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Old 07-31-2018, 12:43 PM   #1
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I was hoping to get a good thread going for all of those of us Freestone County deer hunters, a place where we can post updates about the weather, trail cam photos, deer activity, when the rut is hitting, and just about anything that could be beneficial to us Freestone County hunters. I will post here as often as I can make it up to the ranch, to start here's my best buck on camera last year! Good Luck everybody!
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Old 07-31-2018, 02:17 PM   #2
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Whereabouts are you in the county?
We are literally on the freestone / Navarro line on the south side of the lake. Have pastures in both counties
Havenít had time to refill the feeders nor get the cameras going yet, probably Labor Day wknd.



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Old 07-31-2018, 02:57 PM   #3
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We are on the county line of Leon and Freestone
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Old 07-31-2018, 07:18 PM   #4
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Just in case you freestone county guys ever need a dog. Im on the west side of the county.

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Old 07-31-2018, 10:49 PM   #5
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Iíll keep your number for sure! Thanks for posting


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Old 08-01-2018, 11:39 AM   #6
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Old 08-01-2018, 03:34 PM   #7
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I just got the all clear from my wife to head to the ranch this weekend! hopefully gonna be able to get alot done.
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Old 08-02-2018, 03:08 PM   #8
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Here's my buck from last year.
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Old 08-02-2018, 09:41 PM   #9
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Here's my buck from last year.


Nice deer, lot better than mine
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Old 08-02-2018, 11:39 PM   #10
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That's a stud! When you go to your place to you go by oakwood?
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Old 08-02-2018, 11:51 PM   #11
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Old 08-03-2018, 12:21 AM   #12
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Where abouts in freestone do you hunt at?
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Old 08-03-2018, 10:27 AM   #13
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Ground pictures of my buck from last year.
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Old 08-03-2018, 10:27 AM   #14
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Old 08-03-2018, 12:14 PM   #15
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Glad we got a FreeCo thread going. Will be cool to see what everyone else in the county is seeing/killing. Most deer on my cams are coming in during the night, guess due to the heat. Hadnt seen anything big on camera yet. Sure hope we get some rain soon, it is terrible dry right now.
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Old 08-03-2018, 02:10 PM   #16
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East of Lake Fairfield, near the mine
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Old 08-03-2018, 03:23 PM   #17
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East of Lake Fairfield, near the mine
I know exactly where you are, we are just a few miles north of oakwood on the trinity river.
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Old 08-04-2018, 08:13 PM   #18
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I hunt in Fairfield and was wondering how the weather has been? I have been on the same lease for almost 20 years.




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Old 08-04-2018, 10:33 PM   #19
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Hot and dry!


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Old 08-04-2018, 10:56 PM   #20
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First card pull last week and only one young 8 point and a few does and fawns. Usually have a bacholer group of bucks this time of year...maybe next card pull will reveal some.
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Old 08-06-2018, 10:30 AM   #21
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Well recap of the weekend, it was hot and dry. I wound up spending most of my time working on the camp house, hopefully next weekend is better.
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:44 AM   #22
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I will be headed up again this weekend.
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:14 AM   #23
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Headed back out this weekend
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Old 08-12-2018, 08:23 PM   #24
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Well we got a little bit of rain this weekend.
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Old 08-12-2018, 11:17 PM   #25
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My wife is up now, got about 2Ē yesterday and rained more today
Folks up around Ennis got hammered today, some places 6Ē plus


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Old 08-13-2018, 08:39 AM   #26
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We really need all the rain we can get right now!
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Old 08-13-2018, 08:53 AM   #27
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I was out in Eldorado at the in-laws ranch all weekend (got about 2.5" out there) but when I got home yesterday afternoon the wife said it had rained off and on since Thursday. I poured 1.75" out of the gauge at the house this morning and that was all we got since last Thursday. Will take it, but need some more.
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Old 08-15-2018, 02:20 PM   #28
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No real camera pics to speak of, however I did see 2 really nice bucks while driving the place. Hopefully before long I will have cam pics to post up. How everybody else's preseason going?
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Old 08-17-2018, 04:07 PM   #29
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Heading back again this weekend, hopefully we can find some good bucks on camera!
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Old 08-17-2018, 04:43 PM   #30
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We are on the county line of Leon and Freestone


You might be right near us. Near Oakwood?


