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Old 12-12-2022, 06:59 AM   #1
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Getting anxious to head south. My son Jacob (15) drew this hunt. Looks like bowhuntercoach will be there with his son also. If weather agrees, we're gonna plan to camp onsite.

It appears we won't know what unit we will have until we get there but it's gonna be good!

I even pulled my old video equipment down out of storage. Some of you probably saw Jacob's hunt at James Daughtrey GDE but man it's been 6 years ago. Time flies!

Been super busy this year with work, church, orchestra, wrestling.... really looking forward to getting away and spending some time.
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Old 12-12-2022, 06:59 AM   #2
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I noticed the map of units we were sent is different than the others I've seen posted from adult hunts this year.
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Old 12-12-2022, 07:02 AM   #3
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https://youtu.be/UJCHX50Pmoo

Video from Jacob's hunt at James Daughtrey. Dang he was little! He's bigger than me now!
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Old 12-12-2022, 08:07 AM   #4
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Good luck! That video from JD was awesome! Canít wait to see how this one unfolds.


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Old 12-12-2022, 08:15 AM   #5
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Good luck to Jacob. Have fun and safe travels Greg.
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Old 12-12-2022, 09:24 AM   #6
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When did you get a unit map? I haven’t received anything yet?

We will be in the camper side
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Old 12-12-2022, 09:29 AM   #7
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When did you get a unit map? I havenít received anything yet?

We will be in the camper side
We received a general info email from Whitney on 12/7/22. It was in one of the attachments with the email.

If you didn't receive email I would call her at 830-676-3413
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Old 12-12-2022, 09:34 AM   #8
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Best of luck, will be following along.
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Old 12-12-2022, 09:37 AM   #9
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Found the email!
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Old 12-12-2022, 10:27 AM   #10
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good luck!
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Old 12-12-2022, 10:34 AM   #11
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Found the email!
Awesome!
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Old 12-12-2022, 06:38 PM   #12
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y'all getting the east or west side of the ranch?
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Old 12-12-2022, 08:38 PM   #13
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y'all getting the east or west side of the ranch?
From the only email we got, didn't give any idea on what unit we will get.
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Old 12-12-2022, 08:51 PM   #14
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Good luck! Looking forward to the report
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Old 12-12-2022, 09:07 PM   #15
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From the only email we got, didn't give any idea on what unit we will get.
From what I remember the big time hunts...or whatever they are called hunts the same time as the kids. the kids get one half and the big time hunters(2) ge the other half.
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Old 12-13-2022, 06:04 PM   #16
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https://youtu.be/UJCHX50Pmoo

Video from Jacob's hunt at James Daughtrey. Dang he was little! He's bigger than me now!
Great video! I actually watched it while researching Daughtrey. Glad he's getting another chance! Wishing y'all lots of luck!
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Old 12-17-2022, 12:22 PM   #17
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Well the adults have had their shot. The Chap gonna get a week to cool down then we gonna sick these kiddos on em. And when I say cool down I mean it. Next week gonna have a couple or 3 nights of freezing weather leading in to the start of the hunt. Hoping that really gets em stirring and happy for the incoming corn!
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Old 12-19-2022, 05:18 AM   #18
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That video was so awesome!!!
Congrats on that buck!

Best of luck at the Chap! One day I hope one of my girls can draw it for the youth Either sex category! My 10 yr old has 3 points and will have 4 next year. If you don't mind my asking, how many did it take for your boy to draw?
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Old 12-19-2022, 05:44 AM   #19
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My son and I are certainly excited about it. I too have been very busy and haven't had much time to prepare. Looking forward to some brush therapy!
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Old 12-19-2022, 07:23 AM   #20
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That video was so awesome!!!
Congrats on that buck!

Best of luck at the Chap! One day I hope one of my girls can draw it for the youth Either sex category! My 10 yr old has 3 points and will have 4 next year. If you don't mind my asking, how many did it take for your boy to draw?
He last drew either sex category his first year so, I think he had 6 points.
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Old 12-19-2022, 07:40 AM   #21
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He last drew either sex category his first year so, I think he had 6 points.
That's pretty awesome that he drew his first year!

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Old 12-19-2022, 07:44 AM   #22
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That's pretty awesome that he drew his first year!

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Yep. That's the hunt in the video you saw
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Old 12-26-2022, 09:02 AM   #23
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Trucks loaded. Headed south


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Old 12-26-2022, 10:04 AM   #24
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Right behind ya, be pulling out around noon
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Old 12-26-2022, 10:06 AM   #25
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We will be there early tomorrow AM!
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Old 12-26-2022, 12:27 PM   #26
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Whoever gets East Blocker, pm me. I'm happy to give you a full report.
Goodluck fellas!
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Old 12-26-2022, 04:09 PM   #27
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We made it and got camp set up. For some reason Tapatalk not letting me post pics though


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Old 12-27-2022, 07:05 AM   #28
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Good luck, magical place and some whopper deer.
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Old 12-27-2022, 07:45 AM   #29
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Good luck to Jacob. Hope he shoots a good’un.
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Old 12-27-2022, 09:43 AM   #30
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Jacob has drawn north half of East Guajalote along northern border fence


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Old 12-27-2022, 11:47 AM   #31
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A couple of good drainages in the NW corner of E Guajalote... There is a stand on a north/south road in one of the drainages with another drainage running parallel. Good luck to all the kiddos this week.
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Old 12-27-2022, 04:24 PM   #32
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A couple of good drainages in the NW corner of E Guajalote... There is a stand on a north/south road in one of the drainages with another drainage running parallel. Good luck to all the kiddos this week.
All bucks I seen in November were running 30yards above drainages.


