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Old 03-14-2019, 01:11 PM   #151
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Heading to the lease tomorrow for a much needed break from the daily grind with my lease buddies. We will be topping off cottonseed, trapping coons, shed hunting, setting up a community blind, black buck hunting, having a craw fish boil, drinking some whiskey, smoking cigars and playing poker.

We have had 2 protein fills since beginning of February. So far protein consumption at all 10 stations is down for us, but I expect it to pick up very soon if history from the last 5 years repeats itself.
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Heading to the lease tomorrow for a much needed break from the daily grind with my lease buddies. We will be topping off cottonseed, trapping coons, shed hunting, setting up a community blind, black buck hunting, having a craw fish boil, drinking some whiskey, smoking cigars and playing poker.

We have had 2 protein fills since beginning of February. So far protein consumption at all 10 stations is down for us, but I expect it to pick up very soon if history from the last 5 years repeats itself.



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1"1/2 reported at Robert Lee.
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good way to kick off spring especially with the amount of ground moisture already in place.
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:19 PM   #159
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I’m in Mertzon and we got just over an inch. Wind was pretty rough. Power was out for a little bit also. But.... bluebird sky today.


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For you turkey hunters:

I am new to turkey hunting and made a serious effort for the first time last year, and pretty much got schooled. They were not gobbling much though as it was late in the season.

We see turkeys on our place, but they do not seem to consistently roost on our place. They do seem to consistently roost on the property to the north of us. I have found a couple of places where they cross the north fence line, and there are some water sources that they seem to come to.

So, if I can't set up early on a roost tree, how would you go about trying to locate them?

My current plan is to get out early and try to listen for gobbles, then set up a little ways off where they cross. If that doesn't work, try to drive around and call to locate.

Is there a plan for how y'all would do this? Any other general turkey tips for a fairly novice hunter? Any tips for call sequences or calling in general?
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Old 03-15-2019, 01:23 PM   #161
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For you turkey hunters:

I am new to turkey hunting and made a serious effort for the first time last year, and pretty much got schooled. They were not gobbling much though as it was late in the season.

We see turkeys on our place, but they do not seem to consistently roost on our place. They do seem to consistently roost on the property to the north of us. I have found a couple of places where they cross the north fence line, and there are some water sources that they seem to come to.

So, if I can't set up early on a roost tree, how would you go about trying to locate them?

My current plan is to get out early and try to listen for gobbles, then set up a little ways off where they cross. If that doesn't work, try to drive around and call to locate.

Is there a plan for how y'all would do this? Any other general turkey tips for a fairly novice hunter? Any tips for call sequences or calling in general?


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Old 03-15-2019, 01:23 PM   #162
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Old 03-15-2019, 01:44 PM   #166
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ocate them?

My current plan is to get out early and try to listen for gobbles, then set up a little ways off where they cross. If that doesn't work, try to drive around and call to locate.

Is there a plan for how y'all would do this? Any other general turkey tips for a fairly novice hunter? Any tips for call sequences or calling in general?



That's about all you can do if you don't know where they are. Location is key. I would start in the general areas of food and water sources if you don't have any roosting areas. Don't hunt on the sources but hunt in their general area because they will be around them. They are going to be there eventually if they are using them. If you have to cut them off then so be it. We run corn and water in each of our feedpens just to keep the hens around this time of year. The gobblers will follow. Our turkeys are big time roamers and roost where they end the day. There is no set roosts but there are some common roosting places strung out through the whole 2400 acres they use when in the area. We try to hunt in the general area of those roosts or we do have some more open areas the turkey like to frequent. Just depends on what we see scouting or on camera activity.



For calling go to youtube. There is a wealth of information that is much better than me trying to type what I like to do out.
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That's about all you can do if you don't know where they are. Location is key. I would start in the general areas of food and water sources if you don't have any roosting areas. Don't hunt on the sources but hunt in their general area because they will be around them. They are going to be there eventually if they are using them. If you have to cut them off then so be it. We run corn and water in each of our feedpens just to keep the hens around this time of year. The gobblers will follow. Our turkeys are big time roamers and roost where they end the day. There is no set roosts but there are some common roosting places strung out through the whole 2400 acres they use when in the area. We try to hunt in the general area of those roosts or we do have some more open areas the turkey like to frequent. Just depends on what we see scouting or on camera activity.



