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Old 12-24-2018, 01:19 AM   #401
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Lol buzzards were not for me thankfully. I did manage to get some brush whacked into my right eye and it swelled up and has a blister on it today so I'm on antibiotic eye drops.

Wife took a shot on a doe and clipped a branch, shot hit somewhere we have hair on the arrow and some gut looking substance but not much of anything. Spent some time looking all over in a grid for blood or bodies, nuthin. I had a little 4 point come walking the treeline next to me on my right where I was not expecting anything, made it next ti ne about 8 yards away and we had a little eyeball contact then he grew wings and took flight lol. Found a lot of flagging tape and a treestand and a glob of old blood with deer hair all in it. I'll be back on Wednesday for the rest of the week.
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Old 12-27-2018, 06:50 AM   #402
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How crowded is it generally this week into early next week? Wife and I are thinking about heading down
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Old 12-31-2018, 02:05 AM   #403
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How crowded is it generally this week into early next week? Wife and I are thinking about heading down
Was dead today (Sunday) but about average before that. All 5 of my crew had Fudds walking through their areas at prime hour Saturday evening.

I made a bad shot on a doe Thursday evening, just barely behind the liver in solid gut/stomach area, not a drop of blood anywhere to be found and grid search yielded nothing. Not sure what happened just watched the arrow fly 8 inches too far to the side, torqued my bow I guess. Found her too late she was already rotten and picked over by buzzards. Got a much better shot on a doe tonight and plenty of blood, recovered that one and got her home.
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Old 12-31-2018, 10:11 AM   #404
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Sounds like there are a ton of deer out there that die slow painful deaths with bad shots....
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Old 12-31-2018, 11:08 AM   #405
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Ouch

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Old 12-31-2018, 12:10 PM   #406
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Sounds like there are a ton of deer out there that die slow painful deaths with bad shots....
It's incredible the horrible "hail Mary" type shots guys down there freely talk about. Had a guy once tell me he wounded 5 bucks and couldn't recover any of them. I thought he was full of poop until I walked through where he said he was hunting on my way to my spot and found marking tape all over the place and blood trails. He was telling me about 50 yard moving shots, stuff like that. Said he shot one running away from him too. Probably thought it was rude when I just turned and walked away to my truck.

As for mine, it was an 18 yard shot on a calm doe that had no idea I was there. Still not sure what happened.
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Old 12-31-2018, 01:32 PM   #407
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Had that happen to me a few years back. Fortunately I was able to recover her. Back at camp I shot a few arrows trying to figure out what happened. Ended up being my new coat was catching my bow string.
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Old 12-31-2018, 07:42 PM   #408
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It's incredible the horrible "hail Mary" type shots guys down there freely talk about. Had a guy once tell me he wounded 5 bucks and couldn't recover any of them. I thought he was full of poop until I walked through where he said he was hunting on my way to my spot and found marking tape all over the place and blood trails. He was telling me about 50 yard moving shots, stuff like that. Said he shot one running away from him too. Probably thought it was rude when I just turned and walked away to my truck.

As for mine, it was an 18 yard shot on a calm doe that had no idea I was there. Still not sure what happened.
Good deal on the doe!

I think it sucks how many bad shots are taken. Not sure what folks are thinking launching 50 + yard shots and or shots at moving deer. I would be out of arrows if I took wild shots like that. More importantly, I am sure I would be very unhappy with the guy I see in the mirror if I was launching those type of shots.
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Old 02-05-2019, 09:26 PM   #409
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I’m planning on going out on 14th looking for mouflan and aoudad. Anyone been out lately?
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Old 02-05-2019, 09:50 PM   #410
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Since thread got bumped, anybody know when the white bass run and where to find them out there? I'd like to make a run in March.
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Old 02-14-2019, 10:06 AM   #411
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Im planning on going out on 14th looking for mouflan and aoudad. Anyone been out lately?
My brother just got back late Monday night. He shot a ewe, its lamb and a ram (all mouflon). He stuck another ram but couldn't find it. Good luck.
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Old 02-19-2019, 01:42 PM   #412
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My brother just got back late Monday night. He shot a ewe, its lamb and a ram (all mouflon). He stuck another ram but couldn't find it. Good luck.
I know I am going to get flamed, but I never shoot an animal with a young one tagging along. Much less shoot both.
Maybe a hog though.
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Old 02-21-2019, 09:10 AM   #413
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Missing out on some lamb chops.

No flaming here. To each his own. Some people won't shoot something they're not gonna eat (including varmints). You do you, Bud.
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Old 02-21-2019, 06:12 PM   #414
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Since thread got bumped, anybody know when the white bass run and where to find them out there? I'd like to make a run in March.
Word is whites are running up the Pecos already. You might try to get out there ASAP. I heard folks are catching 40-50 fish easily...
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Old 02-24-2019, 04:43 PM   #415
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Word is whites are running up the Pecos already. You might try to get out there ASAP. I heard folks are catching 40-50 fish easily...
Nice! Looks like I'm gonna miss out again.
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Old 02-24-2019, 04:56 PM   #416
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Nice! Looks like I'm gonna miss out again.
I will try to verify the info ... That was what I was told last week, but I personally haven't seen many boats out there.
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Old 02-24-2019, 05:31 PM   #417
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Word is whites are running up the Pecos already. You might try to get out there ASAP. I heard folks are catching 40-50 fish easily...
Boat only to get to them or? I use to fish High Bridge all the time and we would do really well from the pier. I heard water level is way down and no water at High Bridge.
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Old 02-24-2019, 05:37 PM   #418
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Boat only to get to them or? I use to fish High Bridge all the time and we would do really well from the pier. I heard water level is way down and no water at High Bridge.
No pier anymore... There is enough water to carefully launch and go up the Pecos. it's real sketchy if you are going to try to go towards the Rio Grande. I would not recommend it. Once launched there should be enough water for the boat by the high bridge and a good ways past dead man's canyon...
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Old 02-24-2019, 05:50 PM   #419
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No pier anymore... There is enough water to carefully launch and go up the Pecos. it's real sketchy if you are going to try to go towards the Rio Grande. I would not recommend it. Once launched there should be enough water for the boat by the high bridge and a good ways past dead man's canyon...
I miss that place. I was born and raised in Ft Stockton. Several weekends we would load up the truck and head to HB. During the summer months we would night fish at the pier using crappie lights. Good times

Funny the wife and I were just talking about gong fishing and Lake Amistad and that area. I never in my life could figure out any good places for bank fishing at Amistad.
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Old 02-24-2019, 05:55 PM   #420
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I miss that place. I was born and raised in Ft Stockton. Several weekends we would load up the truck and head to HB. During the summer months we would night fish at the pier using crappie lights. Good times

Funny the wife and I were just talking about gong fishing and Lake Amistad and that area. I never in my life could figure out any good places for bank fishing at Amistad.
Bank fishing Amistad isn't easy that's for sure. If you head down soon the spawn will be on and a lot of fish will be shallow. The lake is up close 10 feet in the last 3-4 months. There is a lot of flooded vegetation/brush that will be good for top water action early and late.
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Old 02-24-2019, 06:29 PM   #421
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Gald yall bump the tread. I was wondering on the white runs. I was wanting to take my kayak down this weekend to fish. But ended up building fence. Anyone want to plan a meet up to fish in a couple week I can bring 2 yaks down. I live in Ozona.


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