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Old 11-10-2016, 08:46 PM   #951
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Went to the woods at 2:30 to scout for a weekend of hunting. Deer were moving heavily around 4pm. Got busted walking out by 4 deer at about 4:15 in a pretty close proximity. 1 doe, 1 descent buck, and two all I could see were their butt running away. Found this brand new scrape right next to my favorite tree. Game on!!!
That's what I noticed also about same time . I saw the first doe at 345.
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Old 11-11-2016, 06:04 AM   #952
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2 deer seen already.
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Old 11-11-2016, 06:16 AM   #953
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Darn GPS on my phone won't work.
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Old 11-11-2016, 06:35 AM   #954
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Good luck my friend.

You get the truck running?
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Old 11-11-2016, 06:39 AM   #955
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Wouldn't you know it... Started my vacation yesterday, planned on hunting next week.

Got a jury summons for Monday morning.

This year has SUCK all over it.
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Old 11-11-2016, 06:40 AM   #956
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Get ya one storm.
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Old 11-11-2016, 07:01 AM   #957
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Good luck my friend.

You get the truck running?
Got it fixed before dark the went and ate in Cleburner with my dad finally got home at 9.
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Old 11-11-2016, 07:02 AM   #958
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I'm trying!
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Old 11-11-2016, 07:33 AM   #959
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Them long days will make an old man out of ya....


Oh wait.

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Old 11-11-2016, 11:22 AM   #960
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Any more luck Storm?
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Old 11-11-2016, 11:23 AM   #961
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Having some wild hog sausage right now, thanks to someone on here.
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Old 11-11-2016, 11:43 AM   #962
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Them long days will make an old man out of ya....


Oh wait.

Your not kidding and I am old!
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Old 11-11-2016, 11:45 AM   #963
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Any more luck Storm?
No more Mike , I'm home now had a sick kid at school to pick up. I'll try again tomorrow or Tuesday.
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Old 11-11-2016, 12:15 PM   #964
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Storm, were the deer moving this morning at least?
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Old 11-11-2016, 12:32 PM   #965
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I saw 6 does that count?
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Old 11-11-2016, 01:35 PM   #966
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Only if you have an empty freezer.
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Old 11-11-2016, 08:24 PM   #967
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Well I'm ready for Saturday, checked cameras yestetday, 4 big shooters bucks all with doe's, and a 4 point who loves selfies. All the pic I got were day times I didn't have any night time pics. It's gonna be good!!!
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Old 11-12-2016, 06:31 AM   #968
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Good luck this morning, a little windy but a steady direction
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Old 11-12-2016, 07:21 AM   #969
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Good luck to whoever is out there this weekend.
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Old 11-12-2016, 08:06 AM   #970
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Good luck to the weekend warriors.
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Old 11-12-2016, 08:08 AM   #971
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W lake elevation has come up over the last month very slowly. Except +.43 feet in the last 24 hours.

W lake elevation: -1.01 feet
A lake elevation: -.14 feet

Waco elevation: +2.02 feet

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Old 11-12-2016, 08:50 AM   #972
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Hey Mike, a guy out here ran into a engineer and said there thinking bout raising the aquilla lake level you heard anything about it?
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Old 11-12-2016, 09:17 AM   #973
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Hey Mike, a guy out here ran into a engineer and said there thinking bout raising the aquilla lake level you heard anything about it?


If that's true you can kiss a whole lot of a8 goodbye!


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Old 11-12-2016, 08:30 PM   #974
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Hey Mike, a guy out here ran into a engineer and said there thinking bout raising the aquilla lake level you heard anything about it?
Can't say I have. And don't see why they would. The lake was designed/engineered to hold just so much. And if the "normal level" is raised to a "new normal level", then the lake may not handle what flash floods it gets now. It is an easy lake to flood since the average depth is not that great. And the flood plain not very large. Just 3 or 4 feet above normal will take up a great deal of the current flood plain. And we've already seen what 8 foot above normal will do.

