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Old 07-25-2021, 04:48 AM   #1
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Default 2021-2022 Coldgas Memorial Panhandle Hunting Thread (9th Annual!)

Hey y’all, it's time to crack open the 2021-2022 Panhandle Hunting Thread. But we’re going to do things a little bit differently this year. As you can see from the title, we’re dedicating this year’s thread to Coldgas, a frequent poster in our Panhandle hunting threads over the years.

On December 19, 2020, Jody “PowPow” Powledge, aka Coldgas, went to be with our Lord. Just six days later, on Christmas Day, he was followed in death by his wife, Catherine "Cathe" Hinojosa Powledge. The beloved couple succumbed to complications from COVID-19.

As we honor Jody and Cathe this year, we lift up a prayer for the Powledge Family knowing that Jody and Cathe would want our season to be full of smiles, joy, thankfulness, and even a heavy antler or two. Amen!

It's hard to imagine we've been going at this for NINE years now! We've had some great threads in years' past, and I'm certain this one will be no exception. Most of the state has had some great spring and summer rains so the herd should be in awesome shape. I haven't seen our place as lush and green since we've owned it!

Please post all your Panhandle hunting observations, successes, pics, whatever. If you have any Coldgas hunting stories, feel free to share them as well. The season is just around the corner and preparations are well under way. This thread welcomes all manner of legal means and methods. Just be safe!

And as always, this is not a management thread. If you have concerns about what a hunter shoots, etc., take it to another thread. That’s not the discussion here.

Let's just keep this thread about soaking up the great outdoors, enjoying time with family and friends, and counting our everlasting blessings. Of course, LDPs are always welcome, if not mandatory.

Best of luck to all the Panhandle Boys and Girls this season! Here's to a safe and successful year! Godspeed and safety to all!

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Old 07-25-2021, 07:28 AM   #2
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Never met the man but he sounds awesome. That didn’t stop my heart from breaking for their families though. Glad they are together.
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Old 07-25-2021, 08:01 AM   #3
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I enjoyed his post in the PH threads and he will be missed.

A little over 14”s of rain since May 1st in our part of Briscoe county. It’s green the tanks are full and it should be a good year. Crazy part is they never really seemed to slow down much on the protein. I guess it’s a good thing but man they have ate some feed over the course of the last 14-16 months.
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Old 07-25-2021, 08:18 AM   #4
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Amazing tribute. Thank you for sharing his smile this morning.

Rest In Peace, PowPow& Mrs. Cathe & always “walk in love”




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Old 07-26-2021, 05:41 PM   #5
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Old 07-26-2021, 06:34 PM   #6
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Subscribed! Never met him but loved reading his posts here. You will be missed Coldgas!
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Old 07-30-2021, 10:34 AM   #7
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Old 07-30-2021, 03:30 PM   #8
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looking forward to the upcoming season plan to go up to motley county next weekend to top feeders and set out few cams, hopefully be good year
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Old 07-30-2021, 05:18 PM   #9
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In for the 2021-2022 Ride
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Old 07-30-2021, 06:33 PM   #10
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Good luck panhandle hunters. Very nice of you to dedicate this year's thread to Jody. I had the pleasure of meeting him and his lovely bride at their first bownanza.
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Old 07-31-2021, 12:12 AM   #11
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Glad to see this start up again. Going to get cameras out this Sunday. Season looks to have some potential as we didn't kill several hit list deer last year. Everything is really green and weeds are taller than I've ever seen. Good luck to everyone!

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Old 07-31-2021, 12:35 AM   #12
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I’m a new yankee! Got a place in Hall Co. I am excited. I have not had a place to hunt mule deer in Texas before so I am pumped about that. I am hoping the rain may help the turkey hatch and grow some bone! Good luck fellas. It went from a desert to an oasis in two months on our place this spring
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Old 08-01-2021, 11:11 PM   #13
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Looking forward to another great panhandle season. Thanks for keeping this up every year.
Lots of healthy animals right now. Most rain I can remember at this time of the year. It should lead to amazing horns.
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Old 08-02-2021, 01:34 AM   #14
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Will be headed up this year for the 13th year or so.
Cant wait.
Hows the rain been round mclean?
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Old 08-02-2021, 08:14 AM   #15
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Finally getting back up there again after not hunting the panhandle for the last 6 years. Looking forward to it and our new lease is looking awesome with all the rain this year. Deer are looking great and conditions couldn't be better.
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Old 08-02-2021, 08:20 AM   #16
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Great to see our regulars checking in! @longhorn cop, I think McLean should be in good shape. You're less than 50 miles north of me and my place is as overgrown and green as I've ever seen it. Big rains mean big antlers...

@Killer, are you near Turkey?
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Old 08-02-2021, 08:21 AM   #17
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Old 08-02-2021, 09:14 AM   #18
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My condolences to Coldgas's family. Will be following this thread and hoping to contribute as well.
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Old 08-02-2021, 02:35 PM   #19
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my favorite thread of the year
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Old 08-02-2021, 04:04 PM   #20
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Rancher said between 2-3"s of rain early Sunday morning in Briscoe county.
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Old 08-04-2021, 05:15 PM   #21
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I've met a bunch of fine people through TBH and this thread, but I never had the opportunity to meet Jody.
I enjoyed his contributions and send my condolences to his family.

We've kept the good fight going in our pastures this spring.
Wind and/or hogs did a number on my old camp feeder.
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This setup needed to last a week as I was bringing the family up for spring break and I hoped someone would get a chance at a hog.
It did not make it.
Hogs completely destroyed it and has since been replaced.

Coons destroyed my varmint cage, so a proper cage was constructed and replaced it.

