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Old 05-05-2021, 05:37 PM   #1
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My dad is retiring from working at Valero for the past 42 years. With that said he has purchased 525 acres just north of Coalgate, Ok.
How is the hunting in that area? What to expect on deer quality and density?
As you can all expect I am beyond excited to get up there and scout the property and start hanging some sets.


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Old 05-05-2021, 05:48 PM   #2
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I don’t think you will be disappointed.
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Old 05-05-2021, 06:01 PM   #3
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Better than most of Texas!
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Old 05-05-2021, 06:04 PM   #4
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I’ve killed some very very small deer close to that area. I wouldn’t even bother buying a license if I were you, I’m about to send my lifetime license back and tell them to stick it

The areas pretty good but like all things hunting it’s location location location, I’m sure the hunting will be pretty good to excellent.
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Old 05-05-2021, 06:07 PM   #5
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Iíve killed some very very small deer close to that area. I wouldnít even bother buying a license if I were you, Iím about to send my lifetime license back and tell them to stick it

The areas pretty good but like all things hunting itís location location location, Iím sure the hunting will be pretty good to excellent.

Sounds good. I am unfamiliar with the area just excited and trying to get some insight on the area.


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Old 05-05-2021, 06:27 PM   #6
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My biggest fairly close to their is upper 180”s, lots of non typical’s in the area. Pm me the exact location or very close and I can give you more info.
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Old 05-05-2021, 06:54 PM   #7
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I have a church friend that has a place about 5 miles north in 75 there. He has elk on their place. I didn’t think they were that far south.
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Old 05-05-2021, 07:18 PM   #8
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I bought land just north of there last year in Hughes county. The deer hunting is better than any lease I’ve hunted in Texas the past 25 years. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
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Old 05-05-2021, 08:17 PM   #9
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Good deer in OK....you just gotta beat the methhead Okie poachers to them
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Old 05-05-2021, 09:02 PM   #10
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I bought land just north of there last year in Hughes county. The deer hunting is better than any lease Iíve hunted in Texas the past 25 years. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

Sounds promising


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Old 05-05-2021, 09:05 PM   #11
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I’m north of you in Hughes county and I think you will be extremely happy with the hunting! Good luck!
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Old 05-06-2021, 07:29 AM   #12
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Great area, also feeders were allowed just a few years ago. Lots of big bucks and pigs.
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Old 05-06-2021, 07:57 AM   #13
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That area has some studs. I know a guy in Coalgate and he's always covered up in big deer, ducks, and geese.
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Old 05-06-2021, 08:02 AM   #14
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Iím up 31 a few minutes from Coalgate. This will be my first season and I am very anxious to see what the property holds!
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Old 05-06-2021, 09:42 AM   #15
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I own a little land in Coalgate. Turkey population is very good and very good deer pop. There is very good number of big bucks over 150". Hogs tend to move around a lot vs sticking around and taking over feeders. I'm very close, holler if you need anything.
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Old 05-06-2021, 04:40 PM   #16
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i can say hunting in OK is 100x better than hunting east Texas, you don't have to deal with the condense brush and the climate usually feels great
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Old 05-06-2021, 05:01 PM   #17
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Hunting is great but if you are familiar with how bad acorns effect feeder hunting in Texas then multiply that exponentially for Oklahoma.
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Old 05-06-2021, 05:17 PM   #18
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Lots of good advice. Especially acorns. If you like feeding corn broadcast it. Big deer in that area hardly come to feeders. I hunt in Kiowa 15 miles up 75. My uncle was a warden there and said coalfate produces the biggest deer consistently in SE Oklahoma. Hogs take over any feeder where I hunt. Not saying it will happen to you, but it probably will.
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Old 05-06-2021, 05:17 PM   #19
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Hunting is great but if you are familiar with how bad acorns effect feeder hunting in Texas then multiply that exponentially for Oklahoma.

This X100. The other benefit up their is you can actually pattern the deer, itís not nearly as much as a random pattern of here one day and gone for 3 weeks. I pick a deer and hunt him until I kill him or his granddaddy shows up pressing the temptation button to much. Buy a muzzle loader now and get set up, I kill my best bucks normally with the smoke pole. Iím lucky enough to have a lifetime Ok license so I fill all the tags on a couple different properties normally. The bears coming through tear the crap out of feeders so be prepared for that as well depending on exactly where your located.
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Old 05-06-2021, 11:01 PM   #20
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I have 20 more years at Valero... congrats to your Dad and to you. Sounds like a heck of an area to hunt

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