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#5940664 - 09/22/15 09:48 AM East Texas
Kcauley Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 10/22/12
Posts: 34
I have a lot of pictures of deer actually in day light hours eating corn. I haven't seen any large bucks yet though. What else are you guys seeing?

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#5940749 - 09/22/15 10:30 AM Re: East Texas [Re: Kcauley]
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Registered: 12/02/08
Posts: 739
Loc: Tyler
Similar observation in Nacogdoches county.

I'm on public land and have seen quite a few does durring daylight hours on cameras. Not very many bucks yet though (day or night).

Last year by this time I had 2 good bucks patterned. My theory is that high river water for a couple of months pushed them out durring the spring and they have settled elsewhere for now. No doubt that they will start to come back around though. Having does around now means bucks later.

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#5940781 - 09/22/15 10:45 AM Re: East Texas [Re: Kcauley]
Kcauley Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 10/22/12
Posts: 34
Sounds like a very good theory. I'm honestly just excited to actually have deer coming in during the daylight hours. Last year, 80% of my pictures were at night.

I have the two small bucks that are just all over the property, but like you, still waiting to see that big boy. I can't wait for bow season in two weeks.

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#5942339 - 09/23/15 08:39 AM Re: East Texas [Re: Kcauley]
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Registered: 06/15/09
Posts: 688
Loc: Piney Woods
Weather change will stand them up
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#5942355 - 09/23/15 08:52 AM Re: East Texas [Re: Kcauley]
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Registered: 10/11/09
Posts: 3871
Loc: Wills Point
I have 7300 pictures of pigs in 21 days. Zero deer. Pig heard numbers 19. Moving from feeder to feeder twice a day. They are a -2 as of last Saturday.

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#5942364 - 09/23/15 08:57 AM Re: East Texas [Re: Kcauley]
rifleman Offline
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Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 43774
Loc: Kingwood
I haven't actually seen my SD card in a cpl months, but apparently I'm getting the same group of bucks over and over and over, no does and the motherload of hogs. Sooo, feeders have already been shut off. Will likely keep them that way this year.

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#5942400 - 09/23/15 09:11 AM Re: East Texas [Re: Kcauley]
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Registered: 08/06/14
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Loc: Tyler, TX
I'm close to Tyler and I've only seen a few doe and fawns during daylight hours. Most of my buck pictures from my two game cameras show them coming out at last light, or just after it gets dark. For years my corn feeder was just providing corn to the hogs and that's what I saw mostly. It got so bad last year that I never saw a buck all season. So I fenced in my corn feeder and shot every hog I saw. So far I've only seen a couple of hogs on camera and while out walking around. Hog sign is minimal, and deer sign is everywhere. You can't have both, if hogs show up, the deer will leave. After awhile, I just got bored with shooting hogs.

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#5942887 - 09/23/15 01:43 PM Re: East Texas [Re: EddieWalker]
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Registered: 12/11/06
Posts: 262
Loc: Longview, Tx
Originally Posted By: EddieWalker
I'm close to Tyler and I've only seen a few doe and fawns during daylight hours. Most of my buck pictures from my two game cameras show them coming out at last light, or just after it gets dark. For years my corn feeder was just providing corn to the hogs and that's what I saw mostly. It got so bad last year that I never saw a buck all season. So I fenced in my corn feeder and shot every hog I saw. So far I've only seen a couple of hogs on camera and while out walking around. Hog sign is minimal, and deer sign is everywhere. You can't have both, if hogs show up, the deer will leave. After awhile, I just got bored with shooting hogs.


Eddie, Where are you at roughly.

I have a couple bucks coming in, but mostly hogs 2 times a day. 8 in the morning and 7:45 at night. Like clock work. Friday cant get here quick enough.

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#5942892 - 09/23/15 01:48 PM Re: East Texas [Re: Kcauley]
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Only photos we have show the bucks moving in the early morning hours well before sunrise.
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#5944866 - 09/24/15 03:45 PM Re: East Texas [Re: Kcauley]
Kcauley Offline
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Registered: 10/22/12
Posts: 34
I have pictures of deer and pigs eating together. I'm not sure how common that is but its a first for me. I have tons of does every single day for the last week and a half as well as the normal pigs like clock work. I want to go kill a pig but I don't want to throw the deer off for opening weekend next week if I draw blood.

Thoughts on that?

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#5944894 - 09/24/15 04:00 PM Re: East Texas [Re: Kcauley]
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Registered: 06/14/15
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Loc: texas
It's not ultra rare to see them side by side but it's not common at all, probably means there isn't a dominant boar around. I probably wouldn't shoot so close to the season unless with a bow, or the pigs show up before or stay later than the deer.
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#5946617 - 09/25/15 03:55 PM Re: East Texas [Re: Kcauley]
GHale Offline
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Registered: 10/07/10
Posts: 289
Loc: Longview, TX
My lease in Harrison county shows some does during the day time and an occasional 4 pointer but the other bucks are all nocturnal still. They come to the feeder at about 9:30 and 3:30 in the morning.

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#5947031 - 09/25/15 08:39 PM Re: East Texas [Re: Kcauley]
DHS274 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/29/14
Posts: 108
My land in far east Texas, the mature bucks disappear around March and don't come back again until rut. I think they lay up close to water and crops, easy food source. They don't wander as much as does in the summer. Does have fawns and work to do, I have noticed over the years a doe with two fawns will usually get another mature doe straggling along with, her, safety in numbers.
I do see young bucks in the summer, come rut the old boys run them off.

There are acorns again this year at my place, a pretty good crop. But right now with no rain, there are no "ice cream" plants popping up so the does and fawns are hitting the feed hard. 365 is my favorite feed along with corn, hogs will pass it for the most part on and the deer love it.

I run a year round feeder, just for the summer months when it can get hot and dry, that keeps the does around, and come rut, where the does are, so come the bucks.

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#5948228 - 09/26/15 09:06 PM Re: East Texas [Re: Kcauley]
HS2 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 06/26/14
Posts: 162
The only deer I've seen since spring is at night. It seems like most years the deer are pretty scarce until just after deer season is over in January, then I see a good buck or two on the cameras.

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#5957426 - 10/02/15 08:45 AM Re: East Texas [Re: Kcauley]
txwingnut Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/26/14
Posts: 48
Loc: Collin Co, TX
Checked mine again this week and same thing, lot of does but no bucks yet.
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