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Old 10-10-2018, 10:35 PM   #151
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Wow! What a solid buck! If I had pics or eyes on anything close to that, I'd be hunting these days. Congrats!!!
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:31 AM   #152
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Connected with “Criss-Cross” on Sunday evening.

That's a beautiful buck.
Congrats!
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:25 AM   #153
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Report.
Took my oldest boy up last weekend to do a little work.
Movement is high.
Consumption is unacceptable, 1500 lbs. of protein in 3 weeks.
These girls need to calm down.

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I'd posted earlier about finding the skull of a great buck that died next to the pen, sometime during the winter.

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Followed by finding a second nice buck later this summer who also died near the pen last winter.
I have no idea what got them.

The draught years of 2011-12 with low recruitment seem to be evident in the pasture I hunt. Best I can tell, there are no mature bucks around.

Looks like a management year for my boys and I.

Here's the good news.
There is a great crop of young bucks.
Same group of bucks from last year and this year.
In 2 years, we might have something.

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And a surprise pic of a Bull Elk.

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We had a nice rain Friday evening, lost power from the strong winds.

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But man, nice to have some campfire time.

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Good luck everybody.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:35 AM   #154
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on my way in an hour. Supposed to get cold Sat... Cant wait.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:49 AM   #155
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on my way in an hour. Supposed to get cold Sat... Cant wait.
58 here for a high Saturday and 54 on Sunday so it may be colder a little further up north. Rain might be a problem.
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Old 10-11-2018, 02:30 PM   #156
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I'm planning on trying to go sit Sunday morning. Low in the 40s saturday night and rain/snow mix by noon sunday. NE wind which is perfect for both of my setups. Really hoping I get a chance to see some movement in daylight hours.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:51 PM   #157
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I'll be sitting this weekend, but I'll be at a friend's place in Nolan county. Brice (thedosranchhand) broke in my spot tonight. 198 on the scale

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Old 10-11-2018, 11:09 PM   #158
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Just catching up...

Jethro- thanks for the report. Will pray for the team and their families.

DZ- great buck with incredible G2s. Congrats!

To the rest of the crew, best of luck. We're getting closer. Doesn't look like I'll make it back to the states this season but I'll certainly be living vicariously through you all.

By the way, did anyone make it to the TPWD/TAMU AE Wildlife Program in Memphis?
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Old 10-12-2018, 08:16 AM   #159
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I wish one of
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Report.
Took my oldest boy up last weekend to do a little work.
Movement is high.
Consumption is unacceptable, 1500 lbs. of protein in 3 weeks.
These girls need to calm down.

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I'd posted earlier about finding the skull of a great buck that died next to the pen, sometime during the winter.

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Followed by finding a second nice buck later this summer who also died near the pen last winter.
I have no idea what got them.

The draught years of 2011-12 with low recruitment seem to be evident in the pasture I hunt. Best I can tell, there are no mature bucks around.

Looks like a management year for my boys and I.

Here's the good news.
There is a great crop of young bucks.
Same group of bucks from last year and this year.
In 2 years, we might have something.

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And a surprise pic of a Bull Elk.

Attachment 928319

We had a nice rain Friday evening, lost power from the strong winds.

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But man, nice to have some campfire time.

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Good luck everybody.
I wish an elk would wonder by my place. There was rumor of one just north of the wheeler/ hemphill county line last year.

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Old 10-12-2018, 09:28 AM   #160
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I wish one of I wish an elk would wonder by my place. There was rumor of one just north of the wheeler/ hemphill county line last year.

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Had one on the lease bordering us on the SE corner of our place. Leasee shot it with a bow but never found it.
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Old 10-13-2018, 03:03 PM   #161
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It’s gonna be a damp evening...


Not this cowboy...
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Old 10-16-2018, 09:28 PM   #162
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I wish one of I wish an elk would wonder by my place. There was rumor of one just north of the wheeler/ hemphill county line last year.

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Lee haygoods hunters had pic of it an Matt P saw it in the middle of CR 22 one morning, last year that was.
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Old 10-16-2018, 09:31 PM   #163
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Report.
Took my oldest boy up last weekend to do a little work.
Movement is high.
Consumption is unacceptable, 1500 lbs. of protein in 3 weeks.
These girls need to calm down.

Attachment 928310

I'd posted earlier about finding the skull of a great buck that died next to the pen, sometime during the winter.

Attachment 928311

Followed by finding a second nice buck later this summer who also died near the pen last winter.
I have no idea what got them.

The draught years of 2011-12 with low recruitment seem to be evident in the pasture I hunt. Best I can tell, there are no mature bucks around.

