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Old 05-21-2020, 07:33 AM   #1
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Thought I'd start a thread for the best county in Texas (my opinion) Seems like there are a lot of guys and gals hunt this magnificent section of our great state.
Our pasture is looking really well right now with good rains over the last 60 days and this weekend looks like more on the way. We were in a bad way from last summer through mid march. Dry dry conditions. Cowboys on the 48,000 acre ranch we hunt had to start feeding cows. Fist time in the 15 years that I have been there. They started getting a really old 2000 gallon pear burning truck ready and back in service, then the rains came finally.
Our tanks are getting full and the vegetation is lush which is taking the pressure off our protein and cotton bill somewhat. The rains have also slowed down the destruction of feed pens by the hogs, which was getting out of control.
I am eager to see how many bucks survived the post rut with as dry as it was.
Hows your pastures looking? Lets keep this thread a rolling for our county.
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Old 05-21-2020, 07:56 AM   #2
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Im in. As stated early this year thing were not looking well but the rains came and continue to come at the right time. Should be a good season!


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Old 05-21-2020, 08:10 AM   #3
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Great - we just closed on a small place near Tilden in February. New to South Texas and will have many questions for you experts.
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Old 05-21-2020, 08:11 AM   #4
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I'm expecting LOTS of pics on this thread here in another month or two!
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Old 05-21-2020, 08:12 AM   #5
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i'm expecting lots of pics on this thread here in another month or two!
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Old 05-21-2020, 08:31 AM   #6
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Old 05-21-2020, 09:46 AM   #7
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My dad is down there now, I'm headed that way at noon. He did a little eradicating this AM.
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Old 05-21-2020, 09:47 AM   #8
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Hunted a bunch of counties in Texas, McMullen is by far my favorite. I’ll get back there some day.
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Old 05-21-2020, 09:55 AM   #9
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I'll partake in this thread in hopes I get drawn for James Daughtrey WMA hunt

But that being said I am hoping to find a place there or live oak next year! With me being in Houston and dad in San Antonio it seems like a good middle ground for south texas brush and not to far of a drive for myself!

Good luck to all of you as I will be a active follower of this thread from the rafters!
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Old 05-21-2020, 10:15 AM   #10
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I'm expecting LOTS of pics on this thread here in another month or two!


For sure, we are figuring out how many cameras we want to put out this year as we speak.


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Old 05-21-2020, 10:29 AM   #11
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Awesome! This will be my third year on a place just north of Tilden.

Cant wait for the antlers to start coming on.

Just hung a few bow stands earlier this month and I will be upgrading my box blind at the beginning on June.

Anyone going to be in town between May 30 and June 2? Glad to meet up at Maxs or the Mercantile
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Old 05-21-2020, 10:51 AM   #12
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Last years to get the blood pumping.


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Old 05-21-2020, 11:21 AM   #13
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Meshmover67 got me motivated


Last seasons 176 1/8 at Freer Deer Camp
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Old 05-21-2020, 11:32 AM   #14
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Tagged, I’m always in for a STX hunting thread

Maybe next year I’ll make a jump to a new place and McMullen will be in my county search!
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Old 05-21-2020, 11:34 AM   #15
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Ill get in this thread...

And here is my 168 bow kill from last year.

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Old 05-21-2020, 11:34 AM   #16
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Thought I'd start a thread for the best county in Texas (my opinion) Seems like there are a lot of guys and gals hunt this magnificent section of our great state.
Our pasture is looking really well right now with good rains over the last 60 days and this weekend looks like more on the way. We were in a bad way from last summer through mid march. Dry dry conditions. Cowboys on the 48,000 acre ranch we hunt had to start feeding cows. Fist time in the 15 years that I have been there. They started getting a really old 2000 gallon pear burning truck ready and back in service, then the rains came finally.
Our tanks are getting full and the vegetation is lush which is taking the pressure off our protein and cotton bill somewhat. The rains have also slowed down the destruction of feed pens by the hogs, which was getting out of control.
I am eager to see how many bucks survived the post rut with as dry as it was.
Hows your pastures looking? Lets keep this thread a rolling for our county.

You hunting Briscoe or Donnell Country?
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Old 05-21-2020, 11:36 AM   #17
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Old 05-21-2020, 11:39 AM   #18
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135 more days!!!

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Old 05-21-2020, 11:41 AM   #19
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Come on October!!
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Old 05-21-2020, 12:35 PM   #20
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First question for the group, anywhere to buy seeds for food plots near Tilden? I know it is late but rains are coming. Deer for the summer and Dove for when the time comes to shred. I tried Joe's and Three Rivers Farm and Ranch - no luck.

