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Old 07-08-2021, 08:57 AM   #1
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Default Hunting in May, Tx (NE of Brownwood)??

Anyone hunt in this area? We looked at a place yesterday that is about 5 miles directly east of town, right on the Comanche/Brown county line. It looked really nice with great elevation changes, trees, brush and water. It looked the part for sure but wanted to see if anyone hunts that area. What kind of bucks can we expect out there? We asked for previous harvest pics but I'm not sure we will get them. The person that showed it to us said she thinks 120" to 150". I'm a little skeptical of the 150" but again the property looked the part. Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-08-2021, 08:59 AM   #2
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"It depends" . Seriously, that area can grow really big deer, but there is heavy hunting pressure, so age could be an issue. My friend owns a small place just SW of May and is amazed of the amount of gunfire on opening weekend. But, a 145" was killed on his place many years ago.
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Old 07-08-2021, 09:10 AM   #3
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If its where I think it is, there is some good hunting but a developer has bought a few good size properties over there and has been cutting them up into 10-20 acre tracts. Thats changed the hunting over there big time. If you want, you can PM me exact location and I can let you know a little more. I live within 15 miles of there.
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Old 07-08-2021, 09:13 AM   #4
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I hunted near that area 20 years ago. We were on 1 mile down CR 410 off of FM1689. Saw decent #`s of deer and 130 was as big a buck as we got. A lot can change in 20 years though.
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Old 07-08-2021, 09:32 AM   #5
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I know a gentleman in Brownwood who killed a couple monster deer near May some years ago, or maybe he killed one and his son killed one. I can't remember, but they were 170"+ deer on a smaller low fence place.
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Old 07-08-2021, 09:42 AM   #6
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I have a guy that works as welder where I work. He hunts in May somewhere and he has shown me game cam pictures of some impressive deer!
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Old 07-08-2021, 09:48 AM   #7
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Hunted the area years ago. Some really good deer. Lots of pressure. We had Poaching problems, The deer tended to go nocturnal early in rifle season. Bow season was great.
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Old 07-08-2021, 10:00 AM   #8
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Thanks for the replies, keep them coming. Sounds like it is a mixed bag depending on neighbors and pressure but there is some potential. If the deer match the land I think we would be in great shape. Beautiful area.

Also, the first post was deer specific but what about other hunting in that area? We saw a couple of coveys of quail and the dove hunting looked like it would be good. We didn't see any turkey but the lady said they were there which I believe with the creek and trees. How is everything else in the area?

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Old 07-08-2021, 10:41 AM   #9
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Hunted the area years ago. Some really good deer. Lots of pressure. We had Poaching problems, The deer tended to go nocturnal early in rifle season. Bow season was great.
A guy I lived near grew up in the area and had a mount from him his youth (big,big buck). He told me "yeah, he's a good one, but I killed him at night in a spotlight"...
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Old 07-09-2021, 01:16 AM   #10
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I used to live in May back in the 80's 2 miles out of town towards Sidney. Most of the deer were from 120's to 140ish back then. There are lots of deer out there for sure. Turkey were plentiful also. Dove hunting was pretty good too.
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Old 07-09-2021, 03:53 AM   #11
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I used to live in May back in the 80's 2 miles out of town towards Sidney. Most of the deer were from 120's to 140ish back then. There are lots of deer out there for sure. Turkey were plentiful also. Dove hunting was pretty good too.
I hunted there in 03 and 04 and you described it to a "T".
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Old 07-09-2021, 08:20 AM   #12
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You “May” see a deer….. you “May” not.

Seriously that whole area is extremely hot or cold.

They either have great hunting… or ghost towns
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Old 07-09-2021, 08:46 AM   #13
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Hometown of Brownwood, still have family land there. Over the years we have killed 120s to high 160s.
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Old 07-09-2021, 08:48 AM   #14
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Yes 130-150 is doable. I killed a 148" and 152" place was about 5 miles west of May. This was the 152" 17" wide
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Old 07-09-2021, 09:20 AM   #15
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IMO, unless it's 2K acres+ it'll mainly depend on the hunting pressure from neighboring properties and past harvest management
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Old 07-09-2021, 10:04 AM   #16
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The dove, duck, and turkey hunting was phenominal.
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Old 08-19-2021, 12:12 PM   #17
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In the next couple of weeks it should become official that I'll be hunting east of May. I've never hunted that area before so I'm looking forward to it although it will be tough to leave our old place behind. Any tips or info would be greatly appreciated. When is the rut typically?

Once we close I'll start a new thread with some pics and bring y'all along for the ride.
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Old 08-19-2021, 12:15 PM   #18
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Nice. Usually Nov 10-20 is the best. Nov.13-15 are the days I never miss.
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Old 08-19-2021, 12:20 PM   #19
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Old 08-19-2021, 12:58 PM   #20
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I've hunted about 9 miles south of May for 10 years now. We generally see good numbers and as others have said 120's is about right, I have seen a few bucks that might push low 130's and I believe our place has produced some bigger in the past but not lately. The ranch we hunt is about 1800 acres and we lease the back half. Our place is not too pressured but also as others have said what your neighbors do will have a big impact.
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