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Old 03-02-2019, 09:57 PM   #1
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Hopefully y’all had a great season last year and here’s to another good this year.

I will be heading down this month or beginning of next to look for sheds and do a little turkey hunting.


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Old 03-02-2019, 10:13 PM   #2
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We have a deer on camera down in freer that has shed both sides already, way early for us
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Old 03-02-2019, 10:24 PM   #3
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I'll be tagging along...
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Old 03-02-2019, 10:33 PM   #4
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We haven’t found any sheds yet, dad has been keeping the feeders full, they were hammering it early but seems they have back off some since then!

Should be starting to shed here in 3 weeks!
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Old 03-02-2019, 10:34 PM   #5
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Found 1 shed today. Saw 10-12 bucks and all still had both sides. Still early for us. Starting to green up here some. Some rain would help.


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Old 03-02-2019, 10:40 PM   #6
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Gonna head back down in a couple weeks and top of corn, protein and cotton seed feeders.

Probably still be a little early for sheds, but I’ll do a little looking..

Got my biggest to date this last season, time to try and grow a bigger one..


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Old 03-02-2019, 10:41 PM   #7
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Hopefully we get some better deer showing up. We added another three hunters to our lease bring in the number up to 5 total on 1100 acres. We are off to a good start with 5 protein feeders and 4 cotton seed pens allready going. Had the dozer out this weekend for some much needed brush maintanence.
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Old 03-02-2019, 10:45 PM   #8
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No sheds yet. Saw 5 bucks this weekend only one of the smaller ones had dropped. Got a good 8 we passed on this year on camera. Glad to see he made it.
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Old 03-02-2019, 11:01 PM   #9
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Will be headed down next weekend to check things out. I’m having lease withdraws.


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Old 03-02-2019, 11:15 PM   #10
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Looking forward to time spent in Dimmit Co.
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Old 03-03-2019, 11:00 AM   #11
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We haven’t found any sheds yet, dad has been keeping the feeders full, they were hammering it early but seems they have back off some since then!

Should be starting to shed here in 3 weeks!
Same thing down in freer too, gonna try and put out some cottonseed and see what happens
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:04 PM   #12
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Anybody know if the deer have started shedding antlers around Brooks County yet? Thinking of making a trip this weekend or next.


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Old 03-15-2019, 09:19 PM   #13
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Tag...these yearly threads feel like they reappear monthly?? Crazy how time zips by
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Old 03-16-2019, 01:52 AM   #14
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Anybody know if the deer have started shedding antlers around Brooks County yet? Thinking of making a trip this weekend or next.


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Last weekend all the bucks I saw still were attached, but father in law saw one at his spot with one side gone.
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Old 03-16-2019, 08:53 AM   #15
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y'all seeing as many dove as I am? HOLY HELL it's insane.. I think i have 1000s living on my place
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Old 03-16-2019, 10:13 AM   #16
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Haven’t been able to go this year due to work but i drive by my lease constantly, but as of now I still see lots of bucks with both sides on alongside 281 and 77
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Old 03-28-2019, 02:13 PM   #17
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My group just leased a place in McMullen County that is just shy of 2,800 acres MLD 3 that has not been leased in 6 years. The owner and sons have been mostly culling and getting the age structure in place for it to be leased. It is a low fence ranch with another 2,800 acres bordering us on the same MLD program. We are excited to get out there do some work, feed some deer, and hopefully have a good first season. We have seen game cam pics from this past season and deer the ranch has produced going back to the 70's and the genetics seem to be in place.

The ranch has 10 protein feeding stations in place. The owner half filled them in early March but said they deer arent hitting them very much. Ranch is too green.


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My group just leased a place in McMullen County that is just shy of 2,800 acres MLD 3 that has not been leased in 6 years. The owner and sons have been mostly culling and getting the age structure in place for it to be leased. It is a low fence ranch with another 2,800 acres bordering us on the same MLD program. We are excited to get out there do some work, feed some deer, and hopefully have a good first season. We have seen game cam pics from this past season and deer the ranch has produced going back to the 70's and the genetics seem to be in place.


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I see you are in McMullen County, we are as well. What general location?
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Old 03-28-2019, 02:59 PM   #19
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South of Tilden and south of the river. HWY 16 area.


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Old 03-28-2019, 03:28 PM   #20
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South of Tilden and south of the river. HWY 16 area.


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We are west of Tilden off 72
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Old 03-28-2019, 03:37 PM   #21
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We are west of Tilden off 72


Nice, how long have y’all been hunting out that way?


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Old 03-28-2019, 04:50 PM   #22
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Need rain in N Webb county
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Old 03-28-2019, 08:24 PM   #23
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All of Webb county....hopefully we get some this weekend.
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Old 03-28-2019, 08:45 PM   #24
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In McMullen. Hasn’t rained in a while but a super wet winter made for a pretty green up! Could use rain any time now.






