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Old 02-17-2021, 08:31 PM   #51
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You gotta feed a cold. They are hitting the protein and corn feeders hard now.




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Dang thatís good to see!
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Old 02-17-2021, 09:54 PM   #52
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We had 50 bales alfalfa taken to the ranch Monday by one of our drivers that lived in SA and looks like it helped. Luckily we still had 6 timed protein feeders throwing as well. Today the owner of the ranch made it there from Kerrville and said we had 50 plus Axis in the utility barn we just had finished built a week ago. He was able to throw coastal hay about the floor and they found it to bed up in. He didnít see any dead Axis on the main road in. However, he only saw a dozen or so Blackbuck in the barn. Think we may have lost a few of them. My son & I are taking 50 more bales alfalfa from Corpus on Friday, hopefully the trucks bringing it to the feed store arrives Thursday. We may have lucked out.
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Old 02-18-2021, 09:51 AM   #53
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Our backyard herd actually increased in size over this storm. Two more does joined the group. And the small 2-3 week old showed up on the porch last night with his momma. He looked pretty weak, but so far heís still alive.



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Old 02-18-2021, 10:26 AM   #54
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My heard has dwindled a little but they dang sure aren't passing up a free meal!
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Old 02-18-2021, 03:40 PM   #55
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Got this picture from a friend. Supposed to be from around Leakey.
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Old 02-18-2021, 03:55 PM   #56
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If they have some thick cover and you feed them they will have good chance. I will have feed a pallet of all stock to my cows this week as well as a round bale a day. They need food to generate energy. If no food Id expect anything to die in this.
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Old 02-18-2021, 04:09 PM   #57
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Got this picture from a friend. Supposed to be from around Leakey.
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Old 02-18-2021, 04:33 PM   #58
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If they have some thick cover and you feed them they will have good chance. I will have feed a pallet of all stock to my cows this week as well as a round bale a day. They need food to generate energy. If no food Id expect anything to die in this.
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Put out lots of caller cubes and round bales
In 89 freeze I didnít feed and ground froze and all my exotic sheep froze to death lesson learned
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Old 02-18-2021, 06:56 PM   #59
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Omg. Didnít even think about this. Last thing we needed after losing so many wt to anthrax last year
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Old 02-18-2021, 06:58 PM   #60
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Old 02-18-2021, 07:13 PM   #61
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20% range cubes and creep feed will keep animals warm !
Corn don’t cut it in these temps. My deer haven’t touched the feeder in a week, but spend hours at the protein tub.
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Old 02-18-2021, 07:20 PM   #62
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Iíve been worried about our axis in Sutton County. Hope they make it.


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Old 02-18-2021, 07:41 PM   #63
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Same here just posted on the Sutton county Hunters page to see if there are any reports for our area.
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Old 02-18-2021, 07:48 PM   #64
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Same here just posted on the Sutton county Hunters page to see if there are any reports for our area.


My buddy said he lost a few in Segovia. I canít make it out there until next weekend.


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Old 02-18-2021, 08:43 PM   #65
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I hunted a place earlier this year and apparently they lost a bunch of Axis Deer due to the cold weather. So sad to hear and such a bad way to go for any animal. One of my favorite animals to hunt.
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Old 02-20-2021, 07:37 PM   #66
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My buddy said he lost a few in Segovia. I canít make it out there until next weekend.


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Landowner drove up to our place in carta valley. He saw tons of deer on way Friday alive and well. Made it to ranch and so far other than some water issues has seen many critters alive and well zero dead deer found on our place thus far. Much needed news after worrying of it and Antrax lost last year etc l


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Old 02-20-2021, 07:43 PM   #67
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Old 02-20-2021, 07:51 PM   #68
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Anyone know if/how the extended freezing temps might affect antler growth for those axis currently in velvet.
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Old 02-20-2021, 09:03 PM   #69
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I was in Edwards county through the worst of it and only lost 1 axis buck and it was the yotes that got him. I was throwing out alfalfa and free choice protein and cotton seed every day. twice a day i was busting ice in the water troughs.
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Old 02-20-2021, 09:48 PM   #70
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Just got back from our place in Mountain Home. We took another 50 bales of alfalfa. I think we got lucky as we only found 3 Axis fawn dead. When we arrived at the ranch late Friday there were lots of Axis & Blackbuck taking shelter in our just finished UTV and tractor shed. We had moved the 3 UTV’s & tractor out and unloaded alfalfa inside hoping they would find it. They did. The 3 young Axis that died may not have been old enough or strong enough to travel to the enclosure. We found them huddled together. We broke ice in a few water troughs to free up water for them before we left. I’m sure a few more animals died that we didn’t find, but we’re ok for the most part.
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Old 02-22-2021, 02:41 PM   #71
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Just got back from our place in South East Sutton county and saw one dead axis fawn. Saw tons of live axis and WT. Some how we had zero broken pipes. Now we just need to get electricity back.


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Old 02-22-2021, 02:44 PM   #72
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My buddy went to our lease near Roosevelt yesterday. Found 15-20 dead axis along the creek bottom. Seeing lots of axis, whitetail, sika, hogs, and turkey on the cameras still.
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Old 02-22-2021, 03:12 PM   #73
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Ranch lost 64 animals by Saturday evening. Lots of sausage in the works....
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Old 02-22-2021, 03:19 PM   #74
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My buddy went to our lease near Roosevelt yesterday. Found 15-20 dead axis along the creek bottom. Seeing lots of axis, whitetail, sika, hogs, and turkey on the cameras still.
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Old 02-22-2021, 03:32 PM   #75
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my brother has sent me some pics of truck and trailer loads of them that died from the storm. he said at his in-laws place in comfort they were hauling off the dead ones from around house...looked like a pile of about 20 of them.

i didn't realize they would be so hard hit either. black buck i was aware of - i think they were even harder hit if i had to guess. all of their food had a layer of ice on it in the Hill Country...and of course water frozen as well.

really bad deal for sure...but the whitetail, pigs and turkeys seem to be doing fine.
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Old 02-22-2021, 03:41 PM   #76
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No chance! Buddies place is loaded in axis and snowing there now
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Old 02-22-2021, 05:12 PM   #77
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Old 02-22-2021, 06:25 PM   #78
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