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Old 03-16-2020, 08:24 PM   #1
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With all the crazy talk going around I figured we should kick off a positive thread!!

Over 1.5 inches here in Del Rio and closer to 2.5 further on up in northern parts of the county. Thank you Lord for bringing us some desperately needed rain!
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Old 03-16-2020, 08:24 PM   #2
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Good to hear.
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Old 03-16-2020, 08:34 PM   #3
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Good to hear.
As you know it was a dry fall/winter so we need a lot of rain to get some browse going for all the wildlife.
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Old 03-16-2020, 08:37 PM   #4
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Just got on a lease in Val Verde county. We went to check on the place a couple weeks ago after the last good rain and there was standing water everywhere. Very pleasant to see.


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Old 03-16-2020, 08:43 PM   #5
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I hope we get some rain soon, it is really dry. I have held off spraying food plots for another week and have not ordered fertilizer or seed yet.
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Old 03-16-2020, 08:49 PM   #6
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I hope we get some rain soon, it is really dry. I have held off spraying food plots for another week and have not ordered fertilizer or seed yet.
The prognoses is for a dry year but let's hope the rains are timely. This was the second good rain of the month and if they are spread out every couple of weeks it could still be a decent year for browse. Hope the rain comes your way sir. Rain or your shine from all I hear they are both good
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Old 03-17-2020, 11:14 AM   #7
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I was out there the last weekend of February and there had been some rain a few days or week before we go there. Several of the "pots" in the rock beds had water still standing in them. I need to take a shovel with me next time I"m out and clean them out a little so they'll hold water a little longer. One of them near my set up is pretty deep. Thanks for the update Pedernal!
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Old 03-17-2020, 11:26 AM   #8
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Good to hear. I’m heading that way tomorrow afternoon.
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Old 03-17-2020, 11:32 AM   #9
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I am headed out Friday. It canít come fast enough
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Old 03-17-2020, 05:08 PM   #10
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Good to hear. Iím heading that way tomorrow afternoon.
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I am headed out Friday. It canít come fast enough
More rain is supposed to move in tonight... I will keep you folks posted...
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Old 03-21-2020, 10:34 AM   #11
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Fixing to head that way later on today. I'm getting reports that some people of HWY 377 and CR 450 got over 3" dump.
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Old 03-21-2020, 10:37 AM   #12
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Del rio got 1/2 an inch plus Thursday night and it looked like possibly heavier amount further north. Let's hope it keeps coming.

Thank you Lord!!

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Old 03-21-2020, 10:43 AM   #13
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Always good to be gracious for anything you get!
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Old 03-21-2020, 10:45 AM   #14
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Old 03-21-2020, 11:24 AM   #15
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More rain is supposed to move in tonight... I will keep you folks posted...
Thanks. Saw the rain chances for this weekend and opted to go next weekends instead since Iíll have the family in tow.
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Old 03-21-2020, 11:30 AM   #16
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Thanks. Saw the rain chances for this weekend and opted to go next weekends instead since Iíll have the family in tow.
Been raining most of the morning. Not really a steady rain but it's a good soaking type of rain that will be most beneficial for the dry conditions we had been experiencing.
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Old 03-21-2020, 01:02 PM   #17
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Itís plain nasty out here. Drizzling, windy and45į


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Old 03-21-2020, 01:04 PM   #18
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Thanks again bud!!
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Old 04-04-2020, 11:33 AM   #19
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Praise the Lord we are getting more rain

It's rained so much the cardboard boxes are blooming
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Old 04-20-2020, 07:24 AM   #20
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Seeing reports of a pretty big fire out near Pandale on the north side of 1024. Praying the wind stays down today so they can get it taken care of.


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Old 04-20-2020, 07:48 AM   #21
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We are 8000 feet from the Val Verde county line in SW Edwards County. We have had some good rain, things are greening up nicely. We need everything to fall in place to build our Whitetail herd back up. Always hoping for the best for everyone.
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Old 04-20-2020, 07:58 AM   #22
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I'm hoping for a very dry summer after the anthrax outbreak last year. I was excited to see so much rain in the spring but when it went into summer and caused the anthrax outbreak, I wasn't so thrilled.
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Old 04-20-2020, 08:01 AM   #23
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I'm hoping for a very dry summer after the anthrax outbreak last year. I was excited to see so much rain in the spring but when it went into summer and caused the anthrax outbreak, I wasn't so thrilled.

This was our same exact experience last year. Itís my understanding the abundant Spring Rain last year combined with the summer drought brought the Anthrax to the surface.


