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Old 05-25-2020, 08:26 PM   #1
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Hello Gents!

It's that time of year again. Please post up all of your updates, including feeder pics, trail cam pics, foods pics, and any other pertinent information that you would like.

We've been running cameras year-round, feeding protein and corn, and had some nice surprises this past weekend.

Good luck to everyone this year...it should be great!
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Old 05-25-2020, 08:53 PM   #2
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These are the bucks that we feel confident made it through last hunting season. We have only found one shed thus far, and several of these bucks showed up very late in the season.











































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Old 05-25-2020, 09:01 PM   #3
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This weekend was all about hanging out with the family, fishing, eating good, and filling feeders/checking cameras!













Range conditions look OK, but we definitely need more rain. The deer are really hitting the protein!







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Old 05-25-2020, 11:46 PM   #4
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Good looking deer and fish! Iím hoping this guy shows back up this year, only came through at night a few times


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Old 06-19-2020, 06:24 PM   #5
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To the top...What is everyone seeing? Any trail cam pics to share? I hope to share in the next week or so.
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Old 08-09-2020, 07:32 PM   #6
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I have been tardy to this thread for sure. Life/Vacation/Work has complicated these issues. I will be traveling to our farm this weekend to pull card, fill feeders, and begin preparations for food plots.

Hope everyone is gearing up for a great season!
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Old 08-09-2020, 08:19 PM   #7
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So far this is a top contender. This was from July 4th weekend. Going back this coming weekend to see what else has shown up. Location is Scurry County.










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Old 08-09-2020, 11:02 PM   #8
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Headed to Shackelford/Callahan on Thursday for our annual work weekend. Cameras actually going out tomorrow in advance of my arrival so should have 6 day of pics to go thru Saturday night over a cocktail.

We had a great winter and early spring then timely rains in May, June and July though overall precip levels in those months weren't too impressive. Still at about 120% of normal ytd so should be good to go. Usually when we have great 1H of the year and then it gets dry into the season, we see our best deer movement and a shot at the bigger deer we have on cam. Lets hope thats the case this year! I'll follow up with pics early next week.
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Old 08-12-2020, 01:51 PM   #9
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[QUOTE=mev002;15025466]So far this is a top contender. This was from July 4th weekend. Going back this coming weekend to see what else has shown up. Location is Scurry County. /QUOTE]

Is that Three Peaks?
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Old 08-12-2020, 03:17 PM   #10
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Nice bucks


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Old 08-12-2020, 04:22 PM   #11
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Old 08-12-2020, 08:31 PM   #12
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So far this is a top contender. This was from July 4th weekend. Going back this coming weekend to see what else has shown up. Location is Scurry County. /QUOTE]

Is that Three Peaks?

Nope. A new location. Give me a shout tomorrow.


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Old 08-12-2020, 08:43 PM   #13
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Dang you catch that cat at Ivie ?
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Old 08-12-2020, 08:47 PM   #14
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Just got on two New leases one in Coleman county and one in McCulloch county so will be joining this thread . Hopefully with some decent trail pictures in the next few weeks.
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Old 08-12-2020, 10:37 PM   #15
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Yes sir ! 44 lbs


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Old 08-22-2020, 10:55 PM   #16
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Got back from our work weekend on Monday and dang it was hot Saturday and Sunday. The front that blew down as we were wrapping things up Sunday PM brought gusts to 50 mph and it got western pretty quickly. But got to put our cameras out for 3 days before pulling cards, got all of our work done, no injuries and enjoyed plenty of good food and brown water so it was a success.

Below are a few pics we got over the three days, any thoughts on what the clean 10 may score would be appreciated...
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Old 08-23-2020, 08:47 AM   #17
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Wow nice bucks
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Old 08-23-2020, 08:19 PM   #18
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Really nice bucks !


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Old 08-23-2020, 08:25 PM   #19
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Awesome bucks there And I’m going to say the 10 is around 148

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Old 08-23-2020, 11:02 PM   #20
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Thanks for the comments everyone. The 10 certainly lacks mass but hoping he can hit 150" on his frame being deceptively large. His ears totally out and his rack still way outside them and the going away pic flatters as they generally do. Headed back out Labor Day weekend to hopefully pop a few dove. Will pull trail cams again and should have a few more bucks to post up...
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Old 08-28-2020, 08:11 PM   #21
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Bucks are really hitting the feed right now!
















Bring on dove season! Itís time folks!


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Old 08-28-2020, 08:16 PM   #22
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Got back from our work weekend on Monday and dang it was hot Saturday and Sunday. The front that blew down as we were wrapping things up Sunday PM brought gusts to 50 mph and it got western pretty quickly. But got to put our cameras out for 3 days before pulling cards, got all of our work done, no injuries and enjoyed plenty of good food and brown water so it was a success.

Below are a few pics we got over the three days, any thoughts on what the clean 10 may score would be appreciated...

That 10 will push 160


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Old 08-28-2020, 08:17 PM   #23
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Good looking bucks. The last one is very mature.
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Old 08-31-2020, 01:08 PM   #24
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Great pics guys, the herd looks pretty healthy this year! 2011 and 2013 were so bad, but since them its been a pretty prolonged period of above normal rain for most of the area by calendar year.

