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Old 12-15-2019, 01:50 PM   #1
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78 deg in mid December....

This hunting season has been a disaster....have not seen a single buck worth taking...
Acorns are still in the trees....nothing going to the feeders......

Shut out so far...

Ridiculous....
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Old 12-15-2019, 02:13 PM   #2
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78 deg in mid December....



This hunting season has been a disaster....have not seen a single buck worth taking...

Acorns are still in the trees....nothing going to the feeders......



Shut out so far...



Ridiculous....


Yeah itís been a weird season. I got in one good hunt on public during a solid cold front. 22 degrees and deer were moving. Had a really nice 130ís 10 under new and never could get a shot. Since it has warmed up and I needed up shooting a buck on thanksgiving morning on a private spot I have but the only thing worth writing home about was the shot I made. Still want to try and get another couple hunts in but Iíve been busy and the weather isnít the greatest. Warm and full moon post rut. Lol.


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Old 12-15-2019, 02:21 PM   #3
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I’ve seen more 150”+ killed than ever before. And I’ve got the most and best 3yo age group I’ve ever seen. There’s acorns everywhere but that ain’t the devil.

Shake it up and thick outside the box. What’s the worst that could happen? Not see anything
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Old 12-15-2019, 02:29 PM   #4
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Weather changing tomorrow!!! Headed to hill country in the morning....woohoo!!!

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Old 12-15-2019, 02:37 PM   #5
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It’s 45 in the panhandle right now.
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Old 12-15-2019, 02:44 PM   #6
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Best season ever for me. I’ve seen more big bucks killed this season than in the last 10 yrs. I have tons of acorns on the ground but they are still hitting protein. Corn they could care less.

Find the deer away from feeders and hunt there. They are around and on trails more than feeders.
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Old 12-15-2019, 02:55 PM   #7
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Itís 45 in the panhandle right now.
Yessuh!!!! I will meet it in central texas tomorrow!!!

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Old 12-15-2019, 02:59 PM   #8
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First 2 weeks of season is the best. Deer are still in there summer time feeding schedule, really calm. Then go back to crappie


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Old 12-15-2019, 03:02 PM   #9
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We have 6 inches of snow, with another 6 coming. I don’t want to hear it.
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Old 12-15-2019, 03:28 PM   #10
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We moved back here from Florence Colorado. It’s 31 there now with 4” of snow on the ground.
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Old 12-15-2019, 04:11 PM   #11
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We saw a lot of deer and bucks, but schedules caused me to miss the peak of the rut.
I did pass up two nine points in bow season, but havenít seen an old deer lately.

It was fun and we saw plenty of other Game.

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Old 12-15-2019, 04:29 PM   #12
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We have 6 inches of snow, with another 6 coming. I donít want to hear it.
Jealous!

There were mosquitoes swarming as I was trying to drink a cup of coffee on the back porch this morning....
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Old 12-15-2019, 04:36 PM   #13
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78 deg in mid December....

This hunting season has been a disaster....have not seen a single buck worth taking...
Acorns are still in the trees....nothing going to the feeders......

Shut out so far...

Ridiculous....
Same for me. I hunt 2 places near Sonora. Havenít seen a single deer over 3.5 till this morning. I hunted a stand overlooking a huge field. Only three whitetail came to the feeder but probably 20 out in the field. Had a mature buck out there but too far to get a good look at horns to be sure nothing was broken. Riding the ranch there are tons of deer out and about. Just not coming to feeders.
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Old 12-15-2019, 06:10 PM   #14
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It was 96 inside my blind when I got in this evening. Hopefully I see more than I have in the last two hunts.

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Old 12-15-2019, 06:17 PM   #15
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I shot a 150ís deer so I canít complain too much but the weather and hunting has been terrible since yesterday.

Havenít seen a single Buck over 2.5 yet.


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Old 12-15-2019, 06:20 PM   #16
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Heading back to the ranch tomorrow. Hopefully it will be a bit cooler.
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Old 12-15-2019, 06:23 PM   #17
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It was 85 when we left Junction this afternoon. We couldnít even get a doe in bow range. It always seems to get cold on Mondayís when we are at work.
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Old 12-15-2019, 07:05 PM   #18
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This weather is awesome...for March and April.
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Old 12-15-2019, 07:43 PM   #19
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It was 85 when we left Junction this afternoon. We couldnít even get a doe in bow range. It always seems to get cold on Mondayís when we are at work.




Yep and That's why I love shift work...
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Old 12-15-2019, 08:06 PM   #20
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Glad I killed some early bucks. Had I waited it would be tough going.
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Old 12-15-2019, 10:40 PM   #21
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Strange year for us also. The older bucks are mostly nocturnal and have been for three weeks. I finally saw some activity at/near feeder yesterday morning but the fog was so thick I couldn’t risk a shot. Acorns everywhere.

Then this evening my daughter (28) shot her first buck ever! You just never know!
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Old 12-15-2019, 10:45 PM   #22
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Blame it on Austin.
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Old 12-15-2019, 11:44 PM   #23
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I shot a 150ís deer so I canít complain too much but the weather and hunting has been terrible since yesterday.

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Word. But mine came on the day it was 32* in early nov. one of the only days it has been that cold in trinity this season - good luck yall
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Old 12-16-2019, 12:07 AM   #24
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Jealous!

There were mosquitoes swarming as I was trying to drink a cup of coffee on the back porch this morning....
Snow > mosquitoes any day!!!
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Old 12-16-2019, 01:02 AM   #25
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It was def warm when I left San Antonio at 5pm. About 80 degrees. Got to midland around 930 and it was 40. In shirts and t-shirt so I wasn’t ready but it felt good. Wish i was hunting instead of working.
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Old 12-16-2019, 09:16 PM   #26
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Old 12-16-2019, 09:37 PM   #27
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31 degrees here at the ranch tonight outside of F'berg!!! Glorious!!! Heavy 9 came in at dusk but I've seen better during the rut!

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Old 12-16-2019, 10:10 PM   #28
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I’ve seen more 150”+ killed than ever before. And I’ve got the most and best 3yo age group I’ve ever seen. There’s acorns everywhere but that ain’t the devil.

Shake it up and thick outside the box. What’s the worst that could happen? Not see anything
I agree, hunting sure has changed since I started hunting
Every one, I mean every one is so dependent on hunting over feeders, and can’t quit complaining about deer not coming to corn or to their box blind, when people have time to hunt they should make hay while the sun shines, Hunt a trail out if a brush blind or glass a field or canyon, walk what ever.
Sitting around paralyzed complaining about acorns and such
We had screw worms around when I first started hunting now that is worth complaining about because we basically had no deer to hunt
My grandpa would buy a burlap sack of corn and use a coffee can full of corn
Sometimes, , we hunted in a tree with 2x4’s nailed in the tree or cut some cedar and sat on the ground, no 4x4 or utv’s
We are hunting in the best of times, extended seasons, MLD ect

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Old 12-17-2019, 06:34 AM   #29
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Time to bundle up for this sit!!!

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Old 12-17-2019, 09:52 AM   #30
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Good luck!

You don't want to come hunt your E Tx pine thicket???
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Old 12-17-2019, 09:59 AM   #31
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The deer moved this morning. I am at home hunting the computer. Be heading that way Friday.

Good luck bud........................
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Old 12-17-2019, 10:25 AM   #32
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The weather is never perfect! Just be thankful we have the right to HUNT!
Hope you can at least enjoy the outdoors.
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