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Old 07-23-2022, 11:29 PM   #1
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Default Racks seem like they are not as far along as years past

Is it just my places are is everyone else experiencing the same?


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Old 07-23-2022, 11:34 PM   #2
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Actually I’ve seen the opposite this year with the drought, the deer dropped about 2-3 weeks earlier than normal and I’ve seen more drops and kickers this year. Deer look great!
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Old 07-24-2022, 12:30 AM   #3
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I haven't been out since January. No cameras working. We like the surprise of just showing up.
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Old 07-24-2022, 12:30 AM   #4
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Drought years tend to yield better racks for us. We have good water for them and feed protein so they hit it hard
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Old 07-24-2022, 06:13 AM   #5
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With all the feed we put out this year im a bit disappointed myself. But weíll see how they finish. Theyve been putting on a lot the last 2 weeks.


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Old 07-24-2022, 06:43 AM   #6
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Pics I’ve seen seemed normal.
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Old 07-24-2022, 06:43 AM   #7
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They are looking great where I hunt. Usually do this time of year. Seems normal to me
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Old 07-24-2022, 07:12 AM   #8
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Things appear normal on our place.
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Old 07-24-2022, 07:17 AM   #9
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Old 07-24-2022, 07:27 AM   #10
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Some deer seem to be a month ahead. Its always like this on our place

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Old 07-24-2022, 07:36 AM   #11
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I'm afraid we lost a couple of fawns with the heat
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Old 07-24-2022, 08:11 AM   #12
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I haven't been out since January. No cameras working. We like the surprise of just showing up.
Same here. Seems as if there's no drought at Toledo Bend. The big ones will still be there and I'm looking for an E. Texas monster.
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Old 07-24-2022, 08:20 AM   #13
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Same here. Seems as if there's no drought at Toledo Bend. The big ones will still be there and I'm looking for an E. Texas monster.
There are no monsters in ET.
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Old 07-24-2022, 08:25 AM   #14
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Hard to say. Some deer start fast & finish slow where some are just opposite.
So far looking about normal growth cycle.
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Old 07-24-2022, 08:51 AM   #15
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I guess it’s the Tons and tons of Double Down that we have been feeding and it just looks like the horns aren’t as far along as they have been in years past on different brand protein!!

On the other hand the place in Oklahoma bucks look alot further along. And they are just now getting to where they will eat the protein.
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Old 07-24-2022, 08:53 AM   #16
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Better this year than last
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Old 07-24-2022, 09:14 AM   #17
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On my home place here in north Cherokee county I haven’t even got a buck yet on camera. Last fall/ winter I had 3-4 nothing of any great size all were younger bucks. I mainly run camera for hogs & predators but catch the same does on camera as they are regular feeders
As much as I feed I would think I would catch at least one on camera
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Old 07-24-2022, 09:38 AM   #18
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We are in one of the worst droughts I’ve ever seen. This one is right up next to the horrible drought of 2011.
We have only had a couple rains since the first of last November 2021.

From what I’m seeing some bucks are about 1.5 months behind on the growth stage compared to the last 10 years. It’s been hard even recognizing some so far.

There’s still some bucks doing well but there are also some that appears to have been stunted. We are feeding as much as we can to help out.

We had a super active rut and our bucks came out of February skin and bones add in the zero rain and our pasture was in bad shape.

Finally got a rain in May and got some Mesquites and browse to bloom…Thank Goodness. Still no Forbes or anything on the ground but the body weights are looking good considering. That was my main concern!!!

Our bucks typically lose velvet that 1st and 2nd week of September. I’m betting they’ll grow longer well into September this year and may see more velvet bucks during bow season. Of course I could be wrong and they may rub out the exact same time again. Lol

I see and learn new stuff every year. The white tail deer amaze me.
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Old 07-24-2022, 09:56 AM   #19
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We are in one of the worst droughts Iíve ever seen. This one is right up next to the horrible drought of 2011.
We have only had a couple rains since the first of last November 2021.

From what Iím seeing some bucks are about 1.5 months behind on the growth stage compared to the last 10 years. Itís been hard even recognizing some so far.

Thereís still some bucks doing well but there are also some that appears to have been stunted. We are feeding as much as we can to help out.

We had a super active rut and our bucks came out of February skin and bones add in the zero rain and our pasture was in bad shape.

Finally got a rain in May and got some Mesquites and browse to bloomÖThank Goodness. Still no Forbes or anything on the ground but the body weights are looking good considering. That was my main concern!!!

Our bucks typically lose velvet that 1st and 2nd week of September. Iím betting theyíll grow longer well into September this year and may see more velvet bucks during bow season. Of course I could be wrong and they may rub out the exact same time again. Lol

I see and learn new stuff every year. The white tail deer amaze me.
All good points. I am seeing much of the same.
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Old 07-24-2022, 09:57 AM   #20
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We’re behind on any stand out bucks for sure. At least what I’m seeing on my cameras. Fed as hard or harder this year with pellets, CS and corn as well. I’m hoping it’s just a later start but I’d say we’re a month behind compared to the last three years. Still being positive some of the bucks do blow up.

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Old 07-24-2022, 10:00 AM   #21
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Looks like the ones around me are finishing up.
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Old 07-24-2022, 10:07 AM   #22
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Ours have rebounded from the great freeze that put a hurting on them last season. What i am noticing is the bucks seem to be the same as two years ago across the board, like age is not helping them. Even the small fork horns are still just that. No protein.
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Old 07-24-2022, 10:24 AM   #23
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The OP commented on a different protein this season. I don't know that DD is any better ,but from my observations, everywhere I have fed it they just eat more. I think the taste ingredients being peanut based compared to alfalfa based helps them eat more of it.
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Old 07-24-2022, 12:37 PM   #24
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I would say bucks on my place are not as good, on average, as most years.
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Old 07-24-2022, 12:43 PM   #25
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We have some almost finished growing, some look like they have 2 months left.
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Old 07-24-2022, 12:47 PM   #26
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Old 07-24-2022, 04:46 PM   #27
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We have some almost finished growing, some look like they have 2 months left.


This dude almost done.


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