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#5424512 - 11/16/14 04:45 PM Movement in East TX
Honkey911 Offline
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Registered: 09/15/13
Posts: 79
Loc: Wood County TX
is it just me or is it kinda dead in East TX. Huntin wood county only seen two does since openin day

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#5424675 - 11/16/14 06:03 PM Re: Movement in East TX [Re: Honkey911]
Old Rabbit Offline
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Registered: 07/13/11
Posts: 2219
Loc: North East Texas
I agree with you, they seem to be on acorns only. My cameras at the feeders have very few pictures in Harrison County.

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#5424688 - 11/16/14 06:09 PM Re: Movement in East TX [Re: Honkey911]
01Z-71 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/14
Posts: 68
Loc: Hunt County, Texas
I live in Hunt County, and hunt in Shelby County ( SNF ), deer moving in both, took a 3 yr. old 8-point on Wed. the 12th. in SNF. at 9:05am. with 2-mature does in tow. He was rutting and grunting his head off till I shot him. Something will come up soon, things seem to be slower than normal this time of the season, last year the rut was on big during the opener of gun.

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#5424906 - 11/16/14 07:46 PM Re: Movement in East TX [Re: Honkey911]
Ryan81 Offline
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Registered: 07/31/11
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Loc: Northeast Texas
Hopkins county here and they haven't been hitting my two feeders very much. They're around as they hit it every now and then and I see them pass by about 100 yards from it when hunting.
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#5424936 - 11/16/14 07:54 PM Re: Movement in East TX [Re: Honkey911]
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Registered: 12/07/10
Posts: 1873
Loc: Tyler,TX
Our small property in Rusk county has been pretty active. Not really hitting the feeders so ive been hand corning on the trails where i need them to stop with pretty good success. Food plots are starting to get hit pretty good at night mostly. Bucks are still chasing pretty good to.

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#5424946 - 11/16/14 07:57 PM Re: Movement in East TX [Re: Honkey911]
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Registered: 07/19/09
Posts: 1415
Loc: Nacogdoches, TX
One buck I saw looked like he was cruising for does. Nothing else except those under the feeder.

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#5425273 - 11/16/14 09:42 PM Re: Movement in East TX [Re: Honkey911]
Texas Dan Offline
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I've seen more deer in my food plot this year than I can remember. I also switched from hunting it with an open tripod to a more concealed ground blind. With the rain we've had, I've never had a better food plot.

I planted a combination of oats, turnips and mustard greens, along with a small bag of mixed blend that I caught on sale.
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#5425365 - 11/16/14 10:30 PM Re: Movement in East TX [Re: Old Rabbit]
Enter Standman Offline
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Loc: Mount Pleasant, TX
Originally Posted By: Old Rabbit
I agree with you, they seem to be on acorns only. My cameras at the feeders have very few pictures in Harrison County.




Today at about 4:30 in Harrison County. I've had more activity this season than the last 3 combined.

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#5425428 - 11/16/14 11:15 PM Re: Movement in East TX [Re: Honkey911]
Nathan at Fork Offline
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Registered: 09/29/07
Posts: 5218
Loc: Emory, TX
Ivee seen far fewer deer than any of the last 4 years. BUT, Ive seen 10x more bucks this year.
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#5425651 - 11/17/14 07:29 AM Re: Movement in East TX [Re: Honkey911]
Texas Dan Offline
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I should add that as a general rule, deer sightings always go down in East Texas a few weeks into the season once the deer seem to learn people are after them. While I continue to see deer hitting my food plot, they are definitely more wary and act like they've been shot at, even though that probably isn't the case. I do believe they respond to the increased human presence that hunters bring in terms of sight, sound, and smell. The same things they ignored on Opening Day, now push them more towards alarm.

Now is the time when less frequent hunting during the middle of the week is your best bet. And be sure to keep it quiet and eliminate any unnecessary sounds such as ATV's, slamming truck doors, or loud talking that might alarm them to your presence.

No, they never grow old being stupid.
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#5425698 - 11/17/14 08:08 AM Re: Movement in East TX [Re: Honkey911]
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Registered: 08/06/14
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Loc: Tyler, TX
We haven't seen anything yet in Northern Smith County. The game camera on the feeder is just showing one group of hogs that come in around midnight to eat the corn. It goes off in the morning and sits there all day long without being touched. The food plot is thick with tracks, and right after the rain, there where fresh tracks all over it. We thought for sure they would have bedded down during the night and be out first thing in the morning, but they are still totally nocturnal.

Eddie

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#5427697 - 11/17/14 08:39 PM Re: Movement in East TX [Re: Honkey911]
Honkey911 Offline
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Registered: 09/15/13
Posts: 79
Loc: Wood County TX
well the moon is gone and that little snow flurry last night i thought would help but nothin both times today the wind is gettin it maybe in the morning I done abandoned the stand and feeder huntin big hay meadow were theres good tracks on the fence line lots of oak trees lots of acorns

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#5428432 - 11/18/14 08:58 AM Re: Movement in East TX [Re: Honkey911]
Cobbler Offline
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Registered: 09/06/12
Posts: 133
It's been dead for me as well.

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#5428521 - 11/18/14 09:23 AM Re: Movement in East TX [Re: Honkey911]
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Mr. BM

Registered: 12/01/09
Posts: 21074
Loc: East Texas
I have the same set of doe hitting the feeder regularly morning and afternoon. Only bucks I have seen were grazing in plot and never touched corn.

There are alot of small acorns.

Shouldnt be to long with these early frost before they sour and start turning back to corn again.

Think it will be later season, but then again one guy in Lindale harvested a 158 this last weekend
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#5428598 - 11/18/14 09:51 AM Re: Movement in East TX [Re: Honkey911]
PWT Offline
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Registered: 11/28/11
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Loc: Anderson County
Slow where I'm at also, billions of acorns on the ground
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