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Old 05-26-2021, 07:43 AM   #1
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Its about that time to start a new thread for this upcoming season! We did not get a lot of rain in March or April in Llano county, some of our smaller ponds dried up but now they are full again. Opening day is only about 4 months away now and I am starting to see a few familiar faces at my feeders.

I hope we all have a great season this year!

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Old 05-26-2021, 08:23 AM   #2
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Nice growth. He's no youngster either.
It's extremely dry in Brady. It rains all around us but rarely where I'm at. Watching the radar is frustrating to say the least. We've had 3" since January.

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Old 05-26-2021, 08:44 AM   #3
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I’m not sure how many inches we’ve gotten in our little part of Doss but I know it’s been a pretty good year for us. That’s unusual because we are down in a hole and can usually watch the rain go right around us. Deer have been hammering the feed. I should be down there next week to fill feeders again and check cameras. I’m pumped to see what they are gonna look like this year.
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Old 05-26-2021, 08:49 AM   #4
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Thanks for starting up the thread Kyle! It also looks like your bucks are well on their way again this year. Thankfully we started getting a little rain towards the end of March through now. We have missed out on all the big rains, so our tanks are all bone dry, but at least we have wells and troughs. I pray it keeps raining through summer.
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Old 05-26-2021, 09:05 AM   #5
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We are dang near floating in llano. It’s been a good spring so far.
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Old 05-26-2021, 09:12 AM   #6
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Finally getting some good rain in Llano the past few weeks. The deer have been hammering the feed so far. Our place is really green now, with all the recent rain. Our creeks and tanks did not go dry and have had water in them all year. Looking forward to start watching the horns grow.
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Old 05-26-2021, 09:36 AM   #7
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Old 05-26-2021, 10:01 AM   #8
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8 inches for the month of May at my place in Gillespie County. Perfect timing. Pastures are so green you couldn't see the roads to blinds two weeks ago. Gonna be a good year.
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Old 05-26-2021, 11:41 AM   #9
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Im glad to hear most of yall are getting good rain. I'm going this weekend to fill some feeders. I think this is going to be my target buck for this year, he is a 7 year old buck named Ocho

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Old 05-26-2021, 12:26 PM   #10
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We are dang near floating in llano. Its been a good spring so far.
Amen to that! Hope it keeps on coming!
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Old 05-26-2021, 02:20 PM   #11
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8 inches for the month of May at my place in Gillespie County. Perfect timing. Pastures are so green you couldn't see the roads to blinds two weeks ago. Gonna be a good year.
Axis ought to be putting on some serious inches this season. Last time I was out most were still in velvet.
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Old 05-28-2021, 01:40 PM   #12
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The buck in the back has some potential. I'm going this weekend to fill feeders, corn prices keep on going up

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Old 05-28-2021, 10:06 PM   #13
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I hope most of y’all got a good soaking this afternoon/night. We got completely missed...again
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Old 05-28-2021, 10:07 PM   #14
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I hope most of yall got a good soaking this afternoon/night. We got completely missed...again

Game cam showing what looks like good rain in Blanco right now.


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Old 05-28-2021, 10:15 PM   #15
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Old 05-29-2021, 01:14 AM   #16
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We got at least 2.3 inches today/tonight near Kerrville.
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Old 05-30-2021, 07:39 AM   #17
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Are place got a lot of rain and looking in better shape now!

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Old 05-30-2021, 10:34 PM   #18
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Old 05-31-2021, 03:25 PM   #19
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Old 06-01-2021, 08:06 AM   #20
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We had a successful weekend at the ranch and got a lot done

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Old 06-01-2021, 11:21 AM   #21
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My goodness that buck is a tank!!
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Old 06-01-2021, 11:51 AM   #22
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Hi guys ! I am new here but i want to get knowledges about deer hunting ))
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Old 06-02-2021, 09:02 AM   #23
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I think this is the same buck named ocho (past 3 years of pictures of him)

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Old 06-02-2021, 11:48 AM   #24
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I think this is the same buck named ocho (past 3 years of pictures of him)

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Awesome buck!


