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Old 10-16-2019, 05:36 PM   #2651
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I want to see a pic of your trophy room Elgato. Its got to be insane.
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Old 10-16-2019, 05:36 PM   #2652
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Congratulations Rusty. That is a fantastic buck and he has it all. I think 208" has a good ring to it. Congrats again!
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207 3/8"
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Both G2's over 14"
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Perhaps the most exciting deer hunt I have ever had. Big fun in Pineville

That is about as close to guessing on a buck of that size that I ever will get! Unbelievable deer and those 14" tines are out of this world!
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Old 10-16-2019, 05:41 PM   #2653
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I honestly would've guessed that deer weighed 250+ on the hoof. That's what had me guessing he scored 225" haha
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Old 10-16-2019, 06:06 PM   #2654
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Here's the video. Keep in mind I'm not a professional;. No camera man, no endorsements, no dazzle dazzle. Just an old redneck in the woods with a camera
https://youtu.be/H20tu5ZdO9I
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Old 10-16-2019, 06:08 PM   #2655
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Straight stud!

Congrats on the continued success
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Old 10-16-2019, 07:49 PM   #2656
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Awesome video! Can hear how pumped you were. Donít get no better.


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Old 10-16-2019, 09:16 PM   #2657
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Great job on the video. Sound like you might have had a little buck fever!
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Old 10-16-2019, 09:42 PM   #2658
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Great job on the video. Sound like you might have had a little buck fever!
I was about to pass out with him
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Old 10-16-2019, 10:21 PM   #2659
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Awesome video! Can hear how pumped you were. Donít get no better.


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Old 10-16-2019, 10:23 PM   #2660
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Awesome deer. Congratulations on your success.
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Old 10-16-2019, 10:34 PM   #2661
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Good video Rusty
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Old 10-16-2019, 11:00 PM   #2662
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Awesome video! Well deserved buck!

My heart was pounding along with you! Haha


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Old 10-16-2019, 11:47 PM   #2663
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Amazing video and heck of a buck! Congrats again!
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Old 10-16-2019, 11:52 PM   #2664
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Video came across my youtube before I came back to the thread.

Awesome deer!
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Old 10-17-2019, 08:35 AM   #2665
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Great video Mr. Rusty, you drilled him.

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Old 10-17-2019, 09:06 AM   #2666
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Absolute stud of a deer and great video. Love hearing the breathing change when you get eyes on him and prepare for the shot. Great testament to what proper management can do, patterning your deer, and hunting hard. Still floors me when you said heís not the biggest one on the farm, lol. Awesome. Thatís a buck of a lifetime. Iíve never personally seen anything that size live and on the hoof.


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Old 10-17-2019, 09:50 AM   #2667
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Love the video and the ''Oh hell yea"

Congrats again sir
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Old 10-17-2019, 10:25 AM   #2668
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Great Buck Rusty! Great Video! Congratuations!
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Old 10-17-2019, 10:30 AM   #2669
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Love the video and the ''Oh hell yea"

Congrats again sir
This is word for word the exact comment I was going to type after watching the video. That and when he says "this isn't the biggest one on the farm"!
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Old 10-17-2019, 10:35 AM   #2670
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Congrats on a great deer Mr. Rusty! Love to see a plan come together!
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Old 10-17-2019, 11:34 AM   #2671
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Great video and thanks for sharing. Big deer rattle the most cagey veterans. That's why we do it. Pure emotion, love it. Congrats sir.
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Old 10-17-2019, 05:19 PM   #2672
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Awesome, congrats Rusty!
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Old 10-17-2019, 06:02 PM   #2673
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I probably would have shot quicker and blown the head right off that 6pt that walked into the sight picture. I was screaming shoot
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Old 10-17-2019, 09:40 PM   #2674
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So what’s next on the list to hunt? What deer does your neighbor have his eye on?
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Old 10-17-2019, 11:18 PM   #2675
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Wow what a deer!
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Old 10-18-2019, 05:06 PM   #2676
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Rusty I remember reading it awhile back I thought but what's the top end yalls bucks got before you put up the fence to help them reach their full age and potential?
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Old 10-21-2019, 12:53 PM   #2677
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Iíll answer for rusty . Before the fence a 145 inch 8 point was something to call your buddies about!!
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Old 10-21-2019, 02:11 PM   #2678
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Great trophy, Rusty. Congratulations on the accomplishment!
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Old 10-21-2019, 02:14 PM   #2679
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I probably would have shot quicker and blown the head right off that 6pt that walked into the sight picture. I was screaming shoot
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Same! When he stuck his head out I was like oh crap!


