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Old 12-09-2020, 12:48 AM   #1
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This hunt has gone pretty good so far. My dad and I are here on the Gun Deer Either Sex hunt. Bag limit is 5 deer. We have 4 in the cooler after our first hunt this evening.

The staff has been good, and we are taking advantage of filling our freezer! They are so over run with deer they are needing the herd thinned.

I did see a mountain lion I watched it for 10minutes at about 500 yards on a rock outcrop.

My dad got a 5pt, spike, and doe. I was able to take a doe on the first evening of the hunt. We will be back at it early! Iíll try to give some better pics of our setups tomorrow around lunch.


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Old 12-09-2020, 12:51 AM   #2
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Sounds like a target rich environment!
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Old 12-09-2020, 02:07 AM   #3
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Awesome!!!
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Old 12-09-2020, 04:34 AM   #4
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Starting off right


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Old 12-09-2020, 05:12 AM   #5
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looks like a beautiful place.
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Old 12-09-2020, 06:01 AM   #6
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Great start! Please keep the reports coming and good luck!
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Old 12-09-2020, 06:05 AM   #7
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Good luck on the hunt today!
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Old 12-09-2020, 07:15 AM   #8
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I guess the my lion isn’t doing his job..
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Old 12-09-2020, 07:21 AM   #9
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Beautiful place.....Lots of Deer for sure!!
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Old 12-09-2020, 07:32 AM   #10
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Man times like that would be awesome to have a good camera. Enchanted rock is a beautiful place, now hopefully a big one walks out!


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Old 12-09-2020, 12:11 PM   #11
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I didnít see anything but it was a great morning!

One guy harvested a decent 8pt and a few more does were brought in. My dad saw 2 little bucks. We are going to switch stands this evening.






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Old 12-09-2020, 12:22 PM   #12
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Wow, what a cool hunt.
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Old 12-09-2020, 12:32 PM   #13
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Congrats, I put in for that hunt every year. Yall seen any exotics?
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Old 12-09-2020, 01:24 PM   #14
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Good luck tonight. Keep the pics and reports coming.
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Old 12-09-2020, 02:58 PM   #15
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Good luck this evening
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Old 12-09-2020, 06:14 PM   #16
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Me and my brother drew a hunt there in January, doe/spike only hunt.
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Old 12-09-2020, 06:38 PM   #17
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We used to Bowhunt Dutch Mountain right next to it. Cool place, congrats on the freezer filling
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Old 12-09-2020, 08:53 PM   #18
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Switched blinds tonight with my dad. I shot a little 6point. Right after I shot a good mature buck stepped out. Win some lose some.

Pic from the stand tonight. No one has seen any exotics this trip. But the hunt manager said they have 3 full curl mouflons running around.




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Old 12-09-2020, 09:11 PM   #19
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..that is a GREAT pic....perfect day...cept for the heat..ish....
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Old 12-09-2020, 09:16 PM   #20
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Switched blinds tonight with my dad. I shot a little 6point. Right after I shot a good mature buck stepped out. Win some lose some.

Pic from the stand tonight. No one has seen any exotics this trip. But the hunt manager said they have 3 full curl mouflons running around.




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I hunted that stand several years ago and saw a really nice 8 point. I was on a doe/spike hunt though....
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Old 12-09-2020, 09:51 PM   #21
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Man I miss deer hunting, haven,t shot a deer in 2 yr.s, lost my place to hunt used to hunt in Jacksburlo n. Tx. A friend owns 1000 acres up there but haven,t been there for 2yr.s, we hunted for 15 yrs together, now he has 22 ac. With lots of deer but no invite to shoot one
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Old 12-09-2020, 10:03 PM   #22
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This hunt has gone pretty good so far. My dad and I are here on the Gun Deer Either Sex hunt. Bag limit is 5 deer. We have 4 in the cooler after our first hunt this evening.

The staff has been good, and we are taking advantage of filling our freezer! They are so over run with deer they are needing the herd thinned.

I did see a mountain lion I watched it for 10minutes at about 500 yards on a rock outcrop.

My dad got a 5pt, spike, and doe. I was able to take a doe on the first evening of the hunt. We will be back at it early! Iíll try to give some better pics of our setups tomorrow around lunch.


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Awesome! And the mountain lion may be the best part!
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Old 12-10-2020, 12:02 PM   #23
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We decided not to hunt this morning and sleep in. We will be headed back out at 2


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Old 12-10-2020, 12:58 PM   #24
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Good luck this afternoon!
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Old 12-10-2020, 01:03 PM   #25
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one of my favorite places. the country side out there is beautiful.

BTW, if you saw a true mountain lion, even if 500yds away, you need to go play the lottery. that is an extreme rarity!!
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Old 12-10-2020, 11:25 PM   #26
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Well we have filled the freezer we are each going home with 3 deer from this hunt. I got a spike tonight.

The total for the hunt between 19 hunterís was 42 deer and 7 pigs. There is still another morning hunt tomorrow but we have enough meat and want to get home early tomorrow and get started unpacking and getting deer processed.

A couple of decent bucks were killed. There were 2 stags killed (nutless bucks). They had freaky horns!


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Old 12-10-2020, 11:46 PM   #27
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Well we have filled the freezer we are each going home with 3 deer from this hunt. I got a spike tonight.

The total for the hunt between 19 hunterís was 42 deer and 7 pigs. There is still another morning hunt tomorrow but we have enough meat and want to get home early tomorrow and get started unpacking and getting deer processed.

A couple of decent bucks were killed. There were 2 stags killed (nutless bucks). They had freaky horns!


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Congrats on the meat haul. A guy killed a scraggly spike stag when I was there several years ago. Must be the genetics there.


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Old 12-11-2020, 12:03 AM   #28
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Congrats on the meat haul. A guy killed a scraggly spike stag when I was there several years ago. Must be the genetics there.


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The staff said itís something in the soil that the bucks eat supposedly. Itís only in like one area of the park that the bucks are like this


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Old 12-11-2020, 08:58 AM   #29
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The staff said itís something in the soil that the bucks eat supposedly. Itís only in like one area of the park that the bucks are like this


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Did mgmt hunt at Mason Mt and several small bucks in velvet were brought in. They had balls but didnít mature sexually. Biologist said the same thing about a possible mineral deficiency or something they are eating. One of the bucks a guy shot actually knocked both of his antlers off when he flipped on the ground after being shot. Strange to see.


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Old 12-11-2020, 08:58 AM   #30
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And congrats on filling the freezer.


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Old 12-11-2020, 09:16 AM   #31
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Thats awesome and great place. I grew up hunting the land directly across from enchanted rock. cattle guard to cattle guard was our property boundary. It has since been divided up and sold. But there was alot of deer and some exotics in the area.
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Old 12-18-2020, 07:05 AM   #32
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That's great, I put in for that hunt every year. Still waiting.
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Old 12-18-2020, 10:27 AM   #33
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I went on a bow hunt there about 4 years back. It was fun. Did they take stand-by's? If so, how many?
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Old 12-23-2020, 01:01 AM   #34
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I went on a bow hunt there about 4 years back. It was fun. Did they take stand-by's? If so, how many?

Sorry hadnít check the thread again, they took 3 standby hunters. Only 1 name on a card. I think it depends on how many show up for the hunt. I think the plan was only 1 standby.


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Old 12-23-2020, 06:36 AM   #35
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Great success on the hunt, and had to be nice hunting with that view. Good for you!
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