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Old 06-03-2021, 10:24 AM   #25
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So very thankful for this mornings rain! No where near enough to run any water, but I’m thankful for every drop!
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Old 06-08-2021, 10:34 AM   #26
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Old 06-08-2021, 10:55 AM   #27
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I've seen a few sika that have black spots like that spike in the middle picture. Usually if they have spots, the spots will be white. But the darker colored ones will have a few black spots sometimes.
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Old 06-10-2021, 11:26 PM   #28
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Old 06-15-2021, 10:50 AM   #29
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Tight racked 10 point who will be 5 this year and a 5 year old main frame 8 point behind him

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Old 06-15-2021, 10:54 AM   #30
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Time to smoke that dude.
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Old 06-16-2021, 03:01 PM   #31
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I forgot to save any deer pictures from last trip. Deer are hammering protein and cotton seed even though it is super green. I also just picked up and additional 500 acres connected to this spot. I have a few mature deer coming in but I can really only identify one so far. Stoked to see what this year brings.


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Old 06-16-2021, 10:59 PM   #32
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Old 06-22-2021, 10:01 AM   #33
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Going to make a quick trip tonight just to pull camera cards. Nothing like a 5 hour drive just to check antler growth. I am thankful for my 1 cell cam though!
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Old 06-22-2021, 10:18 AM   #34
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Looking good. I was at my lease last week. Saw lots of whitetail. Pigs are freaking EVERYWHERE. Killed 7. We were hoping to kill some rutting axis bucks. Killed a couple does, but didn't see a shooter buck. I called one in. He bellowed and raked a tree about 80 yards from me on the fence line. I saw the tree limbs shaking, but the brush was too thick to see him. He must have had does with him. He didn't come in to the call/rattling any further. We have maybe 10% of the axis we had before the freeze. It really sucks. Heard a few bellows, but nothing like what it was in years past during the rut. Normally, the bellows were nearly constant day and night. Just a few here and there this time.

I wish I could get excited about the whitetail, but they're just jackrabbits down there.
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Old 06-22-2021, 10:26 AM   #35
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We lost most if not all of our blackbucks from the freeze. But out WT’s are looking really good and lots of fawns dropped so far. The biggest suck is literally every oak tree has broken branches. So had to move most blinds and/or spend days cutting. It is like a tornado went through the entire place. Thousands of acres decimated. Its crazy
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Old 06-22-2021, 10:29 AM   #36
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Yeah, every tree has half the branches laying on the ground after all that ice. It was a devastating winter storm.
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Old 06-22-2021, 02:22 PM   #37
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Looking good. I was at my lease last week. Saw lots of whitetail. Pigs are freaking EVERYWHERE. Killed 7. We were hoping to kill some rutting axis bucks. Killed a couple does, but didn't see a shooter buck. I called one in. He bellowed and raked a tree about 80 yards from me on the fence line. I saw the tree limbs shaking, but the brush was too thick to see him. He must have had does with him. He didn't come in to the call/rattling any further. We have maybe 10% of the axis we had before the freeze. It really sucks. Heard a few bellows, but nothing like what it was in years past during the rut. Normally, the bellows were nearly constant day and night. Just a few here and there this time.

I wish I could get excited about the whitetail, but they're just jackrabbits down there.
I enjoyed following along on Facebook with your trip to the lease! Beautiful property!!
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Old 06-22-2021, 03:34 PM   #38
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I enjoyed following along on Facebook with your trip to the lease! Beautiful property!!
It is. Fishing is fun. The sudden loss of most of the axis sure is depressing though.
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Old 06-22-2021, 03:45 PM   #39
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It is. Fishing is fun. The sudden loss of most of the axis sure is depressing though.
Ya that sucks
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