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Old 10-02-2020, 09:33 AM   #1
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Anyone going to Brushy Hill early season? Please give update on ranch conditions and what you saw.
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Old 10-05-2020, 01:34 PM   #2
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I know last year was one of the best years for deer movement we’ve seen since we started going.
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Old 10-09-2020, 12:08 PM   #3
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Last year was definitely one of the best years for deer movement since we started going as well. Passed on a beautiful buck last year at 15 yds. Just a little short on the spread and I didn't want to take a chance. We are heading out the week before Christmas.
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Old 10-17-2020, 03:41 PM   #4
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Just got back and had a blast. Hunted Thursday PM - Saturday AM (4 sits). I had deer in kill zone every hunt. I missed a pretty good 8 pt @ 22 yards (4.5-5 yr old 118-122"), I shot right over his back like a moron. I ended up with a doe on Friday Morning and a Doe on Saturday Morning. Both were of good quality with very quick recoveries on both. For any first timers, I would caution you to have an open mind and listen to the advice of Nick as he spends almost everyday on this ground(13,000 acres). Camphouse was clean, water in shower was hot, AC blew cold,and the toilet never clogged. I look forward to coming back!

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Old 10-19-2020, 11:01 AM   #5
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Congratulations on getting some more Venison in your freezer. It was a pleasure meeting you Friday AM.
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Old 10-19-2020, 11:51 AM   #6
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Congratulations on getting some more Venison in your freezer. It was a pleasure meeting you Friday AM.
Thanks! Was nice to meet yall!
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Old 10-19-2020, 11:52 AM   #7
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Congrats!, yes good to meet you and drive part of the pasture friday a.m. As stated above we are excited about going out in mid-Dec.
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Old 10-20-2020, 05:58 PM   #8
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Hey Black_foot,. Sounds like you had a good time. Were you doing your own hand Corning in your hunting area before each hunt? Sounds like they were coming to corn well. The Texas drought monitor has shown that area being in a drought for a while what did the ranch look like?
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Old 10-20-2020, 06:08 PM   #9
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..... Camphouse was clean, water in shower was hot, AC blew cold,and the toilet never clogged. I look forward to coming back!
That is all you can ask for!

I need to look at making a trip out there. Maybe I can talk the Deerslayer into a trip.
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Old 10-21-2020, 12:32 PM   #10
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Hey Black_foot,. Sounds like you had a good time. Were you doing your own hand Corning in your hunting area before each hunt? Sounds like they were coming to corn well. The Texas drought monitor has shown that area being in a drought for a while what did the ranch look like?
Yessir. I used half to one gallon sized ziplock bag for each sit. These are pressured deer so I would not recommend dumping the corn into a pile. It is not very green out there so local browse isn't in the best shape. Although every deer I saw was healthy so they are getting protein from somewhere.
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Old 11-02-2020, 10:20 AM   #11
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Any updates ?
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Old 11-11-2020, 03:03 PM   #12
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I will be heading to Hog heaven tomorrow. Hope we have some luck.
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Old 11-11-2020, 03:25 PM   #13
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When you get a chance, please give me an update on how the deer are coming to corn and how many you saw, etc
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Old 11-12-2020, 09:31 AM   #14
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Good luck!! Look forward to your report.
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Old 11-15-2020, 08:00 PM   #15
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It is dry at the ranch! Deer are coming to corn, we knocked down 4 doe and a turkey. Another group had 2 spikes and a doe when we left today. Shooters were seen on a few hunts. We hunted the south pasture.
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Old 11-16-2020, 09:04 AM   #16
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That's great, thanks for the update!
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Old 11-25-2020, 11:08 AM   #17
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Any new updates out of Brushy Hill? Heading out there in two weeks to hunt Hog Haven South.
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Old 12-05-2020, 05:20 PM   #18
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Interested as well. Iíll be there a few days starting tomorrow!


