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Old 10-10-2018, 02:41 PM   #201
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Headed out in the morning for three days. Everyday last week got better an better. Hope it still is an the cold front gets the shooters moving as well.
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:41 PM   #202
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Headed out in the morning for three days. Everyday last week got better an better. Hope it still is an the cold front gets the shooters moving as well.
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:20 PM   #203
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I was in Menard this past weekend. There is a bumper crop of chiggers and the rattle bugs and other snakes were definitely on the move. Not bad feeder activity for the deer. The most hog activity I have seen.
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Old 10-10-2018, 09:48 PM   #204
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Half way between Roosevelt and Ft. Mckavett here.
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:12 PM   #205
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I got up on the 24th of September and filled feeders and finished my last cattle panel blind just in time before the rains came again and now I am wondering when I will get to hunt. I want to go on Sunday but now they are saying Hurricane Sergio will be moving across Mexico and into Texas over the weekend. Good luck to all of you fellas.
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Old 10-11-2018, 12:32 AM   #206
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I was up there this week end at the end of Waddell Rd. I only hunted a couple times as we were adding another 24'x24' on the metal building. Deer were not moving much at all.
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:29 PM   #207
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I was up there this week end at the end of Waddell Rd. I only hunted a couple times as we were adding another 24'x24' on the metal building. Deer were not moving much at all.
Tell Raymond not to work you so hard out there
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Old 10-12-2018, 11:33 AM   #208
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This will be the second year in a row (that I know of) that the season will be open the weekend after New Years Day. Last year I saw more and bigger bucks moving than any other time of the season.
I already have that weekend marked on my calendar, this year now.
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Old 10-13-2018, 02:42 PM   #209
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This will be the second year in a row (that I know of) that the season will be open the weekend after New Years Day. Last year I saw more and bigger bucks moving than any other time of the season.

I already have that weekend marked on my calendar, this year now.


Good to know, Iíve rarely shot my allotment by then. Iíll have to keep this in mind. Thanks for the heads up


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Old 10-13-2018, 03:24 PM   #210
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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 Thursday.
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Old 10-14-2018, 12:22 AM   #211
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Tell Raymond not to work you so hard out there
He's already talking about a covered skinning rack now. I think he plans on taking full advantage of some one who builds metal buildings for living. He is one fine man though and always enjoy his company.
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Old 10-14-2018, 12:49 AM   #212
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He's already talking about a covered skinning rack now. I think he plans on taking full advantage of some one who builds metal buildings for living. He is one fine man though and always enjoy his company.
We just got back from eating dinner with him. Great guy with some better stories! He did tell me his plans for you as well lol
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Old 10-14-2018, 11:35 AM   #213
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I had a little over an inch of rain yesterday and the forecast is for more over the next 4-5 days. The ground is saturated and any moisture that falls is going to run off. I would avoid low lying areas as draws and creeks will overflow following a heavy downpour.
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Old 10-14-2018, 11:41 AM   #214
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I had a little over an inch of rain yesterday and the forecast is for more over the next 4-5 days. The ground is saturated and any moisture that falls is going to run off. I would avoid low lying areas as draws and creeks will overflow following a heavy downpour.
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Iím gonna try to hunt Monday evening and Tuesday morning. See how it works out lol
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:17 AM   #215
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You guys in menard think itís going to be ok to head up this weekend?

Iím coming in from New Braunfels via Fred and Mason.

Ready to get in a bowblind for a few days, but road conditions have me worried.
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:21 AM   #216
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You guys in menard think itís going to be ok to head up this weekend?

Iím coming in from New Braunfels via Fred and Mason.

Ready to get in a bowblind for a few days, but road conditions have me worried.
Iím right there with you. Iím heading out in the morning to go to Brady. Was thinking about taking the loop north around Austin to avoid any issues.
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:33 AM   #217
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We are planning on heading up Friday
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:43 AM   #218
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According to the covert the deer are really hungry after this cool front! Most action I have had at my feeder since Labor Day weekend. Axis are still MIA though.
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:58 AM   #219
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Y’all are killing me!! I have been out of state working the entire bow season!! Hopefully make it back in the next week or two and get some time in the blind!
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Old 10-17-2018, 11:07 AM   #220
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According to the covert the deer are really hungry after this cool front! Most action I have had at my feeder since Labor Day weekend. Axis are still MIA though.
Our axis are gone too. Blackbuck are everywhere though
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Old 10-17-2018, 11:10 AM   #221
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Our axis are gone too. Blackbuck are everywhere though
I'd be okay with that. I want a blackbuck bad!
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Old 10-17-2018, 11:19 AM   #222
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I'd be okay with that. I want a blackbuck bad!
We watched them every sit last weekend lol
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Old 10-17-2018, 11:49 AM   #223
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Looking at it, the roads should be clear from Houston area to menard?
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Old 10-17-2018, 11:51 AM   #224
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Drivetexas.org is a good reference for road closeures. I don't know how up to date they are though.
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Old 10-17-2018, 12:51 PM   #225
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Our axis are gone too. Blackbuck are everywhere though
Yea we didn't think we had any but some started showing up. But no big ones yet.
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Old 10-17-2018, 03:35 PM   #226
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When is the rut the strongest in our area?
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Old 10-17-2018, 03:44 PM   #227
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When is the rut the strongest in our area?
I have always experienced it to be Thanksgiving week.
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Old 10-17-2018, 03:45 PM   #228
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When is the rut the strongest in our area?
I think starting the second weekend of rifle season through Thanksgiving is when you will see the most bucks out and looking.
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Old 10-17-2018, 04:09 PM   #229
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I had a decent 8 point making a scrap last weekend.
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Old 10-22-2018, 03:49 PM   #230
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Gary, you still with us?
That was a hell of a rain storm we had. Saw pictures of the Llano river and have never seen it that high.
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Old 10-23-2018, 10:14 PM   #231
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im headin in boys! going tomorrow night thru sunday. have skipped the last 2 weeks due to the weather. if anyone has any reports post em up ill do the same when I get home
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Old 10-23-2018, 10:39 PM   #232
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im headin in boys! going tomorrow night thru sunday. have skipped the last 2 weeks due to the weather. if anyone has any reports post em up ill do the same when I get home
We are headed down Friday morning. Good luck and. Let me know how the deer are moving. Action is picking up a little every trip!
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Old 10-23-2018, 11:33 PM   #233
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By my cameras the last few days. The deer are really hitting my feeders hard. I’m seeing good numbers at both wireless cameras
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Old 10-24-2018, 03:43 PM   #234
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We have received another inch of rain today. Water is running everywhere as the ground was saturated. Sun is supposed to make a little showing tomorrow and Friday then sunshine over the weekend. All the draws are running water and I am sure that the river will come up just a little.
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Old 10-24-2018, 05:54 PM   #235
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We have received another inch of rain today. Water is running everywhere as the ground was saturated. Sun is supposed to make a little showing tomorrow and Friday then sunshine over the weekend. All the draws are running water and I am sure that the river will come up just a little.
Adios,
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Thanks Gary for the update. I start my five nights tomorrow and struggling if I want to head to menad or head to east Texas when I get off next Tuesday morning . Itís going to be muddy in both places but at least I wonít be rutting up the roads in Menard.
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Old 10-24-2018, 08:29 PM   #236
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We are headed down Friday morning. Good luck and. Let me know how the deer are moving. Action is picking up a little every trip!
change of plans also leaving on Friday morning now thanks to the rain!!
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Old 10-24-2018, 08:41 PM   #237
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https://hydromet.lcra.org/

