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Old 10-29-2021, 09:58 AM   #151
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Are they having the dinner on Friday night before the opener?
The Hunter's Blowout is on Saturday, November 6th at Club Victoria. I am planning to be there selling chances on a Ruger Max-9 and my book, EYES FRONT.
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Old 10-30-2021, 11:14 PM   #152
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It was chilly this morning
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Old 10-31-2021, 11:02 AM   #153
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I don't know of anyone who will take them. There are so many hogs that we have overflowed the demand. Buzzards have to eat too.
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Haha, figured but wanted to ask.
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Old 11-03-2021, 03:17 PM   #154
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48 degrees in Menard at 1:00 PM today. Yesterday evening I had a nice 8 point tending a doe around my dog kennels and house. I guessed him at a three year old that would score around 125 Gross B&C. The recent rains and acorn crop has flushed the does and I am guessing this is why one cycled so early. I tried to photograph but he would not leave the security of the oak brush.
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Old 11-05-2021, 10:03 AM   #155
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We had about half an inch of rain on Wednesday but it has remained cloudy and cool so it is still pretty sticky out there. Going to be down in the 30's in the morning and I bet you see a little rutting activity.
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Old 11-05-2021, 12:23 PM   #156
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Outstanding morning. Broke the new Bayside BFR 44 in on two hogs. Both were at about 65 yards. Pass through on both with a hand loaded xtp. Shot the bigger sow first who fell instantly. About 2 minutes later the little boar came back and decided to take a dirt nap as well. Cleo road.



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Old 11-05-2021, 12:56 PM   #157
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Good shooting Randy! If you have any mature deer your way, make sure you send a few over towards me.

I am heading out this afternoon. We will have a pretty quiet camp for the opener.
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Old 11-05-2021, 12:58 PM   #158
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Outstanding morning. Broke the new Bayside BFR 44 in on two hogs. Both were at about 65 yards. Pass through on both with a hand loaded xtp. Shot the bigger sow first who fell instantly. About 2 minutes later the little boar came back and decided to take a dirt nap as well. Cleo road.
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Old 11-05-2021, 09:49 PM   #159
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Iím the only one in camp, but still going to cook!






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Old 11-06-2021, 09:05 AM   #160
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Good shooting Randy! If you have any mature deer your way, make sure you send a few over towards me.

I am heading out this afternoon. We will have a pretty quiet camp for the opener.

Haha. Will do. Seeing lots of movement but nothing to write home about.


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Old 11-06-2021, 09:26 AM   #161
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Congrats Randy! Always nice to break a new gun in on some pigs.
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Old 11-06-2021, 09:47 AM   #162
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Beautiful morning in Menard County...35 degree, calm and clear. Hope to see you Menard County hunters at the Hunter's Blowout this evening at 7:00 PM.
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Old 11-06-2021, 09:49 AM   #163
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Itís very foggy South of Menard off Cleo Rd. The positive is it doesnít sound like a war zone.

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Old 11-06-2021, 10:32 AM   #164
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Outstanding morning. Broke the new Bayside BFR 44 in on two hogs. Both were at about 65 yards. Pass through on both with a hand loaded xtp. Shot the bigger sow first who fell instantly. About 2 minutes later the little boar came back and decided to take a dirt nap as well. Cleo road.



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Good job! Whatís your scope setup on that rig? Iím trying to decide red dot or scope for mine! Plan to get it set up and shoot something with it but likely 20yds or less!
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Old 11-06-2021, 02:16 PM   #165
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I ran south of Menard to feed a couple of steers that are penned and returning about 8:30, had to wait on two different bucks chasing two different does across the Cleo Road. One 4 year old 10 point and the other about a 3 year old 8 point. Both had dark horns and fair mass.
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Old 11-06-2021, 06:07 PM   #166
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Good job! Whatís your scope setup on that rig? Iím trying to decide red dot or scope for mine! Plan to get it set up and shoot something with it but likely 20yds or less!
This is an old bushnell trophy handgun series scope. Itís held up well over the years. I actually prefer RDS but do like a scope when hogs are a possibility since they usually come out in very low light.
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Old 11-11-2021, 08:39 PM   #167
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Thursday night at deer camp. All to myself. Off Cleo. Gonna be a great weekend. Good luck if you make it out this weekend.


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Old 11-11-2021, 08:44 PM   #168
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Thursday night at deer camp. All to myself. Off Cleo. Gonna be a great weekend. Good luck if you make it out this weekend.


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We are headed down tomorrow. Good luck this weekend to yíall!
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Old 11-13-2021, 09:35 AM   #169
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First freeze of the year here in Menard. 31 degrees, clear, cold and no wind...beautiful day. Unfortunately, I am cooking for 50-70 folks and it is the Veteran's Day Parade at 10:00 AM which is a big deal here. Menard County had one of the highest percentages of the population serve in WWII, so Veterans Day is huge.
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Old 11-13-2021, 09:43 AM   #170
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Just picked up some property just north of 3463... anyone hunt up that ways? Gonna be starting from scratch there next year


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Old 11-13-2021, 11:42 PM   #171
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My friend, Joe Terry, just got his first traditional bow killed deer on Waddell Ln. Not a big one but a big deal as he's been trying for 3 years to do it.
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Old 11-14-2021, 01:00 PM   #172
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Just picked up some property just north of 3463... anyone hunt up that ways? Gonna be starting from scratch there next year


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I hunt near there Kas. Congratulations on the property.
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Old 11-14-2021, 10:23 PM   #173
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Well Iím just south of yíall In Kimble county as Iíve mentioned previously but starting to see some rutting going on. One lease member shot a nice heavy 9 Saturday morning. Got our first official freeze then too. Things should get fun in the next 3 weeks or so.
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Old 11-15-2021, 07:27 AM   #174
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I hunt near there Kas. Congratulations on the property.

