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Old 07-30-2021, 11:39 AM   #51
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Old 07-30-2021, 12:10 PM   #52
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Old 07-30-2021, 01:16 PM   #53
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Were off to Menard county, feeders on tow!!
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Old 07-30-2021, 01:48 PM   #54
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Same on our place. We haven't killed a pig in 15 years until last year. Now we kill 3-4 every time we go out there.
This is us, but our "new" pig herd is mostly nocturnal. Plenty of signs and game cam pics, but few sightings during the day.
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Old 07-30-2021, 02:20 PM   #55
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Headed there in a few!!

In junction getting a burger and im headed north on 83!

Been a while!!
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Old 07-31-2021, 06:55 PM   #56
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l drove to a ranch in NW part of county this morning to do a little scouting as I had not ever been on the ranch before. The ranch is about 1,800 acres and it is high fenced but has only native deer and there is no supplemental feeding. It was too late when we arrived as it was beginning to warm up and the deer were already bedded. We did see lots of does and it seemed that most had two fawns. We saw about a dozen bucks and one in the 150-160 range depending on how many kickers and stickers continue to grow. My son tells me that he generally sees quite a few really big slick 8 point deer and several over 150 have been taken off the ranch in the past. I did not see them this morning but did get a glimpse of two 20" type bucks at a distance that could have been big 8's. We did see two 3 year old bucks that were basic 10 point frame with extra points. They were bedded together so I am guessing that they were brothers. This area of the county is getting dry so praying for rain next week.
We may take a few hunters on this ranch when we know more about the deer herd.
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Old 08-02-2021, 11:48 AM   #57
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Dang, we missed another really good chance for a rain yesterday. Rained east of us in Brady and Mason and west of us just into Schleicher County along Middle Valley. I heard 4" at the 6 Mile Ranch which should put some water in the river. Praying we catch a break as most of the county is beginning to burn up.
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Old 08-03-2021, 02:32 PM   #58
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Whew it was really beautiful here in Menard this morning. Clear and 62 degrees and very little wind. Not sure I ever saw it 62 in early August in Menard County.
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Old 08-03-2021, 02:55 PM   #59
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Thanks for the updates. Iím going to get out there as soon as possible and see whatís on my cameras.


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Old 08-03-2021, 04:51 PM   #60
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I didn't see any rutting activity...LOL!!!
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Old 08-03-2021, 04:55 PM   #61
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Watch out for ticks!

Buddy and I were up there this weekend.
I pulled 4 seed ticks off that were crawling around.
Wife found 2 embedded after I got home monday evening.

And I treat my stuff with permethrin.

These dropped from trees I guess

Had chronic Lymes for almost 4 years.
Battled it for 3
Beat it after it nearly killed me twice and I have PTSD and a bunch of other issues now thanks to it.

Donít take tick protection lightly, yall.
Especially in this part of the country.

We donít have em like this in comal and blanco counties.
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Old 08-04-2021, 11:30 AM   #62
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Ticks are always bad along the river and under the big live oaks and oak motts. Spray down with repellent anytime I get out and walk any distance. I have also found that high top snake boots really help with ticks and chiggers which are terrible right now.
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Old 08-04-2021, 02:22 PM   #63
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Yup
Got me some GatorSkins and treat them and my shoes with permethrin.

Gonna start treating my hat too.

We were shooting and one dropped from a tree.
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Old 08-05-2021, 01:08 PM   #64
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Anyone find a tick spray that works better than others?
Going to wear my rubber boots with my pants tucked in.
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Old 08-06-2021, 10:40 AM   #65
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Heading to my lease today for a work weekend/tick-fest. Maybe a little hog hunting if time permits.
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Old 08-07-2021, 08:22 AM   #66
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Not a bad way to wake up.



Momma and baby less than 10 yards.



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Old 08-07-2021, 09:19 AM   #67
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Hard to beat those Menard county mornings
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Old 08-07-2021, 09:38 AM   #68
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I was there a month ago and I think the WT faired pretty good. A good crop of fawns, quite a few turkey, but, the exotics looked a bit thin. Not sure if it’s just from the heat or the stress from the freeze but, overall everything looked good. Going back in a couple weeks. It would be great to meet some of you as well. Good Luck
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Old 08-15-2021, 08:57 AM   #69
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Do any of y’all hunt off of 1773? Was wondering about that area of the county.
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Old 08-15-2021, 11:47 PM   #70
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Massive amounts of rain today around Menard.
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Old 08-16-2021, 12:26 PM   #71
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I had about 1.8" in Menard while Gainer Ranch had 4.44" north of town. I had 2.88" 10 miles west on the river. I thought that the river would come up but has not so far, just a little off color.
Not sure what we got on the ranch south of Menard where we really needed it.
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Old 08-17-2021, 03:18 PM   #72
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Looks like we are getting a good soaking in menard. Thankful for the rain down there. Was getting pretty dry
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Old 08-17-2021, 03:36 PM   #73
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Great news we picked up some rain. Farm Logs told me about a 1/2", but I have no idea how accurate that is part of the country. It was pretty dang close when it came to my North Texas place.

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It was great to meet you in FW at TTHA.
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Old 08-25-2021, 03:02 PM   #74
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Headed up there this weekend, with my rubber boots and a can of Deet.
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Old 08-25-2021, 05:22 PM   #75
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Pastures looks pretty and green. Hope you got good rains where ever you are in the county. I saw the first buck in hard horn this last week so we should begin seeing them slick off over the next couple of weeks.
Sorry I did not make it to the San Antonio TTHA Show. Covid has really hit Menard County. Until the government decides to shut down the border, there is going to be a steady stream of carriers passing through the small towns along the major highways coming out of Mexico.
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Old 08-26-2021, 09:42 AM   #76
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Great news we picked up some rain. Farm Logs told me about a 1/2", but I have no idea how accurate that is part of the country. It was pretty dang close when it came to my North Texas place.

