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Old 01-10-2019, 08:58 AM   #201
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Like most of texas the abundance of rain has the deer moving very little. On most private leases it has been slow. Add alot more hunting pressure and the deer dang sure won't move much if food is everywhere. When the deer are more hungry it can be a good place to hunt. When they don't have to move much for food, water or love then your chances of seeing much are very slim.
For most that enjoy the tough day leases its about the hunt rather than the kill. Spilling blood is just icing on the cake. Also for some its a chance to hunt big whitetails in the stx brush country that can't afford a stx lease or have the availability to put time into a stx lease yr round.
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:14 AM   #202
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like most of texas the abundance of rain has the deer moving very little. On most private leases it has been slow. Add alot more hunting pressure and the deer dang sure won't move much if food is everywhere. When the deer are more hungry it can be a good place to hunt. When they don't have to move much for food, water or love then your chances of seeing much are very slim.
For most that enjoy the tough day leases its about the hunt rather than the kill. Spilling blood is just icing on the cake. Also for some its a chance to hunt big whitetails in the stx brush country that can't afford a stx lease or have the availability to put time into a stx lease yr round.
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Old 01-10-2019, 02:52 PM   #203
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It all comes down to money and apparently everyone is paying and getting paid enough money to be happy.

As far as not seeing deer. Deer sightings and harvest numbers are down all over. The Chap WMA is way behind on harvest quotas and deer sightings.

The deer are still here and at the Chap they are just choosing to eat other things besides corn.

Heres a picture from Tuesday. The next night there wasn't a deer on the road all night.

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Old 01-10-2019, 02:57 PM   #204
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Nice, just getting to hunt and enjoy the land is worth every penny of it ....
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Old 01-10-2019, 03:07 PM   #205
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Trying out a Christmas present. Does anybody know how long the standard battery lasts?

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Old 01-10-2019, 03:10 PM   #206
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Trying out a Christmas present. Does anybody know how long the standard battery lasts?
Dont have that model but my battery typically lasts about 5-6hrs.
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Old 01-10-2019, 03:23 PM   #207
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Dont have that model but my battery typically lasts about 5-6hrs.
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:28 PM   #208
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First point was brutal this year. Went 3 different times and saw a total of 6 deer on stand out of 12 days... and I’ve hunted there for like 9 years. I hope it’s just that everything is so green and not because of a die off some have talked about.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:43 PM   #209
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I had a shooter come in about 6. I would have shot him as an 8 but not as a 9 or 10. I was stupid and didnt take my binos to the stand, so I let him walk.

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Old 01-10-2019, 09:23 PM   #210
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He was an 8.

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Old 01-10-2019, 09:24 PM   #211
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Dang..... good luck tomorrow
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:46 PM   #212
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:03 AM   #213
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Wow! I would not have passed on him. Good luck
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:05 AM   #214
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I sure hope you get another chance at him today. And dont pass it up this time!


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Old 01-11-2019, 08:52 AM   #215
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First point was brutal this year. Went 3 different times and saw a total of 6 deer on stand out of 12 days... and Iíve hunted there for like 9 years. I hope itís just that everything is so green and not because of a die off some have talked about.
It was a brutal summer for sure antlers are as good as they should be and I am sure there was some die off.
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:31 PM   #216
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I had a bad headache this morning, so I went out corned the roads and then went back to camp.

Back in the stand now and I have my binos with me. Tonight feels like a good night to kill something.

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Old 01-11-2019, 02:39 PM   #217
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:48 PM   #218
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Went in to town midday, we had lunch, took a nap. Now back in stand...
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:05 PM   #219
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1st deer of the evening was a spike.

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Old 01-11-2019, 04:08 PM   #220
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Major deer feeding time is 458 pm today so be ready
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:50 PM   #221
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Had a few deer skirt my stand tonight. Time to move.

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Old 01-12-2019, 11:15 AM   #222
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Any luck this morning?
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:42 PM   #223
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Old 01-12-2019, 03:18 PM   #224
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No luck this morning. I'm in a new blind this evening. It's in a great spot with good wind. Bo went by about 30 minutes ago.

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Old 01-12-2019, 03:34 PM   #225
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I have a buddy that is there now. Just sent me a bunch of pictures of his different set ups. I will let y'all know if he has any luck. He has showed pictures of last year's bucks that his wife and daughter killed. They were nice deer.
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:18 PM   #226
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Came down to the last 10 minutes. But I got one.

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Old 01-12-2019, 07:20 PM   #227
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Dang right man.

You seem to make it happen a little too often to attribute it just to luck.
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:26 PM   #228
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Came down to the last 10 minutes. But I got one.

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Old 01-12-2019, 07:26 PM   #229
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Came down to the last 10 minutes. But I got one.

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Heck ya man. Canít wait to see what you got.
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:30 PM   #230
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Just got home, waiting to see pic
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:33 PM   #231
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Congratulations!!! Can’t wait for LDP’s
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:43 PM   #232
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Awesome man congrats
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:27 PM   #233
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Congrats, i enjoy your threads. Cant wait for pics
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:33 PM   #234
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Congrats. In for pics. I don't know anyone that out works you Sideler at first point.
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:37 PM   #235
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Tailgate pic.
It was the 8 from the other night


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Old 01-12-2019, 08:37 PM   #236
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Congrats in for the LDPs!
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:39 PM   #237
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Yes sir.
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:42 PM   #238
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Awesome! Glad you got a second chance at him
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:51 PM   #239
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I like it!!
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:00 PM   #240
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Good job!!!
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:07 PM   #241
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Congratulations nice 8
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:59 PM   #242
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Awesome! Congrats!
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Old 01-13-2019, 08:48 AM   #243
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Congrats, your pretty much automatic each year on that place.

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Old 01-13-2019, 09:03 AM   #244
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Congrats on the buck! You've hunted hard and earned that one!
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:08 AM   #245
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Congrats!!
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:29 AM   #246
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Congrats sir!
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Old 01-13-2019, 10:52 AM   #247
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Old 01-13-2019, 11:41 AM   #248
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Congrats!
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Old 01-13-2019, 02:59 PM   #249
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Old 01-13-2019, 03:15 PM   #250
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Congrats... it was a pleasure to meet you..
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