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#5921868 - 09/10/15 10:24 AM First Decent Ones Seen This Year
Dirt Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/16/10
Posts: 334
Loc: Round Rock TX
We hunt a small place. A small place not known for a lot of deer nor big deer.
On the south & west side, there's a couple of hunters. On the north & east side there's very large tracts of "no hunting allowed" owned by the same family for decades, tree huggers you could say. The brush and hardwoods are dense with thorny vines blanketing the deck, mustang grape vines creep through the trees overhead. On the place I hunt, my buds 100 acres, it's coastal production except for about thirty acres. He cut out six or seven acres for us to do food plots. This year, we had a good one, no cams on any of it.
We saw almost no deer all summer at the one feeder I ran for pigs but I cut the plot about three weeks ago or so, it was eaten down to next to nothing. The deer started showing up on the one cam at the pig feeder, first does and a few weeks ago our bucks started trickling in. More are showing up all the time now. The hunting neighbors, they haven't captured anything on their cams yet. We're keeping quiet on what we see, nothin but a pig and coons, a doe an yearling now and again. The cam I have deployed
is a 940NM IR so night pics have limited distance and the pics I get texted to me from that cam are only 320X240 low quality images. But I also capture 5MP pics on the card, and could bump that to 12MP. We had about twenty to twenty five deer hanging around last year with buck doe ratio of almost 1 to 1. But many small spindly horned young bucks. But we had a couple of bruisers also. No deer killed last year. This year even the young bucks are sporting eight point racks although they are kinda thin. Last night the texts started coming in around 9:30 PM or so, as they always do, and continued all night. Haven't downloaded the card for the better quality pics yet but in the darkness of this pic, the buck on the right, I could tell it was a better animal. So this pic isn't great but if you look close it's a decent animal. The other pic taken at dawn a week or so ago, is strange as the animal appears to be facing the cam dead on. But the rack doesn't make sense to me. He's got good mass and decent beam length. Just can't make out any G tines on it. Bow season is closing in and my neck is swelling. Maybe we take a deer this year, maybe not.

Cheers

Decent buck on the right here:


Wish I had a better pic of this one:
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#5921874 - 09/10/15 10:29 AM Re: First Decent Ones Seen This Year [Re: Dirt]
DQ Kid Offline
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Registered: 02/20/12
Posts: 4230
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Heavy rack in that 2nd pic..

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#5921887 - 09/10/15 10:33 AM Re: First Decent Ones Seen This Year [Re: Dirt]
Captain Luke Offline
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Registered: 10/11/11
Posts: 1074
Loc: Duval County, Starr County
I don't see the pics.
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#5922041 - 09/10/15 11:46 AM Re: First Decent Ones Seen This Year [Re: DQ Kid]
kdkane1971 Offline
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Registered: 01/30/14
Posts: 1975
Loc: Mesopotamia
Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
Heavy rack in that 2nd pic..


Looks axis-like to me

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#5922259 - 09/10/15 01:57 PM Re: First Decent Ones Seen This Year [Re: kdkane1971]
stxranchman Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52092
Originally Posted By: kdkane1971
Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
Heavy rack in that 2nd pic..


Looks axis-like to me

Appears to be looking up at the feeder to me.
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#5922265 - 09/10/15 02:00 PM Re: First Decent Ones Seen This Year [Re: Dirt]
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Registered: 03/26/12
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#5922268 - 09/10/15 02:02 PM Re: First Decent Ones Seen This Year [Re: Dirt]
jshouse Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 01/24/10
Posts: 6358
Loc: Rockwall
good luck sir up
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#5922397 - 09/10/15 03:34 PM Re: First Decent Ones Seen This Year [Re: stxranchman]
kdkane1971 Offline
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Registered: 01/30/14
Posts: 1975
Loc: Mesopotamia
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Originally Posted By: kdkane1971
Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
Heavy rack in that 2nd pic..


Looks axis-like to me

Appears to be looking up at the feeder to me.


Aha! I see it now...thank you sir

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#5922785 - 09/10/15 06:38 PM Re: First Decent Ones Seen This Year [Re: Captain Luke]
Dirt Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/16/10
Posts: 334
Loc: Round Rock TX
Originally Posted By: Captain Luke
I don't see the pics.


I know it's difficult to see it, but in the dark pic, there is a buck to the right.
I've had a bit of practice with these text pics though. There's a very good rack on that buck. Tall and fairly heavy. He won't win any width contest. We had a very good 10 pt and a very good 12 pt we let walk last year. Both were braggars and for the area we're in, exceptional. Maybe tonight I'll get better pics. Saturday I'll download the card and have pics I can work with for much better images. And I don't get a text on every pic for some reason. So I may have a much closer pic of this one and not know it. Yet.

Cheers
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