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Old 11-01-2020, 01:16 PM   #451
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Old 11-02-2020, 03:02 PM   #452
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Couple of mature bucks
Shoot yea! Nice way to get started T.C.
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Old 11-02-2020, 03:02 PM   #453
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Old 11-22-2020, 10:31 AM   #454
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Went out to Terrell County lease yesterday to do one last feeder fill and camp check before we go to hunt first week of December. Never seen it that dry. The low spots in the road to the ranch were filled with such a fine silt powder it was like driving through pits of flour. VERY DRY

The good thing is that the deer are hammering the feeders. Should make for a good year to see some numbers each sit.

A lot of illegal traffic on the place. Had a group open 2 of the windows to my box blind from the outside (the door stays locked). Guess they sent a small one in to look for food or water. Just knocked the stuff off my shooting bench, but didnít take or break anything so I appreciate that. Going to leave a case of water by the stand from now on. We do that at the camp and the use it and even clean up. Beats breaking the windows to the camphouse to try and get in.

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Old 11-22-2020, 10:40 AM   #455
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Went out to Terrell County lease yesterday to do one last feeder fill and camp check before we go to hunt first week of December. Never seen it that dry. The low spots in the road to the ranch were filled with such a fine silt powder it was like driving through pits of flour. VERY DRY

The good thing is that the deer are hammering the feeders. Should make for a good year to see some numbers each sit.

A lot of illegal traffic on the place. Had a group open 2 of the windows to my box blind from the outside (the door stays locked). Guess they sent a small one in to look for food or water. Just knocked the stuff off my shooting bench, but didnít take or break anything so I appreciate that. Going to leave a case of water by the stand from now on. We do that at the camp and the use it and even clean up. Beats breaking the windows to the camphouse to try and get in.

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We had the same observations when we were out there opening weekend. Got pics of a couple of illegals getting corn out of a feeder. They also broke into the house. They didn't take anything, but some food. They even left us a note telling us they didn't steal anything but food and they were trying to find jobs.

We were supposed to be out there this past weekend, but I came down with Covid so I'm stuck here at home. Definitely going out the first weekend of December.
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Old 11-22-2020, 11:37 PM   #456
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We had the same observations when we were out there opening weekend. Got pics of a couple of illegals getting corn out of a feeder. They also broke into the house. They didn't take anything, but some food. They even left us a note telling us they didn't steal anything but food and they were trying to find jobs.

We were supposed to be out there this past weekend, but I came down with Covid so I'm stuck here at home. Definitely going out the first weekend of December.

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Old 11-23-2020, 10:02 AM   #457
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Went out Friday and returned Sunday afternoon. Lots of deer, especially yearling and two year olds. A few fawns which is a product of a dry summer. No rutting activity and most bucks were still in bachelor groups. Bear had wrecked a feeder. About 30 wild goats and three fine wool ewes, one javelina and a few blue quail. Extremely dry and dusty. Antler growth is below average, body condition is average as there was a pretty good mast crop on shinery and blue oaks.
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Old 11-24-2020, 11:52 AM   #458
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Went out Friday and returned Sunday afternoon. Lots of deer, especially yearling and two year olds. A few fawns which is a product of a dry summer. No rutting activity and most bucks were still in bachelor groups. Bear had wrecked a feeder. About 30 wild goats and three fine wool ewes, one javelina and a few blue quail. Extremely dry and dusty. Antler growth is below average, body condition is average as there was a pretty good mast crop on shinery and blue oaks.
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I'd have killed the crap outta those goats. Darn things will bang on a feeder until it's empty or at least hang around eating everything on the ground. I know ya'll aren't hunting feeders but still. Biologist told one of the guys on our lease to quit killing those sheep and goats because they are easier for the lions to catch than a deer, but the lions haven't put a dent in ours so I'm calling BS. If I see any more large herds of goats or sheep, it's game on.

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Old 11-24-2020, 11:56 AM   #459
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Good luck to yall, headed out Thursday for 2 weeks.
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Old 11-24-2020, 05:00 PM   #460
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Good luck, Terrell County. Should begin seeing a little rutting activity beginning next week. Hopefully some of the older gentlemen will start moving more.
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Old 11-24-2020, 09:06 PM   #461
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Hopefully the temps begin to drop the next week.


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Old 11-30-2020, 10:31 AM   #462
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I am going out Thursday or Friday. I am betting that some older bucks will make an appearance along the canyon floor where doe populations are higher.
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Old 11-30-2020, 11:05 AM   #463
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The Rut is starting. Seen signs of pre rut activity. This weekend should be magical!
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Old 11-30-2020, 01:07 PM   #464
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Headed out Friday myself. I'm looking forward to this weekend for sure!
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Old 11-30-2020, 08:51 PM   #465
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Us too! We will hunt Fri-Monday. Should be good.