By the way - Wow on the deer. I doubt we'll get any like that on my small low fence place but you never know.
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Old 05-21-2020, 12:43 PM   #21
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First question for the group, anywhere to buy seeds for food plots near Tilden? I know it is late but rains are coming. Deer for the summer and Dove for when the time comes to shred. I tried Joe's and Three Rivers Farm and Ranch - no luck.

By the way - Wow on the deer. I doubt we'll get any like that on my small low fence place but you never know.
If you are anywhere near the river there is just no telling what or how big a buck youll see.
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Old 05-21-2020, 01:34 PM   #22
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We border the Frio, fingers crossed.
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Old 05-21-2020, 03:38 PM   #23
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Im in. Last years 178 9 year old buck! My family has been down there since 2004 and love it!



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Old 05-21-2020, 04:25 PM   #24
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Good thing I went first!!!

Awesome bucks everyone! Cant wait to see what our deer are going to do this year.
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Old 05-21-2020, 04:52 PM   #25
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Definitely one of the most underrated counties in the state.

Lots of places don’t enter contests and keep pics secret. Miss roaming around in that part of the state.
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Old 05-21-2020, 05:53 PM   #26
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Heres my 167 from last year! Looking forward to the hunt for another nice one this season.


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Old 05-21-2020, 06:15 PM   #27
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I’m in. Hunted McMullen county for over 17 years now. This past August-February was brutal, it was the driest fall/winter I have ever seen down there. Finally getting some rain over past two months now and looking like a decent chance for more over the next 5-7 days. Bring it.

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Old 05-21-2020, 06:42 PM   #28
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Beast! Beautiful deer.

Ill be watching this thread, love seeing those south Texas giants.
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Old 05-21-2020, 06:43 PM   #29
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Awesome deer! Those are some Midwest type bases.
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Old 05-21-2020, 10:23 PM   #30
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We had a good opening weekend, low fence
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Old 05-22-2020, 01:43 AM   #31
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Tag this one for October, I duck hunt down there but hopefully one day get in on the deer action. Some nice bucks fellas!


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Old 05-22-2020, 07:23 AM   #32
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Looks like you boys are doing it right!!


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Old 05-22-2020, 07:26 AM   #33
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We had a good opening weekend, low fence
In deed you did.

I too like to keep my feeder parts and motors cold LOL.
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Old 05-22-2020, 11:40 AM   #34
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Looks like rain Saturday and Sunday
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Old 05-23-2020, 09:20 AM   #35
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I’m in right on the corner of hwy624 and 16 gonna be a great year deer hammerin the seed already
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Old 05-23-2020, 11:23 PM   #36
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No rain and a lot of heat so far. Lightning all around right now though. Fingers crossed
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Old 05-23-2020, 11:35 PM   #37
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Got 5 tons cotton seed today


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Old 05-23-2020, 11:36 PM   #38
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And added some bone to the cabin


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Old 05-25-2020, 12:51 PM   #39
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Farmlogs shows 1.4

Hopefully we will get some more this week, take all we can get..


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Old 05-25-2020, 12:56 PM   #40
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Well my pasture got 2.3 according to the rain gauge


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Old 05-25-2020, 01:09 PM   #41
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1.07" on Farmlogs and 1.13" on LocalConditions.com. I'll take it! Keep it coming, the pond is dry.
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Old 05-25-2020, 02:31 PM   #42
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Old 05-25-2020, 04:27 PM   #43
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1.25" for us last night
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Old 05-25-2020, 06:00 PM   #44
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1.25 for us also last night.
This puts us at 4.15 for May. Keep it coming!

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Old 05-25-2020, 11:19 PM   #45
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Old 05-26-2020, 07:48 AM   #46
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Looks like our county got it last night as well


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Old 05-26-2020, 11:17 AM   #47
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.6 for us last night


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Old 05-26-2020, 12:36 PM   #48
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Old 05-26-2020, 03:24 PM   #49
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Our Lease is about 3 miles West of 16 and 624 intersection at the “Jesus Loves You” sign. Love that country looking forward to another year in the Brush.
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Our Lease is about 3 miles West of 16 and 624 intersection at the Jesus Loves You sign. Love that country looking forward to another year in the Brush.
Always wondered how that north side of 624 was. We hunted the south side of the road just across the highway from you all the way to the river.
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