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Old 10-22-2019, 11:40 AM   #2680
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Amazing deer and congrats. Nothing better than taking a deer like that on your own place.

Theres no telling how many big deer you have taken over the years but still get excited as hell when a big one gets in front of you. Thats what its all about and nothing like hearing that breathing get a little faster and faster!
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Old 10-22-2019, 03:11 PM   #2681
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Awesome video. He got your heart pumping for sure. I would have had a heart attack myself!
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Old 10-22-2019, 03:35 PM   #2682
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That excitement is what it's all about! Congratulations!
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Old 10-22-2019, 04:33 PM   #2683
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Congrats on an absolute stud!! Love hearing the emotion on the video. That's what it is all about. Must feel good to reap the fruits of your labor and wallet. Well done
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Old 10-22-2019, 11:43 PM   #2684
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Now that is a stud! Congrats Rusty. What a fantastic buck!!
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Old 10-23-2019, 01:04 AM   #2685
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Iíll answer for rusty . Before the fence a 145 inch 8 point was something to call your buddies about!!
Dang man that just shows what happens when you can get age on them with the proper nutrition
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Old 11-12-2019, 10:56 AM   #2686
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This thread has sat idle for too long. Any updates, deer harvested or new videos?
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Old 11-12-2019, 10:57 AM   #2687
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This thread has sat idle for too long. Any updates, deer harvested or new videos?


Glad Iím not the only nuisance that asks! Lol


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Old 11-12-2019, 03:03 PM   #2688
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By far my favorite thread on TBH.
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Old 11-12-2019, 04:48 PM   #2689
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OK, here is an update. We have taken 8 bucks and 13 does so far. I plan to remove about 20 does and will continue shooting any mature bucks we find that are the lower end of the scale.

As of now on the farm, we have found 8 bucks from 170-180, 1 buck I believe 185, 1 buck I believe mid 190' and 2 over 200...pleased to report I shot one of the 200's but believe the other one out there is bigger. He gets a pass till next year as I think him 6.

I have been going out everyday trying to get video for the next exciting episode of Farm and Ranch Life. Got a few but so far have not seen the 215, 195 , or several of the 170's. Tough hunting.

Food plots have been a mixed bag. The first plots I planted with clover and small grains were drilled early in the drought and high temps. A lot of the small grains failed but the clover is doing fine. The later fields planted are doing very we. Lesson learned....the clovers were dropped on top of the ground and didn't sprout till rain. The small grains germinated but didn't have enough moisture to survive. Crops planted a month later into moisture have caught up and passed those planted earlier.

Thanks for the interest. Here are a couple photos but I am still having a hard time getting pics to post
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Old 11-12-2019, 08:28 PM   #2690
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Love it!!!


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Old 11-12-2019, 09:47 PM   #2691
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Those are some great Ochos rusty! Those hunters defiantly have some happy faces!

How are your food plots coming along at the Mexico ranch? Have you found them to be more like “kill plots” as opposed to your plethora of plots in Louisiana, seeing as the deer likely view them more like ice cream there?
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Old 11-12-2019, 10:21 PM   #2692
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[QUOTE=texas shag;14504988]Those are some great Ochos rusty! Those hunters defiantly have some happy faces!

How are your food plots coming along at the Mexico ranch? Have you found them to be more like ďkill plotsĒ as opposed to your plethora of plots in Louisiana, seeing as the deer likely view them more like ice cream there?[/QUOTE

I've experimented with different things in Mexico but for the most part the oat patches have been for hunting....if they grew at all. One plant I have had success with is hubam clover. Grows fairly well and if you get spring moisture it will reseed and keep growing as long as it keeps raining.Not the deers favorite but it works.

