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Old 05-18-2021, 10:32 PM   #101
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It was more than a funnel cloud from the pic I saw.

We had about 2.5" in the rocky desert. Great start to summer

Here’s that funnel cloud lol.




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Old 05-19-2021, 06:24 AM   #102
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Where was this at?
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Old 05-19-2021, 02:50 PM   #103
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Where was this at?

12-15 miles north of Sterling city highway 163.


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Old 05-19-2021, 04:35 PM   #104
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12-15 miles north of Sterling city highway 163.


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They said that might be the one I got a pic of.
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Old 05-19-2021, 10:29 PM   #105
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Another big rain today. Landowner wasn’t able to get out to the gauges today but the neighbor says he got 2.5”....

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Old 05-19-2021, 11:01 PM   #106
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Saw this and had to check my cam. lol Looks like todays missed us. We could use some more.
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Old 05-20-2021, 06:27 AM   #107
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3” in central/SW Irion co yesterday afternoon.


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Old 05-20-2021, 07:22 AM   #108
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Another big rain today. Landowner wasn’t able to get out to the gauges today but the neighbor says he got 2.5”....

Yes sir, life is currently good in our area.

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Old 05-24-2021, 11:44 AM   #109
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I saw my first Collared Lizard at the ranch last weekend. It just doesn’t look like it belongs in Irion County.


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Old 05-24-2021, 01:51 PM   #110
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Cool never seen one!
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Old 05-24-2021, 01:53 PM   #111
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I saw my first Collared Lizard at the ranch last weekend. It just doesn’t look like it belongs in Irion County.


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That's crazy!! Didn't know we had anything like it in the area.
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Old 05-24-2021, 01:59 PM   #112
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I saw my first Collared Lizard at the ranch last weekend. It just doesn’t look like it belongs in Irion County.


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Wow....looks like something that should be in the tropics...not the desert...
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Old 05-24-2021, 05:24 PM   #113
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I saw my first Collared Lizard at the ranch last weekend. It just doesn’t look like it belongs in Irion County.


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That’s pretty cool!

I’ve never seen one before.
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Old 05-25-2021, 05:33 PM   #114
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That's crazy!! Didn't know we had anything like it in the area.

Lots of those in the areas with caliche roads/rocks.


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Old 05-26-2021, 03:48 PM   #115
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I saw my first Collared Lizard at the ranch last weekend. It just doesn’t look like it belongs in Irion County.


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Mountain Boomer! That is what everyone called them back in the day. Those suckers could run when they wanted to.
That is cool, I don't see them at our place much anymore.
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Old 05-31-2021, 11:22 AM   #116
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70 mph winds in Sterling county Friday night. Quite a bit of damage in town. Hope you Sterling co guys had your blinds anchored down!


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Old 05-31-2021, 11:24 AM   #117
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70 mph winds in Sterling county Friday night. Quite a bit of damage in town. Hope you Sterling co guys had your blinds anchored down!


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Old 05-31-2021, 02:51 PM   #118
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1.5” rain so far in Sterling today. Still raining.


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Old 05-31-2021, 07:43 PM   #119
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1.5” rain so far in Sterling today. Still raining.


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That’s Great news, much needed before this summer heat coming


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Old 06-01-2021, 09:15 PM   #120
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How’s the antler growth coming?
Protein still getting hit hard or has it slowed?


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Old 06-03-2021, 09:38 PM   #121
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4.7” total in Sterling county since Friday.


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Old 06-03-2021, 10:09 PM   #122
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70 mph winds in Sterling county Friday night. Quite a bit of damage in town. Hope you Sterling co guys had your blinds anchored down!


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Believe me, I know! I left my camper and got in my truck it was rocking so hard. Wind was crazy!!
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Old 06-07-2021, 10:44 AM   #123
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Enough rain talk...let's see some fuzz!
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Old 06-15-2021, 01:05 PM   #124
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The boys are putting on some serious body weight right now. They are continuing to crush the cotton seed as well.
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Old 06-15-2021, 09:07 PM   #125
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Any rain yesterday Smart, BPhillips????

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Old 06-15-2021, 09:14 PM   #126
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1/2” for us yesterday. Just enough to puddle

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Old 06-15-2021, 09:19 PM   #127
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1/2” for us yesterday. Just enough to puddle

Appreciate it, that’s what farm log had also.

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Old 06-16-2021, 05:45 AM   #128
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Zero for us as usual.
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Old 06-16-2021, 11:41 AM   #129
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Anybody know someone around San Angelo that does rattlesnake removal?

Plumber went out yesterday to do some plumbing repair under our camp house and saw a 4' rattlesnake crawl under the house. He won't go back out until we get that done.
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Old 06-21-2021, 01:41 PM   #130
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The boys are putting on some serious body weight right now. They are continuing to crush the cotton seed as well.
Six days since this picture & we are officially empty. All of our remaining cottonseed stations will likely go dry within the next 7-10 days. Most of our middle-aged deer are already at about 60-70% growth already. A certain 4 year old 10 point just started throwing his G4's in the last couple of days.

Hoping we have enough to on hand to get them through July & August.

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Old 06-23-2021, 10:20 AM   #131
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Most of my bucks are hardly past the brow tines, but that seems to line up w/ the fawn and rut cycles on my place.