Pm inbound would like to pick your brain if thatís ok


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Old 11-15-2021, 09:38 AM   #175
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I know most of the ranches in that area and have hunted them through the years.
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Old 11-15-2021, 12:21 PM   #176
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I know most of the ranches in that area and have hunted them through the years.
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just sent you a pm too sir would love to pick your brain
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Old 11-16-2021, 02:54 PM   #177
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Nice trip and weather at the lease last weekend. Wheat was up high in our front pasture and game was taking advantage of it. Quite a few Axis and some really nice bucks. Meat comes first though. HaHa
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Old 11-16-2021, 03:24 PM   #178
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Wish the axis would come to our part of menard. Congrats
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Old 11-16-2021, 04:35 PM   #179
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Wish the axis would come to our part of menard. Congrats
They will, just a matter of time.
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Old 11-17-2021, 01:57 PM   #180
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Wish the axis would come to our part of menard. Congrats
They seem to be a nomad roaming type of animal.
I may see them heavy for a couple of years and not see them again for another 2 or 3 years.
They love the winter wheat and I usually only see them there when it sprouts early.
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Old 11-18-2021, 10:18 AM   #181
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We are supposed to get our first freeze (offical) tomorrow morning. 45 degrees, breeze out of the north and cloudy this morning.
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Old 11-18-2021, 07:01 PM   #182
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Anyone seeing any rut activity?
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Old 11-19-2021, 10:33 AM   #183
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Anyone seeing any rut activity?
All around my house for the last two weeks. Pretty three year old 9 point chasing a doe this morning.
Did not freeze as predicted because heavy cloud cover moved in during the night.
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Old 11-19-2021, 09:44 PM   #184
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We have seen some early stuff going on. Mostly young ones just pushing lightly. I was hoping to have a crazy rut soon and no trickle. This is my first yr in Menard and we are West of town off 190.
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Old 11-20-2021, 09:19 PM   #185
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AT&T still the way to go down there?
Tired of no signal with Verizon.
Unfortunately AT&T is not great where I live.

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Old 11-20-2021, 09:21 PM   #186
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Ruth going pretty strong here in Hext.
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Old 11-20-2021, 11:37 PM   #187
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At&t doesn't work very well at our ranch. Headed there tomorrow for all week.
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Old 11-21-2021, 06:44 AM   #188
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I have some video of bucks fighting Friday evening but I donít know how to post it off Tapatalk.
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Old 11-21-2021, 06:45 AM   #189
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This bruiser was one of the bucks in the fight. Heís an impressive 8.




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Old 11-21-2021, 11:07 AM   #190
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Good eight point! I just ran south of town on Cleo Rd. to feed steer before church and saw two really nice ten point bucks running does. One was when I was driving south and the other was on my return trip. 130 class bucks.
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Old 11-21-2021, 06:44 PM   #191
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At&t doesn't work very well at our ranch. Headed there tomorrow for all week.
The guy with the AT&T phone on my lease has the only working phone on there. LOL
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Old 11-21-2021, 06:46 PM   #192
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Yep AT&T is the best in the area, I get 5g until I turn off on Cleo road.
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Old 11-21-2021, 07:03 PM   #193
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I second AT&T is the best. As deer movement goes. The deer were spooky yesterday and slow. Saw a lot in the last 30 minutes. Just no shooters. The rut is under way. I’m guessing the big boys were locked down.
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Old 11-22-2021, 07:52 AM   #194
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Hereís a link to the buck fight video. I just uploaded it to YouTube.

https://youtube.com/shorts/0AvVeHGMJQQ?feature=share


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Old 11-22-2021, 07:53 AM   #195
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Old 11-23-2021, 09:49 PM   #196
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My shooter (wife) will be riding shotgun with me into camp late Thursday night and spending a few days. Hopefully we see some good action.
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Old 11-23-2021, 10:00 PM   #197
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My shooter (wife) will be riding shotgun with me into camp late Thursday night and spending a few days. Hopefully we see some good action.
Nice. Good luck. Iíll be at mine late Thursday as well.
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Old 11-24-2021, 12:00 PM   #198
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My shooter (wife) will be riding shotgun with me into camp late Thursday night and spending a few days. Hopefully we see some good action.
You should see a lot of rutting activity. I have been seeing a lot of bucks chasing along the FM just a few miles north of you.
Everyone be safe on the roads and have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Good luck and Adios,
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Old 11-25-2021, 10:39 PM   #199
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All settled into camp after hauling a new 4x8 deer blind in my truck all over Texas the last 36 hours. Hopefully we can get it setup with little issues.





Karla wants to shoot a deer, turkey, and pig this trip. She says itís killing season.
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