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Old 03-23-2022, 05:49 PM   #1
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Little late on starting it this year but Iíve been busy at work so havenít been on as much lately.

Hunted more than I ever have last year and had a blast. Meet up with a few TBHrís at their ranchís and had a few to ours.

Looking forward to the 2022 season.


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Old 04-09-2022, 11:57 AM   #2
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For the first time ever we are feeding Cottonseed so Iím wondering what kind of results we will see?

Whatís the time line on seeing growth? How much growth? Also will it bring in more bucks?


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Old 04-09-2022, 12:13 PM   #3
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I’m wanting to set up cotton seed feeders on our place to help bring in more nilgai.
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Old 04-09-2022, 01:41 PM   #4
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We are going through the protein, but man we need A LOT of rain soon in Starr!!
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Old 04-09-2022, 01:46 PM   #5
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Iím here at the lease south of Aguillares now. Itís extremely dry. Deer are killing the cottonseed and protein .


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Old 04-09-2022, 01:53 PM   #6
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Iím wanting to set up cotton seed feeders on our place to help bring in more nilgai.

Cotton seed brings in the Nilgai?


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Old 04-09-2022, 01:55 PM   #7
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I know a couple of guys down here that feed it and the nilgai have been hitting it lately.
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Old 04-09-2022, 02:04 PM   #8
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I know a couple of guys down here that feed it and the nilgai have been hitting it lately.

Iíll update if they start hitting ours. Iíve got cell cams out on them so Iíll post pics if they do.


Anyone know how long it usually takes for the deer to start hitting cotton seed after you first put it out?


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Old 04-09-2022, 02:06 PM   #9
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With the current range conditions I'd bet if you primed the cotton seed with some corn they hammer immediately
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Old 04-09-2022, 02:17 PM   #10
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Iíll update if they start hitting ours. Iíve got cell cams out on them so Iíll post pics if they do.


Anyone know how long it usually takes for the deer to start hitting cotton seed after you first put it out?


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They are pretty dang hungry right now so Iíd assume theyíd take to it pretty quick.
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Old 04-11-2022, 11:49 AM   #11
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We did some work and filled all the corn feeders on our place in Webb Co this weekend and it is DRY. A couple of the tanks are still holding water but I'm not sure for how long. The water table has dropped and my landowner was talking about needing to lower his pump to try an keep water in the tanks. About the only green stuff I saw were mesquite trees.
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Old 04-11-2022, 01:14 PM   #12
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We started cotton seed this year also. Put out last week of Feb and it took them about a week to start eating. Thus far we have fed 4 tons out of 12 basket feeders. They eat more more the stations where we have active corn feeders vs those we let the corn run out on. Not sure about attracting MORE bucks but you can bet it will put some weight back on them from the winter. In these dry conditions it might only keep them in the average range vs a drop off or worse yet a die off. Out mesquite leafed out 2 weeks ago and that might be only green we have out there right now.
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Old 04-11-2022, 02:57 PM   #13
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did not hunt like I planned last year. We took 1 buck and 6 does off our ranch. We normally take 8-10 bucks. We need to kill more does but just never did it.
I still need to get back down to get my Mule that the rats ate wires on last year and my RV.
I did see on FB that there was a small fire south of San Ygnacio last week. I am sure that there will be more if we do not get some rain.
We had tons of young bucks and some bucks that will be awesome if they lived.
All my cameras are dead.

I need to get down but work and kids seem to be getting in the way.

To be honest I am worried about what it will look like...
Only upside is with not as much water around maybe the hogs will find water somewhere else.
Like Mexico....
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Old 04-11-2022, 05:00 PM   #14
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I am looking forward to another memorial hunt trip to Dimmit county.
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Old 04-11-2022, 06:34 PM   #15
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We did some work and filled all the corn feeders on our place in Webb Co this weekend and it is DRY. A couple of the tanks are still holding water but I'm not sure for how long. The water table has dropped and my landowner was talking about needing to lower his pump to try an keep water in the tanks. About the only green stuff I saw were mesquite trees.
We were at our place in Webb filling corn and protein feeders this weekend too. Some of our tanks are low enough that the fish are starting to die off and float. Hopefully we get some rain soon.
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Old 04-12-2022, 05:15 PM   #16
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did not hunt like I planned last year. We took 1 buck and 6 does off our ranch. We normally take 8-10 bucks. We need to kill more does but just never did it.
I still need to get back down to get my Mule that the rats ate wires on last year and my RV.
I did see on FB that there was a small fire south of San Ygnacio last week. I am sure that there will be more if we do not get some rain.
We had tons of young bucks and some bucks that will be awesome if they lived.
All my cameras are dead.

I need to get down but work and kids seem to be getting in the way.

To be honest I am worried about what it will look like...
Only upside is with not as much water around maybe the hogs will find water somewhere else.
Like Mexico....

I finally switched to cell cams with solar panels and will never go back.


