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Old 10-06-2019, 11:09 PM   #51
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I should have shot the doe when I had a chance Saturday a week ago.

Hunted Wednesday and didn't see anything. I scared three juv racoons when I went to the stand. About daylight I heard something above me. Then, about an hour later something started dropping bark on my head. I looked up and those three racoons were about 6 feet above me. The bombardment continued. I told them it wasn't my fault they picked my tree. About 15 minutes later I looked up and they had moved down to 3 feet above me. They were looking at me like three kids that got caught. I finally decided to respond to natures call. When I climbed back up they were gone.
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Old 10-08-2019, 01:19 PM   #52
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Hunted Fri afternoon & Sat morning. Total 1 doe & 3 hogs for all hunters as of yesterday at noon.
how many hunters turned out?
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Old 10-08-2019, 01:29 PM   #53
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We had 28 if I remember correctly. I think we will try to go back for the Nov 1-10 as standby.
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Old 10-08-2019, 04:38 PM   #54
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My son and I were setting behind you at the orientation. A seven year old's concept of being quiet is quite different from an adults. Wait until he is 16 and yelling at you cause you aren't quiet enough.
He did pretty good on Sunday, slept from 630 to 9 hahaha. I guess 10 hours in a blind on Saturday and getting up at 3:30am whooped him
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:38 PM   #55
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He did pretty good on Sunday, slept from 630 to 9 hahaha. I guess 10 hours in a blind on Saturday and getting up at 3:30am whooped him
We start out sleeping in the blind when we're young and end up sleeping in the blind when we're old.
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Old 10-09-2019, 01:28 PM   #56
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Best deer call in the world is snoring.
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Old 10-11-2019, 10:06 PM   #57
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We start out sleeping in the blind when we're young and end up sleeping in the blind when we're old.
I can sit in a blind all day but I need at least a combined total of 2 hours snoozing to do it.
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Old 10-14-2019, 08:59 AM   #58
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We start out sleeping in the blind when we're young and end up sleeping in the blind when we're old.

hahaha awesome
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Old 10-15-2019, 04:38 PM   #59
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Any reports from this past weekend? I got drawn for 12/6-12/15 and appreciate all the tips in this thread on Big Bottom Lake. Any additional guidance is greatly appreciated!
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Old 10-28-2019, 01:07 PM   #60
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This thread went dead fairly quick, were the first 2 hunts no good or what?
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Old 10-28-2019, 01:47 PM   #61
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This thread went dead fairly quick, were the first 2 hunts no good or what?
Same thing happens to this thread every year. Its a good unit but you still need to be a pretty solid bowhunter to get it done out there. Very few deer are killed on the bow hunts.

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Old 10-28-2019, 03:53 PM   #62
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I will say, I saw the biggest, baddest rub I've ever seen out there. It was about 4ft off the ground on a tree that was 6-8 inches in diameter. Two sides were rubbed and the tree had endentions where he had rubbed the tips. I think we blew him out the first morning trying to get to our stand. We did see deer every sit except the last. The other thing is they encourage you to shoot a mature deer (more than the legal width).

We ended up with a hog, for which I was happy. We probably aren't going back for the next hunt. We have some sites down at another location and I have some land east of Italy that we may hunt. Also, we have youth/adult waterfowl weekends and drew two waterfowl hunts in Dec/Jan so our deer hunting will probably end mid November.

Good luck on your hunts. I really liked the bottoms and I like how it was managed. If you hunt DFW and west, hunting east sure makes it easy to find a tree to hunt from. I will apply again next year for this hunt.
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Old 10-29-2019, 09:09 AM   #63
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Same thing happens to this thread every year. Its a good unit but you still need to be a pretty solid bowhunter to get it done out there. Very few deer are killed on the bow hunts.

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Yeah we were all a bunch of amateurs, so no dice. Also it was a brisk 95 degrees and bone dry everywhere. I did see deer on my way in and out of the stand a few times and found plenty of buck sign. These rainy colder days should make things better out there. It's an awesome unit and I will definitely try it again next yr if I get the opportunity
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Old 10-29-2019, 09:51 AM   #64
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It should be fun this weekend, cooler weather and a little rain, can't wait
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Old 10-30-2019, 08:56 AM   #65
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It should be fun this weekend, cooler weather and a little rain, can't wait
Hunt the sloughs, and resist the temptation to get as far from the gate as possible. All the deer that I saw were within 1/2 mile of gate, and another guy jumped 3 does hunting the pond directly in front of the gate.
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Old 11-01-2019, 12:29 PM   #66
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Soooo much rain, I think 4 deer were taken and no hogs between 15 hunters
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Old 11-01-2019, 12:41 PM   #67
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I was in unit 3 and didn’t have much action, 1 and 2 had a lot of movement
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Old 11-04-2019, 07:44 AM   #68
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The deer were moving this weekend, of course nothing moving within range of me, but still saw alot of deer. Mostly does and young bucks but did see a couple good size bucks.
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