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Old 12-06-2020, 01:01 PM   #19
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Good luck to you. Get a big 'en!!! We are heading that way a week from to day. Cannot wait to get back out in the brush and chase deer!
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Old 12-11-2020, 08:38 AM   #20
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Heading out Sunday morning for a week long hunt. Will give a full report next weekend (good or bad).
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Old 12-21-2020, 11:48 AM   #21
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Any updates on Brushy? Headed out Saturday for a week.
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Old 12-22-2020, 12:26 PM   #22
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Interested in updates as well. We have a big group going early Jan. This will be my first time on the ranch and curious what's going on.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-01-2021, 12:43 AM   #23
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Any updates?
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Old 01-01-2021, 12:56 AM   #24
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Always have wanted to go hunt that ranch. Maybe one day.
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Old 01-02-2021, 01:00 PM   #25
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SMVjr & pittdog33 How did you do? Recap if possible. Thanks.
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Old 01-02-2021, 05:01 PM   #26
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Headed there tomorrow.
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Old 01-04-2021, 05:11 PM   #27
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Came back on the 30th after 5 days of hunting. Dryer than I've ever seen it down there with only about 5" of rain this year. Hunting was slower than usual but we did see s few "legal" bucks but the drought has definitely taken a toll on the antler quality. With some decent spring rain, the horns will come back but it is tough right now.
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Old 01-05-2021, 06:39 AM   #28
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Old 01-05-2021, 10:20 AM   #29
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Hunting has been hard and very slow here at the Kreagor Pasture. Not seen much at all. I believe right a the drought but as dry as it is you would think that they would come to corn since there is very little to eat down here. It still has been a good hunt!
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Old 01-05-2021, 12:00 PM   #30
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Rod- Dont have enough messages to reply to your PM but we are going next week. What pasture are you hunting, etc.? Appreciate the updates and you cant send them PM if you thats better for you.
Thanks again and good luck!
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Old 01-05-2021, 02:09 PM   #31
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Hunted Hog Haven South the week before Christmas. Very slow hunt, saw a lot of under size bucks. Other hunters in camp reported they saw indications that the bucks were starting to run doe the day before we left (Thursday, Dec 17). Extremely dry out there! Deer are coming to corn heavy.
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Old 01-05-2021, 03:11 PM   #32
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Smvjr1- Our group is hunting that pasture next week so hoping the drought hasnt killed the movement. Never hunted this far south so curious how's the deer movement in S. Texas mid January.
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Old 01-05-2021, 06:45 PM   #33
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The deer are not hitting the corn very hard during the day which is why this is frustrating. I’m hunting a stand that I let rest yesterday and had deer on my camera from 4:00 pm till dark. Hunting that same stand and haven’t seen a deer. Go figure!
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Old 01-05-2021, 10:30 PM   #34
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Motive7, I sent you a PM.
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Old 01-06-2021, 12:10 PM   #35
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Motive7, I sent you a PM.

Rod, cant PM...too much of a newbie.... 682.240.8833

Thanks bud
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Old 01-06-2021, 12:48 PM   #36
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That is all you can ask for!

I need to look at making a trip out there. Maybe I can talk the Deerslayer into a trip.

Funny, I was just recollecting on this place. This was the first hunt Breck and I ever went on together. Was Brett Mayes, Breck and myself. Was the first year that Pete had inherited the place and his mother was still alive and calling shots.......man I loved visiting with her.

The only rule Pete had that year was 8 points or better and I took him serious. Killed the first 8 point that put his head in corn, ha. Breck gave me heck about that 100" 8 point for years.

He and I hunted on Pete's place for about 8 years are so straight after that, great memories.

Sorry for the thread reroute, back to more current updates.

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Old 01-15-2021, 02:43 PM   #37
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The deer are not hitting the corn very hard during the day which is why this is frustrating. Iím hunting a stand that I let rest yesterday and had deer on my camera from 4:00 pm till dark. Hunting that same stand and havenít seen a deer. Go figure!
That's Brushy Hill for you. The deer know when your in the stand. I've hunted it several times, always deer on the stand when not there and nothing when there. My last trip two yrs ago I pulled two all day sits from dawn to dusk except for a single mid day 30min walk to truck for restroom and refreshments. Still nothing until the next day. It's tough for sure.
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Old 01-19-2021, 11:57 AM   #38
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First trip to the ranch was last week, all week and had a great time. Didn't kill a monster, but a guy in the next camp got a **** good one. Whole new perspective on bowhunting being a newbie, but the one thing I took away, .... I only THOUGHT I knew how to brush on a blind.....Nick did a great job on the blinds!...and helping whenever he could. Our group is planning on going back.
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First trip to the ranch was last week, all week and had a great time. Didn't kill a monster, but a guy in the next camp got a **** good one. Whole new perspective on bowhunting being a newbie, but the one thing I took away, .... I only THOUGHT I knew how to brush on a blind.....Nick did a great job on the blinds!...and helping whenever he could. Our group is planning on going back.

Itís tough but also rewarding if you go into it with the right frame of mind.
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