Looks like we may get some pretty good rainfall in front of Labor Day wknd, which is par for the course. As my old boss use to say, "not sure whats busted more droughts, the dove opener or fat chics!"
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Old 08-31-2020, 01:26 PM   #25
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Big fires all around our Shackelford Co place this past weekend. Lightning strikes.
We got lucky again, but the fire conditions are extreme this year.

Lots of fawns are showing up. Probably an 80% fawn crop for us. We are changing it up this year and not running early season cams, to make it all a surprise.
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Old 09-06-2020, 04:50 PM   #26
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This weekend was all about food plots! Mowed, plowed, and sprayed approximately 5 acres.

Ground is looking good, and we are praying for the rain that is in the forecast.

The herd is looking good, and we found a nice surprise also, thank you to whomever killed this pig!

Didnít even have time to bird hunt (numbers appear to be really low)!










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That fish looks heavier. Impressive.
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Old 09-06-2020, 07:12 PM   #28
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I hunted over by Moran for about 12 years. The old man asked that we only pay for the electricity that we used. It was only about $200 a year. Stock tank full of cat, 350 acres of wooded terrain and neighbors too. Lots of deer, hog, turkey, dove, squirrel. Then the old man died and we had to leave. Thats where i learned about hunting and fell in love with the outdoors.
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Old 09-06-2020, 09:39 PM   #29
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This weekend was all about food plots! Mowed, plowed, and sprayed approximately 5 acres.

Ground is looking good, and we are praying for the rain that is in the forecast.

The herd is looking good, and we found a nice surprise also, thank you to whomever killed this pig!

Didnít even have time to bird hunt (numbers appear to be really low)!










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Good looking deer, bird numbers are terrible!
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Going to make a run to our place in Coleman co next weekend to put out cams fill feeders, maybe shoot a few birds and maybe do some fishing
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That fish looks heavier. Impressive.

Thanks! I thought he was too but thatís what our scales said .


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Old 09-07-2020, 03:15 PM   #32
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Few more trail cam pics...velvet is beginning to come off!







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Old 09-07-2020, 05:19 PM   #33
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Hogs hogs hogs - Nolan






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Old 09-08-2020, 02:06 PM   #34
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the rancher on our lease said they had tons of birds until that big rain moved thru on Tuesday the 1st. Poured 3" out of the gauge near Moran. So the bird hunting was really slow but it let us get some work done and hit up the Beehive for the first time for dinner in a long time. Pulled trail cam pics and we definitely have a few we are excited about this year...
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We had a decent bit of volunteer grain and peas up already, but decided to go ahead and replant last night before the storm. We are over 3Ē so far and still raining. Hopefully will put some water in the tank.
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most of the counties in this thread are getting hammered today. Places in northern Callahan at 5" already with more on their way. Going to get 30% of annual rainfall in one day!
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Got some wheat planted Sunday. Perfect timing, hopefully.
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Got some wheat planted Sunday. Perfect timing, hopefully.
Same here, all our wheat fields got planted this weekend. Just worried this may be too much of a good thing. But should definitely have the tanks overflowing and a really good deep moisture base...
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Same here, all our wheat fields got planted this weekend. Just worried this may be too much of a good thing. But should definitely have the tanks overflowing and a really good deep moisture base...
I plowed, broadcast, and dragged it in for a food plot. The area is extremely sandy so I shouldn't have a runoff issue. Fist time doing this in this location and method. Curious how it will pan out.
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Man you guys are doing plots early. Every time I did a plot this time of year it either got a rain, popped up and burnt up or the worms ate it.

I donít plant till late Sept or early Oct now. Will be either be last weekend in Sept or first weekend in Oct this year depends on when I get back from elk hunt.
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Ended up with 5.5" in the gauge in Baird today. Going to create alot of competition for the feeders for bow season, but will be insure another good nutritional foundation year for the wildlife.
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Old 09-10-2020, 08:14 AM   #42
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Hubbard Creek in Shackelford is rockin. 6000cfs.


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4.2 and raining now with more on the way north of Sweetwater. Man we needed this!
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anyone have any rain reports from around Snyder?
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Old 09-10-2020, 07:03 PM   #45
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Great news...we opted not to plant last weekend, given the issues weíve had in the past with army worms.

Will plant next weekend and keep our fingers crossed.

Great pics and feedback, letís keep this going!


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One of my friends in Hermleigh posted a picture of 3.5Ē in her rain gauge.
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Have had 6” By lake Coleman the last two days !
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Well made it up to lake ivie this weekend and filled the feeders up there. It sure was wet but need a lot more rain to fill the tank it sure was low.

Got both of the feeders full 1000 lbs a piece should be good for awhile. Shot a few dove, my boy got his first. Cooked a few steaks and picked
Some prickly pears.

Back home and relaxing now. Will head up and fire off the feeders in fisher co in a couple of weeks
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I sat in the blind this morning before work to see if I could photograph a few bucks. Luckily I had three mature bucks come by and a bunch of does and fawns. Even was able to watch a 5 minute all out buck fight. The bucks are starting to get a little attitude as they break up from their bachelor groups. Always interesting to see how certain bucks just don't get along, no matter the time of year.
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Old 09-21-2020, 08:59 PM   #50
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Soil is prepped and ready for the food plots! Will be planting just shy of 5 acres to wheat, oats, winter peas, and radishes.













Trail cam pics are encouraging, but would like to see more daylight activity.










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