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Old 11-23-2020, 09:22 PM   #51
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Congrats! Unique trophy.
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Old 11-23-2020, 09:31 PM   #52
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Nice one. We’re in the Mustang pasture and all I’m seeing is 8pts.
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Old 11-23-2020, 09:52 PM   #53
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Thanks everyone! Well camp is set and belly is full from a dollar general sandwich. I'll check in come morning. Still after another management buck and slickhead.

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Old 11-23-2020, 09:58 PM   #54
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I used to have the previous model of that tent. Had it for years and used it all over the place. Was a great tent, the zippers finally went out and were beyond repair.
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Old 11-23-2020, 10:04 PM   #55
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Man nice job on the cull!!


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Old 11-23-2020, 10:09 PM   #56
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Congrats on the cull!
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Old 11-23-2020, 10:15 PM   #57
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Awesome! I need to try a standby instead of racking up these preference points lol!
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Old 11-24-2020, 07:19 AM   #58
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Alright folks, back in the saddle. Decided to sit in the same blind as yesterday. It was too enjoyable of a hunt not to. I think 4 or 5 bucks were brought in yesterday. One "7" with a very freshly busted G3...

Looking for another good management buck this morning. If a doe presents a shot late in the morning, I might finger a round off. Let's see what this south TX brush produces this morning!

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Old 11-24-2020, 07:30 AM   #59
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Old 11-24-2020, 07:34 AM   #60
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Old 11-24-2020, 07:39 AM   #61
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Congratulations on a cool old buck!!
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Old 11-24-2020, 07:50 AM   #62
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Couple of visitors just popped out. Good healthy doe, then a smaller doe way down the road.

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Old 11-24-2020, 07:57 AM   #63
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Good luck man. Looks like you had an awesome hunt yesterday! Congrats on the mgmt buck


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Old 11-24-2020, 08:13 AM   #64
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Appreciate it ^^

Little 4 point joined the party.

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Old 11-24-2020, 08:23 AM   #65
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Good luck today!
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Old 11-24-2020, 08:28 AM   #66
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Congrats on the buck......good luck this morning.
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Old 11-24-2020, 08:36 AM   #67
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6 and a young 7 stepped out. 6 is too narrow. 7 technically meets management criteria, but hes 2.5 and trying hard to be a 9 pt. I'm not that hungry.

But this plump doe in front of me is convincing! Little too early for her though.

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Old 11-24-2020, 08:47 AM   #68
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Yall STX guys, think its too early to rattle here?

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Old 11-24-2020, 09:24 AM   #69
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Can’t hurt. Especially if you don’t have shooters in front of you?
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Old 11-24-2020, 09:30 AM   #70
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Yall STX guys, think its too early to rattle here?

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They are starting to fight a little over here.

The other bucks mainly ignore it because it isn’t too serious yet
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Old 11-24-2020, 09:32 AM   #71
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Those cull bucks like to come watch the big boys fighting.
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Old 11-24-2020, 09:46 AM   #72
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Cool. Think I'll give it a try in a bit. Last of the bucks just left. Would love for that doe to come back out now.

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Old 11-24-2020, 09:48 AM   #73
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Contemplating my afternoon move. Tempted to change it up and try another area. Then again, I've had corn out here and had pretty decent hunts so far. Going to scout a few places and see if anything jumps out.

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Old 11-24-2020, 09:50 AM   #74
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How many acres would you say your “area” covers?
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Old 11-24-2020, 09:59 AM   #75
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How many acres would you say your “area” covers?
I'm going to guess 250. The entire Long pasture is 869

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Old 11-24-2020, 10:04 AM   #76
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Old 11-24-2020, 10:13 AM   #77
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I'm going to guess 250. The entire Long pasture is 869

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Unless your hunting fence lines you’re probably not going to benefit a ton by moving. Likely seeing the same animals. But new scenery is fun, too.
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Old 11-24-2020, 10:34 AM   #78
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Congrats on the cull and good luck on the rest of your hunt.
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Old 11-24-2020, 11:00 AM   #79
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Unless your hunting fence lines you’re probably not going to benefit a ton by moving. Likely seeing the same animals. But new scenery is fun, too.
Probably right. Going to abandon my post for a few hours. Scout a couple areas and rattle, then head to camp for a quick bite. Back the field around 1.

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Old 11-24-2020, 11:09 AM   #80
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Yall STX guys, think its too early to rattle here?

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I saw several buck fights last weekend at my ranch in LaSalle County. They are shifting territories not fighting over does. It certainly won’t hurt to give it a try.
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Old 11-24-2020, 12:00 PM   #81
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Got some high fives from staff. He was 7.5

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I'll add another high five!

Congrats on a good one
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Old 11-24-2020, 02:22 PM   #82
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I was worried, not going to lie. Just inside the brush though!

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Solocam Aggie, I will be the one to ask. What determined you shooting the 5pt vs 6pt and how did you determine the age of ea buck?

Asking for educational purposes, not being critical, before someone gets their panties twisted.

