Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > Around the Campfire
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-04-2019, 06:00 PM   #601
Fordnandez
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Round Rock, TX
Hunt In: Rocksprings, TX
Default

Crazy rain for sure. Some good pictures on the RS Facebook page. There are reports of several road closures.
Fordnandez is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-05-2019, 06:42 AM   #602
Patton
Pope & Young
 
Patton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Austin
Hunt In: Edwards, Hays, Caldwell
Default

1.84” for us since Monday. I need to get to the ranch bad, just been so busy with work that I’ve been too tied up. Busting my *** now so I’ll have a lot of time in the fall
Patton is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-05-2019, 09:59 AM   #603
wlee15
Four Point
 
wlee15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: San Antonio
Hunt In: Rocksprings
Default

at CR450 and 377 there was over 5". 1.25" Sunday evening and 4.25" on Monday morning.

I did not know it so Monday morning I left San Antonio to spend a few days working out there. when I got to Rocksprings I hear about road closures on 674 and 2325 but thought that the rain was well south of CR450.

needless to say I couldn't get to the ranch and had to go back to San Antonio. The first crossing was passable, but with a lot of debris. there was railroad ties bundled together that pumpco is using for platforms, those you can see in the pictures below. They were washed away from somewhere upstream. We crossed there to find the 2nd crossing impassable. We waited 4 hours, and were able to pass that crossing only to find crossing #3 about 6ft deep.
Attached Images
    
wlee15 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-13-2019, 09:43 PM   #604
Fordnandez
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Round Rock, TX
Hunt In: Rocksprings, TX
Default

Headed to my lease tomorrow morning. Hope to see some fawns.
Fordnandez is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-14-2019, 01:05 AM   #605
chicken fried
Six Point
 
chicken fried's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Chambers Co.
Hunt In: Rocksprings,TX
Default

That’s crazy.
chicken fried is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-16-2019, 09:52 AM   #606
hef187
Six Point
 
hef187's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Kingwood, TX
Hunt In: Del Rio, & Concan
Default

Fawns, Fawns!

Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
hef187 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-19-2019, 08:46 AM   #607
JONES45LC
Ten Point
 
JONES45LC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: bandera / pipecreek tx
Hunt In: edwards, real, medina, kerr counties
Default

fill feeders and checked on my rams this weekend west of Rocksprings


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
JONES45LC is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-19-2019, 08:52 AM   #608
JONES45LC
Ten Point
 
JONES45LC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: bandera / pipecreek tx
Hunt In: edwards, real, medina, kerr counties
Default

JONES45LC is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-19-2019, 11:01 AM   #609
rosco11
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Spring
Hunt In: Rocksprings
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JONES45LC View Post
fill feeders and checked on my rams this weekend west of Rocksprings


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Very cool!


Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
rosco11 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-19-2019, 11:21 AM   #610
sharpstick35
Eight Point
 
sharpstick35's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: odessa tx
Hunt In: rocksprings tx
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fordnandez View Post
Trying to get them away from oak trees mainly. I have taken down a few when I see the opportunity to take down one or two that is close to the road that will allow us to see substantially further........ but that usually leads to one more....... then one more
I've been working at both cedars and cactus on my place. now is a terrible time to do it unless you're maintaining shooting lanes. I try to clear a couple acres every winter. I just use a stihl farm boss and cut my way to the trunk and cut it low.
sharpstick35 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-20-2019, 10:08 AM   #611
JONES45LC
Ten Point
 
JONES45LC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: bandera / pipecreek tx
Hunt In: edwards, real, medina, kerr counties
Default

Any body getting game cam pics yet i just put mine back out
JONES45LC is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-20-2019, 10:37 AM   #612
ballgame
Ten Point
 
ballgame's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Houston
Hunt In: Hill Country
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sharpstick35 View Post
I've been working at both cedars and cactus on my place. now is a terrible time to do it unless you're maintaining shooting lanes. I try to clear a couple acres every winter. I just use a stihl farm boss and cut my way to the trunk and cut it low.
I have found that my Makita Sawzall with a 12" Diablo Pruning Blade is the best tool one can have for this. I hardly ever pull out the chainsaw any more.
ballgame is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-20-2019, 12:10 PM   #613
Patton
Pope & Young
 
Patton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Austin
Hunt In: Edwards, Hays, Caldwell
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JONES45LC View Post
Any body getting game cam pics yet i just put mine back out
I have some marinating on a couple trails. Need to go out and check them and move some around, add 1 or 2 more.
Patton is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-20-2019, 12:24 PM   #614
sharpstick35
Eight Point
 
sharpstick35's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: odessa tx
Hunt In: rocksprings tx
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JONES45LC View Post
Any body getting game cam pics yet i just put mine back out
I've cut mine back from 11 to 8 cameras this year but I keep them out all year and check them every 3rd weekend but I was in North Dakota the last week so any new pics will have to wait another 2 weeks.
sharpstick35 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-24-2019, 01:24 PM   #615
Patton
Pope & Young
 
Patton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Austin
Hunt In: Edwards, Hays, Caldwell
Default

2019 Rainfall

Jan 0.14"
Feb 0.11"
Mar 0.41"
Apr 1.24"
May 3.51"
Jun 7.78" (Jun 1-23)

28" rain is the annual average for Edwards County, currently we are at 13.19" YTD. In 2018 we didn't get to this amount of rainfall around Sept/Oct. time-frame.