If they do raise the current level, I bet it's just a temp thing. Probably something has to do with down stream. But if that were the case, Whitney will be raised too. And maybe Waco.

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Old 11-13-2016, 04:20 AM   #975
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Where i hunt, during the floods the water stayed on corp land if they raise it it will flood private land. If they raise it it sure would open up a lot more fishing
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Old 11-13-2016, 07:06 AM   #976
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In my stand waiting. Nothing yet. Full moon and foggy this morning.
Mike you need to finish that project and get back in the woods.
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Old 11-13-2016, 07:08 AM   #977
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Pretty out here this morning.
Haven't seen any movement yet.
Hunting a new setup. Pretty tight little spot.
I can only see thru 3 small shooting lanes that cover areas inside my shooting range, so if they pass thru here, it'll all happen pretty quick.

Wish me luck. Need to feel the freezer.
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Old 11-13-2016, 07:31 AM   #978
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May God bless and keep you all safe in the woods!!

Enjoy the God created nature
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Old 11-13-2016, 07:53 AM   #979
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Thanks Sam. Hope to see you out here sometime this year.
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Old 11-13-2016, 08:30 AM   #980
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Just had a doe come thru about ten minutes ago. Outta range. But atleast they are moving.
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Old 11-13-2016, 09:01 AM   #981
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In my stand waiting. Nothing yet. Full moon and foggy this morning.
Mike you need to finish that project and get back in the woods.
We just loaded that blind ip. I'm on the way to whitney right now.
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Old 11-13-2016, 11:26 AM   #982
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Found a popup just now in the area I'm hunting, looks like no one's been in it lately.
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Old 11-13-2016, 01:55 PM   #983
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Any one on H9 today??? I'm here now,got a late start in today
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Old 11-13-2016, 02:29 PM   #984
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And here come 2 chick's and a dude on a paint horse talking so loud I have been hearing them for 20 mins
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Old 11-13-2016, 02:42 PM   #985
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And now another group of 5 women and 1 guy talking about playing domino's and drinking O'Douls...riding hoses through...uhhhhhh you do ppl have to be so noisy??? I'm mean yeha they have as much right as I do to be here,public land. But dang it's deer season ppl,pipe down lol
But on a good note must have my blind brushed in pretty good.Cuz none of them saw me lol
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Old 11-13-2016, 04:54 PM   #986
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Clean miss on buck at 45 yds just now..
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Old 11-13-2016, 04:55 PM   #987
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Arrow retrieved.
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Old 11-13-2016, 05:00 PM   #988
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Sit tight jess.

Could be good things coming your way.
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Old 11-13-2016, 05:03 PM   #989
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Dang. Maybe he will show again sometime.
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Old 11-13-2016, 09:29 PM   #990
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In my stand waiting. Nothing yet. Full moon and foggy this morning.
Mike you need to finish that project and get back in the woods.
All done with it today. Installed, up, and ready to hunt. They will be hunting out of it next weekend. Pigs outside the pen (hog panels up). And deer in the pen already.

There's a thread on it in the DIY section.
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Old 11-13-2016, 10:11 PM   #991
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I'm thinking of getting be a bow. HAVE a xbow now, but wanting to try a bow. I don't know anything about them, about the only one I have shot is the little recurve Easton I shoot with my 7yr old daughter. I have been looking at Cabelas. Do any of you have any recommendations or pointers? I really don't want to spend a fortune, but want a good, quality bow, and know you get what you pay for..
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Old 11-13-2016, 10:23 PM   #992
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Good starter is the Diamond Infinite Edge or the Bear Cruzer. My first bow (and my backup im currently useing since i let my new one bounce for I35). Both are good bows,brand new ready to hunt with sight,rest, quiver is $350-$400...little less when ya can find some one with a used one even
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Old 11-13-2016, 10:28 PM   #993
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Good starter is the Diamond Infinite Edge or the Bear Cruzer. My first bow (and my backup im currently useing since i let my new one bounce down I35) was the Cruzer. Both are good bows,brand new ready to hunt with sight,rest, quiver is $350-$400...little less when ya can find some one with a used one even
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Old 11-14-2016, 06:53 AM   #994
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Go to a archery shop( Alvarado archery is a great place) and shoot as many different bows see which one is the most comfortable for you then search for it used.... I picked my Mathews z7 up for $525 shipped to my door from a guy in Kansas the only thing it didn't come with was arrows
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Old 11-14-2016, 07:09 AM   #995
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And now another group of 5 women and 1 guy talking about playing domino's and drinking O'Douls...riding hoses through...uhhhhhh you do ppl have to be so noisy??? I'm mean yeha they have as much right as I do to be here,public land. But dang it's deer season ppl,pipe down lol
But on a good note must have my blind brushed in pretty good.Cuz none of them saw me lol