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Old 03-15-2019, 06:17 PM   #168
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Shotgunning multiples under corn feeders or out of pecan trees about midnight are the best bets.


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Just wish it would hold off until may or june…..mud and more mud, lol!
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:04 PM   #170
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Shotgunning multiples under corn feeders or out of pecan trees about midnight are the best bets.


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LMAO!!! You just make sure you shoot the ones with small beards for now..

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Old 03-15-2019, 10:43 PM   #171
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For you turkey hunters:

I am new to turkey hunting and made a serious effort for the first time last year, and pretty much got schooled. They were not gobbling much though as it was late in the season.

We see turkeys on our place, but they do not seem to consistently roost on our place. They do seem to consistently roost on the property to the north of us. I have found a couple of places where they cross the north fence line, and there are some water sources that they seem to come to.

So, if I can't set up early on a roost tree, how would you go about trying to locate them?

My current plan is to get out early and try to listen for gobbles, then set up a little ways off where they cross. If that doesn't work, try to drive around and call to locate.

Is there a plan for how y'all would do this? Any other general turkey tips for a fairly novice hunter? Any tips for call sequences or calling in general?
I have always had good luck on water troughs near roosts in pm hunts. Also if I don’t for sure know where the roosts are I will cruise after sunset and glass trees/big powerline poles etc the last 45min of daylight to try and find birds then get in before light to set up near a clearing.
I’m usually hunting pop ups because I usually only bow hunt.
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Old 03-18-2019, 08:40 PM   #172
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Had a fun trip at the lease. Weather was beautiful. Most of our bucks still had headgear, but still found 3 sheds. I put out a truck load of cottonseed. Protein consumption has picked up and they were hammering the cottonseed. Buck (TXBuck74) got a pretty nice blackbuck. I saw the one I wanted but he slipped away from us on 2 different spot and stalks. We trapped 10 raccoons and I got a porcupine. The crawfish were amazing, the poker game was great and the drinks went down smooth. We will head back down in a few weeks for turkey and another try at the Blackbuck I’m after.




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Good times good times!
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Old 03-18-2019, 09:04 PM   #174
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Had a fun trip at the lease. Weather was beautiful. Most of our bucks still had headgear, but still found 3 sheds. I put out a truck load of cottonseed. Protein consumption has picked up and they were hammering the cottonseed. Buck (TXBuck74) got a pretty nice blackbuck. I saw the one I wanted but he slipped away from us on 2 different spot and stalks. We trapped 10 raccoons and I got a porcupine. The crawfish were amazing, the poker game was great and the drinks went down smooth. We will head back down in a few weeks for turkey and another try at the Blackbuck I’m after.




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Looks like a dang good trip!
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Had a fun trip at the lease. Weather was beautiful. Most of our bucks still had headgear, but still found 3 sheds. I put out a truck load of cottonseed. Protein consumption has picked up and they were hammering the cottonseed. Buck (TXBuck74) got a pretty nice blackbuck. I saw the one I wanted but he slipped away from us on 2 different spot and stalks. We trapped 10 raccoons and I got a porcupine. The crawfish were amazing, the poker game was great and the drinks went down smooth. We will head back down in a few weeks for turkey and another try at the Blackbuck I’m after.




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Had a fun trip at the lease. Weather was beautiful. Most of our bucks still had headgear, but still found 3 sheds. I put out a truck load of cottonseed. Protein consumption has picked up and they were hammering the cottonseed. Buck (TXBuck74) got a pretty nice blackbuck. I saw the one I wanted but he slipped away from us on 2 different spot and stalks. We trapped 10 raccoons and I got a porcupine. The crawfish were amazing, the poker game was great and the drinks went down smooth. We will head back down in a few weeks for turkey and another try at the Blackbuck I’m after.


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Old 03-19-2019, 09:34 AM   #177
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Breck and I are about to head out shortly to chase them thunder chickens for a couple days.

