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Old 10-31-2019, 07:31 AM   #1
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Its that time again, the air is crisp and the bucks are on the move. So once again, the Texas boys are packed up and headed north to hunt our ďnewĒ farm for the 3rd year (11th year hunting up north). For those that have never followed along on our annual trip, I have linked a few of our past hunts to keep you entertained until we get the action rolling for this year.

Unfortunately this year camp will be a little lighter than normal. Typically we have 6 TX boys plus the Iowa guys that host us. However, life happens and Stolle and GJ wont be able to make the trip this year. The Crawford boys, Jim and Matt will leave out Thursday morning. Wade (Blackjack) and I will hit the road late Thursday after his sons football game.

Wade and I will do our best to keep this thread updated daily with our hunts and our daily food p0rn.

I will probably get bored waiting on Wade to show up and post previous LDPís and recent trail cam pictures.

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Old 10-31-2019, 07:38 AM   #2
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Some trail camera pictures.
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Old 10-31-2019, 07:54 AM   #3
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Good luck fellas! Hate that Iím missing the trip.


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Good luck, men! Looking forward to the reports.
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Best of luck to all, but my money is on Baur...................ha ha

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Old 10-31-2019, 08:32 AM   #10
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Woohoo. One of my favorite threads.

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Old 10-31-2019, 08:49 AM   #11
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Old 10-31-2019, 09:11 AM   #12
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Best of luck to all, but my money is on Baur...................ha ha

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Old 10-31-2019, 09:12 AM   #13
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One more meeting this morning then I will be impatiently waiting on Wade to chauffeur me .
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Old 10-31-2019, 12:10 PM   #15
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Trying to make some last minute sales calls today. Hoping if the numbers look good the boss will let me take Monday and Tuesday off for a little hunt with you fellers.

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Old 10-31-2019, 12:29 PM   #16
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Trying to make some last minute sales calls today. Hoping if the numbers look good the boss will let me take Monday and Tuesday off for a little hunt with you fellers.

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Hope so Jack! Finishing up some work here in the office today too trying to get things lined out for an epic week ahead!!!!
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Old 10-31-2019, 01:24 PM   #17
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Good luck men! Hopefully them boys put it on hallettsville tonight before y'all head out.
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Old 10-31-2019, 02:19 PM   #20
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Love this thread! Letís go!!
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Old 10-31-2019, 02:40 PM   #21
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Old 10-31-2019, 05:32 PM   #22
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Old 10-31-2019, 06:27 PM   #23
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Here we go...always look forward to this thread. Best of luck!


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Old 10-31-2019, 09:58 PM   #25
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Haven’t made yankees of these two yet. Still waiting on Wade and Travis to show up. But in the mean time stopped by Bobs Bar for a cold one.




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Havenít made yankees of these two yet. Still waiting on Wade and Travis to show up. But in the mean time stopped by Bob Bar for a cold one.


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Havenít made yankees of these two yet. Still waiting on Wade and Travis to show up. But in the mean time stopped by Bobs Bar for a cold one.




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One of my favorite threads!! Good luck fellas!

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Luckily none of us. The poor girl sitting across at the other table strained her foot during a volleyball match.
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Old 11-01-2019, 07:26 AM   #31
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Making good time...almost made it to Kansas!



Got to watch Kadeís football team beat Hallettsville tonight 16-6 before I left, so the trip started out very successful! He threw two TD passes, the last one a 70 yarder on a quick screen to seal the victory!

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Good luck guys. My money is on Matt he's got the good buck killing mojo on his side.
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Old 11-01-2019, 08:37 AM   #33
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Are we hunting this morning or what?

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Old 11-01-2019, 09:28 AM   #34
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Travis and I are well on our way into Kansas and just stopped for breakfast in North Newton. About 5-1/2 hours to go until we roll into camp!

Preparations for this year started literally the day we rolled out of camp last November as we made a punch list of things we wanted to change, stands we wanted to add/move and food plots we wanted to expand.

Plans were made and the last week of July Travis and I were going to fly up to Nebraska to help Dan get some of the items knocked out on our list of stand changes. Unfortunately, Travisí wife was very sick the week we were due to leave so he was unable to join Dan, Jack and I for the weekend.

First up with the old farmstead where Stolle saw lots of action early in last yearís hunt. Dan added a big alfalfa and turnip food plot and we moved the bow platform out to the middle of the field with a new mobile design







It didnít take long at all, and the deer were really hammering this spot based on the game cam pics Dan was sending:



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Next we headed to Disc Stand to add a tripod across the food plot for a NW wind that we had for so much of the hunt last year:









Deer have been hammering this food plot with a mix of alfalfa, turnips and peas

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We added a second stand near a pinch point just down from the rub post where we had seen the big drop tine buck last year on the third day of the hunt. Baur had actually seen this buck run right past this spot as the picture was taken:









A mowed path through the tall grass along the marsh area made a perfect travel corridor for the deer to start using

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We added a new stand location between the Pinch Point and Eagles Nest right above the location where the big drop tine buck was first caught on camera and right along the trail where Baur saw him travel a couple of times







It didnít take long to see this spot was going to be a big producer in terms of buck sightings on camera:







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We moved on over to Eagles Den to build another portable platform for a ground blind to hopefully get a shot closer to where Steve filmed the big 8 from last year on this plot:





Needless to say, with record heat and not much wind, Dan and I were just about spent for the day

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With still more to get done however, Dan and I headed over to Dancefloor to build a new platform in a large burr oak tree along the edge of the pond. This will help with entry and exit as well as wind blowing over the water and is located closer to the merge point between the two major trails where we watched the deer move through this oak flat for the past two seasons.

We were keyed in to this location by seeing an old wooden step in the tree where someone had placed a stand in this very same tree some 20-30 years ago









And Dancefloor certainly did not disappoint in the game cam pic department:









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The last morning we moved over to the Triangle and built a new bow platform in the middle of the alfalfa and turnip plot:









We had a windstorm that blew the blind off the platform about two weeks ago, but Dan was able to make a return trip to get the blind put back up



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Dan continued to set new stands up and modify existing ones:

LB2 (wind storm, rain and mud slide along the bluff knocked down our stand, built new platform in different tree:





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Dan and Tim added another bow platform at a stand close to the main lodge:



And it didnít take long for the deer to return to their normal routine:



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Game cams are showing lots of promise in year three on this farm. Lots of 3 and 4 year olds with a few mature bucks sprinkled in as well:

















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Good luck guys....new spots look great!

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Blackjack is testing for holes in his eye lids. Must be an extended test program.


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Good luck gents! Hate that I am going to miss it!
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Blackjack is testing for holes in his eye lids. Must be an extended test program.


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