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Old 12-27-2022, 05:02 PM   #33
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Dead still here, saw them up feeding during the middle of the day. Prob will move right at dark
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Old 12-27-2022, 05:12 PM   #34
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They were chasing like crazy north of Freer this morning.

Good luck to the kids!
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Old 12-28-2022, 04:39 AM   #35
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One buck was brought in last night. Nothing huge, but a great first buck for a young kid. About to roll out and get after them this morning. Nice and chily....hope the kids knock some good ones down. We are just south of OleTomTalker and Jacob in the east side of Guajalote.
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Old 12-28-2022, 10:43 AM   #36
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Old 12-28-2022, 10:57 AM   #37
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2 spikes, a tiny 8 and coyote. All just passing thru. We have to drive thru whole ranch and havenít seen single deer even coming or going. Hopefully picks up


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Old 12-28-2022, 11:55 AM   #38
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One buck was brought in last night. Nothing huge, but a great first buck for a young kid. About to roll out and get after them this morning. Nice and chily....hope the kids knock some good ones down. We are just south of OleTomTalker and Jacob in the east side of Guajalote.
Y'all are both in a good compartment. Hang in there. It only takes one good one to step out to change the hunt.
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Old 12-28-2022, 11:59 AM   #39
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Thanks for the encouragement. We are sitting all day. Moving to different spots and changing things up every few hours. I am watching for animals, my son is sleeping right now. OleTomTalker sent me a pic of a really nice one that was brought in this morning by someone.
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Old 12-28-2022, 12:22 PM   #40
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Wouldn’t hurt to rattle some this time of day and early evening.
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Old 12-28-2022, 01:47 PM   #41
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Old 12-28-2022, 04:47 PM   #42
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That place isnít what it was supposedly back ďin the dayĒ. Itís hunting south Texas and thatís fun though. Im glad it gets the attention it does though.
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Old 12-29-2022, 05:25 AM   #43
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That place isnít what it was supposedly back ďin the dayĒ. Itís hunting south Texas and thatís fun though. Im glad it gets the attention it does though.

Yes. Weíre enjoying it but their numbers are way down!


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Old 12-29-2022, 09:43 PM   #44
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well...any updates ?????
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Old 12-30-2022, 01:49 AM   #45
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That place isn’t what it was supposedly back “in the day”. It’s hunting south Texas and that’s fun though. Im glad it gets the attention it does though.
I hunted it last year and had a fun time BUT It was definitely not worth the wait(17 or 19 years).. I bought into all of the hype over the years myself.. For that many high fenced acres in that prime part of the country something is bad wrong.. It should be much better. I know it was once "the place" but it is far from that now..
What is actually being killed tells the real story..
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Old 12-30-2022, 06:15 AM   #46
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well...any updates ?????

Sorry, phone issues so Iím using Jacobís. Has been really really slow. Wind swapped out of north yesterday and yesterday afternoon picked up a lil with deer movement for those left here. Yes, looking at the board quite a few left yesterday.

Jacob and I hunted a new spot yesterday afternoon, we been corning all week and saw young 8, a button and javelinas.
About hour before dark we climbed down and went back over to watch the tank we been hunting by all week. Stalking in, we saw a buck on corn left from the morning. Closed from 500 yards to 200 and got set up. Big dark horned 10 point. From side had no question about being shooter. Always looked away or broadside. Finally got a quick look from front but chickened out trying tell if at ear tips or not. Pretty positive now was a mistake to pass but at time just couldnít convince ourselves 100% he was legal.

We did corn that same spot before leaving and right before light weíre bout to stalk in there from downwind n try set up for morning. Pretty sure we gotta leave by noon so itís now or never!


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Old 12-30-2022, 06:16 AM   #47
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As of yesterday, a 146Ē 10 had been brought in and 2 100Ē 8 points for the week.


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Old 12-30-2022, 06:45 AM   #48
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Good luck this morning. Hope a big one steps out for you guys.
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Old 12-30-2022, 10:45 AM   #49
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Sorry, phone issues so Iím using Jacobís. Has been really really slow. Wind swapped out of north yesterday and yesterday afternoon picked up a lil with deer movement for those left here. Yes, looking at the board quite a few left yesterday.

Jacob and I hunted a new spot yesterday afternoon, we been corning all week and saw young 8, a button and javelinas.
About hour before dark we climbed down and went back over to watch the tank we been hunting by all week. Stalking in, we saw a buck on corn left from the morning. Closed from 500 yards to 200 and got set up. Big dark horned 10 point. From side had no question about being shooter. Always looked away or broadside. Finally got a quick look from front but chickened out trying tell if at ear tips or not. Pretty positive now was a mistake to pass but at time just couldnít convince ourselves 100% he was legal.

We did corn that same spot before leaving and right before light weíre bout to stalk in there from downwind n try set up for morning. Pretty sure we gotta leave by noon so itís now or never!


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I didn't think there were antler restrictions on the youth hunt. There weren't any when my kids hunted it
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Old 12-30-2022, 11:24 AM   #50
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I didn't think there were antler restrictions on the youth hunt. There weren't any when my kids hunted it

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