This reminds me of a joke I heard once about taking a new hunter to the woods.
If you haven't heard it, here it goes...


A man took his wife hunting. She was persistent that she wanted to do it by herself. He finally agreed to set her up in a stand, gave her a quick rundown on what to do, and he left her to it.
He no more than got out of sight and a shot rang out. Scared for her safety he ran back to the blind where she had a guy at gun point. They were in a heated argument and the man was pleading with her.
The husband ran up and jumped into the middle of it and yelled:

Husband, "What the hell is going on here?!?"
The wife, "He's trying to take my deer!"

The guy, "Look man, she can have the deer, I just want my saddle back!"





Something along those line some. Sounded funnier in my head. Lol
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Old 11-14-2016, 01:55 PM   #996
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I'm thinking of getting be a bow. HAVE a xbow now, but wanting to try a bow. I don't know anything about them, about the only one I have shot is the little recurve Easton I shoot with my 7yr old daughter. I have been looking at Cabelas. Do any of you have any recommendations or pointers? I really don't want to spend a fortune, but want a good, quality bow, and know you get what you pay for..
Gateway Archery in Stephenville has great customer service. Pigeon Road Sporting goods outside of Stephenville has REALLY good prices on PSE bows. Allen runs the store and is an expert on EVERYTHING bow related. He will get you a good bow for you easy.
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Old 11-14-2016, 05:22 PM   #997
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Hello fellow bow hunters,

I'm new to the thread. This is my first year to hunt Lake A & W. I am legal. I have my permit, follow the rules. I am looking for some help, please. I'm hoping someone on the thread has a dog that can track a blood trail. (I know I read of one person on the thread using a dog earlier this season to track a blood trail). I shot a legal buck Sunday morning at 9:54 am. I let 45-50 minutes pass after hearing what I believe him crash about 45 yards away. I lost the blood trail after tracking it down the dry creek and looking for hours. I went to town after speaking to another hunter on the property who was scouting. He told me to go into town and ask around at the gas stations as someone may know. I had some leads but nothing turned up. I returned to the woods and went back to the last spot, I found two more blood drops and lost it for good. The sun was setting and I lost light and had to find my way out. I could tell by the pools of thick deep red blood he laid down 3 or 4 times. He must have been close to where I lost the rail.

Is there someone who has a blood tracking dog that I can trust and will be safe to be with in the woods to help me. from what I read on this thread it sounds like you are some honest good hunters.

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Old 11-14-2016, 05:48 PM   #998
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I'm the one that helped justindfw find his deer. I was out there on Sunday but I didn't have a dog with me at the time. Next time post up and ask for help most are willing if their around.
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Old 11-14-2016, 06:02 PM   #999
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Storm,
Thank you for the feedback. Would it be possible to meet you next time you are out with your dog? Or do you know of someone that could help? Not sure how long after a kill the trail can be picked up by a dog. I feel horrible for not finding it.
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Old 11-15-2016, 04:29 AM   #1000
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I'll be out this weekend pm me and we'll try to help. You may try looking for buzzards flying in your area.
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