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Old 10-10-2018, 10:39 AM   #301
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South Sulphur River is over FM 71 today so route around to Sulphur Springs if you are going to south end from Commerce
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Old 10-10-2018, 02:59 PM   #302
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Wow. I saw they were getting some good rain but didn't know they got that much.
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:04 PM   #303
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Unless something changes, I'm planning on doing my first sit tomorrow evening before the weather/rain moves in. Hopefully something will move through.
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Old 10-13-2018, 06:01 PM   #304
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Good Luck, I usually hunt some bottoms which are better with the SE wind so I am going to wait another week or two so as not to ruin the spot
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Old 10-13-2018, 06:09 PM   #305
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I'll be out at some point... LOL.... All the rain swells the rivers and creeks in my favorite spots

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Old 10-13-2018, 07:06 PM   #306
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Didn't get to hunt due to the rain, but I was able to run out before it started and check camera. There is one pretty good buck I'll try and post the picture of later. Not a monster, but the best I've seen on camera.

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Old 10-13-2018, 08:07 PM   #307
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Bad pics, but you can get the idea. He definitely over 13.

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Old 10-13-2018, 08:21 PM   #308
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Couple of more pics from back in August.

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Old 10-13-2018, 08:24 PM   #309
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Sorry for the poor picture quality. They were zoomed in on my computer and took a picture with my phone. Redneck ingenuity or computer illiteracy, take your pick. lol
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Old 10-18-2018, 04:58 PM   #310
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Just got in the stand for my first sit for the year. Not expecting to see much. I probably made more noise than a jackass in a tin barn getting in and settled. Lol

Soupy is an understatement for how wet the ground is.

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Old 10-18-2018, 05:13 PM   #311
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Wow. Just had are slip through. That was quick.

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Old 10-18-2018, 05:13 PM   #312
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Doe

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Old 10-18-2018, 05:18 PM   #313
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Another doe and a heavy horned spike to my other side. They moving this evening.

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Old 10-18-2018, 06:52 PM   #314
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Doe and young little 6 or just strolled through.

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Old 10-18-2018, 06:54 PM   #315
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Well youíre in a good spot at least.


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Old 10-18-2018, 09:42 PM   #316
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Ended up seeing 4 bucks and 4 doe. Also, walked up on a snake going to the stand. Pretty sure it was a blue racer. Haven't seen one of those since I was a kid. Gun metal gray on top with a blue line at the edge of his belly.

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Old 10-19-2018, 07:49 PM   #317
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Thanks for the updates. Looks like you are on them good luck. Myself, I am trying to decide between cooper or going to the coast for flounder next week.
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Old 10-19-2018, 08:18 PM   #318
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The next 3 weeks is about the best time to be out. I'll be out there as much as I can. Thinking about going back tomorrow afternoon.

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Old 10-20-2018, 05:05 PM   #319
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Back in the stand. A little later than I wanted to be. But better than not at all. Anybody else out here today?

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Old 10-20-2018, 07:29 PM   #320
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Getting skunked today. Just a little daylight left.

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Old 10-23-2018, 11:54 AM   #321
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So help me, these squirrels will feel my wrath at the end of the season

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Old 10-24-2018, 10:45 AM   #322
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Thanks for the reports Puggy. I went out for the first time yesterday. The 6 to 12 inch puddles I was having to wade were actually attached to the creek. I was walking through a ton of minnows. A couple of my favorite spots are on slightly higher ground but they were not being used by deer, I believe because of lack of a good escape route for them to get out of danger. I found several single 1.5 year does feeding some of the cleared roads next to private property. I did not see any doe with fawn, I suspect they are on higher ground. I find trail breaking really exhausting around Cooper but I did a lot of it yesterday. I went and spoke to the park ranger about lake levels and he said they expect another inch of rain today could bring the lake level up another foot.
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Old 10-24-2018, 10:59 AM   #323
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Thinking about going tomorrow. Haven't made up my mind yet. Guess I'll wait and see how much rain we get today and then decide.

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Old 10-24-2018, 12:52 PM   #324
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Seen 1 doe and 1 bobcat on yesterday

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Old 10-25-2018, 03:17 PM   #325
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Just got settled into my stand. Jumped a young bedded doe walking in. She was laying in the middle of my path, just stood up and watched me walk straight at her till I got to about 50 yards. Just trotted off. Sweating like a mule, just relaxing yo cool down now and wait.

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Old 10-25-2018, 06:15 PM   #326
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Man, the October oil is killing me. So.ething needs to move. Lol

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Old 10-25-2018, 06:19 PM   #327
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Lull

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Old 10-25-2018, 06:50 PM   #328
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That's more like it. 2 bucks and a doe just cruised through.

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Old 10-26-2018, 12:10 AM   #329
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Saw 2 more bucks before dark.
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Old 10-26-2018, 06:54 PM   #330
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Hey there, folks. I've never been to Cooper - hoping to find out what the opportunities are like there for tree stands versus blinds. I have a blind right now but not a tree stand and would like to know if there are areas where trees are tall and I could put a stand.
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Old 10-26-2018, 07:06 PM   #331
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Hey there, folks. I've never been to Cooper - hoping to find out what the opportunities are like there for tree stands versus blinds. I have a blind right now but not a tree stand and would like to know if there are areas where trees are tall and I could put a stand.
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Old 10-26-2018, 07:44 PM   #332
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Thank you, HR3. Hope to post a pic with a winner next.
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Old 10-29-2018, 11:23 AM   #333
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2 dink bucks around 10am... Bird dogging and scraping..... Seems those guys are doing that in September....lol....Wind is starting to pickup... I'll give it a few more minutes

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Old 10-29-2018, 11:32 AM   #334
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Can't add the video, says the attachment is too large... Oh well, I tried fellas...lol

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Old 10-29-2018, 01:24 PM   #335
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Same little buck has passed under my stand 4 times.... Love will make a man do crazy things....lol

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Old 11-02-2018, 01:06 PM   #336
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I've never out to Cooper but I'm looking to head out to the Sulphur State Park area in December. Wondering if this area is worthwhile and if tree stands can be used there? Planning to go scout it out over Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-02-2018, 03:14 PM   #337
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Definitely worth it

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Old 11-02-2018, 09:24 PM   #338
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I know there have been some big deer taken from the South Sulphur unit, but I hear that place gets crowded when itís open.


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Old 11-03-2018, 11:49 AM   #339
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first time out this year. got snorted at while setting up ... only seen some squirrels .....
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Old 11-03-2018, 11:58 AM   #340
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first time out this year. got snorted at while setting up ... only seen some squirrels .....


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Old 11-04-2018, 11:03 AM   #341
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saw a big pig and a little buck this morning, but looking like no arrows are gonna fly .... unless one of these squirrels make it easy in the next 10min
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Old 11-05-2018, 12:17 PM   #342
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1 small buck so far, rain stopped, wind kicked up

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Old 11-13-2018, 05:04 AM   #343
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Out this morning for the third sit this year. Freezer is empty so any legal game today.
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Old 11-13-2018, 01:23 PM   #344
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Out this morning for the third sit this year. Freezer is empty so any legal game today.
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