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Old 05-30-2019, 09:55 AM   #51
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My 2 bucks from last year are done!
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Old 05-30-2019, 12:37 PM   #52
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Bottom picture is from late June last year. Top picture is from yesterday. I believe he is the same deer which I will be after this year.

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Iíve been waiting patiently for your pictures! I canít wait to see what yíall do this year!
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Old 05-30-2019, 12:38 PM   #53
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Great bucks! Iíd love to have a 7 like that come in for me this year!
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Old 05-30-2019, 01:20 PM   #54
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We are headed to Blanco county in the morning to fill up protein feeders. I havent been since March so im excited to get out there. I know we got a lot of rain in the past few weeks so hopefully the pasture is in good shape.
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Old 05-30-2019, 04:16 PM   #55
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I also recently got my deer back from last year named Bob

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Old 05-30-2019, 09:28 PM   #56
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We finally got to go to our new lease and set up some feeders. Pretty green where we're at. Saw lots of critters. Had a bumper crop of agarita berries. Picked a bunch. Ate 'em all, so no jelly.

One thing we noticed about agarita berries.... You know how some agarita bushes are green and some are more blue colored leaves? The berries on the blue bushes were slightly bigger and sweeter than the green bush berries.


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Old 05-30-2019, 10:54 PM   #57
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My mom made some agarita jelly for the first time this year. She gave me a few jars this past weekend. Pretty darn good!
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Old 05-30-2019, 11:00 PM   #58
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My dad had never seen or tasted agarita berries until last weekend. There's lots of agarita in the canyons in the Panhandle, but the blooms always freeze out, so there's almost never any berries. He was excited to finally get to taste them.
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Old 06-02-2019, 06:00 PM   #59
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Went to the ranch SW of San Saba Fri - today. Still nice & green, but it is drying out. We missed some good rains 2 days in a row. Just a mile or so away standing water. Us dust. LOL! Saw my 1st fawn Sat. The little booger was almost laying under my blob target that is on a chair. The grass is tall under it & a small field behind it with thigh hi grass. I was shredding the yard area that is low & as I went past the target I saw it kinda move. Be careful in the tall grass for sure. Killed a hog Fri evening. Deer are in great shape & some are getting some length to them now. Had 1 this morning that is already past the ears an inch or two. Mommas gonna be dropping little ones left & right soon.
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Old 06-02-2019, 06:44 PM   #60
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Sounds like a great weekend! Bring on some rain!
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Old 06-02-2019, 07:04 PM   #61
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I won't be able to make it to the lease again until the first weekend in July. (We pay the lease money then)

I'm sure hoping that we can pick up some rain between now and then. Our landowner said it's getting dry in a hurry but still green for now.

Last time I was down there I didn't get my trail camera's up and going. I'll do it next trip.
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Old 06-02-2019, 07:07 PM   #62
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We finally got to go to our new lease and set up some feeders. Pretty green where we're at. Saw lots of critters. Had a bumper crop of agarita berries. Picked a bunch. Ate 'em all, so no jelly.

One thing we noticed about agarita berries.... You know how some agarita bushes are green and some are more blue colored leaves? The berries on the blue bushes were slightly bigger and sweeter than the green bush berries.

Shane I learned something new. I have saw these for years. I didn't know they were edible.
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Old 06-02-2019, 08:28 PM   #63
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Shane I learned something new. I have saw these for years. I didn't know they were edible.
They're edible for sure. Pickable....now, that's a different story! Those spiny leaves protect the heck out of the berries. If you have a sheet or a tarp to lay out under the bush, you can then beat them with a stick to knock the berries off. We didn't have a sheet, so we just had to pick them by hand - carefully.
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Old 06-02-2019, 08:58 PM   #64
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Our deer are looking good so far, the rain has helped a lot and they are tearing through the protein.

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Old 06-02-2019, 09:58 PM   #65
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They're edible for sure. Pickable....now, that's a different story! Those spiny leaves protect the heck out of the berries. If you have a sheet or a tarp to lay out under the bush, you can then beat them with a stick to knock the berries off. We didn't have a sheet, so we just had to pick them by hand - carefully.
Wear work gloves!!
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Old 06-03-2019, 03:53 PM   #66
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It looked like on the radar this morning that our lease (south of Mason) got a little rain this morning. Looked like a little heavier rain (not tons of rain though) went around our lease. I hope we get some more soon.
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Old 06-03-2019, 04:00 PM   #67
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They're edible for sure. Pickable....now, that's a different story! Those spiny leaves protect the heck out of the berries. If you have a sheet or a tarp to lay out under the bush, you can then beat them with a stick to knock the berries off. We didn't have a sheet, so we just had to pick them by hand - carefully.
I'm definitely gonna get a bunch next time I'm able to do so. Gonna try to make jelly out of them. I'm actually looking forward to it.
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Old 06-03-2019, 09:06 PM   #68
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It looked like on the radar this morning that our lease (south of Mason) got a little rain this morning. Looked like a little heavier rain (not tons of rain though) went around our lease. I hope we get some more soon.
Yes sir, I saw on the LCRA gauge some parts of the county got 3/4Ē. It died 1 mile to our west. Maybe next time!
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Old 06-03-2019, 09:44 PM   #69
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Yes sir, I saw on the LCRA gauge some parts of the county got 3/4Ē. It died 1 mile to our west. Maybe next time!
Same here on the rain. We MIGHT have got a drop or two.
So so close this AM.
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Old 06-04-2019, 09:36 AM   #70
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Looks like our lease is getting some pretty decent rain this morning.