This is a good site when looking at rain. LCRA has different rain gauges scattered around.

From phone click on 3 horizontal lines in top right corner. Then click the drop down menu and choose what you are looking for. Should be able to find a rain gauge pretty close to you.
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Old 10-24-2018, 09:06 PM   #238
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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 some decent feeder activity but I don’t think the feeder activity is going to get really good until It gets colder since there are fresh forbs and browse everywhere. They aren’t even hitting the oats and wheat very hard at this point. I’ll take the rain anytime we can get it though.
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:29 PM   #239
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We have received another inch of rain today. Water is running everywhere as the ground was saturated. Sun is supposed to make a little showing tomorrow and Friday then sunshine over the weekend. All the draws are running water and I am sure that the river will come up just a little.
Adios,
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Gary, I was asking about you a few posts above. ^^^
Water ever get up to the bridge through town?

Coming up for 4 days starting on the 8th.
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Old 10-25-2018, 05:46 PM   #240
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Got up as high as 18 ft. but that does not put it on the bridge. The river has had a lot of rises on but right now is back down but running a lot of water.
Sun is shining this afternoon for the first time in a while.
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Old 10-28-2018, 09:28 PM   #241
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This weekend was more what I expected hunting. Lots of deer. Hitting the feed pretty hard.
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Old 10-29-2018, 10:12 AM   #242
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It is drying in some areas but anywhere it is flat, still very wet when you break through the crust. Now they are saying that we can expect rain again on Wednesday which will make it extremely difficult to get around this weekend. If it does rain as expected, I recommend that you stay off all unimproved two track roads in a pickup, use UTVs, ATVs only. Good luck and stay safe out there.
The Hunter's Blowout is this weekend.
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Old 10-29-2018, 12:20 PM   #243
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Right now, they are predicting about half an inch mid week. If we get that much or more, it will be a mess.
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Old 10-31-2018, 11:21 AM   #244
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7 days and counting till I come down.

Gary, tell them to hold off on the rain next week. HaHa

I bet Callan Lane is just a rutted mess.
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Old 10-31-2018, 11:52 AM   #245
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Callan Lane is a wreck but then so is every county road in Menard County. Yesterday, wunderground was predicting about an inch for today but now they are back to nearly half an inch. If it falls pretty fast, might be better than if it just hangs around all day. Light drizzle falling this morning turning to rain this afternoon. I will give you a report once this front moves through. Hogs are everywhere; they love the wet pastures and cooler temps. A couple of buddies were south of town last weekend and killed 10 with crossbows and Clint killed three from the pickup while trying to check on cows.
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Old 10-31-2018, 09:02 PM   #246
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I would appreciate an update early next week as I am coming up Wednesday night.
I guess we are lucky, I have only seen 1 hog in 15 years on our place. That was on a game camera, and was last year.
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Old 10-31-2018, 09:11 PM   #247
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We’ve never seen a pig on our place
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Old 10-31-2018, 09:15 PM   #248
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Weíve never seen a pig on our place
where are you located in the county? lol im on 125 acres SE side and ive killed 70 or more in the last 3 years 3 last week with my bow, 8-10 coming in at a time
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Old 10-31-2018, 09:17 PM   #249
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got back last night from a 4 day hunt and left due the incoming weather. feeder activity was the best I have seen so far this season numbers went from 3/4 deer per sit to 10/12. im gonna say the rain has rotted my acorns I passed on a 125 10 point that took everything I had to hang my bow back on the hanger lol
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Old 11-01-2018, 11:57 AM   #250
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where are you located in the county? lol im on 125 acres SE side and ive killed 70 or more in the last 3 years 3 last week with my bow, 8-10 coming in at a time


My place is about 10 miles north on Callan Lane.
Pigs must be staying closer to the river?
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