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This was our same exact experience last year. Itís my understanding the abundant Spring Rain last year combined with the summer drought brought the Anthrax to the surface.


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Thatís what Iím understanding as well. I donít know how much truth is in it but a local resident out there said that rain, then drought, then rain is what causes the spores to bloom.


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Old 04-20-2020, 08:49 AM   #25
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Our place is incredibly green, as I’m sure all of yours are. I’ve been out a couple of times over the last month and our turkey numbers are pretty high. We usually don’t see many at all, but seems you can’t hardly get away from them now. Axis have been pretty low key, but there’s no reason for them to come out with the amount of food for them. We also haven’t been seeing the usual numbers of aoudad, but our rancher has been using helicopters to kill coyotes (we are finally starting to get some) and I’m sure that doesn’t help them too much. Pigs seem to be everywhere, too. Can’t seem to get away from them.

Headed out again this weekend for one last shot at turkeys and a little pig control.
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Old 04-20-2020, 10:08 AM   #26
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I haven't been out since the last weekend in February. There was some water i the "pots", but it was drying up fast. Good to see they are getting some rain. I jut hope it's not the torrential, sustained downpours they had two years ago. It washed out huge portions of the road going in. It's time to feed again in a couple of weeks. If no one else goes, my wife and I will probably go.

I checked camera while I was there in February and found a pic of this guy. I never had a pic of him all year long last year. I'm glad to see he made it through the season. I hope he gets a little more mass and he'll be a stud.

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Old 04-20-2020, 10:44 AM   #27
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The dry devils river runs through our place for a handful of miles.... in some places it looks like the water got 20’+ deep from rains in March.
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Old 04-22-2020, 06:14 PM   #28
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Old 04-22-2020, 06:34 PM   #29
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Hope the fire gets put out soon... Unfortunately, we are already experiencing temps in the high 90s with very gusty winds.


UPDATE [Apr. 22, 5:15 p.m.] — The Holcombe Road Fire in Crockett and Val Verde Counties in west Texas is now at an estimated 23,922 acres and 15% containment, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service.


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Old 05-15-2020, 07:30 PM   #30
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Raining again thanks be to God!
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It was getting noticeably drier last time I was out a couple of weeks back. We will definitely take the rain.
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Old 05-15-2020, 09:52 PM   #32
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Itís a **** swamp at our lease. 2.5Ē Tuesday. Probably another 1.5Ē today.


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Old 05-15-2020, 09:58 PM   #33
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Where are you located?
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Old 05-15-2020, 10:00 PM   #34
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Between Del Rio and Sonora. North of the Devils River WMA


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That's a cool area. Were you folks effected by the anthrax?
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Old 05-15-2020, 10:18 PM   #36
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Praise the Lord we are getting more rain

It's rained so much the cardboard boxes are blooming
That picture is suitable for framing mister!
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That's a cool area. Were you folks effected by the anthrax?

No we werenít thankfully.


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Old 05-15-2020, 10:26 PM   #38
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That is awesome. I know there has been exotics up in your area for sometime. Primarily, aoudads from what I know. Are you folks seeing their numbers on the rise? Out in southwestern val verde both aoudad and mouflon seem to be really populating the river areas.
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That is awesome. I know there has been exotics up in your area for sometime. Primarily, aoudads from what I know. Are you folks seeing their numbers on the rise? Out in southwestern val verde both aoudad and mouflon seem to be really populating the river areas.

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Old 05-15-2020, 10:36 PM   #40
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Well, your a lot better of with axis than aoudad. Hopefully the rain keeps things green over the summer and the critters stay fat and healthy whatever they might be.
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Old 05-18-2020, 07:09 PM   #41
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Anyone that hunts near Comstock might want to check on their hunting camps, blinds and feeders. I was out working south of Comstock and saw several blinds and feeders that were flipped/knocked down by the storm on Friday.
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Old 05-18-2020, 07:13 PM   #42
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I was in a stand during that! It was pretty wicked! My app showed 54mph winds. Either our tie downs are good or my fat butt held the stand down.


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Old 05-18-2020, 07:27 PM   #43
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Wicked for sure. I saw a lot of broken limbs. Even oaks and mesquites that I figured could handle some wind were busted down. There was an RV at work that got flipped over.
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I agree the wind had to have gotten nasty. Got these from a guy on our pasture today. Of course these are my 2 favorite spots.
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Old 05-22-2020, 11:03 PM   #45
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Brian the next time you go out please tie down my stands for me, you obviously do a better job than me!
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