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Old 04-12-2022, 05:26 PM   #17
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Chance of rain coming up from mex...some areas expecting a lot. Not promising for starr according to the local.
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Old 04-12-2022, 07:17 PM   #18
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Real dry on our place in SE Webb county too. Had rain in the area but missed out so far. We’ve fed over 11 tons of cottonseed since January 3rd. Probably half that much more protein. Cattle are so hungry they’re starting to tear up our feed pens. We need rain baaad‼️
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Old 04-23-2022, 12:45 PM   #19
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Well the deer have been poking at the cottonseed a little but not hammering.

The cows hammered it and ate it all at one feeder. They were in another pasture so we set it out where they were not supposed to be but I guess somebody decided to move them.


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Old 04-23-2022, 04:10 PM   #20
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At our place in Carrizo Springs right now and its extremely dry, only thing green is mesquite and cactus. Hopefully we get some rain next week.
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Old 04-24-2022, 06:12 AM   #21
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You chose the year with the highest cottonseed price I have ever seen to start feeding it.....I have been pricing it and to be honest it's too close to the price of a pallet of protien witch in the end still holds more nutritional value than cotton seed .........cottonseed just used to be a cheap alternative to feeding protien but it ain't no more so I just doubled up on my protien......
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Old 04-25-2022, 07:05 PM   #22
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The puddle of water under my feeder grows with every pic sent tonight. Loving it
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Old 04-25-2022, 07:09 PM   #23
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Yup, Good chance for rain all over deep s. tx tonite!!
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Old 04-25-2022, 08:14 PM   #24
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Little rain on the camera lens's of a couple of my Reveals, but no standing water yet... Got my fingers crossed... sure need it bad!!
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Old 04-25-2022, 08:51 PM   #25
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Starr getting hammered!!

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Old 04-26-2022, 08:26 AM   #26
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Ranch hand just reported 4.5" in the south rain gauge...good stuff.
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Old 04-26-2022, 09:34 AM   #27
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cows busted down my feed pen and ate all the cotton seed. Jerks.
Land owner fixed the pen for me and said he will get me some more when he goes to pick up feed. Grass is gone for the most part. Pond is getting lower. We need rain and lots of it we need a good west cost hurricane to come up and stall out for a few days.
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Old 04-26-2022, 09:54 AM   #28
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We got 1.05" last night. SE Webb Co
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Old 04-26-2022, 10:15 AM   #29
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1.3/4Ē south end of Cameron ( county line ) rd


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2" in Carrizo Springs.
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Old 04-26-2022, 01:50 PM   #31
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We got 1.05" last night. SE Webb Co

Oh man that sounds good!! Have not heard back from the rancher yet, but we are in far SE Webb county too... (649 and Vaquillas Road)...
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Old 04-26-2022, 01:54 PM   #32
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A little more rain this afternoon
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Old 04-26-2022, 02:03 PM   #33
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We got 3" yesterday in northern Jim Wells.
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Old 04-26-2022, 02:07 PM   #34
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Oh man that sounds good!! Have not heard back from the rancher yet, but we are in far SE Webb county too... (649 and Vaquillas Road)...
Charlie heís on the slator so very close to us
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Old 04-26-2022, 02:17 PM   #36
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Man, we need to have a TBH meet n greet down there somewhur!! There are lots of us in that area (within 20 minutes of Mirando City)!
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Old 04-26-2022, 03:09 PM   #37
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Almost 2Ē on the Galvan. Needed that in a bad way.
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Old 04-26-2022, 03:10 PM   #38
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Oh man that sounds good!! Have not heard back from the rancher yet, but we are in far SE Webb county too... (649 and Vaquillas Road)...
You are on the Vicente. I hunted that pasture of 8 years.
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Old 04-26-2022, 03:12 PM   #39
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Man, we need to have a TBH meet n greet down there somewhur!! There are lots of us in that area (within 20 minutes of Mirando City)!
I'm not far. Heard we had some good rain yesterday on 3073, west of Hebb.
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Almost 2Ē on the Galvan. Needed that in a bad way.

Great news!!!!!
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Old 04-26-2022, 04:11 PM   #41
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1” Dimmit Co. Just east of Big Wells
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Old 04-26-2022, 04:58 PM   #42
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Almost 2Ē on the Galvan. Needed that in a bad way.
That's awesome.
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Old 04-26-2022, 05:23 PM   #43
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Old 04-28-2022, 09:52 AM   #44
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Just over an inch on our place in Western Webb.
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Old 04-28-2022, 10:02 AM   #45
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Close to 2” NW of Freer.
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Old 04-28-2022, 11:44 AM   #46
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We only wound up with about 1/2" on the Vicente... Better'n nothin, but not much better...
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Old 04-28-2022, 01:52 PM   #47
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Congrats to all - it hung a little south of us, only about 1/2" in Tilden. Better than nothing I guess.
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Old 05-02-2022, 01:30 PM   #48
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Another 7/10” near Big Wells (Dimmit co)
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Old 05-02-2022, 01:39 PM   #49
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.41" near Tilden last night
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Old 05-02-2022, 01:56 PM   #50
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Yíall stop bragging🤣 0.0 in southern webb
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