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Author Topic: Pics from the new lease in NW TX  (Read 2981 times)

Offline Gutshot

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Re: Pics from the new lease in NW TX
« Reply #30 on: November 24, 2010, 06:36:54 AM »
Great pictures, thanks for sharing. Good luck with the hunting.
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Re: Pics from the new lease in NW TX
« Reply #31 on: November 24, 2010, 04:59:54 PM »
After deer hunting in South Texas, I was all set to buy a feeder and set it up back home.  Then the DNR banned all feeding and baiting in my part of Michigan.  What a bummer.  You have got some nice looking bucks there.  I wish you the best of luck, and am already looking forward to those pics.

That's too bad on the feeders Louie. Out in west tx the deer are so trained to come to them. The momma does lead their fawns to them from birth so all the deer not only recognize the sound a feeder makes when it goes off they also recognize them visually.  THey can spot one from several hundred yards away.  I don't use feeders here at my lease in Fannin County.  But out west it's a neat change.  I've hunted out west only a couple of times in my life. Now I have a lease there which is great.  It's neat to see them deer just appear when the feeder goes off.  I enjoy watching them and the feeder is a great way to do that.  But just like in most areas, the wiley old mature bucks primarily feed at night.  It's amazing how smart they are.  On our last trip out there there was a shooter buck at Jim's feeder at 6:22 am.  Jim was sitting in his blind and saw the flash from the camera.  10 minutes later when it was light enough to see there was nothing there.  He was 10 minutes away from a nice 11 pointer that would have been his best deer ever.  See below for Jim's dissappearing buck.

All the pics have us very excited.  We'll be back out there Dec. 2-5.  I hope I can share a pic or two holding some antlers next time.

Sheesh, that is another nice buck.  I go up to my place this weekend and we will see what was running around.  Hopefully I dont see any trespassers/poachers on there.  Caught a guy 2 weeks ago on my game camera.  I think I may have to get some cheaper cameras then my Reconyx although I am absolutely amazed at how good their customer service is when I had to get my camera fixed.

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Re: Pics from the new lease in NW TX
« Reply #32 on: November 24, 2010, 09:54:01 PM »
Hey shambone I just noticed on your profile you live in MN and have land in WI. If you are condsidering leasing the land you might think about talking to the local farmers, church, etc and find someone in that area to lease it to.  Someone trustworthy and who can help you watch over it.  Wouldn't hurt to buy the game warden lunch too.  Some of the game wardens, policemen, highway patrols, like to hunt too and they all would likely be good candidates to help you especially if you are having poaching problems.  If you are reluctant on leasing to someone you don't know a trade out with the local game warden for hunting priviledges may be a good way to go.  Just a thought.
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Re: Pics from the new lease in NW TX
« Reply #33 on: November 29, 2010, 03:48:16 PM »
Hey shambone I just noticed on your profile you live in MN and have land in WI. If you are condsidering leasing the land you might think about talking to the local farmers, church, etc and find someone in that area to lease it to.  Someone trustworthy and who can help you watch over it.  Wouldn't hurt to buy the game warden lunch too.  Some of the game wardens, policemen, highway patrols, like to hunt too and they all would likely be good candidates to help you especially if you are having poaching problems.  If you are reluctant on leasing to someone you don't know a trade out with the local game warden for hunting priviledges may be a good way to go.  Just a thought.

Thanks for the ideas Russcat.  I am not sure what I am going to do.  Hunting season (rifle) started 2 weeks ago and since that time I have not seen one buck when I was seeing about 8-10.  Still got alot of does though.  I just wonder if the bucks went into hiding again or they were bagged.  Slowly but surely, I am trying to make a place where they will want to stay and not wonder so much. 

I dont have a lot of problems with leasing to someone I dont know but my wife actually hates the idea.  She is the one I have to convince the most.

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Re: Pics from the new lease in NW TX
« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2010, 03:51:01 PM »
Looks like you have some great bucks out there
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Re: Pics from the new lease in NW TX
« Reply #35 on: November 30, 2010, 06:21:02 AM »
 @--0--0123 That's an awesome looking buck! I love the split brow tines!
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Re: Pics from the new lease in NW TX
« Reply #36 on: December 01, 2010, 10:49:24 PM »
@--0--0123 That's an awesome looking buck! I love the split brow tines!
Ya me too ameshell.  I don't know if I like split brows or drop tines better.  I'd go for both!
We're leaving tomorrow for the lease.  I think when we get there I'll pull the memory cards and disable the feeder cams while we're there hunting.  I got to thinking, that flash may have run off that 6:22 am buck at Jim's feeder. I'll check back in Sunday night and hopefully have some good pics and stories to share.
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Re: Pics from the new lease in NW TX
« Reply #37 on: December 02, 2010, 08:32:05 AM »
OH MY!  That's got to be encouraging.
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Re: Pics from the new lease in NW TX
« Reply #38 on: December 06, 2010, 04:06:49 PM »
Those are some awsome looking bucks Russcat  @--0--0101 --09--0 and post some pics when you harvest one. ##$%#112
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Re: Pics from the new lease in NW TX
« Reply #39 on: December 06, 2010, 09:51:31 PM »
Nothing good to report.  Got there Thursday afternoon and waited until after dark to set up my blind and pull the memory cards.  Feeders have been going steady with no corn on the ground.  Got back to the cabin and immediately checked the memory cards.  2 cameras on 2 feeders had over 2000 pics over the last 3 weeks. This time we had more daytime pics. All the bucks from before are still coming in with a couple new nice ones.  We are stoked and can't wait to get out there Friday morning.
1 6 pt seen Friday morning. No deer seen Friday evening or Saturday morning.  1 small buck at dusk Saturday evening. 4 doe showed up Sunday morning at Jim's stand.  He shot one doe.  That is all we saw combined.  Again, all the movement was at night.  We just can't catch a break yet.  Still some time left in the season though.
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Re: Pics from the new lease in NW TX
« Reply #40 on: December 07, 2010, 02:39:00 PM »
And I quote, "Still some time left in the season though."
It's not DQ but "that's what I love about Texas" - we still have time, don't give up.
It was just not good hunting last weekend, too warm Sat. and the does aren't 'in' right now from what I can tell. I think all the bucks are holding back....
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Re: Pics from the new lease in NW TX
« Reply #41 on: December 07, 2010, 02:55:09 PM »
Good Luck, looks like some fun.

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Re: Pics from the new lease in NW TX
« Reply #42 on: December 09, 2010, 12:01:37 PM »
if u need any help with herd management just give me a call. PA is only a short flight away --099-780
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