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Old 10-16-2020, 09:52 PM   #1
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Default East Tx - Letís do this! Who is in a stand?

Sat. Oct 17th. Weather will be cool (not too cold), bucks maybe locked down, but we gotta try. I am sitting on the edge of a good hardwood stand in the am. Going in blind.... todayís card pull reminded me that I always need to 2x check that the camera is on (we have all done it). I am representing north Polk County. Who else is going to be out in a tree in East Tx in the am?
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Old 10-16-2020, 10:08 PM   #2
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I'm in, houston county for me. Hoping the action is better than last weekend, just wasn't much moving last weekend. Either way I'll be in the tree trying to make it happen if an opportunity comes my way.
Good luck to all yall who are out there hunting.
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Old 10-16-2020, 10:25 PM   #3
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I'm in, houston county for me. Hoping the action is better than last weekend, just wasn't much moving last weekend. Either way I'll be in the tree trying to make it happen if an opportunity comes my way.
Good luck to all yall who are out there hunting.
We are already winning... we are in the woods in the am. Good luck!
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Old 10-16-2020, 10:42 PM   #4
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Iíll be in the gubmint woods, Houston county in the AM. I saw one deer in southern trinity county on my way in and none since then. Hopefully the deer sleep in tomorrow


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Old 10-17-2020, 05:19 AM   #5
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Old 10-17-2020, 05:36 AM   #6
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I'll be in the stand. Not the stand I want to hunt but I have a shooter her once in a while. Expect to see bucks but not terribly hopeful i will see a shooter. I am still 100 percent on seeing at least one buck every sit for the year .
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Old 10-17-2020, 05:54 AM   #7
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I'll be in the stand. Not the stand I want to hunt but I have a shooter her once in a while. Expect to see bucks but not terribly hopeful i will see a shooter. I am still 100 percent on seeing at least one buck every sit for the year .
I'm in the same boat I've seen plenty mature bucks but not the one I'm hunting. I did skim one last Saturday

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Old 10-17-2020, 06:04 AM   #8
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Looks like we are going to have 55 degrees at kick-off time today.
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Old 10-17-2020, 06:16 AM   #9
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Current situation.
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Old 10-17-2020, 06:28 AM   #10
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Old 10-17-2020, 07:10 AM   #11
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The set up. Itís a warm 55 degrees fellas. Not a hint of breeze. Feeder just spun. Appears corn thrown last night is gone. Who else is in a tree in East Tx?
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Old 10-17-2020, 07:14 AM   #12
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Tyler county.
Got a couple shooter bucks in the area but mostly night activity usually another week or so before the boys get to cruising the woods all day in my area.
Might shoot a doe if given the chance but the wind is swirling like crazy.
Got 7 or 8 hogs in a trap to go take care of at lunch.

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Old 10-17-2020, 07:15 AM   #13
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Pic of said hogs.

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Old 10-17-2020, 07:25 AM   #14
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Crazy... I am right near Tyler County line and it’s still here. The slightest breeze went by a few minutes ago, but that’s it. Definitely going to be a cloudy one today.
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Old 10-17-2020, 07:29 AM   #15
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Weather don't feel right here but I now have a mature 8pt in. Won't score and I'm not shooting but he's grown.
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Old 10-17-2020, 07:31 AM   #16
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I'm between woodville and dam B.
No clouds, sun on the tree tops, and the wind swirls every couple minutes.
But its normal swirling wind follows me religiously.

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Old 10-17-2020, 07:34 AM   #17
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I'm between woodville and dam B.
No clouds, sun on the tree tops, and the wind swirls every couple minutes.
But its normal swirling wind follows me religiously.

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Wow we see not too far apart - 30 minutes? I am in Barnum west of the big town of Chester.
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Old 10-17-2020, 07:35 AM   #18
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I'm up in a tree right now too. Got plenty of does moving through on camera its about to get interesting.
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Old 10-17-2020, 07:37 AM   #19
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Weather don't feel right here but I now have a mature 8pt in. Won't score and I'm not shooting but he's grown.
Cool. Very Still here. Woods seem still ďasleepĒ.
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Old 10-17-2020, 07:44 AM   #20
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If it wasn't for burning my Houston co tag I would skim this old sucker
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Old 10-17-2020, 07:46 AM   #21
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Over in Cherokee county, sitting on the edge of a nice hard wood but the wind is kicking around. Don’t think I’ll see anything, when the feeder spun, I realized it was empty. I have a nice little doe who can reach the spinning plate and she feeds her dawn per regular on this feeder.
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Old 10-17-2020, 07:46 AM   #22
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I'm in, jasper county. Not in the setup I want to be in, but cell cams showed deer where I wanted to go so left it alone. Few big bar hogs use this spot often, I'd like to run an area thru one. Old funky 7pt swings thru here occasionally as well, he'd get a shaft as well if he comes by today. So far, just a boomer coon and a couple cotton tails.