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Old 06-04-2019, 12:06 PM   #71
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We are almost up to 0.2”. I’ll take any moisture we can get right now.
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Old 06-04-2019, 04:45 PM   #72
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Got back from Blanco county yesterday. Our pastures are in the bets shape i have seen them in a long time. We got about 1/2 inch wed/thurs before we got there and there were still some puddles in the roads. The hillsides were leaking water in some spots as well and all creeks full! We saw two fawns and probably 15 deer on an evening ride and they all looked super healthy. Put out about 3000 lbs of protein. Looking forward to getting cameras back out in august to see who did what.
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Old 06-06-2019, 09:01 AM   #73
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The LCRA gauge shows 0.6” from last night, I’ll take it! Going to try and run down to the ranch for a quick trip this weekend.
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Old 06-06-2019, 09:26 AM   #74
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I've been out at my lease since Monday and it poured down pretty good last night starting around 1am.

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Old 06-06-2019, 09:34 AM   #75
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Headed to the ranch tomorrow. Finally got some of the showers too.
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Old 06-06-2019, 09:38 AM   #76
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That buck sure is progressing nicely!! Can’t wait to follow along as he grows!
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Old 06-06-2019, 10:17 AM   #77
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Bottom picture is from late June last year. Top picture is from yesterday. I believe he is the same deer which I will be after this year.

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That dude is healthy, look at that gut!
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Old 06-06-2019, 11:16 PM   #78
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Well this is a weird one.
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Old 06-06-2019, 11:36 PM   #79
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Oh wow! I feel for him! Must have an incredible headache!
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Old 06-08-2019, 12:30 AM   #80
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Beautiful night at the ranch!!
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Old 06-08-2019, 12:20 PM   #81
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Just picked up a load of feed in Llano.
Beautiful sunrise this morning, but getting hot fast. Had about an inch and 2 tenths in rain gauge. Sure liked seeing that. Eat some bbq at Southside in Cherokee, then the work starts. Lol!
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Old 06-08-2019, 07:22 PM   #82
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I was able to get a little shredding in today around my feeders. I could only see 1 of the 15 pigs that came in last night because the weeds were too tall. Dang it got hot today!
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Old 06-09-2019, 10:49 PM   #83
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Flash floods near Fredericksburg. Pigs are loving it.






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Old 06-09-2019, 11:03 PM   #84
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Looking like some bad storms going through Kerrville area.
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Old 06-10-2019, 12:12 AM   #85
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Online gauge shows 0.80” for us. Very thankful!
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:13 AM   #86
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A few bucks from the weekend
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:45 AM   #87
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Great pics & good lookin bucks Puncher.
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Old 06-10-2019, 12:28 PM   #88
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Bucks starting to look Good. Keep those pictures coming to see how they keep growing. need some rain IN SOUTH TEXAS
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Old 06-16-2019, 01:19 PM   #89
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Things are looking good so far!

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Old 06-16-2019, 01:41 PM   #90
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He is looking good!! Can’t wait to see what he does!
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Old 06-16-2019, 07:09 PM   #91
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Iím north of Leakey, off 83, tucked way off back in the hills. Itís crazy how much animal movement Iíve seen the past couple trips. Everything is out and about. I really think all the rain we had last year and continuing into this year has helped a lot.


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Old 06-17-2019, 10:42 AM   #92
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With 0.4” this morning we are almost to 10” for the year. Still well behind average, but we are better now than we have been.
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Old 06-17-2019, 01:53 PM   #93
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Was up at our place in Llano this past weekend and it sure is green for this time of year. Plenty of water in the tanks and creeks. Deer just started to hammer the protein and it looks like it could be a good year.
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Old 06-25-2019, 08:19 AM   #94
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Was up at the ranch last Thur - Sun. Got a nice quarter inch shower Sat AM. Country is still green & pretty. Wildflowers still blooming. Can't believe it is this nice & almost July. Deer are hitting the protein hard now. Saw my 1st fawns moving around with momma. I have seen more fawns so far this summer than all of last summer. Still having to mow this late is something new too. LOL! Did get a hog Thurs evening with my bow. Some nice bucks starting to develop on camera now.
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Old 06-25-2019, 10:03 AM   #95
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Bucks are looking good along with the rain. This is my target buck named potential over the past 3 years. I think he is 6.5 this year.

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Old 06-25-2019, 10:05 AM   #96
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I'll be out at my place near Enchanted Rock for 4th of July. Can't wait to see how it looks with the pond full, etc.
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Old 06-25-2019, 12:03 PM   #97
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Glad to see some posts on this thread! It really is shaping up to be a great year, I just hope it keeps raining through the Summer.
I’m hoping to go check cameras this weekend before we leave on a trip, and check on a little project we have going on. I even bought a stealth cam DS4K to put out over my favorite water hole in hopes of getting great video. I’ve been impressed with what I’ve seen those cameras do, hopefully it works as advertised.
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Old 06-25-2019, 02:05 PM   #98
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Went to my place Saturday for some feeder filling and work around camp area. Nice and green and grown up. Got the cameras running so will check in a couple of weeks to see what we have. I had a real nice 3.5yr old 8pt that was a frequent visitor last year, along with several others that I am hoping make their jump this year.
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Old 06-29-2019, 09:12 PM   #99
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We're at the lease this weekend. Starting to get brown in a hurry. Hopefully more rain will come through this area soon.

Only saw a handful of bucks so far this trip. They are looking decent. Got one that looks to be a little above the rest. We'll see how they finish out.

Saw one doe that had 3 babies with her. Acted like they were all hers. She was also the only deer in the immediate area at the time.

We've (son and myself) killed three hogs this weekend so far. Other guy on our lease got one as well.

Saw a couple of hen turkeys. Neither had any babies with them. Hopefully the other hens have faired better.
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Old 06-30-2019, 08:03 AM   #100
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I'm setting here in my stand in Mason county. Guess what?

It's pouring down rain!!!
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