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A late freeze had the mechanism malfunction and dumped 1,500 lbs of corn.
I put that corn back in the feeder, which promptly molded, clumped and quit feeding.

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The following month, I got to crawl inside that aflatoxin mess and scoop it out.

The setbacks were more than made up for with some quality campfire time with family.

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Wife tired of looking at my pile of sheds and got all pinteresty.
My job was to simply hang it.
I bet it weights 200 lbs.

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Put a new rimfire scope on the 9422 .22 mag.
It quickly became my preferred truck gun.

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Pigs came into camp when the family was up and my boy made a great shot on a sow in front of his new girl friend.

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The panhandle is set for a great year, I can't wait to see what everybody knocks down.
Best of luck to all.
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Old 08-04-2021, 08:10 PM   #22
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I go to the panhandle for a 2 day hunt every year but the cranes we shoot would be hard to hit with a bow.
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Old 08-04-2021, 09:04 PM   #23
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Hopefully can get this guy in bow range this season. Was nice to see him make a jump from last season
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Old 08-04-2021, 09:36 PM   #24
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Man what a stud! Good luck.
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Old 08-04-2021, 09:45 PM   #25
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Been watching him for a few years. Starting to look pretty good.

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Old 08-05-2021, 10:48 AM   #26
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Been watching him for a few years. Starting to look pretty good.
Couple of studs.
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Old 08-08-2021, 04:50 PM   #27
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Good looking deer, wishing you guys luck on getting them arrowed.

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Old 08-08-2021, 05:15 PM   #28
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I am between Turkey and Brice TX on the river.
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Old 08-16-2021, 12:25 PM   #29
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Should be a good year. Had good moisture, last year like this was 2015 and it was a GOOD one!
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Old 08-16-2021, 01:43 PM   #30
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Another 1" Thursday evening with a little more on Friday. Tanks are as full as I have seen them.
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Old 08-17-2021, 09:05 PM   #31
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Looks like we had a good shower sit on top of our place last night and today.

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Old 08-19-2021, 08:37 AM   #32
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Anybody heard about the anthrax outbreak in Hardeman co?
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Old 08-19-2021, 11:24 AM   #33
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Bucks are looking good!! Gonna be a good year!
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Old 08-19-2021, 11:34 AM   #34
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"A late freeze had the mechanism malfunction and dumped 1,500 lbs of corn.
I put that corn back in the feeder, which promptly molded, clumped and quit feeding.
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"The following month, I got to crawl inside that aflatoxin mess and scoop it out."


Clark, I am not laughing at you.......more like with you............lol.....I know exactly what you were going through....ha ha


Best of luck to all you Panhandle varmint chasers.

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Old 08-19-2021, 03:06 PM   #35
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I got a lease east of Mclean last year, saw plenty of deer. Overloaded with does, saw plenty of 8 pt and up. The king stud daddy was a 12 pt. The place is green and the land owner shakes his head and told me he hasn't seen it this green since the early 80s. Have been filling the feeders all year and looking forward to a great season.
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Old 08-20-2021, 08:38 AM   #36
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Good luck everyone
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Old 08-20-2021, 03:15 PM   #37
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Man, I had to mow like crazy to get el ranchito ready for the season. I've owned this place for 12 years now and never seen it this green and thick.

Anyway, got everything mowed and ready, plus a new 600lb Lamco set up and filled to the brim. Hopefully I'll be able to make good on all the prep with a return trip this fall.

Best of luck to all!
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Old 08-26-2021, 08:35 PM   #38
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Hows the dove situation looking? I saw alot a month ago working on feeders but havnt been up since.

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Old 08-27-2021, 08:14 PM   #39
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I saw a few in Hall County last week when I was there, but not in great numbers. But it was also 100 degrees each day. Need some good weather up north to begin the push south, IMO.
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Old 09-04-2021, 09:35 PM   #40
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And just like clockwork, there they are.

My place is a doe sanctuary and fawn crib, and during the off-season, I usually only get pics of yearling scrub bucks still trying to hang around mama. But during the first week of every September, the boys show up.

Hard to see exact characteristics, but some good potential here.

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Old 09-04-2021, 09:42 PM   #41
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And just like clockwork, there they are.

My place is a doe sanctuary and fawn crib, and during the off-season, I usually only get pics of yearling scrub bucks still trying to hang around mama. But during the first week of every September, the boys show up.

Hard to see exact characteristics, but some good potential here.


Nice deer!


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Old 09-04-2021, 10:39 PM   #42
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Went up for work weekend. Saw few nice animals looking forward to the season! Sorry for the one pic that’s cut out tried to take pic through the binos
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Old 09-05-2021, 02:58 AM   #43
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That's a great muley!
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Old 09-05-2021, 12:51 PM   #44
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Man that looks like a stud.
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Old 09-05-2021, 03:56 PM   #45
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He’s solid. The restrictions have definitely helped up there
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Old 09-05-2021, 08:38 PM   #46
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He’s solid. The restrictions have definitely helped up there
I agree. I've been extremely satisfied with the panhandle muley ARs and saw results after the first year...not so much in quality, but certainly in sheer numbers of bucks that actually survived through the season. Subsequent years the quality became evident.
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Old 09-06-2021, 02:14 PM   #47
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We hammered the doves pretty good. Limita could be had at our tanks if we were better shots. Other than that just getting things prepped and letting the kids be kids.

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Old 09-06-2021, 08:49 PM   #48
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Looks like a great trip and definitely one he will remember.
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Old 09-06-2021, 09:10 PM   #49
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Looks like an outstanding lease trip. Wish mine was still little enough to enjoy small things like catching frogs and horny toads. Good job Dad!


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Old 09-17-2021, 10:51 PM   #50
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Checking in to see what's going on with our Panhandlers.

The season is right around the corner.
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