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Old 10-17-2020, 07:47 AM   #23
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Up in a tree in liberty county .
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Old 10-17-2020, 07:48 AM   #24
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It’s cloudy and windy in northeast Jasper county
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Old 10-17-2020, 07:58 AM   #25
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I am not sure my hardwoods are casting off a ton of acorns ... based on the popular belief that “they are all on acorns” this little stretch of woods should be stacked with critters, as there def some acorns. I need to do some poking around this afternoon.

This is first year I hunted this block. My brother and IPurchased this tract next to my existing place in December. The former owner Cut all pines in this immediate area of tract about 12 years ago, but left all hardwoods. Believe me, it looks like it should hold boat loads of deer.
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Old 10-17-2020, 08:01 AM   #26
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In the climber, trinity county. Seen two legal 8's. Thursday, but both stayed out of range. I moved trees yesterday and the bigger 8 showed up and came right to me. I missed so bad it didn't even scare him. Shot my bow once I got home and realized my rest had slid all the way over. No wonder I missed. I'm tuned back in and hoping he shows back up this morning.
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Old 10-17-2020, 08:01 AM   #27
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Just had a big bodied buck at 50-60 yds around 6:50. Hung around for several minutes. Was still a little too dark in the woods to age him. Gave him a pass.
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Old 10-17-2020, 08:10 AM   #28
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Good to hear folks are seeing deer. At the moment I am planning a squirrel hunt.... man are these woods loaded with them!
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Old 10-17-2020, 09:01 AM   #29
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In a tree on a scrape line in Cherokee county. Nada!
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Old 10-17-2020, 09:08 AM   #30
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Pretty quiet morning here in Polk County.
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Old 10-17-2020, 09:39 AM   #31
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Gonna hang in there another hr. Nothing to report Houston co.
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Old 10-17-2020, 09:42 AM   #32
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The 9:45 whistle is about to declare this one done. Pull da plug. I wouldn’t say it was disappointing, just uneventful. I am going to pull some cards and spend some time scouting before tonight’s hunt.... this spot has seemed to go cold.
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Old 10-17-2020, 09:45 AM   #33
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Pretty quiet here in Houston county for us this morning, had a young yote pass thru at first light but wasn't any way to get a shot at him. At least the skeeters ain't flyin with this cooler weather that moved in. Still real overcast with no sunshine in sight.
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Old 10-17-2020, 10:26 AM   #34
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It's dead here in Houston County. Gona take a break, grab some food and hunt again from 1pm or so til dark.
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Old 10-17-2020, 10:32 AM   #35
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Pretty sure I could smell a buck about 15 minutes ago. Never saw or heard anything to confirm that. Wind has picked up quite a bit. Hopefully I don't get sea sick in this pine tree.
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Old 10-17-2020, 11:05 AM   #36
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Only big one I came across today.


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Old 10-17-2020, 11:36 AM   #37
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Conditions are perfect for the spot Iím at in Houston county. Only ever got photos of bucks here in the middle of the day. Shot one here last year and the place is usually crawling with does. Weíll see what happens. Packed a lunch so Iíll be here until dark


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Old 10-17-2020, 12:10 PM   #38
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Had a couple bobcats going at it here in San Jacinto County. One of them was gigantic, biggest Tom I've ever seen!
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Old 10-17-2020, 05:35 PM   #39
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Round 2. I pulled an audible after pulling cards. I am in the back of our new tract.... only place where I saw daytime deer activity. There is one nice buck that was dogging a doe on camera plus the remnants of a sounder thst we have been working on. My set up is perfect for the wind... let’s see what happens.
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Old 10-17-2020, 05:41 PM   #40
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Had a couple bobcats going at it here in San Jacinto County. One of them was gigantic, biggest Tom I've ever seen!
Just smacked this one about 20 mins ago in Houston County. Still no deer moving yet...

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Old 10-17-2020, 05:42 PM   #41
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Just smacked this one about 20 mins ago in Houston County. Still no deer moving yet...

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Old 10-17-2020, 05:42 PM   #42
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Cool
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Old 10-17-2020, 05:49 PM   #43
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In a tree just South of Jasper. Nothin moving yet.
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Old 10-17-2020, 05:53 PM   #44
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If it wasn't for burning my Houston co tag I would skim this old sucker
Are you referring to the buck you shot the other day that you thought you lost?
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Old 10-17-2020, 05:53 PM   #45
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Heck yeah, congrats on a nice lookin cat. Not much doin in my part of Houston county but the guys on a neighboring property have been mowing ,sawing & shooting all day. They are pretty close maybe 75 or 100 yards from the setup I have to use with this wind. They just left about 15-20 minutes ago so maybe something will show up before dark.
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Old 10-17-2020, 06:49 PM   #46
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Two yearlings so far
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Old 10-17-2020, 06:57 PM   #47
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Looking like blanks for me.... time to hang it up and see what tommirow brings.
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Old 10-18-2020, 08:37 AM   #48
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In the ground blind right now, nothing so far.

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Old 10-18-2020, 08:43 AM   #49
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Been incredibly quiet this am other than a small mountain of squirrels.
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Old 10-18-2020, 08:45 AM   #50
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Nothing moving yet here. Pretty windy
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