This year I'm trying something new. I have enough water to irrigate so I have planted a 40 acre field with oats, hubam, alfalfa and arrow leaf clover. The arrow leaf is a long shot. Never heard of it being grown down there but my seed source says it should work. That along with the alfalfa ' might' give the field real spring value beyond just hunting.

We will see???
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Old 11-13-2019, 11:38 AM   #2693
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Appreciate the update and good luck in Mexico. The deer here in East Texas are wearing out the green stuff. This is the first year I've planted collard greens where the deer could get to them and so far, they seem to prefer the collards over the purple top turnips.
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Old 11-26-2019, 11:03 PM   #2694
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Here are some of the bucks we have found so far. The rut is over and we have entered the 'lull ' faze with the deer staying in the woods feeding on the abundant acorn crop. Bought time to head to the ranch anyway. Enjoyhttps://youtu.be/K8e240oolKg
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Old 11-26-2019, 11:31 PM   #2695
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Awesome video! Amazing deer and what an awesome ranch you have created. Thanks for the update!


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Old 11-27-2019, 10:02 AM   #2696
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Awesome video Rusty!

I listened to them all again a few days ago when I had to make a drive to a job site. Enjoyed them all!


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Old 11-27-2019, 10:15 AM   #2697
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OK, here is an update. We have taken 8 bucks and 13 does so far. I plan to remove about 20 does and will continue shooting any mature bucks we find that are the lower end of the scale.

As of now on the farm, we have found 8 bucks from 170-180, 1 buck I believe 185, 1 buck I believe mid 190' and 2 over 200...pleased to report I shot one of the 200's but believe the other one out there is bigger. He gets a pass till next year as I think him 6.

I have been going out everyday trying to get video for the next exciting episode of Farm and Ranch Life. Got a few but so far have not seen the 215, 195 , or several of the 170's. Tough hunting.

Food plots have been a mixed bag. The first plots I planted with clover and small grains were drilled early in the drought and high temps. A lot of the small grains failed but the clover is doing fine. The later fields planted are doing very we. Lesson learned....the clovers were dropped on top of the ground and didn't sprout till rain. The small grains germinated but didn't have enough moisture to survive. Crops planted a month later into moisture have caught up and passed those planted earlier.

Thanks for the interest. Here are a couple photos but I am still having a hard time getting pics to post
Nice looking bucks.

The question came up on another thread a few days ago about planting cool season this late. My thoughts are you could plant until March in most parts of texas and surrounding areas. It's really all about heat, or the lack thereof, imo, basically November through March. I know conventional wisdom is septemberish but that seems 50/50 or worse these days. Theres always some moisture in the winter and snow isn't a factor down here (though I'd love to frost plant like they can do up north). Didnt see you post in that thread. Your thoughts?
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Old 11-27-2019, 10:51 AM   #2698
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Nice looking bucks.

The question came up on another thread a few days ago about planting cool season this late. My thoughts are you could plant until March in most parts of texas and surrounding areas. It's really all about heat, or the lack thereof, imo, basically November through March. I know conventional wisdom is septemberish but that seems 50/50 or worse these days. Theres always some moisture in the winter and snow isn't a factor down here (though I'd love to frost plant like they can do up north). Didnt see you post in that thread. Your thoughts?
Walking out the door for holiday travel so here is a brief response. Can dig deeper later.

One thing I experienced this fall planting was the small grains I planted mid Sept during drought and heat did very poorly with some complete failure. Clovers did ok. The plots I planted mid October when we got a decent rain did great and have even surpassed the earlier planted crops. Seems even with no till into thatch moisture and heat have to be closely monitored.

Best of holidays to all. We have much to be Thankful for!
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Old 11-28-2019, 01:47 PM   #2699
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Walking out the door for holiday travel so here is a brief response. Can dig deeper later.

One thing I experienced this fall planting was the small grains I planted mid Sept during drought and heat did very poorly with some complete failure. Clovers did ok. The plots I planted mid October when we got a decent rain did great and have even surpassed the earlier planted crops. Seems even with no till into thatch moisture and heat have to be closely monitored.

Best of holidays to all. We have much to be Thankful for!
Thanks for all the info elgato, happy Thanksgiving!
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Old 12-14-2019, 10:06 PM   #2700
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Was a good day on the ranch.

Video to follow as time permits
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