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Old 08-17-2018, 04:44 PM   #31
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How about northern Leon county?


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Old 08-18-2018, 12:35 PM   #32
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Leon,limestone,and Freesrone we will travel

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Old 08-22-2018, 05:26 PM   #33
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Well I woulnt make it back out this weekend, and next weekend is my anniversary so that's out of the picture. looks like it will be about 3 weekends out before I can make it back, anybody else had any luck?
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Old 08-22-2018, 07:12 PM   #34
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Its hot and real dry here not much movement around

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Old 08-22-2018, 09:47 PM   #35
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Gonna try to head up Saturday after my sonís football game
Try to fill some feeders and get some cameras going



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Old 08-23-2018, 03:15 PM   #36
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Hopefully when I get back in the next 3 weeks there will be some pics on my cameras that are worth posting.
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Old 08-23-2018, 04:27 PM   #37
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There will likely be but then they have a way of disappearing again around sept 30th!


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Old 08-23-2018, 04:37 PM   #38
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No kidding! I have multiple shooter bucks on camera and then the day before season the disappear
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Old 08-28-2018, 09:19 AM   #39
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Well did any body make it out last weekend? If so what was the weather like and did yall get any good pics?
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Old 08-28-2018, 12:51 PM   #40
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I didnít make it up, by the time my sons Football Game was over it just didnít make sense
Will head up for the long wknd as soon as the game is over Saturday
Lots of work to do!


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Old 08-28-2018, 01:05 PM   #41
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Well did any body make it out last weekend? If so what was the weather like and did yall get any good pics?


Hot, dry and dusty at heck.


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Old 08-28-2018, 01:35 PM   #42
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Does anybody know if you the trees are full of acorns this year? I hope not. I am headed up there this weekend.


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Old 08-28-2018, 03:20 PM   #43
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I plan on getting cams going this wknd at my spot in Dew and at my spot west of teague. Thanks for starting this thread...look forward to seeing how everyone does. Good Luck fellas!
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Old 08-28-2018, 04:39 PM   #44
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I plan on getting cams going this wknd at my spot in Dew and at my spot west of teague. Thanks for starting this thread...look forward to seeing how everyone does. Good Luck fellas!
Welcome to the thread!
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Old 08-28-2018, 04:40 PM   #45
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I asked my wife if I could go check my cameras this weekend and was reminded that this was our anniversary weekend . Looks like next weekend before I pull the cards.
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I plan on getting cams going this wknd at my spot in Dew and at my spot west of teague. Thanks for starting this thread...look forward to seeing how everyone does. Good Luck fellas!


Had a lot of good times on a lease near Dew. Plenty of nice bucks too. Good luck.


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Does anybody know if you the trees are full of acorns this year? I hope not. I am headed up there this weekend.


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Iíve been out literally searching for trees with acorns and am finding very few. The ones that do have acorns donít have very many. Iíve started off searching along creeks and low areas then will move up to higher ground but Iím not finding much. Iím assuming itís the drought.


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Old 08-28-2018, 06:27 PM   #48
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I hope the acorn count is low. I will find out this weekend.


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Old 09-03-2018, 07:19 PM   #49
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Well I got 2100lbs of corn into feeders this wknd, got some cameras going and saw a buck Iíve been chasing for about 6 years now back in one of our pastures, he was bedded down about 100yds from my krivoman.
Work up to a steady rain this morning which we need bad.
Lots of acorns in one pasture, not so much on the other properties.
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Old 09-10-2018, 09:12 AM   #50
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Well guys I got the cards pulled and had to turn and burn, I forgot to bring them back with me! We had one real good buck on camera. Hopefully I remember to grab the cards and post the pics of him.
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