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#5996583 - 10/27/15 10:27 AM Hardeman County
wall8053 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 01/25/12
Posts: 847
Loc: Mckinney
Anyone seeing any decent bucks up here yet? Im new on this lease, property extends to the Red River a few miles east of Prairie Dog Town Fork. The section I am on has not been hunted for a couple years due to a land ownership court dispute. The larger portion of the lease consists of rolling sandy hills with scattered trees but the part I am set up on is pretty flat with scattered mesquites and other small trees. I can see deer blinds off in the distance on the OK side. At any rate I have ZERO pics of any large or mature bucks. Both of my feeders are open, no pens due to no cattle. And Ive only had the pigs at my feeders one time. I have plenty of does showing up. Deer tracks are EVERYWHERE traveling in all directions. Existing lease members have taken some very nice bucks in the past years on the rolling hills portion. Im just a little stumped as to why I dont have a single mature buck showing up yet. Only buck coming in is a small 1.5 year old 4 point. I've hunted the lease years ago and watched mature bucks chasing does during the rut exactly where Im set up now. Seems as though I need to wait for the rut! Sorry for the long post.

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#5996592 - 10/27/15 10:34 AM Re: Hardeman County [Re: wall8053]
4Weight Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 11/09/11
Posts: 2710
Loc: Tarrant Cty and Murray
Patience grasshopper. They will come.
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#5996599 - 10/27/15 10:43 AM Re: Hardeman County [Re: wall8053]
BigPig Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/09
Posts: 9478
Loc: Forney, Tx
I do banana and now I'm putting a lock on my door loser8
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Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

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Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

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#5996645 - 10/27/15 11:09 AM Re: Hardeman County [Re: wall8053]
wall8053 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 01/25/12
Posts: 847
Loc: Mckinney
Sweet, I have bolt cutters in my camper BigPig! Or just get out there again and throw my popup in your area since you dont bow hunt. LOL!!!

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#5996802 - 10/27/15 12:53 PM Re: Hardeman County [Re: wall8053]
Txduckman Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 11716
Loc: Big D
If big mature bucks hit feeders we would all be done opening weekend and sitting at home after that. Enjoy the new lease. cheers

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#5997013 - 10/27/15 02:44 PM Re: Hardeman County [Re: wall8053]
Schpanky Offline
Tracker

Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 858
Loc: DFW/Taylor County
don't know about where you are, but in our neck of the woods its not just pretty green...its terribly green...we don't have anything but youngsters coming to feeders and very few pigs...that'll change first freeze...if you build it....they will come...

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#5997037 - 10/27/15 02:58 PM Re: Hardeman County [Re: wall8053]
tShawnB Offline
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Registered: 09/19/12
Posts: 966
Loc: Rolling Plains
Food + water + cover + warmer temps = little movement at least until the juices get to flowing. I suspect starting the week of the 9th buck activity will increase a great deal in this part of the country, weather permitting of course.
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#5997681 - 10/27/15 08:26 PM Re: Hardeman County [Re: wall8053]
bassman110 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 02/04/10
Posts: 179
Loc: Wylie, TX
I agree with what others are saying. It is still early and just a few weeks ago it was in the mid 90's. Hopefully the cool weather will continue and while I don't want it to stop raining it would be nice to spread it out a little. Give it time and the boys will start chasing and fighting over the girls...but I did see a four pointer with a group of three does on the way home from Cypress a couple weeks ago.

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#5997698 - 10/27/15 08:32 PM Re: Hardeman County [Re: wall8053]
Jkd106 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 08/20/13
Posts: 904
Loc: Fannin and Hall
I have learned not to trust the cam as a perfect monitor, i catch a lot of mature bucks scooting by at about 50 yds, that never end up on a picture.
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#5997721 - 10/27/15 08:44 PM Re: Hardeman County [Re: wall8053]
lawndart956 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 66
I hunt north of you in Wheeler county and you wouldn't pay a dime for my place until you hit about the second week in November. It's like someone hits the buck button! Give it time and see what happens!

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#5997992 - 10/27/15 10:29 PM Re: Hardeman County [Re: wall8053]
BigPig Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/09
Posts: 9478
Loc: Forney, Tx
I think it's going to be a long season and lots of time spent in the stand for us this year Wall.
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

Originally Posted By: pegasaurus
Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

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#5998038 - 10/27/15 11:08 PM Re: Hardeman County [Re: wall8053]
Herron Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/04/04
Posts: 208
Based on this year's rainfall and good groceries, I want to see does on my camera for now. They'll bring in the bucks when the time is right. They won't go looking for the bucks. Won't have to. I've had some years where I had nice bucks on camera pre-rut. Guess what. They got shot on neighboring places when the rut kicked in - by my cousins who's father owned the adjacent place.

If you've got does, then the only question is when to be there to intercept the cruising bucks.

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#5998227 - 10/28/15 07:48 AM Re: Hardeman County [Re: wall8053]
Kenny Powers Offline
Tracker

Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 735
Loc: De-Kalb Sulphur River
Up in that part of Tx I have hunted near Quanna and noticed deer love giant wide open spaces up there. Glass them there early in morning and then find where they are going to cover. Hunt there.
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#5998263 - 10/28/15 08:02 AM Re: Hardeman County [Re: wall8053]
MontagueMonsters Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/07/15
Posts: 287
I used to hunt west of Memphis for several years and I always planned my hunts around a good cold front. Up there nasty weather always seemed to get the big deer moving, rut or no rut.

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#5999911 - 10/29/15 08:18 AM Re: Hardeman County [Re: wall8053]
wall8053 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 01/25/12
Posts: 847
Loc: Mckinney
Ya I know they are there and it's just a matter of time. I was just hoping to catch at least one on the camera. I'm not worried about it. I know some big ones roam the area up there. Once it freezes enough to make the leaves fall, my area is pretty open and I can see pretty far almost 360 degrees around my stand.

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