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Old 11-23-2020, 03:06 PM   #1
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Lady luck was on my side, as I made the 3 hour drive down for a few stand-by positions for their gun management hunt. First time ever trying for a stand-by spot. Beginners luck I suppose. Pretty excited to be hunting the Chap for a second time, the other being an archery hunt several years ago.

I drew the NW section of the Long pasture. Based on a quick tour of the section, I'm limited to two roads dividing the pasture, then my 4 perimeter roads. There is a handicap blind in my section, and as I stopped to take a quick look around it, the sign was attention grabbing! Two fresh scrapes, a rub, and fresh droppings. Goes against everything I had in mind for this hunt, but I decided to give it a shot. I corned the road both ways, trimmed some shooting lanes, and corned every little pocket I could see. It's a start, and I'll decide what to do after this.

Already got a nubber hanging out eating the corn. I have till Wednesday at dark to hunt. We're allowed two management bucks amd and a doe, or visa versa. Take a seat beside me here, and lets see what happens!

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Old 11-23-2020, 03:08 PM   #2
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Old 11-23-2020, 03:10 PM   #3
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Old 11-23-2020, 03:11 PM   #4
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Nice good luck following!

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Old 11-23-2020, 03:11 PM   #5
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Fingers crossed for you. What is the criteria for a management buck?

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Old 11-23-2020, 03:14 PM   #6
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Old 11-23-2020, 03:15 PM   #7
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Best of luck. I hunted just north of you a few years ago.

Love this place. I would have tried for a standby here but drew a 2nd chance management at the Daughtry next week.

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Old 11-23-2020, 03:16 PM   #8
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Old 11-23-2020, 03:18 PM   #9
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Fingers crossed for you. What is the criteria for a management buck?

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One unbranched antler, or 14" outside and 7 points or less.

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Old 11-23-2020, 03:35 PM   #10
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Old 11-23-2020, 04:10 PM   #11
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Nothing but the yearling here still. Man it's hot!

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Old 11-23-2020, 04:21 PM   #12
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Old 11-23-2020, 04:22 PM   #13
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Whew, thought I was fixing to send one down range. My 3 point happened to have a small brow, making him a 4. No go. Two deer by 3:20 is a good start.

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Old 11-23-2020, 04:24 PM   #14
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Old 11-23-2020, 04:29 PM   #15
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One problem I'm having is my chair. I was anticipating sitting in a brush blind on a road, so I have a low sitting chair. Now that I'm in a blind, I can barely see out of the windows lol. Not sure if I'm going to sit on my leg in the chair, or shoot off a knee. We'll see if that time comes.

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Old 11-23-2020, 04:59 PM   #16
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!!!!!

6 point with no brows. I just can't say for certain he's 14". Got excited at first, but going to hold off. Big doe came out with him too. I at least have one target out. Going to hold off on her for now.

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Old 11-23-2020, 05:03 PM   #17
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Old 11-23-2020, 05:10 PM   #18
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Long is a good pasture, I'd hold off just to see what else walks out.
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Old 11-23-2020, 05:12 PM   #19
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Old 11-23-2020, 05:12 PM   #20
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Takes pillow and put in your seat or bring a camp chair. I always bring good chairs when we went to Chap.
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Old 11-23-2020, 05:14 PM   #21
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Man with it being a management hunt I bet your gonna see a Brute!! Good Luck!!
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Old 11-23-2020, 05:15 PM   #22
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Old 11-23-2020, 05:48 PM   #23
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6 point. He's a youngster too.

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Old 11-23-2020, 05:55 PM   #24
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Man he's got long ears.
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Old 11-23-2020, 06:19 PM   #25
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Old 11-23-2020, 06:50 PM   #26
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Was getting in position to pop a doe. Second guessed myself making sure she wasn't the younger doe with the yearling from earlier. She scooted out before I confirmed.

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Old 11-23-2020, 06:56 PM   #27
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Seen what looked to be a shooter management! Popped out at 250 and went the wrong direction. About 17" inside

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Old 11-23-2020, 07:01 PM   #28
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Good luck man the kids and I love hunting that place
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Old 11-23-2020, 07:05 PM   #29
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Good luck man. When I was there last a 25 inch wide 6 was shot with 25 inch beams. An impressive deer.



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Old 11-23-2020, 07:11 PM   #30
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Whoa!! Things got busy in a hurry. A beautiful mature 10 came in and put on a show. Upper 130s. Then the management buck popped back out and made his way 50 yards. I popped him in the chest with the 243. He was hurt when he ran off

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Old 11-23-2020, 07:14 PM   #31
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Whoa!! Things got busy in a hurry. A beautiful mature 10 came in and put on a show. Upper 130s. Then the management buck popped back out and made his way 50 yards. I popped him in the chest with the 243. He was hurt when he ran off

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Heck yeah. Good luck on the recovery!!


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Old 11-23-2020, 07:16 PM   #32
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Following for recovery!
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Old 11-23-2020, 07:17 PM   #33
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Nice- hope he's isn't go too far
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Old 11-23-2020, 07:17 PM   #34
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I was worried, not going to lie. Just inside the brush though!

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Old 11-23-2020, 07:17 PM   #35
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He dead! Congrats Colton! Pretty cool buck
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Old 11-23-2020, 07:23 PM   #36
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Old 11-23-2020, 07:23 PM   #37
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Congrats on a dandy cull!


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Old 11-23-2020, 07:24 PM   #38
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Good deer. Congrats!
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Old 11-23-2020, 08:09 PM   #39
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Perfect management buck! Congrats Colton


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Old 11-23-2020, 08:11 PM   #40
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Got some high fives from staff. He was 7.5

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Old 11-23-2020, 08:16 PM   #41
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Nice job.
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Old 11-23-2020, 08:20 PM   #42
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Nice management buck


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Old 11-23-2020, 08:23 PM   #43
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Perfect mouth to remove! Congrats!


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Old 11-23-2020, 08:39 PM   #44
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Old 11-23-2020, 08:45 PM   #45
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Awesome! Way to go!
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Old 11-23-2020, 08:47 PM   #46
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Awesome! Keep at them!
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Old 11-23-2020, 08:50 PM   #47
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Congrats Colton, nice mg buck. Nothing like hunting south Texas!
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Old 11-23-2020, 08:54 PM   #48
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Well done! Those skillet heads better look out now!
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Old 11-23-2020, 09:00 PM   #49
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Atta boy. He’s a beauty.
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Old 11-23-2020, 09:11 PM   #50
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Very nice. That one needed to die.

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