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Old 08-03-2021, 09:50 AM   #1
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Hello Gents!

I am terribly late getting this thread up this year, my apologies.

As in years past, let’s keep everyone updated in regard to trail cam pics, LDP’s, hunting/rut conditions, food pics, or anything else that you would like to share.

Looking forward to another great season!


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Old 08-03-2021, 11:05 AM   #2
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I'm in like Flynn.
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Old 08-03-2021, 11:49 AM   #3
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LFG!!! Hit 59 degrees in Albany early AM with winds out of the NW. Cant imagine a summer in Texas being any less stressful on the animals. Put cameras out last week and headed out for our annual work weekend on 8/12, will give them a look then. Despite how green things have been, they continue to crush the protein, even during the spring green-up. I've got unrealistically high expectations for the season!
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Old 08-03-2021, 06:29 PM   #4
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LFG!!! Hit 59 degrees in Albany early AM with winds out of the NW. Cant imagine a summer in Texas being any less stressful on the animals. Put cameras out last week and headed out for our annual work weekend on 8/12, will give them a look then. Despite how green things have been, they continue to crush the protein, even during the spring green-up. I've got unrealistically high expectations for the season!

I agree…really look forward to this season!


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Old 08-03-2021, 06:30 PM   #5
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I agree…should be a great season!


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Old 08-07-2021, 04:57 PM   #6
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Mowed all of the interior roads, as well as around the house. Filled feeders and set up trail cams, as well.

Headed back next weekend to prepare for a couple of co-workers who are headed up the last week of August to hunt hogs.


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Old 08-07-2021, 07:47 PM   #7
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In Coleman county. Have a few decent bucks on camera but nothing to write home about.
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Old 08-10-2021, 12:36 PM   #8
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Anyone hunt near Deep Creek in N Callahan? 310?
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Old 08-10-2021, 02:50 PM   #9
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New property owner in runnels county. I’ve had it since January and so far a few good looking youngsters.






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Old 08-11-2021, 07:45 PM   #10
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New property owner in runnels county. I’ve had it since January and so far a few good looking youngsters.






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Old 08-16-2021, 06:28 PM   #11
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Was able to mow all of our food plots this weekend, as well as plow/disc.










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Old 08-16-2021, 06:32 PM   #12
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The rain came right as we were plowing, which was a huge blessing, and helped soften the ground.

Checked cameras, filled feeders, and was nice to see these deer on camera.

Haven’t seen our (2) biggest deer that I’m fairly certain survived last season, but time will tell.






















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Old 08-16-2021, 06:35 PM   #13
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Anyone hunt near Deep Creek in N Callahan? 310?

I’ve never hunted in that area, but I have seen some nice deer while passing through.


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Old 08-16-2021, 08:30 PM   #14
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I’m in Callahan county between Baird and Coleman off 283. I’ve been so busy lately I haven’t had time to get setup yet but plan to get started in the next week or so
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Old 08-17-2021, 11:24 AM   #15
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Just back from a 4 day work weekend, should have things ready to go for the season. Couple of observations...the sunflower fields everywhere look great but dove are few and far between. Had a couple locals tell me the feb freeze did a number on the local birds and i certainly believe it...
The deer look great as do most of the other animals. Still plowing thru the the protein even when we were greened up, so makes me think numbers are strong. Still missing a few big guys we know made it through the season, but have a couple 150ish mature deer that are regulars. Also, lots of good up and comers.
Any turkey reports? Didn't see or hear any this weekend and hope they fared ok in Feb...
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Old 08-18-2021, 04:59 PM   #16
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Deep Creek / Sheep Creek flooded... again

2nd time in 90 days.

7-8+ inches in last 12 hours

cabin and box trailers most certainly flooded... again...

100 Year flood not due until 2116....
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Old 08-18-2021, 05:11 PM   #17
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Deep Creek / Sheep Creek flooded... again

2nd time in 90 days.

7-8+ inches in last 12 hours

cabin and box trailers most certainly flooded... again...

100 Year flood not due until 2116....

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Old 08-18-2021, 06:02 PM   #18
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FieldView app says we've had 4.7" since midnight at our place. 7-8" is a BUNCH!
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Old 08-19-2021, 09:22 AM   #19
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lcra hydromet had clyde around 6" and Coleman over 7", heckuva a way to round out august. Forecast for dove opener doens't look too bad either, with highs of 90 and lows of 70 for Albany. I'll take that every year!
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Old 08-19-2021, 09:33 AM   #20
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East of 283, 15 miles north of Coleman my game cameras showed tons of water standing by the feeders. Lots of deer movement though.
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Old 08-19-2021, 12:27 PM   #21
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Thanks for the rain reports…anxious to get back next weekend and make final preparations for our food plots!


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Old 08-19-2021, 12:51 PM   #22
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Thanks for the rain reports…anxious to get back next weekend and make final preparations for our food plots!


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That one buck you posted a picture of has some crazy brow tines… looks like you have some nice bucks


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Old 08-19-2021, 06:01 PM   #23
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That one buck you posted a picture of has some crazy brow tines… looks like you have some nice bucks


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Thank you Sir…Here he is from (2) seasons ago…thinking he’s 4 this year.





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Old 08-20-2021, 08:04 PM   #24
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Couple of newcomers…ready to see what these deer look like hard-horned!