Our fawns start hitting ground around July 1st - bucks seem to be in velvet until the week before bow season.

The deer are eating alot of protein right now - we missed all the big rains so far this spring, so are still fairly dry.

This picture was 6/14 - both bucks are probably 5yo's if they are who I think they are.

I am adding another protein feeder this weekend. 3 going to 4.
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Old 06-27-2021, 04:19 PM   #132
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Got cameras out - cotton seed baskets out and full - added in 2 feed stations to my new lease / first year on it and in Tom green Co.
I’ll be hunting the Lacy-Itz anyone near me?
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Old 06-27-2021, 04:35 PM   #133
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Southern Sterling county got 1/2” rain north end got 2”. Somewhere in between in the middle. Going to green up good now.


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Old 06-27-2021, 09:28 PM   #134
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Southern Sterling county got 1/2” rain north end got 2”. Somewhere in between in the middle. Going to green up good now.


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Carlsbad got a good chunk early this morning, it sure has greened up since I first visited the area. But, the majority of it circled us just East and went up
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Old 06-28-2021, 06:38 AM   #135
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Love the rain, just wish it would have held off a couple of days lol, oh well. Was going to try to head up Tuesday refill protein and corn feeders... but our place will probably be too muddy and slick if we get anymore.
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Old 06-28-2021, 07:50 AM   #136
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I googled since my wiring got ate up by mice (didn't even think of it when I left my side by side at the ranch)... is there anywhere in San Angelo that will rent something like that for a day? Maybe John deer or 4x4 kubota?
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Old 06-28-2021, 11:46 AM   #137
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Got a little of the wet stuff over night in Big Lake
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Old 06-28-2021, 02:07 PM   #138
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I googled since my wiring got ate up by mice (didn't even think of it when I left my side by side at the ranch)... is there anywhere in San Angelo that will rent something like that for a day? Maybe John deer or 4x4 kubota?
Ive grown up in the area, I don't know of any place that rents off the top of my head. I looked up family power sports website and i didn't see any mention of rentals.

maybe it'll dry out by this weekend. how many locations are you filling up?
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Old 06-28-2021, 10:29 PM   #139
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Here’s some growing bone - Camera has been out for 2 days on new lease and already loving what I’m seeing
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Old 06-29-2021, 07:03 AM   #140
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Probably heading up after work today. Excited to see what I have on one cam. The other is a cell cam and nothing with much growth yet.
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Old 06-29-2021, 06:50 PM   #141
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What do you guys think? He made it through the cold...another pic of him from last year. He is 4.5-5yr this year. Going down for sure. The wife will be taking him as she has had a tough go these past few years trying to get one she likes. That is him on the left in the 2nd pic from last year.

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Old 06-29-2021, 07:25 PM   #142
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What do you guys think? He made it through the cold...another pic of him from last year. He is 4.5-5yr this year. Going down for sure. The wife will be taking him as she has had a tough go these past few years trying to get one she likes. That is him on the left in the 2nd pic from last year.

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How can you determine if he’s gone down without seeing him grown out?
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Old 06-29-2021, 07:27 PM   #143
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Going downhill at 4.5-5.5 Years?
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Old 06-29-2021, 08:18 PM   #144
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Not a downhill thing, more of a going down by a bullet thing. More of a race to beat the neighbors to the north as we have had issues with them in the past when it comes to horns and all that stuff. Young, old, big, small anything that moves shoot it is their style.
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Old 06-30-2021, 08:48 PM   #145
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I read it the same way you did.
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Old 07-01-2021, 11:28 AM   #146
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No worries on the confusion gentleman. But still would like to know your thoughts on the deer itself?
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Old 07-01-2021, 11:50 AM   #147
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No worries on the confusion gentleman. But still would like to know your thoughts on the deer itself?
I started to give my input but held off because it sounded like you had already made your mind up.

Based off his current growth and the one pic you sent, it looks like he's going to be a better deer. His brows look better and he is carrying his mass well. He will likely be a looker for sure. That deer has a TON of potential if he is a known 4 or 5 YO. You might have trigger-happy neighbor, but they would have shot that deer last year already. He was probably one helluva 2YO and he escaped them to live that year also. My 2 cents: give him one more pass. Feed the he** out of him and don't pressure that area too hard. Deer in that country can really be special with feed and time, even with meat hunters across the fence.
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Old 07-01-2021, 01:15 PM   #148
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I don't understand our thoughts, its your thoughts that matter. If I say let it walk, you going to? I thought yall were already going to shoot it, let him walk
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Old 07-01-2021, 11:15 PM   #149
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My thoughts are this. We don’t know where you hunt, what size property you hunt, what kind of deer your area produces and what you consider a “trophy” deer. I say if you like it, it meets your age requirements and above all does it make the wife happy then shoot it. For me about the only “requirement” is age which is 5yrs min. From the one pic I’d say you are prob good to go.
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Old 07-02-2021, 05:20 AM   #150
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Deer are hammering the feed right now as expected! Nothing to write home to mom about yet, but there’s a lot of them. I’m only running 2 cameras at the moment but will soon be putting the rest out to see what all we got this year. My feed bill might have us eating TV dinners with beans and rice the rest of the year, at this rate...... lol








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