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#5643219 - 03/09/15 03:18 PM mason county hunting
hjc Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 10/29/14
Posts: 15
Anyone ever hunted the ROUGH!! country around the llano river southwest of town? just curious how the quality and numbers are compared to other areas of the county. Thanks!

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#5643520 - 03/09/15 05:26 PM Re: mason county hunting [Re: hjc]
tabtab17 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 12/02/07
Posts: 10
Had a ranch on RR 1871 a few miles from low river crossing SW of Mason, sold it in 2009. Lots of cedar and really rough country. Good quantity and quality depending on neighbors. I had lots of deer, some hogs and good turkey count. Love the area

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#5643525 - 03/09/15 05:30 PM Re: mason county hunting [Re: hjc]
Westtexan1 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/30/13
Posts: 95
Have not hunted that area in 4-5 years but back then tons of deer but anything with size was very few and far between. In fact never saw a deer in 4 years over probably 110 inches. Beautiful area so I didn't even care that there was no chance to kill a trophy and enjoyed seeing 30+ deer every sitting.

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#5643646 - 03/09/15 06:39 PM Re: mason county hunting [Re: hjc]
hjc Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 10/29/14
Posts: 15
I appreciate the input guys. I just got on a lease on 1871. We saw quite a bit of deer sign and some hog sign, and saw a few turkey and a few deer. This time of year with a lot of deer dropping their horns the deer we did see we couldn't tell anything about them. The place hasn't been hunted in a few years so hoping for the best.

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#5644293 - 03/09/15 11:43 PM Re: mason county hunting [Re: hjc]
Erathkid Offline
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Loc: Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
That is a magical area. Years ago we hunted near Streeter, on the Llano. Tons of smallish deer. This was 30 years ago. Lots of turkey and good fishing in the river. We left, thinking we could find a better deal with better animals. Big mistake. we had a house, electricity, water. It was $500 a year bang
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#5644616 - 03/10/15 09:12 AM Re: mason county hunting [Re: hjc]
Matt1023 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 03/15/13
Posts: 319
Loc: Austin TX
I hunted on a buddies lease a few times several years ago. Tons and Tons of deer. Nothing big though. I think around Mason you'd be very lucky to get a 130. Again my experience there is fairly limited but my buddy's biggest deer he killed in 5 years on the place was 120 ish.
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#5644904 - 03/10/15 12:12 PM Re: mason county hunting [Re: hjc]
BOBO the Clown Offline
decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 41125
Loc: Metroplex
Yes 3 miles of frontage.

Genetics are there for 150 plus

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#5655910 - 03/17/15 10:06 PM Re: mason county hunting [Re: hjc]
hoof n wings Offline
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Registered: 05/03/10
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Loc: Arlington/Brownwood
We hunted the White Ranch off of Mill Creek Rd, left around 2006. We teased about it being a petting zoo. Deer were smaller, but a lot of them. Good years a buck would go 125lbs plus

I'd love to go back
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#5658302 - 03/19/15 08:44 AM Re: mason county hunting [Re: hjc]
Springbike Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 03/18/15
Posts: 1
Loc: Houston TX
New to the forum and excited to learn from you all.

I am hoping someone can give me a bit of help or point me in the right direction...

We have been fortunate to hunt a great lease in the Mason area that is no longer available. My wife and I are looking for a day/week type hunt, still in the Mason/Hilde area. We aren't looking for a "trophy hunt". We also don't need accommodations but we do need it t be really affordable. Also needs to be a low fence place.

Suggestions?


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#5658837 - 03/19/15 02:15 PM Re: mason county hunting [Re: hjc]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 09/01/12
Posts: 331
Just picked up 800 acres for turkeys about 5 or 6 miles west of the river on 1871. Anyone have anyfeed back for that area?

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#5658844 - 03/19/15 02:23 PM Re: mason county hunting [Re: hjc]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 09/01/12
Posts: 331
On south side of 1871

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#5662838 - 03/21/15 10:58 PM Re: mason county hunting [Re: hjc]
BradyBuck Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/18/07
Posts: 5131
Loc: Abilene, TX
I grew up in Brady and have hunted a small place between Brady and Llano for the last 20 years plus other places all around McCulloch, Mason, Llano and Concho Counties.

The area can produce nice deer but a lot of the area is over hunted. Lots of deer but iffy on quality. Larger leases that have had some management going or groups of smaller leases that haven't shot up every 2 year old that walks by can produce some nice deer.



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#5674069 - 03/28/15 09:33 PM Re: mason county hunting [Re: hjc]
Deerhunter61 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 5543
Loc: DFW
There are places that have incredible genetics! I've seen three bucks in a pasture a few years ago and the biggest was every bit 170+ and the other two were not far behind. On the lease I was on I saw at least one every year before the season began that was 150-160+. Never saw them once the season started but...


Here's the best I took on the lease there...


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#5674071 - 03/28/15 09:35 PM Re: mason county hunting [Re: BradyBuck]
Deerhunter61 Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 5543
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: BradyBuck
I grew up in Brady and have hunted a small place between Brady and Llano for the last 20 years plus other places all around McCulloch, Mason, Llano and Concho Counties.

The area can produce nice deer but a lot of the area is over hunted. Lots of deer but iffy on quality. Larger leases that have had some management going or groups of smaller leases that haven't shot up every 2 year old that walks by can produce some nice deer.


Yep! That's the reason the buck I posted above was the biggest ever taken while I hunted there...8 hunters on 650 acres of land....to many hunters...too much pressure.

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#5696722 - 04/12/15 08:52 PM Re: mason county hunting [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 05/03/10
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Loc: Arlington/Brownwood
Some places can't be over hunted. We hunted 1700 acres with 15 people, shooting 5 deer a year, plus what the land owner and friends took. IF you didn't have at least 10 per sit at a feeder, something was wrong. As I said, deer were small- 100lbs for a good buck, but there were tons. We had guys that would limit out by Sunday morning and go home for the rest of the season
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Originally Posted By: BradyBuck
I grew up in Brady and have hunted a small place between Brady and Llano for the last 20 years plus other places all around McCulloch, Mason, Llano and Concho Counties.

The area can produce nice deer but a lot of the area is over hunted. Lots of deer but iffy on quality. Larger leases that have had some management going or groups of smaller leases that haven't shot up every 2 year old that walks by can produce some nice deer.


Yep! That's the reason the buck I posted above was the biggest ever taken while I hunted there...8 hunters on 650 acres of land....to many hunters...too much pressure.
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