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#5507029 - 12/29/14 06:13 PM Nothing since opening weekend
Tylercohunter Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 35
I haven't seen a single deer since opening weekend. I saw about 3 the Saturday morning of youth weekend and 7or 8 on the Saturday of opening weekend , and I've spent lots of time in the stand since then, but I haven't seen any deer since then. They're not even coming to my feeder at night. Any idea what could be going on and what I could do?

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#5507049 - 12/29/14 06:18 PM Re: Nothing since opening weekend [Re: Tylercohunter]
cm250 Offline
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Registered: 02/26/08
Posts: 1399
Loc: Bells Texas,Grayson County
Need more info, what area" general" are ya hunting? Amount of land and surrounding land? Running game cams and feeders? More info might help.......
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#5507428 - 12/29/14 08:28 PM Re: Nothing since opening weekend [Re: Tylercohunter]
Team By-God Offline
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Registered: 12/14/09
Posts: 1501
Loc: odessa tx
Ive hunted about 10 days this year, only seen deer on one of those days, no hogs at all. lots of deer free days and nights on cameras. Buddy saw 3 or 4 deer this morning traveling behind the feeder, never thought about coming to corn. Assuming too much stuff to eat in brown co for them to mess with corn..

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#5507446 - 12/29/14 08:35 PM Re: Nothing since opening weekend [Re: Tylercohunter]
Jimmie Moreland Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/28/13
Posts: 75
Loc: Azle, Tx
I saw 1 deer all season and didnt get a shot off...... Freezer is empty!

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#5507463 - 12/29/14 08:44 PM Re: Nothing since opening weekend [Re: Tylercohunter]
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Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 2728
It's always slow for me after Thanksgiving.
I saw a spike one morning and 4 doe another in December.
Nothing last week or today. Still have hopes for tomorrow morning though.
It ain't over till it's over.
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#5508066 - 12/30/14 07:44 AM Re: Nothing since opening weekend [Re: Tylercohunter]
BrianMc Offline
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Registered: 08/06/14
Posts: 67
Loc: Mansfield Texas
I've had deer on my cams most nights since Sept but they all seem to be between 11:30pm and 2am. Up until about two weeks ago, it was usually only one or two pics and they're gone. They're eating longer now... so I think that reinforces that there's been too many acorns this year.

I'm in Cherokee County... bear Jacksonville.

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#5508603 - 12/30/14 12:12 PM Re: Nothing since opening weekend [Re: Tylercohunter]
7ARanch Offline
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Registered: 12/13/10
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Loc: Tarrant/Jack, County
We have had a pretty sparse year until the past two weeks. IMHO the cold will get them moving to the feeders more frequently and getting there earlier then staying later. At least that's what we are seeing. Corn is so high in calories it pulls them in. I still have mostly night pics but now it's 6-10 deer at the feeder at a time.
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#5508843 - 12/30/14 02:30 PM Re: Nothing since opening weekend [Re: Tylercohunter]
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Registered: 01/25/13
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Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
Put out some sweet feed, it's not going to scare them off. Chum some piles off of known deer trails and set you TC's up on them and see what you might have.
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#5509312 - 12/30/14 06:18 PM Re: Nothing since opening weekend [Re: Tylercohunter]
don k Online   content
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 9295
Loc: Bandera, Tx
I hate to be the bearer of bad news. Nobody else seems to want to tell you. But there must not be any deer there if you have gone out as much as you say and have not seen a deer. I am not bragging but this afternoon I went out between 4 and 4:30 and saw 7 WT does and a 4 point Buck plus 2 Axis does on a small LF place I have. We had an average acorn crop. We have been getting some rain and the forbs and winter grass look good. Deer have to come out in the daylight at some time or another. They are not vampires or zombies.
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#5509448 - 12/30/14 07:04 PM Re: Nothing since opening weekend [Re: Tylercohunter]
BrianMc Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/06/14
Posts: 67
Loc: Mansfield Texas
If you're hunting in Bandera, then your situation isn't the same as east TX. The OP is a Tyler guy (assuming due to his username). I hunt Jacksonville. Lots of people are having a poor season in east TX... it even made an article in the Tyler paper a while back.

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#5509562 - 12/30/14 07:53 PM Re: Nothing since opening weekend [Re: BrianMc]
dawaba Offline
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Registered: 10/22/06
Posts: 4200
Loc: Big Eddy Road, Noonday
Originally Posted By: BrianMc
If you're hunting in Bandera, then your situation isn't the same as east TX. The OP is a Tyler guy (assuming due to his username). I hunt Jacksonville. Lots of people are having a poor season in east TX... it even made an article in the Tyler paper a while back.


Or Tyler County guy.
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#5509569 - 12/30/14 08:01 PM Re: Nothing since opening weekend [Re: Tylercohunter]
rifleman Offline
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Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 43788
Loc: Kingwood
Assuming Tyler Co and the acorn crop was really staggered but plentiful and only 2 frosts, Plenty of rain, still green. Rut always seems to be concentrated around Mid-Oct and usually a lull in activity from around Mid-Nov until mid-Jan. Great if you're hunting MLD bc the fawns are getting bred before the season ends which can put a lot of bucks in front of you.

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#5509968 - 12/31/14 01:40 AM Re: Nothing since opening weekend [Re: BrianMc]
ryorgensen Offline
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Registered: 09/29/12
Posts: 980
Loc: Grapeland,Texas
Originally Posted By: BrianMc
If you're hunting in Bandera, then your situation isn't the same as east TX. The OP is a Tyler guy (assuming due to his username). I hunt Jacksonville. Lots of people are having a poor season in east TX... it even made an article in the Tyler paper a while back.


Very true...I'm in Houston county with the same deal this year...worst year in a very long time for seeing deer. We have a lot of deer but ......this yr the numbers are way down for seeing them during daylight...
The deer processors around here all say the same thing, they haven't gotten half of the deer as they usually do...
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#5510127 - 12/31/14 07:58 AM Re: Nothing since opening weekend [Re: BrianMc]
don k Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 9295
Loc: Bandera, Tx
Originally Posted By: BrianMc
If you're hunting in Bandera, then your situation isn't the same as east TX. The OP is a Tyler guy (assuming due to his username). I hunt Jacksonville. Lots of people are having a poor season in east TX... it even made an article in the Tyler paper a while back.
He stated that he has sat at his blind numerous times and deer are not coming to feeder at all. That can only mean one thing. There are no deer there.
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#5510160 - 12/31/14 08:12 AM Re: Nothing since opening weekend [Re: Tylercohunter]
BrianMc Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/06/14
Posts: 67
Loc: Mansfield Texas
Hey Tylercohunter... is your corn disappearing or just piling up? I assumed that you meant deer (or something) was cleaning up the corn but nothing during shooting hours... if corn is piling up, then don k may have a point.

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