Might even put out a tad bit of feed............between hunting turkey and sheds.......


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Looks like well have an opening on our lease in Irion Co. if you like observing deer in the desert as much as we do shoot me a PM.


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Hoping to thump some of Txwhitetail’s favorite birds in the am with the bow. Wind is gonna suck but hopefully we can make it work.

Popup is setup on my favorite field. Lotta activity on cameras around the lease and a triple bearded bird is amongst um.

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Hoping to thump some of Txwhitetail’s favorite birds in the am with the bow. Wind is gonna suck but hopefully we can make it work.

Popup is setup on my favorite field. Lotta activity on cameras around the lease and a triple bearded bird is amongst um.



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I'm 100 miles east of you but 2019 and 2020 deer season should be good for bigger horns.
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Old 03-30-2019, 06:48 AM   #185
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In other news.... Ricky won’t be coon fingering my Lamco anymore



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Popup is setup on my favorite field. Lotta activity on cameras around the lease and a triple bearded bird is amongst um.

Good luck, Jason.
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Old 03-31-2019, 10:05 PM   #187
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Got my first turkey at the new place. He had a 9” beard and his spurs were a little over an inch.





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Old 03-31-2019, 10:36 PM   #189
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Old 04-01-2019, 06:44 AM   #191
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Wish I could of made it down, buddy. Congrats again!! Going to be even more fun when Gunner is chasing thunder chickens and those west Texas whitetails with us!!


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Great weekend to be at the lease, minus the cut through you north winds. Deer are extremely healthy and the ground vegetation is extremely thick and lush. The majority of our creeks/streams are still running. Protein consumption is at a all time minimum for us and that is a good thing.........ha ha.

Below are a couple mature birds I was lucky enough to kill Saturday morning. The wind and there concentration on the lady's got them killed. I glassed them down a highline right-of-way and made a unreal lucky stalk and closed the distance enough to get arrows in both of them. I believe the saying "better to be lucky than good" is appropriate here. ha ha

God bless and hope all have a great week.

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Old 04-01-2019, 09:03 AM   #194
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Wow, very cool on the spot n stalk turkey kill that’s great!

We are with yall on all time min. of protein consumption. Well take it! Should be a solid year of antler growth thanks to Mother Nature


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Great weekend to be at the lease, minus the cut through you north winds. Deer are extremely healthy and the ground vegetation is extremely thick and lush. The majority of our creeks/streams are still running. Protein consumption is at a all time minimum for us and that is a good thing.........ha ha.

Below are a couple mature birds I was lucky enough to kill Saturday morning. The wind and there concentration on the lady's got them killed. I glassed them down a highline right-of-way and made a unreal lucky stalk and closed the distance enough to get arrows in both of them. I believe the saying "better to be lucky than good" is appropriate here. ha ha

God bless and hope all have a great week.

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Well done, Richard. Congrats on the bow kills.
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Well done, Richard. Congrats on the bow kills.
Appreciate it Brandon. Jake knocked these two pigs down Friday evening.

Hope all is well.

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Old 04-01-2019, 10:42 AM   #198
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Great weekend to be at the lease, minus the cut through you north winds. Deer are extremely healthy and the ground vegetation is extremely thick and lush. The majority of our creeks/streams are still running. Protein consumption is at a all time minimum for us and that is a good thing.........ha ha.

Below are a couple mature birds I was lucky enough to kill Saturday morning. The wind and there concentration on the lady's got them killed. I glassed them down a highline right-of-way and made a unreal lucky stalk and closed the distance enough to get arrows in both of them. I believe the saying "better to be lucky than good" is appropriate here. ha ha

God bless and hope all have a great week.

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Very nice Richard! Congrats!!
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Old 04-01-2019, 11:01 AM   #199
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Very nice Richard! Congrats!!
Appreciate it Jason, we must have watched your video a dozen times Saturday, instant classic. Congrats to you and your group as well.


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Old 04-03-2019, 11:10 AM   #200
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Had a good report from the hunter's up at the lease near Robert Lee this weekend. They both scored two gobblers and said there were birds everywhere.
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