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#5959927 - 10/04/15 08:06 AM Should We be Concerned
DQ Kid Offline
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Registered: 02/20/12
Posts: 4080
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
About the lack of Opening Bow Weekend buck harvest pics? I fully expected to see lots and don't think I've seen but one maybe two so far. Seen more hog harvest pics so far. Is it a matter of selectivity early on or just not seeing many bucks - what say the hunters out there in the stands????

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#5959957 - 10/04/15 08:33 AM Re: Should We be Concerned [Re: DQ Kid]
jmh004 Offline
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Registered: 10/01/14
Posts: 387
I'm being selective. I'm after one buck. I actually saw him yesterday, but not close enough for a shot.

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#5959961 - 10/04/15 08:35 AM Re: Should We be Concerned [Re: DQ Kid]
TEXASLEFTY Offline
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Registered: 10/26/07
Posts: 6442
Loc: The Island Cres
I have been thinking the same thing for about 24hrs now DQ. Maybe the pics will start coming in this evening.
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#5959976 - 10/04/15 08:43 AM Re: Should We be Concerned [Re: DQ Kid]
rogerh Offline
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Registered: 04/26/13
Posts: 164
Loc: central texas
I was going to cull one yesterday
Eve but couldn't get a shot. Haven't
seen him yet this am

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#5959993 - 10/04/15 08:56 AM Re: Should We be Concerned [Re: DQ Kid]
Auctioneer1 Offline
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Registered: 09/03/04
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Activity has been slow for a lot of guys on stand. Late afternoon has been best cut short.

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#5959994 - 10/04/15 08:57 AM Re: Should We be Concerned [Re: DQ Kid]
Txhillbilly Offline
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Registered: 08/14/15
Posts: 443
Loc: Johnson County
I just decided to stay at home and get some rest this weekend. Not in any hurry since nobody else hunts during archery season on our place.

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#5959996 - 10/04/15 08:59 AM Re: Should We be Concerned [Re: DQ Kid]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
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Lot of really good deer to choose from this year, so most hunters are not going to tag out early when they know chances are really good this year to get a great buck.
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#5960370 - 10/04/15 02:21 PM Re: Should We be Concerned [Re: DQ Kid]
DizzyTx Offline
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Registered: 09/08/09
Posts: 101
Loc: Austin, Tx
I took a cull yesterday evening. Nothing worthy of a photo. We haven't seen any shooters yet, and we usually don't until the rut gets closer. In Leon county.

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#5960424 - 10/04/15 03:00 PM Re: Should We be Concerned [Re: DQ Kid]
Texas buckeye Offline
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Registered: 11/22/11
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Loc: Keller
Other thing is it is really green out there, at least in north Texas. Despite the lack of good rain since May around the metro mess, there is plenty of green out there still. I really noticed it on the way home from the lease today, after getting skunked in the stand Saturday and this am. Deer are still mostly nocturnal and with the abundant food all around don't need to come to the feeders just yet.

Hoping in a couple weeks it will be a little different the next time I get up there.

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#5960433 - 10/04/15 03:05 PM Re: Should We be Concerned [Re: DQ Kid]
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Loc: Wise County Texas
Acorns are everywhere in my county right now and deer are on them pretty good. Still getting young bucks and does at the corn, but light activity. As far as "green", look st it close, it is dried out and lacks nutritional value for the most part, but acorns are in high demand. I think the majority of bucks aren't getting exposure simply because they don't have too right now, what motivation is there to be moving around in the daytime much? I'd bet if you are fortunate to have a good food plot growing right now with tender food source, you'd likely cross paths with a mature buck, much more than over a feeder (corn)

Still seeing older bucks together here, wait until rut starts getting closer, I bet harvest go up, as the deer begin to move more.
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#5960489 - 10/04/15 03:47 PM Re: Should We be Concerned [Re: DQ Kid]
4Weight Offline
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Registered: 11/09/11
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Loc: Tarrant Cty and Murray
DQ

Overreaction my friend.

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#5960597 - 10/04/15 05:05 PM Re: Should We be Concerned [Re: DQ Kid]
Erathkid Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
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Loc: Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
I saw a young 8 pt cruising yesterday while driving our place. The young deer start moving early.
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#5960636 - 10/04/15 05:23 PM Re: Should We be Concerned [Re: Texas buckeye]
fbchunter Offline
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Registered: 08/24/10
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Loc: Richmond,Texas
Originally Posted By: Texas buckeye
Other thing is it is really green out there... there is plenty of green out there still.

Hoping in a couple weeks it will be a little different the next time I get up there.

sums it up for us. Feeder hunting is tough for us right now but i still saw a fair amount of deer just nowhere close to the feeders. Getting em in bow range wont be easy for us. I wouldnt be concerned the deer are still there just harder to pattern

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#5960670 - 10/04/15 05:47 PM Re: Should We be Concerned [Re: DQ Kid]
Texas buckeye Offline
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Registered: 11/22/11
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Loc: Keller
Realizing the growth out there is dry and not huge nutritional value, whether it's acorns or natural for a or something, deer don't need to hit the feeders right now.

Case in point, I threw a bag of corn out yesterday at two different feeders, and even though both feeders were hit overnight by deer and a hog at one, neither was even half way cleaned up by the animals. Couldn't believe the hog didn't clean out that feeder, but there was a lot of corn on the ground still this am. Like said above, the deer just don't need to hit the feeders right now. Hoping my food plot gets some rain later this week and springs up some fresh green up

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#5960694 - 10/04/15 06:07 PM Re: Should We be Concerned [Re: DQ Kid]
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Registered: 12/30/12
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Loc: Helotes, Hext
We left a lot 4 and 5 year-olds last year hoping to see them come around this year, but nothing yet. We are going to have to wait them out.
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