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#5852014 - 07/28/15 12:57 PM Is this area good for deer
Doughboy Offline


Registered: 07/29/09
Posts: 200
Looking at 900 acres around hwy 79 in freestone county. Fairfield , Buffalo area..
Never hunted in this area, wanted to hear if this is good area for deer

Thanks

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#5852075 - 07/28/15 01:31 PM Re: Is this area good for deer [Re: Doughboy]
cameron00 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 01/08/09
Posts: 8196
Loc: Texas
I hunted in Buffalo for a few years, but it's been about 10 years now.

That's an area I'd think Antler Restrictions would do wonders. I'd see 10-20 does (no doe county), but not a single buck beyond little yearlings. One of my buddies killed a pretty solid 8 pointer one year, but it was the only decent buck I remember seeing or even hearing about. It's going to drastically depend on your neighbors, but it definitely has potential to be a very fun little hunting area with strong population of both hogs and deer.

You should be able to harvest does during bow season as well.

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#5852103 - 07/28/15 01:51 PM Re: Is this area good for deer [Re: cameron00]
sqiggy Offline


Registered: 07/13/09
Posts: 1878
Loc: Franklin, Tx Hunt in Panola ...
I drive thru this area a lot. Always see lots of deer from the road off 79 between Buffalo and Oak Wood.

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#5852122 - 07/28/15 02:03 PM Re: Is this area good for deer [Re: Doughboy]
Doughboy Offline


Registered: 07/29/09
Posts: 200
Awesome . Thank you both. Yes I know bow season I can. We are looking for long term management but like you said . Depends on the neighbors

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#5853074 - 07/29/15 06:45 AM Re: Is this area good for deer [Re: Doughboy]
Axisking Offline
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Registered: 09/07/07
Posts: 391
If you have any kind of woods and drainage area you'll have deer. Some very good bucks in pockets. If you have doe issues getting LAMPS permits are super easy get with the local biologist and get a plan for next year already.

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#5853213 - 07/29/15 08:34 AM Re: Is this area good for deer [Re: Doughboy]
Stevarino Offline
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Registered: 01/25/10
Posts: 2070
Loc: Mckinney, TX
Never hunted that area, but driven through many times and camped alot as a child at Fairfield state park. That park use to be over run with deer until they began the annual drawn hunt program.. and i always see deer driving through..

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