First and last sheds have over 20” of mass! Hope to see them next year at 6.5 yrs old.



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Old 03-28-2019, 08:49 PM   #25
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Yup deep south Texas, Mexico no rain for a hot minute! Come on rain!
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Old 03-28-2019, 11:38 PM   #26
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I was at our place in Freer last week and some bucks have dropped and some haven't. I would guess it was probably close to 50/50.

They are not heavy into the protein or cotton seed yet.
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Old 03-29-2019, 01:36 AM   #27
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In McMullen. Hasn’t rained in a while but a super wet winter made for a pretty green up! Could use rain any time now.






First and last sheds have over 20” of mass! Hope to see them next year at 6.5 yrs old.



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What are those yellow flowered plants? I have a bunch in my food plots too.
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Old 03-29-2019, 08:48 AM   #28
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Nice, how long have y’all been hunting out that way?


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The lease boss has been running the place for over 20’years.

This will be my 4th season coming up. Just got lucky and a buddy got me on when someone had to get off.




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Old 03-29-2019, 09:03 AM   #29
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Nice sheds Hunter!

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I think it’s Blackfoot daisy
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Old 03-29-2019, 09:06 AM   #30
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Headed down today. Looking for sheds and turkey's.
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Old 03-29-2019, 10:20 AM   #31
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What are those yellow flowered plants? I have a bunch in my food plots too.
I'd be lying if I said what they were. No idea but there are a bunch of them! Hope it is edible to a deer
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Old 03-29-2019, 10:50 AM   #32
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Old 03-31-2019, 01:09 PM   #33
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Excited to say I can officially participate in this thread. I didn’t want to have a drive this far but I just joined a lease in Webb County! Wfranklin and I are on our way home from looking at it right now, handed over checks on the way out and got our keys to the gate. Rained it’s *** off last night if anyone was wondering. Looking forward to watching them grow over the summer.
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Old 03-31-2019, 01:24 PM   #34
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Congrats and we needed rain. How far are you from Encinal?
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Old 03-31-2019, 01:35 PM   #35
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Between Freer and Bruni off 2050
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Old 03-31-2019, 01:50 PM   #36
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It’s been pretty dry in STX could really use some rain!

We’ve found sheds and are starting to find more, have found some good ones!



I/we have found more than that but I didn’t take any other pictures.
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Old 04-07-2019, 10:56 AM   #37
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Some good April rains...much needed.
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Hallelujah! This is the first measurable rain in 2019 for me.


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Old 04-07-2019, 11:13 AM   #39
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Hallelujah indeed!!!!! We got same on the other side of the wall.
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Old 04-07-2019, 11:19 AM   #41
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Went down last weekend to work and do a little turkey hunting. Couldn’t find my turkey choke before I left so I decided not to bring my turkey hunting stuff and heard turkeys gobbling all weekend.

Ranch was green but was going to need some rain as the watering holes where starting to dry up.

Nilgai where everywhere on my trail cams but very little hog activity. The good news is one of my best Bucks made it another year.





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4.6” for us!



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Old 04-07-2019, 02:55 PM   #43
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We were @ 2.6” from 2am - 6am this morning and still coming down hard when I headed back home.

Pastures already looked good, but this rain will really make everything really take off..


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Old 04-10-2019, 09:34 AM   #44
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Headed to the ranch this weekend to show it to the rest of our group. So far I am the only one that has seen the place. It was one of those situations where we had to take it or it would be leased to another Group. I am confident that they will all love the place, it’s pretty awesome.

We will be filling protein feeders and riding around to get familiar with all the stand locations and roads/senderos!

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Old 04-10-2019, 10:04 AM   #45
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Anyone else headed south this weekend?


Yes sir, same filling feeders and checking cameras. Maybe shoot a piggie or coyote.
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Old 04-10-2019, 10:38 AM   #46
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Old 04-10-2019, 11:14 AM   #47
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I went down last Friday and Saturday. Refilled cotton seed feeders and looked for shed and brought cameras in. I'm in north east Webb near the la salle line.
The ranch was dry. The rain we got on Sunday was much needed. We found 12 sheds, 1 rattler. Our oldest know buck was the first to lose its horns, he lost one on March 5 and the other the next day. All bucks have shed except 1 at our place based on trail cam pics
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Old 04-10-2019, 12:22 PM   #48
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Had 3 inches on the Galvan
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Old 04-13-2019, 03:41 PM   #49
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We filled 10 protein stations yesterday. Ranch was super green. Flowers and bugs everywhere. Hopefully the rains continues.




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Old 04-17-2019, 06:12 AM   #50
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I'll be headed down early tommorrow morning to set up another pen and refill protein and cotton seed feeders. Supposed to get a little rain. Maybe it will loosen the ground up a little. If I have a little time and it stays cool I may take a hike and try and locate a shed or two.
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