Looks like a management year for my boys and I.

Here's the good news.
There is a great crop of young bucks.
Same group of bucks from last year and this year.
In 2 years, we might have something.

Attachment 928317
Attachment 928318

And a surprise pic of a Bull Elk.

Attachment 928319

We had a nice rain Friday evening, lost power from the strong winds.

Attachment 928312
Attachment 928314

But man, nice to have some campfire time.

Attachment 928316
Attachment 928313

Good luck everybody.
how far south of shamrock are you clark? we have seen the most elk on our place this year that we have in years past. every year there is more an more.
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Old 10-16-2018, 10:49 PM   #164
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My brother had an elk show on his place a few years ago. Pictures but they never saw it in real time. This was east of Shamrock about 6 miles or so. From what I've been told, there is a breeding population in the eastern Panhandle.

As for the place I live and hunt on, only 2.5's and 3.5's on camera so far. No elk. I still haven't deer hunted, yet, but this colder weather has me considering. For now, still working on the dove population at the nearby feed lot. Lots of birds though I'm not sure if they're still around after the last few days.

Based on photos, we have more bucks than does. Not sure if this is a good thing. I expect to see lots of broken racks in the next month or two.

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Old 10-17-2018, 05:56 AM   #165
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Lee haygoods hunters had pic of it an Matt P saw it in the middle of CR 22 one morning, last year that was.
I want a big fat cow. Do you know anyone that would charge a reasonable price to shoot one? I called that guy in McLean but he never called me back.

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Old 10-17-2018, 06:00 AM   #166
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This kid lives down the street from me. Good guy if any of you need help this season.

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Old 10-18-2018, 05:38 AM   #167
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how far south of shamrock are you clark? we have seen the most elk on our place this year that we have in years past. every year there is more an more.
6 miles south, Elm Creek.
Any thoughts as to where they have come from?
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:53 AM   #168
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6 miles south, Elm Creek.

Any thoughts as to where they have come from?


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Old 10-18-2018, 12:50 PM   #169
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Clark, for sure there is a breeding population of elk. You know where I call coyotes out by you. Well, over east of there roughly 5 miles, there is a herd. I have seen some really nice bulls killed out of that one.

When I left the shop at lunch today I saw a white pickup, pulling a trailer with a green SxS on it. The was a pretty nice deer head/cape in the back of the SxS. They were on 83, headed south towards Childress. Had to be a bowhunter. Anybody on this thread gonna fess up to that being them?

Also, anyone coming through Wellington on 83 this weekend, be advised. Epic Nomad RV T.V. is having a thing here for the premier of their new movie. It runs Thursday-Monday. There are supposed to be around 400 RV's in town for it this weekend. They are already piling in, rodeo grounds is filling up fast. Probably going to be spill-over in Childress and Shamrock. Be prepared for eating places (and everything else) to be all jammed up.

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Old 10-20-2018, 06:46 AM   #170
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Bump for a little Saturday morning action. Anyone have anything going on? How's the weather?

Be safe, y'all.
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Old 10-20-2018, 07:02 AM   #171
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Cool and calm. Finally made the first sit of the year yesterday. Lots of young deer on camera. 1 old doe with no fawns. Hoping she shows up this morning. Freezer is empty!

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Old 10-20-2018, 06:22 PM   #172
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Big boar before light. Feeder time messed up but just busted a big old sow at 6:05 on this evenings sit. Lots of mud water but skeeters aint bad yet rspecially for a river bottom.
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Old 10-20-2018, 07:28 PM   #173
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I’m going down to hunt tomorrow afternoon and Monday. Kids are out of school so culls, does and pigs are on the menu. We will have fun either way.
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Old 10-20-2018, 08:00 PM   #174
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Good luck Keith. I will post pics of the sow tomorrow. Pretty good size girl snd the 125 Ramcat did a number on a quartering away shot. I could even follow the blood trail!!!
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Old Yesterday, 12:09 AM   #175
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Good luck Keith. I will post pics of the sow tomorrow. Pretty good size girl snd the 125 Ramcat did a number on a quartering away shot. I could even follow the blood trail!!!
Congrats on the baby factory. Look forward to pics

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Old Yesterday, 07:45 AM   #176
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Nada moving at my Ridge stand this morning. Dissapointing��.
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My son and I are ready in the stand. Wind is perfect for this stand but not doing at all what weather dude said. I hope it holds. Feeder pen is torn up. Hope the big 7 cull shows tonight. We are ready.
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Good luck Keith.
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