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Old 08-26-2021, 06:23 PM   #25
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Any updates...let's keep this thread going!
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Old 08-27-2021, 05:15 PM   #26
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Headed out in a week to pull cameras for first time since a majority of the deer have rubbed out, so hopefully a few new bucks will be on camera. With Ida going east, its dried out the 10 day forecast nicely and looks like we wont get the normal day or two before the season rain storms that move the birds out.
Unfortunately won't make it out for the dove opener but will be giving it a shot north of Sealy. Good luck to everyone and I'll make sure to post up some deer pics when we return from Labor Day.
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Old 09-01-2021, 06:39 PM   #27
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Any dove reports???


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Old 09-02-2021, 10:47 AM   #28
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N Callahan, off 310, nothing.

Although I do hear some occasional shooting.



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Old 09-07-2021, 10:29 AM   #29
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we killed more rattlesnakes than dove this weekend, easily the fewest birds ive ever seen out there. we are between albany and baird. on a positive note, the body size on our deer is the best ive ever seen it for this time of year...
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Old 09-07-2021, 12:59 PM   #30
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Did not see many dove near Moran this wknd. As stated, deer are in the best shape we've ever seen. Our bucks look pregnant right now.
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Old 09-07-2021, 02:13 PM   #31
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NE Runnels county and we saw maybe 6 birds. Neighbors either did pretty well or shot a crap load of shells at a couple birds!!!!


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Old 09-10-2021, 06:04 PM   #32
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Velvet is off…can’t wait to pull cards this weekend!






Headed up this weekend to put the finishing touches on the food plots.

Deer are in great shape…hope everyone has a great weekend!


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Old 09-19-2021, 02:20 PM   #33
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Had a couple of friends down this weekend to hunt pigs. Didn’t have any luck, but they did see a few from a distance, as well as a couple of deer.

We fed them good!



Bucks are settling into their Fall ranges, and we’re beginning to see a couple of new bucks hanging around the feeders.

Planted our food plots last weekend, and praying for rain now. 10 day forecast doesn’t look promising, but you never know.

What is everyone seeing? Let’s keep this thread going!


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Old 09-22-2021, 06:14 PM   #34
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Anyone???


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Old 09-24-2021, 09:52 AM   #35
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Old 09-25-2021, 06:14 PM   #36
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We seem to have more yotes this year, as well.


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Old 09-26-2021, 09:25 PM   #37
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Dad thinned the herd this morning!




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Old 09-28-2021, 08:07 AM   #38
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I am new to the area this year. Will be hunting SW Coleman County near Ivie. Been running cameras and corn for about 2 months.

Lots of does but only have 1 mature buck that sporadically shows up. I have had an occasional axis though. Hoping more bucks start to appear.
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Old 09-28-2021, 06:28 PM   #39
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I am new to the area this year. Will be hunting SW Coleman County near Ivie. Been running cameras and corn for about 2 months.

Lots of does but only have 1 mature buck that sporadically shows up. I have had an occasional axis though. Hoping more bucks start to appear.

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Old 10-02-2021, 01:11 PM   #40
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Skunked this morning…heading back to San Angelo this evening for the Friends of the NRA event.

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Old 10-02-2021, 02:33 PM   #41
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Decided to postpone my opening weekend by a week due to weather and an important meeting I have on Monday morning.
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Old 10-02-2021, 03:29 PM   #42
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My son took this one this morning in Coleman.



These two bucks are on the hit list for my daughter. 1st one to show will get an arrow










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Old 10-02-2021, 03:33 PM   #43
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Very nice…congratulations!

He was the first to kill on the contest thread as well, I believe.

How awesome!


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Old 10-03-2021, 08:45 PM   #44
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Heck of a deer congrats, what weight is he pulling on that elite? I’ve been hesitant with my middle son and his bow.


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Old 10-04-2021, 07:17 AM   #46
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I'm just north of where 310 runs into 317.
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Old 10-04-2021, 07:28 AM   #47
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Saw over 20 deer this past weekend but no shooters. A lot of does and young bucks.
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Old 10-12-2021, 11:36 AM   #48
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picked the wrong weekend to go bow hunt, but college football, astros and prepping for rifle season more than filled the time. Dove finally starting to show up on our place and my buddy whose still out there, said they were pouring in today. good turkey numbers as well, so think they fared ok during the feb freeze. We have good numbers of mature management deer and good numbers of 3-4 year old future trophies. But still not seeing mature trophies. Have 4-5 big shooters that we hoped to have show back up this year, but not seeing any of them yet. Hoping its a combination of acorns and weather thats keeping them away, but we shall see...
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Old 10-12-2021, 04:38 PM   #49
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picked the wrong weekend to go bow hunt, but college football, astros and prepping for rifle season more than filled the time. Dove finally starting to show up on our place and my buddy whose still out there, said they were pouring in today. good turkey numbers as well, so think they fared ok during the feb freeze. We have good numbers of mature management deer and good numbers of 3-4 year old future trophies. But still not seeing mature trophies. Have 4-5 big shooters that we hoped to have show back up this year, but not seeing any of them yet. Hoping its a combination of acorns and weather thats keeping them away, but we shall see...

Seeing the same at our place in Oplin…didn’t see a deer on Saturday, but did see quite a few dove.

Food plots are coming along nicely, but we have a TON of acorns!


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Old 10-12-2021, 07:27 PM   #50
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Was just up at our place in Coleman and fisher counties. We are just now starting feeders but I had cameras out. Going to be interesting in fisher county we have some red stags on camera and a albino mule deer fawn.
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