if we lived out there but I figured that if we do it...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 04-07-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 88,645
Posted By bgleaton
Thanks for the updates guys on the protein...

Thanks for the updates guys on the protein consumption!

We purchased a coyote trapping kit, 12 snares and 6 raccoon traps. Hoping to help our fawn, Turkey, and quail recruitment.

Here’s the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-05-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 680
Posted By bgleaton
Thanks! I went ahead and ordered the starting...

Thanks! I went ahead and ordered the starting kit. Looking forward to learn how to catch some coyotes.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-05-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 680
Posted By bgleaton
Anybody? Any thoughts on this kit: ...

Anybody? Any thoughts on this kit:
https://www.fntpost.com/Products/Trapping+Starter+Kits/Coyote+Trapping+Starter+Kit
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-05-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 680
Posted By bgleaton
Coyote Trapping Kit Recommendations

Do you guys recommend any particular coyote trapping kit?
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 04-05-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 88,645
Posted By bgleaton
Craig Miller is the gentleman who is high fencing...

Craig Miller is the gentleman who is high fencing our property. We have been very pleased with he and his crew. Very nice guys!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 04-03-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 88,645
Posted By bgleaton
We are high fencing right at 365 acres total bc...

We are high fencing right at 365 acres total bc we didn’t want the high fence to go down all the way to the San Saba river and have to deal with that. We are thinking of stocking some blackbucks...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 04-03-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 88,645
Posted By bgleaton
It’s a private easement for the landowner that...

It’s a private easement for the landowner that has high fenced his property as well. We were thinking about planting some tall grasses or trees to help break it up.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 04-02-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 88,645
Posted By bgleaton
3/30/2019 Update

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The North fence is basically completed. About 4-5 more weeks and everything should be finished.
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