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#5507210 - 12/29/14 07:21 PM Remember the good ol days?
BLUERIBBONS Offline
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Registered: 03/30/10
Posts: 961
Loc: NW San Saba county
When the feeder would go off and deer would come? Hunting has sucked this season..my question is that if this happened this year it could happen again. What can we do to improve our odds other than cut down all the oak trees?

If your answer is food plots....we have a nice looking wheat field the deer hit at night.

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#5507215 - 12/29/14 07:22 PM Re: Remember the good ol days? [Re: BLUERIBBONS]
Pittstate Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 5177
Loc: NE/CO/KS/MO/OK
deer corn bolt

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#5507217 - 12/29/14 07:22 PM Re: Remember the good ol days? [Re: BLUERIBBONS]
7mag Offline
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Registered: 01/21/06
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Loc: West Texas
Your in San Saba County?
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#5507219 - 12/29/14 07:23 PM Re: Remember the good ol days? [Re: BLUERIBBONS]
Pittstate Offline
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Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 5177
Loc: NE/CO/KS/MO/OK
Maybe try the apple flavor.....if that don't work, try the Indian corn?

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#5507237 - 12/29/14 07:30 PM Re: Remember the good ol days? [Re: BLUERIBBONS]
BLUERIBBONS Offline
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Registered: 03/30/10
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Loc: NW San Saba county
yes sir

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#5507282 - 12/29/14 07:45 PM Re: Remember the good ol days? [Re: BLUERIBBONS]
22hemi13 Offline
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Registered: 12/24/14
Posts: 166
Loc: Central tx
I put out apple flavored corn and I think I ran every deer off. that stuff piled up for weeks. Then I added some record rack golden nugget and bam. They ate it up. Glad I experimented early in the season


Edited by 22hemi13 (12/29/14 07:45 PM)

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#5507297 - 12/29/14 07:51 PM Re: Remember the good ol days? [Re: 22hemi13]
Rockinmyshoe Offline
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Registered: 02/10/10
Posts: 6000
Loc: Washington County
"Buck Crack"

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#5507426 - 12/29/14 08:27 PM Re: Remember the good ol days? [Re: BLUERIBBONS]
txbobcat Offline
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Registered: 06/18/05
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Loc: TX
Get buck corn instead of deer corn.

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#5507436 - 12/29/14 08:31 PM Re: Remember the good ol days? [Re: BLUERIBBONS]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
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Rain and I loved every inch that fell this fall and winter so far. Greened up the forbes and grasses along with my oats plots. Deer have plenty this winter and they needed it. They win this year and I have no problem with it. If it happens again then I will be okay with it again. Right now if we get a good spring it is setting up for a great year for antler growth. Lot of bucks survived the season and the rut due to the rain.
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#5507469 - 12/29/14 08:46 PM Re: Remember the good ol days? [Re: BLUERIBBONS]
bossbowman Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 626
Loc: Hill county
It ain't the acorns folks, remember that summer from hell in 2011 and the following drought, we are now just seeing the aftershock from that, total lack of 3.5 yr old deer.

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#5507800 - 12/29/14 11:26 PM Re: Remember the good ol days? [Re: BLUERIBBONS]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 6465
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Originally Posted By: BLUERIBBONS
What can we do to improve our odds other than cut down all the oak trees?


Learn how to hunt? The deer are all still there, figure out where and when and go get them.
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#5507867 - 12/30/14 12:39 AM Re: Remember the good ol days? [Re: BLUERIBBONS]
Sneaky Offline
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Registered: 10/22/12
Posts: 15874
Loc: Winters
I remember those days. Last weekend. The weekend before. Yeah, those were all good days. Dozens of deer at the feeders.

We have lots of oaks, too. I guess they just don't prefer the live oak acorns as much as corn, though. grin
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#5507925 - 12/30/14 04:21 AM Re: Remember the good ol days? [Re: BLUERIBBONS]
8pointdrop Offline
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Registered: 12/16/11
Posts: 4715
Loc: My favorite place TEXAS
Haven't hunted from a blind or anywhere near a feeder in a month, seeing deer every sit.

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#5507998 - 12/30/14 06:39 AM Re: Remember the good ol days? [Re: BLUERIBBONS]
kry226 Offline


Registered: 01/11/09
Posts: 4783
Loc: Germany
Yep, the deer are there. While I think there are a few less deer in the woods, some folks have been wanting to argue that the deer are all gone. There's this fella over on another site that's been harassing us for going on two years now that the population is decimated from the drought. Says he used to see "100s" of deer in a field and now he's lucky to see just a few. He chastises anyone who dares to even talk about shooting does.

But I agree with stx. The abundance of food has moved the deer off the drought patterns we've been used to seeing the last few years. They win, and I'm good with it too. I drove over 1,200 miles round trip to my place and hunted for 10 solid days. Never shot a deer. And other than not being able to shoot a deer with my kids, I'm OK with that.
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#5508000 - 12/30/14 06:41 AM Re: Remember the good ol days? [Re: stxranchman]
Western Offline
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Loc: Wise County Texas
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Rain and I loved every inch that fell this fall and winter so far. Greened up the forbes and grass along with my oats plots. Deer have plenty this winter and they needed. They win this year and I have no problem with it. If it happens again then I will be okay with it again. Right now if we get a good spring it is setting up for a great year for antler growth. Lot of bucks survived the season and the rut due to the rain.


I agree with STX, rain came at the perfect time, combined with a very heavy acorn drop, at least in N Texas.
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