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#5857959 - 07/31/15 10:05 PM Deer hunting 20 miles south of Abilene?
chipled Offline
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Registered: 07/14/12
Posts: 29
Looking at a deer lease south of Abilene near Lawn. Anybody on here hunt in this area? Any feedback would be appreciated. Did not notice many feeders/shoot houses in the area. Have a nice piece of property that my son and can get but don't know anything about this area.

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#5858291 - 08/01/15 09:19 AM Re: Deer hunting 20 miles south of Abilene? [Re: chipled]
Revoman Offline
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Registered: 01/14/11
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Loc: Abilene Texas
Should be good down that way ,lots of rain all year.
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#5858364 - 08/01/15 10:40 AM Re: Deer hunting 20 miles south of Abilene? [Re: chipled]
Dry Fire Offline


Registered: 06/15/09
Posts: 2725
Loc: Huntsville, AL
I used to hunt south of Merkel, in the canyon. Lots of deer and hogs. And the dove hunting was fantastic.
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#5858484 - 08/01/15 12:37 PM Re: Deer hunting 20 miles south of Abilene? [Re: chipled]
John Humbert Offline
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Lots of deer. Not too many big ones, but a few.

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#5859011 - 08/01/15 08:01 PM Re: Deer hunting 20 miles south of Abilene? [Re: chipled]
chipled Offline
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Registered: 07/14/12
Posts: 29
Thanks for the feedback. Saw lots of quail, tons of dove, few turkeys and zero deer.

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#5859605 - 08/02/15 10:52 AM Re: Deer hunting 20 miles south of Abilene? [Re: chipled]
Dry Fire Offline


Registered: 06/15/09
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Loc: Huntsville, AL
Originally Posted By: chipled
Thanks for the feedback. Saw lots of quail, tons of dove, few turkeys and zero deer.


Don't let that fool you. The deer are there.
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#5861331 - 08/03/15 02:28 PM Re: Deer hunting 20 miles south of Abilene? [Re: chipled]
Schpanky Offline
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Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 858
Loc: DFW/Taylor County
hunted north of Novice for many years. Plenty of deer with a few good ones here and there. should be a pretty good place if the $$ is right.

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#5862106 - 08/03/15 09:28 PM Re: Deer hunting 20 miles south of Abilene? [Re: chipled]
txbobcat Offline
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Registered: 06/18/05
Posts: 2468
Loc: TX
Originally Posted By: chipled
Thanks for the feedback. Saw lots of quail, tons of dove, few turkeys and zero deer.


My last 4 trips to my lease I have seen one doe. This isn't the time of year to see many in the daytime.

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#5862196 - 08/03/15 10:25 PM Re: Deer hunting 20 miles south of Abilene? [Re: chipled]
blazin Offline
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Registered: 10/25/11
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Loc: Texas
My place is around 40 miles south east of Abilene. Good deer populations. All going to depend on neighbors and terrain.
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#5862260 - 08/03/15 11:41 PM Re: Deer hunting 20 miles south of Abilene? [Re: chipled]
dogcatcher Offline
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
It all depends on the area and the area's hunters.
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#5865189 - 08/05/15 07:54 PM Re: Deer hunting 20 miles south of Abilene? [Re: chipled]
505ed Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/15/14
Posts: 354
Loc: Blanco texas
I grew up and have hunted near the Winters-Ballinger area all my life...I have shot a few good ones 150-155s...but most are in the 130s to 140s if managed correctly. Deer are there depending on brush cover and aval food...my mom and dad live on a little over 500 ac...in 35 years I have seen 4 deer on that place..across the road we have another 550 ac, and we have taken a number of deer of that place...one bigger than 150...so depends...

Ed

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#5865437 - 08/05/15 09:59 PM Re: Deer hunting 20 miles south of Abilene? [Re: chipled]
artrios60 Offline
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Registered: 09/11/11
Posts: 1663
Loc: Coleman Co.
The deer are out there. Those are correct on saying they're in hiding most the day unless you spook them up but good chance if you were walking property. They moved before you came upon them. To hot during day. We are just a little farther south. Good quail numbers this year on our place.
Good luck to ya

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