Gary,

It was great to meet you in FW at TTHA.
I was a friend of Mr. Blackwell who started the company back in the 60's, I am guessing. He was such a nice guy and we always visited at the TTHA shows. He and Murry Burnham were two of the "Old Timers" when I first started attending the shows.
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Old 09-05-2021, 03:53 PM   #77
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Plenty green this weekend. Got everything topped off plus alfalfa bales put out. Deer looked really healthy. Anyone have any shooters showing up yet?
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Old 09-10-2021, 10:12 AM   #78
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53 degrees in downtown Menard this morning...
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Old 09-14-2021, 10:46 AM   #79
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Do any of yíall hunt off of 1773? Was wondering about that area of the county.
Hey this is my first year to hunt in Menard we are right off of 1773. Bought a property on Elm Springs Ranch.
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Old 09-14-2021, 12:19 PM   #80
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Hey this is my first year to hunt in Menard we are right off of 1773. Bought a property on Elm Springs Ranch.
Welcome to Menard County. Should have lots of deer and hogs down there and a few turkeys. If you need anything, give me a shout.
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Old 09-16-2021, 01:11 AM   #81
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Welcome to Menard County. Should have lots of deer and hogs down there and a few turkeys. If you need anything, give me a shout.
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Looking forward to it and will do I appreciate it!
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Old 09-22-2021, 08:22 AM   #82
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Glad to be joining this thread. We just got a place off 29 couple miles east of town. Good luck this season
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Old 09-22-2021, 08:52 AM   #83
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Glad to be joining this thread. We just got a place off 29 couple miles east of town. Good luck this season
Welcome! And best of luck this season. I'm off Cleo Road/2291 about halfway between Menard and I10.
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Old 09-22-2021, 09:25 AM   #84
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We are in The SE part of the county, and there is no more grass. Just dirt and a few dried blades. Crazy that folks are saying their place is green. Our place burned to a crisp this last month!!


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Old 09-22-2021, 10:20 AM   #85
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Cool this morning, about 53 in downtown Menard. Supposed to be about 51 in the morning, feels really good.
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Old 09-22-2021, 12:37 PM   #86
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We still had a decent amount of green around our place west of town. I had to weed eat around our stands and feeders.


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Old 09-22-2021, 03:19 PM   #87
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West and Northwest of town has received more rain lately and is still green. Acorns are beginning to fall around the house but pretty spotty as there are parts of the county with very few.
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Old 09-22-2021, 04:08 PM   #88
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Same for us west of town as well.
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Old 09-23-2021, 10:28 AM   #89
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It was 45 degrees when I drove past the bank at 7:30 this morning. When I got to Compton's Warehouse, a buddy who lives about 2 miles west of town claimed to have 41 and when he hit the river bottom, had 40 reading on his pickup.
I was wearing a long sleeve cotton shirt and considered going back in the house for a jacket when I stepped out. Really felt good.
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Old 09-23-2021, 10:31 AM   #90
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A little south of you guys but in Kimble County north of Cleo my camera showed 39. I always check it against a LCRA weather station that is in the area and it showed the same. Pretty chilly for September!!!
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Old 10-03-2021, 10:47 AM   #91
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Lots of deer moving this weekend. Nothing mature but plenty of deer to watch. Anyone have any luck?
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Old 10-03-2021, 11:26 AM   #92
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I had to work this weekend. I’ll but up next weekend. I’ll report back. But I can’t feed them enough right now. They are cleaning up the corn.
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Old 10-03-2021, 04:21 PM   #93
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Lots of deer moving this weekend. Nothing mature but plenty of deer to watch. Anyone have any luck?
Thanks for the report. Good luck to everyone. Itís my favorite time of year.
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Old 10-03-2021, 04:27 PM   #94
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Very slow to almost nonexistent movement. I didnít even see the deer riding around like we are used to. Cameras are showing the same thing.

Itís weird.
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Very slow to almost nonexistent movement. I didnít even see the deer riding around like we are used to. Cameras are showing the same thing.

Itís weird.
Do you have many acorns out there? They are really spotty, some areas have a good crop while others almost zero.
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Old 10-04-2021, 10:32 AM   #96
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Do you have many acorns out there? They are really spotty, some areas have a good crop while others almost zero.
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That was my thought as well, but we do have a lot of Oaks so I am betting that is it. I didn't see any deer standing under oaks though. It was not as muddy as I thought it would be which was a plus.

I did forget my release, so I had to make a late Friday night run to Wal-Mart. I saw a ton of game on Cleo Road going and coming.
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Old 10-04-2021, 10:38 AM   #97
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I did forget my release, so I had to make a late Friday night run to Wal-Mart. I saw a ton of game on Cleo Road going and coming.
I have done that before. Now my release stays attached to the grip of the bow when not in use. Have forgotten broadhead tipped arrows too. That quiver goes in the snake boots while packing.
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Old 10-04-2021, 01:32 PM   #98
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Saturday and Sunday we saw piles of deer. Saturday afternoon I saw 19 different bucks. Managed to shoot my trophy Saturday morning
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Congrats on a nice buck!
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Old 10-04-2021, 02:15 PM   #100
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