I'm hoping to make a trip this weekend and check and move some trail cams and maybe hunt for an axis if time permits.
Patton is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-24-2019, 03:15 PM   #616
rosco11
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Spring
Hunt In: Rocksprings
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Patton View Post
2019 Rainfall



Jan 0.14"

Feb 0.11"

Mar 0.41"

Apr 1.24"

May 3.51"

Jun 7.78" (Jun 1-23)



28" rain is the annual average for Edwards County, currently we are at 13.19" YTD. In 2018 we didn't get to this amount of rainfall around Sept/Oct. time-frame.



I'm hoping to make a trip this weekend and check and move some trail cams and maybe hunt for an axis if time permits.
Thanks for the rainfall update patton!

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
rosco11 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-01-2019, 07:12 AM   #617
Patton
Pope & Young
 
Patton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Austin
Hunt In: Edwards, Hays, Caldwell
Default Edwards/Real Counties Hunting Thread

Took a good friend out for some axis hunting this past weekend after we closed on the sale of his house on Friday. We put a few stalks on some axis and both scored on bucks Saturday. Also checked trail cams and put up 4 more; was pleased to see all the characters on camera that I was hoping too. Sunday from 10am-noon we caught probably close to 3/4” rain as well






Last edited by Patton; 07-01-2019 at 07:18 AM.
Patton is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-01-2019, 10:09 PM   #618
Etxbuckman
Pope & Young
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Spring
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Patton View Post
Took a good friend out for some axis hunting this past weekend after we closed on the sale of his house on Friday. We put a few stalks on some axis and both scored on bucks Saturday. Also checked trail cams and put up 4 more; was pleased to see all the characters on camera that I was hoping too. Sunday from 10am-noon we caught probably close to 3/4 rain as well





Nice!
Etxbuckman is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-02-2019, 07:36 PM   #619
USMCAg07
Nubbin' Buck
 
USMCAg07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Default

That's awesome Patton!

How many acres are you hunting on?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
USMCAg07 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-03-2019, 10:37 AM   #620
Shane
Pope & Young
 
Shane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Abilene, TX
Hunt In: Mismatched camo
Default

Nice bucks, Patton! Congrats!
Shane is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-03-2019, 12:51 PM   #621
Patton
Pope & Young
 
Patton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Austin
Hunt In: Edwards, Hays, Caldwell
Default

Thanks y’all, much appreciated. Property is around 3k acres of low fence beauty.
Patton is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-03-2019, 01:20 PM   #622
TildenHunter
Pope & Young
 
TildenHunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Houston
Hunt In: Tilden & Utopia
Default

Love it. Congrats Patton. 2 awesome bucks in some beautiful country!
TildenHunter is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-10-2019, 04:15 PM   #623
THChunter
Nubbin' Buck
 
THChunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: LA
Hunt In: REAL CO.
Default



Went this weekend for the 4th never seen campwood so busy. Bass fishing was on and so was the axis rut, got the little brother close on a stalk with his bow on what I think was the big axis in the cam pics. Shot some pigs and a small aoudad. Green green out there


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
THChunter is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-12-2019, 06:56 AM   #624
Patton
Pope & Young
 
Patton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Austin
Hunt In: Edwards, Hays, Caldwell
Default

Great pics, that axis looks like a real stud
Patton is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-12-2019, 07:56 AM   #625
TCB
Ten Point
 
TCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Denton, Tx
Default

I hear you about Campwood being busy. We were supposed to go this weekend but couldn't find hotel rooms. Really wanted to stay at Big Oak but they have a huge family reunion going on.

My freezer is getting really low, I need to find a weekend to get down and pop a couple of axis.
TCB is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-12-2019, 08:04 AM   #626
chicken fried
Six Point
 
chicken fried's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Chambers Co.
Hunt In: Rocksprings,TX
Default

Nice Axis.
chicken fried is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-12-2019, 10:40 AM   #627
rosco11
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Spring
Hunt In: Rocksprings
Default

I heard there was a grass fire off of 377 and County Road 440 and 450, burned a couple of hundred acres. I hope no one's Ranch was affected!

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
rosco11 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-12-2019, 11:02 AM   #628
MAP
Eight Point
 
MAP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Corpus
Hunt In: Live Oak, Jim Wells, Dimmit Counties
Default

Do any of you in the campwood to rocksprings area, use anybody to deliver water to your camp? I'm looking at buying a place in that area and several of the listings I've been sent don't have water wells. I'm just curious what the cost would be and the best route to take for a long term decision.
MAP is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-14-2019, 10:34 AM   #629
Patton
Pope & Young
 
Patton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Austin
Hunt In: Edwards, Hays, Caldwell
Default

Not sure on the water delivery, MAP. Wells are going to be varying on depth with some getting water 140' and others closer to 450'. My uncle is got lucky and has an artesian well that's only 8' deep; it's had water flowing out of the pump house it for almost 4 months this year.

Posted a thread but wanted to put it here also-- big sika my buddy shot in 2017.
https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=736699
Patton is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-14-2019, 10:37 AM   #630
150class
Pope & Young
 
150class's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: The Woodlands
Hunt In: Uvalde, Boerne
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Patton View Post
Not sure on the water delivery, MAP. Wells are going to be varying on depth with some getting water 140' and others closer to 450'. My uncle is got lucky and has an artesian well that's only 8' deep; it's had water flowing out of the pump house it for almost 4 months this year.

Posted a thread but wanted to put it here also-- big sika my buddy shot in 2017.
https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=736699
Luck of the Draw | Texas Sika Bowhunting - YouTube
Sweet video sir!
150class is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com