Congrats by the way. On the opportunity to hunt the Chap and the kill.
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Old 11-24-2020, 03:04 PM   #83
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Solocam Aggie, I will be the one to ask. What determined you shooting the 5pt vs 6pt and how did you determine the age of ea buck?



Asking for educational purposes, not being critical, before someone gets their panties twisted.



Congrats by the way. On the opportunity to hunt the Chap and the kill.
No problem, glad you asked. The 5 pt, even though he only 90 lbs dressed, had a big blocky head typical of these mature stx bucks. The 6 pt was definitely young. Slick in appearance and long legs gave it away at first glance. Plus, the 5 was a little wider, giving me confidence he was over 14".

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Old 11-24-2020, 03:09 PM   #84
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Quick update. I got out of the stand and walked my pasture. Had a brute body of a buck step out in the road. I plopped down and folded my bipod out. As I studied him though the scope, he finally turned his head and I could tell he was an 18"-19" slick 7. Bascially your dream management buck here. I clicked the safety off at the exact moment he slipped in the brush. Could have had him, but had to make sure he met criteria. Buck is going to haunt me tonight!

I debated setting up near where the buck was, but seeing as its upper 80s here, I honest didn't feel like making a brush blind and cooking in this heat. Back in my original blind. Let's see what the afternoon brings!

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Old 11-24-2020, 03:17 PM   #85
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Old 11-24-2020, 03:28 PM   #86
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Quick update. I got out of the stand and walked my pasture. Had a brute body of a buck step out in the road. I plopped down and folded my bipod out. As I studied him though the scope, he finally turned his head and I could tell he was an 18"-19" slick 7. Bascially your dream management buck here. I clicked the safety off at the exact moment he slipped in the brush. Could have had him, but had to make sure he met criteria. Buck is going to haunt me tonight!

I debated setting up near where the buck was, but seeing as its upper 80s here, I honest didn't feel like making a brush blind and cooking in this heat. Back in my original blind. Let's see what the afternoon brings!

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Dang! Hopefully he comes back out to your corn line tonight. Have you seen many hogs or javis?


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Old 11-24-2020, 03:34 PM   #87
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Dang! Hopefully he comes back out to your corn line tonight. Have you seen many hogs or javis?


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Surprisingly none! One javi hanging in the cooler, that's in. Learned the warthogs have been spotted several time in my pasture. That would be a pretty cool trophy to take from here!

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Old 11-24-2020, 03:38 PM   #88
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Any word on the number of mature bucks this year? Imagine antler quality is down some with the dry weather?
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Old 11-24-2020, 03:43 PM   #89
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No problem, glad you asked. The 5 pt, even though he only 90 lbs dressed, had a big blocky head typical of these mature stx bucks. The 6 pt was definitely young. Slick in appearance and long legs gave it away at first glance. Plus, the 5 was a little wider, giving me confidence he was over 14".

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Thanx man, appreciate it.
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Old 11-24-2020, 04:05 PM   #90
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Any word on the number of mature bucks this year? Imagine antler quality is down some with the dry weather?
Several of the management bucks brought in were 6.5 or older. It sounded like they had a good aerial survey. Everyone is seeing a mature buck or two it seems.

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Old 11-24-2020, 04:38 PM   #91
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Any word on the number of mature bucks this year? Imagine antler quality is down some with the dry weather?

Summer has been dry but decent rain last winter and early spring. Forage held up pretty well during antler growing season. The big thing down there is major drought. From 2011-2013, bad drought and VERY low fawn recruitment. Low number of bucks born. Hunted there in 2018 and the 5.5 to 7.5 age class was way low. This year, that age range should have very good numbers. Meaning more mature bucks..... theoretically.....


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Old 11-24-2020, 05:07 PM   #92
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Finally a glimpse of movement. Doe and yearling crossed the road. Hope they're on their feet now. It's hot!

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Old 11-24-2020, 05:11 PM   #93
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Old 11-24-2020, 05:14 PM   #94
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Finally a glimpse of movement. Doe and yearling crossed the road. Hope they're on their feet now. It's hot!

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Hot is an understatement for 11/24. Its 93* where I'm sitting tonight

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Old 11-24-2020, 05:21 PM   #95
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Yearling at the very end of my corn line.

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Old 11-24-2020, 06:09 PM   #96
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Same forky I've had every hunt, and another buck I can't identify yet. Might be that 6 from yesterday evening.

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Old 11-24-2020, 06:16 PM   #97
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Come on 7pt!
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Old 11-24-2020, 06:25 PM   #98
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Got a buck working down the road. Can't tell exactly what he is. Has potential though

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Old 11-24-2020, 06:45 PM   #99
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Buck wasn't legal. Two does just came out. Possible contingency plan if nothing happens soon.

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Old 11-24-2020, 07:27 PM   #100
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Looks like a wrap. That one doe stayed just out of my comfort range. Thinking I might try the spot I found today in the morning. Might be an uncomfortable sit on the ground, but feeling a little burnt out here after today. Few pics from that area. Water trough 50 yards to my left

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