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Old 09-16-2018, 10:25 AM   #51
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Has anyone ever been to this? I know itís last years flyer but couldnít find this years but itís about the same. Itís going to be this coming weekend on the 22nd. Thinking about going.


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Old 09-16-2018, 12:51 PM   #52
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I haven’t gone, but I’ve heard it’s good. I can’t go next weekend but maybe next year.
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:22 PM   #53
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Has anyone ever been to this? I know itís last years flyer but couldnít find this years but itís about the same. Itís going to be this coming weekend on the 22nd. Thinking about going.


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Funny you bring this up
I just got back From the farm and they advertised it on the radio all wknd up there so I may pop in next weekend
Iím planning to head back and ty to get things finished before opening
I did pull some cards yesterday
Have an old buck Iíve been chasing for 6 years now in a pasture that made it through last season and is back but he is starting to decline now. Would be a good first buck for one of my kids.
Had quite a few deer hitting the feeder and everything is green again as we have gotten rain, had a storm come through yesterday evening but didnít drop a lot but enough to water the grass.


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Old 09-16-2018, 09:31 PM   #54
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Has anyone ever been to this? I know itís last years flyer but couldnít find this years but itís about the same. Itís going to be this coming weekend on the 22nd. Thinking about going.


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I would like to go next weekend if someone can let me know if itís only Freestone county residents? I live on the line but all property is technically Limestone county. I think this is awesome and would pay the money but I technically donít own land in the county.


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Old 09-16-2018, 10:23 PM   #55
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I think itís probably open to anyone, they are trying to raise money.
There are three guys listed at the bottom of the flyer, givem a shout


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Old 09-17-2018, 08:55 AM   #56
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Thats a good looking buck! And I had never heard about the Freestone County Game Management Association but I will have to check them out.
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Old 09-17-2018, 09:36 AM   #57
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The banquet is good...lots of guns and things raffled. Anyone can go.If you hunt in freestone county, sign up for the big buck contest. It's named after my old man!
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:45 PM   #58
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Man I would like to go to this banquet but can't swing it.

I will most likely be re-planting my food plots...usually always wait until the end of September but this year I didn't and army worms are every where at our place. First or second week of October I will try again...
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:52 PM   #59
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I'm thinking about heading to my family place in Teague next month. Haven't been in years, but have the itch to relive some childhood memories and maybe take my first Freestone deer off the place. Is Sam's buffet in Fairfield still open? Wouldn't mind getting a meetup going.
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Old 09-21-2018, 04:46 PM   #60
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I'm thinking about heading to my family place in Teague next month. Haven't been in years, but have the itch to relive some childhood memories and maybe take my first Freestone deer off the place. Is Sam's buffet in Fairfield still open? Wouldn't mind getting a meetup going.


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Old 09-21-2018, 04:53 PM   #61
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Yes, Sam's is still open. Mexican food restaurant on 84 in Teague is the best place to eat. Food is good, beer is cold, and margaritas are pretty dang good.
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Old 09-22-2018, 03:05 PM   #62
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Anyone know what happened to the flyer that was posted on this thread for the freestone county wildlife event that is happening tonight ?


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Old 09-22-2018, 05:56 PM   #63
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Any one hunt over by the Old Shirley’s cafe. We have a 5 miles from there
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Old 09-22-2018, 08:44 PM   #64
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Here now and itís packed!!!


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Old 09-22-2018, 09:51 PM   #65
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Here now and itís packed!!!


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I has intentions of going but got busy wiring some lights on my skinning rack and time got away from me.


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Old 09-30-2018, 02:05 AM   #66
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Couldnít make it hunting this weekend but is it dead in Fairfield? No kills?


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Old 09-30-2018, 07:19 AM   #67
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I made it up in time for an evening hunt yesterday. Back in a tree now
Lots of buck movement on all of our properties the last few weeks
Getting picks and seeing new bucks each week. Shot a couple pigs yesterday and had a slick 6 come in after that Iíd never seen, nothing fantastic but would make a great buck for one of the kiddos.
Chasing a heavy horned 8 I caught on camera a couple weeks ago
Set up in a climber just across the pasture from where I got him on film
Wind was supposed to be north east this wknd which is what I need to get in on him
Bucks are definitely on their feat here at our place.


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Old 09-30-2018, 10:21 AM   #68
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Just came out and on the way back I watched a mature buck chasing a doe in the pasture
Not just bird dogging but full on cat and mouse


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Old 09-30-2018, 12:06 PM   #69
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Our property is on Limestone/ Freestone line. Been battling army worms and only seen sporadic deer due to all the acorns on ground. Stepson shot a beaver with his Mathews bow. Let the jokes begin!

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Old 10-08-2018, 02:47 PM   #70
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Anybody been hunting lately?


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Old 10-08-2018, 04:02 PM   #71
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I hunt on the freestone/limestone county line (north of the lake). Very few deer sightings and only a few on cams. Pigs are plentiful but not the ideal target species. My wife did get a shot on a doe yesterday morning but the blood trail ended and resulted in a non-recovery.

This is my 2nd year on the property and we haven't quite pinpointed the rut time-frame. Any idea when that usually kicks off?
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Old 10-08-2018, 04:16 PM   #72
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we are on the navarro/freestone county line on the south side of richland chambers. have property on both sides. rut will kick off the last wk of oct and generally over by Nov 10

but the bucks have been way more active at our place, they have already split up and like i mentioned above i saw a mature buck chasing a doe wknd before last. I would be in the woods this wknd, this cool air will have them moving around.
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Old 10-13-2018, 04:57 AM   #73
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Anyone hunting this wknd?
Iím heading up to the farm after my sons football game today, took Monday off for a long wknd. Think the hunting will be good.