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Old 12-01-2020, 10:20 AM   #466
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I am going out on Thursday and hunting through Sunday morning. Looks like it is going to be pretty cold in the mornings and nice in the afternoons. I wish we had some of the rain that South Texas caught last week to help settle the dust but no such luck. Everything but the moon is working for us but this should help kick off the rut.
Good luck and safe trip to all!
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Old 12-01-2020, 10:27 AM   #467
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Good luck to all y'all, it starting to pick up. Older bucks are starting to cruise and younger bucks chasing a bit.
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Old 12-01-2020, 05:51 PM   #468
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Iím invited on a hunt south east of Sheffield this month. A big ranch off of RR 2400 both side of the road.
Going Dec. 16-19th, is that about the peak or end of the rut??


Friend Iím of mine Iím going with said 115-130Ē are common with occasion 140-150Ē trophy.
Iíve hunted between Barnhart & Ozona before so I assume itís similar to that.


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Old 12-01-2020, 06:01 PM   #469
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Just got back yesterday. Guess what... some pigs bobbered down the river I guess because I have hogs near the airport.
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Old 12-01-2020, 07:52 PM   #470
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Good luck everyone, the hunting should start getting good anytime!
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Old 12-09-2020, 09:35 AM   #471
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We were out there this past weekend. We didn't have much lock at all. We killed 3 hogs, but have yet to see a mature deer. I don't even have one on camera. We are going back this coming weekend. Hopefully, the moon phase will be dark and some of the big boys will start moving around. Several young bucks chasing does, but nothing big is moving.
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Old 12-09-2020, 10:25 AM   #472
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Had to come back on Saturday for a funeral in Madisonville on Sunday. Bucks did not start running much until Saturday morning. Rained a little in the canyon Saturday morning with snow on top. I am going to try to get back out on Thursday (tomorrow).
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Old 12-10-2020, 05:44 PM   #473
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No much to report on my end. No mature mule deer on cameras, but I had this whitetail on camera. We killed 3 whitetail doe, whitetail just started showing up a few years ago,, we shoot every one we see.
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Old 12-11-2020, 10:35 AM   #474
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Trying to get back out early next week. Looked like it was raining out there most of the night but texted the ranch and he said, "No Rain"....
Good luck to all and be careful in your travels.
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Old 12-17-2020, 04:41 PM   #475
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Here is a pretty cool mule deer buck I got on this past weekend around Dryden.
We saw 3-4 bucks paired up with a doe, but other than that the rut activity was minimal so far. Deer movement was really good when the wind wasn't hitting 50mph.

9 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/191472145@N06/]
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Old 12-21-2020, 07:16 PM   #476
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Here is a pretty cool mule deer buck I got on this past weekend around Dryden.
We saw 3-4 bucks paired up with a doe, but other than that the rut activity was minimal so far. Deer movement was really good when the wind wasn't hitting 50mph.

9 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/191472145@N06/]

BEAUTIFUL BUCK!!!!


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Old 12-22-2020, 10:52 AM   #477
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Appreciate it TXBRASS. I definitely enjoy it down there.
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Old 12-22-2020, 11:46 AM   #478
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I finally found a mature deer this past Saturday. Took him down with my Mesa in 6.5 PRC with 130 Scirocco. It wasn't even a fair fight! LOL! And, as soon as I shot, I found an older deer across the canyon trying to keep a couple of other bucks away from his doe. He was a 6-8 point heavy and tall, but I couldn't find a brow tine on his left side and only say two other tines so I wasn't sure if he'd broke one off or not. Anyway, he was across a canyon and with no way to drive up to him it would have been difficult for me to get him out by myself and a fake hip.

The second pic is a big old pig that I've been trying to kill. Last week when the winds blew all of that west Texas dust in the air he came to the feeder right at last light. I was packing up to leave the blind and decided to make one last look. He walked up out of the draw, took a look at the feeder and then went back down into the draw. I haven't seen him since. I'm going back for spikes and does in a couple of weeks and I'd rather shoot him than a spike.

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Old 12-22-2020, 12:51 PM   #479
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Nice buck and really big swine. I have not seen what I want to shoot in two trips out. I will try to make another hunt after Christmas. Lots of bucks but most are two's and three year olds. Finding a few Auodad tracks and a few more muleys showing up. Have seen bear sign but so far, no bear or lion. Also a few quail starting to show.
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Old 12-23-2020, 09:31 PM   #480
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Was up 12-3/12-14. Not many mature deer hitting feeders. Brushed In some ground blinds on fenclines and travel areas. Small fingers coming off the bigger canyon bottoms with good cover. Overall it was decent.
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Old 12-23-2020, 09:36 PM   #481
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Old 12-28-2020, 03:20 PM   #482
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Headed to the lease in between Dryden and Sanderson this weekend! Any rut activity seen for the Mule Deer or Whitetail?
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Old 01-02-2021, 02:59 PM   #483
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No help on my end sportsman. I haven’t been down since the beginning of November, but I wish you luck. These Terrell county killers, are a quiet bunch.
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Old 01-02-2021, 03:26 PM   #484
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They got lots of snow out there.
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Old 01-03-2021, 10:21 AM   #485
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They got lots of snow out there.
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Old 01-14-2021, 04:15 PM   #486
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Heading to Dryden this weekend. Anyone been in the area lately? Curious if there is any mule deer rut activity going on? Thought it would have been hot and heavy right after Christmas, but really wasn't. Hoping it's just a little late this go around.
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Old Yesterday, 10:09 AM   #487
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Great info in here!
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