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#2517787 - 08/19/11 01:36 PM Deer in Decatur / Wise Co area?
ChaseNTheHunt Offline

Woodsman

Registered: 03/30/09
Posts: 228
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
This will be my first year hunting near Decatur on my uncles land. Anyone know anything about the deer in this area this year? We have a feeder out, but haven't filled it yet. Right now I'm working on a second feeder build, then we'll fill both. The place I'm hunting has a 40 acre constant level lake on it, so we have a good water source, but I know the forage has suffered this year. I got a hog out there before it got too hot this summer, but haven't spent much time out there since. Thanks!

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#2517810 - 08/19/11 01:46 PM Re: Deer in Decatur / Wise Co area? [Re: ChaseNTheHunt]
KennyLee Offline
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Registered: 11/12/09
Posts: 2231
Loc: Cowtown
If you've got water, you'll have deer. My place has the only constant water for quite a way around me. In drought years I see more deer than others.

I'm between Paradise and Lake Bridgeport.


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#2518712 - 08/19/11 09:50 PM Re: Deer in Decatur / Wise Co area? [Re: KennyLee]
procraft05 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 02/25/10
Posts: 5215
Loc: South/West Wise Co
There are pockets in Wise Co that constantly produce good deer. I know of big deer mainly coming from the area just north and also just east of Decatur. I have seen the biggest deer in the county near the Alvord area.

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#2519053 - 08/20/11 07:27 AM Re: Deer in Decatur / Wise Co area? [Re: procraft05]
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Registered: 08/24/09
Posts: 2304
Loc: Rhome Texas
There's some good deer all over wise county. I have seen 140-150 class deer here in Rhome/ Aurora area. So there out there.


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#2520801 - 08/21/11 02:57 AM Re: Deer in Decatur / Wise Co area? [Re: Boyd1212]
KeithTT Offline
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Registered: 02/15/10
Posts: 1741
Loc: fort worth TX
Just got 2 decent 8's and a pretty nice 9 on camera this mornin'. Seeing ton's and ton's of does with fawn's up here this year. This will be my first year hunting Wise county too and I am already getting over a thousand pic's a week on game cam and I am super anxious for bow season.

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#2525544 - 08/22/11 08:56 PM Re: Deer in Decatur / Wise Co area? [Re: KeithTT]
ChaseNTheHunt Offline

Woodsman

Registered: 03/30/09
Posts: 228
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
awesome. thanks for the encouragement guys.

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#2526726 - 08/23/11 09:53 AM Re: Deer in Decatur / Wise Co area? [Re: ChaseNTheHunt]
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Registered: 01/03/08
Posts: 4192
Loc: Wise County
Plenty of good deer in the area. Just like any place some are better than others and some have been shot out.


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#2526766 - 08/23/11 10:06 AM Re: Deer in Decatur / Wise Co area? [Re: Leonardo]
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Registered: 02/21/10
Posts: 1530
Loc: Southlake, TX
I have heard several 140-165 Deer from the area. Last year was really good with the rain.

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#2526827 - 08/23/11 10:29 AM Re: Deer in Decatur / Wise Co area? [Re: Rob Lay]
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Registered: 11/16/09
Posts: 1359
Loc: Fort Worth - Runnels - Llano
I saw the biggest 10pt in my life in that area north of Alvord. It has good deer. Turkey too...

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#2527092 - 08/23/11 12:19 PM Re: Deer in Decatur / Wise Co area? [Re: COWDOG]
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Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 13459
Loc: Wise County Texas
I think the AR will help in Wise county. I have already seen a good difference in deer at my little place. I have a neighbor across the street that told me "yeah we get 5-6 deer a year" he has 16 acres.

Most of the acreage around me is 15 or so acres, mine is too, takes some getting used to since it's the smallest place I've had. Larger farms and ranches will be even better IMO.

Here are 6 bucks at the feeder, not huge but they are "deer"



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#2527213 - 08/23/11 01:16 PM Re: Deer in Decatur / Wise Co area? [Re: Western]
ChaseNTheHunt Offline

Woodsman

Registered: 03/30/09
Posts: 228
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
Thats more than I've seen so far. Thanks for the pic!!

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#2543861 - 08/29/11 02:41 PM Re: Deer in Decatur / Wise Co area? [Re: ChaseNTheHunt]
akrb Offline
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Registered: 08/29/11
Posts: 1
The deer are already coming to the feeders, can't wait to eat some sausage from Bridgeport Wild Game on 380 by Bridgeport Guns and Ammo


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#2544156 - 08/29/11 04:09 PM Re: Deer in Decatur / Wise Co area? [Re: akrb]
ChaseNTheHunt Offline

Woodsman

Registered: 03/30/09
Posts: 228
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
nice plug...

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#2544212 - 08/29/11 04:26 PM Re: Deer in Decatur / Wise Co area? [Re: ChaseNTheHunt]
KennyLee Offline
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Registered: 11/12/09
Posts: 2231
Loc: Cowtown
Like another mentioned, I'm hopefull that AR will help in Wise County, though not real optimistic. I've got some flat awful neighbors (just a couple, I like most of them) and I doubt they care about any game laws. Upside is that the GW knows that and watches them pretty close.

There are some very large bucks in Wise, particularly close to the lake. I've heard of bucks well north of 160, but I've never seen any myself.

I usually have my feeders running year round, but haven't this year. Not sure how much I'll even hunt. I'm figuring a year of letting them grow won't hurt anything.


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#2544215 - 08/29/11 04:27 PM Re: Deer in Decatur / Wise Co area? [Re: ChaseNTheHunt]
slpybeartx Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 05/05/10
Posts: 160
Loc: North Texas - Bridgeport
Deer are coming to the feeders. Lots of ROUGH looking Does unless you have been feeding year round.

The other problem we have is Hogs. With forage declining this year, they will wreck a feeder in a hurry. I moved one feeder this year and didn't bother anchoring it down and the hogs found it and tipped it in three days time.

Shoot them. Shoot them all.


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