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Old 10-13-2018, 05:38 AM   #74
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Old 10-13-2018, 06:50 PM   #75
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Just got in my tripod
Little late there are pigs and deer everywhere
Had to make a big loop down wind to get to my spot

Believe a will die shortly


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Old 10-13-2018, 06:51 PM   #76
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coming this way


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Old 10-13-2018, 07:02 PM   #77
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I'll be hunting with you Freestone county folks the week after next. I was drawn for the archery hunt over at Richland Creek WMA. I am READY!
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Old 10-15-2018, 12:19 AM   #78
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Mostly just a bunch of these so far...


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Old 10-15-2018, 10:34 AM   #79
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I have a few myself


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Old 10-15-2018, 10:47 AM   #80
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Freestone is loaded with pigs. We are covered up with them.
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Old 10-16-2018, 06:43 PM   #81
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We have trapped almost 40 hogs since the beginning of September.

Bucks have showed up, hope to get out this coming weekend.
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Old 10-16-2018, 09:21 PM   #82
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Is there anyone that yíall know that does pasture mowing in the Fairfield area? I need to find someone available to keep 2-3 acres by the house and around the feeders and trails mowed during the year as needed.


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Old 10-17-2018, 07:49 PM   #83
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My rancher on our lease might do it. I can call him.


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Old 10-20-2018, 09:23 AM   #84
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Is there anyone that yíall know that does pasture mowing in the Fairfield area? I need to find someone available to keep 2-3 acres by the house and around the feeders and trails mowed during the year as needed.


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I can get you a name and number next week. A friend has a place in Dew and we had a guy mow a few acres around his house last week.
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Old 10-20-2018, 11:51 AM   #85
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I can get you a name and number next week. A friend has a place in Dew and we had a guy mow a few acres around his house last week.


Thanks Ken I would really appreciate it!


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Old 10-22-2018, 08:32 AM   #86
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Well any reports or good rut activity?


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Old 10-22-2018, 12:49 PM   #87
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I hunted this wknd, fewer bucks on camera, they are transitioning away from the feeders.
Saw a few small bucks while Iím stand but nothing mature


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Old 10-22-2018, 01:15 PM   #88
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I want to be in Oakwood so bad right now the weather is real good right now
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Old 10-22-2018, 01:33 PM   #89
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I havent been in a tree around here in a while (too much going on), but have had several different deer show up on camera in the back yard recently. LOTS of green stuff for them to eat on, but they should still swing by and pick up a golden crack nugget every now and then. Weather should be great the rest of the week.
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Old 10-22-2018, 06:15 PM   #90
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I am going to go this weekend. It should be close to the time where bucks are getting more active towards the doe.


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Old 10-22-2018, 06:24 PM   #91
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This week and into the weekend will be prime time on the eastern part of the county. Cant speak for other areas
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Old 10-22-2018, 09:49 PM   #92
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Wednesday after the rain and Thursday should be really good, wish I could get up there, will be sitting with the boy this wknd for the early youth wknd. Next time for me to be in a tree will be regular season opener unless my boy shoots one early this wknd.


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Old 10-27-2018, 10:22 AM   #93
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I’m seeing a lot more deer on camera and on stand the past few days. Looks like batchelor groups have split up. Also, some of what I’d describe as doe “following” but not yet “chasing”.
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Old 10-27-2018, 05:43 PM   #94
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Iím with my son this wknd
Had our target buck at the feeder at daylight this morning, buck Iíve been watching for 6 years. My son was shaking so bad we decided to hold off, back in the same stand now waiting for it to cool off
Krio blind is a little toasty!


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Old 10-27-2018, 06:16 PM   #95
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Yes I’m dying in the stand right now. No wind at all.
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Old 10-27-2018, 07:54 PM   #96
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Old 10-27-2018, 11:43 PM   #97
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I have had a lot of deer and hog movement today. Shot a hog this morning with my crossbow from my dadís stand. Then hunting my stand this evening and had 2 doe come in for a few minutes till the hogs ran them off. Got one hog dropped on the spot with my AR15-.223 then 10 minutes later the next one came in pretty much ignoring the first one dead on the ground. Also killed with the .223. Both were with the Photon night vision scope, man this thing is great for low light to no light hunting! 3 for 3 today. Also saw my first Timber Rattler ever in over 20 years of hunting here in Fairfield! He was crossing the county road after dark as I was headed into town. I stopped long enough to take this pic of it!



It has been an awesome day for me! For the record we are going to eat all of the hogs!


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Old 10-28-2018, 08:52 AM   #98
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Old 10-28-2018, 09:07 AM   #99
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Howdee guys. I hunt right near Lake Fairfield and also off Hwy 489. Ive been in hog heaven it seems. Very few pics of deer and haven't even seen a shooter buck on camera. I shot up some hogs on last trip. Havent been in 2 weeks. I get off this rig Tuesda and will bow hunt last couple days of the season and be there for gun opener. Good luck to all.
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Old 10-28-2018, 09:22 AM   #100
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Plenty of pork to go around!
Waiting on this guy to pop back out, he was here yesterday but not looking good this morning


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