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#6070685 - 12/07/15 09:19 AM hunting has been slow!!??? whats the deal
txhunter1010 Offline
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Registered: 11/22/10
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man it seems like the last few times we have been out the deer are non exsistent!! Anyone else seeing this? we are in western Coryell county..usually see numerous deer.. my dads stand for instance is usually the best as far as number of deer seen and the last 2 times out..0!!

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#6070704 - 12/07/15 09:24 AM Re: hunting has been slow!!??? whats the deal [Re: txhunter1010]
jmh004 Offline
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Registered: 10/01/14
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I hunt right around Goldthwaite and it has been pretty good. Saw 15 Friday evening and 14 Sunday morning including 2 good 10 pointers. Maybe there is some kind of other food source around yall that is drawing deer to it right now.

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#6070705 - 12/07/15 09:25 AM Re: hunting has been slow!!??? whats the deal [Re: txhunter1010]
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Registered: 09/22/11
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Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
good year for tha deer
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#6070715 - 12/07/15 09:28 AM Re: hunting has been slow!!??? whats the deal [Re: txhunter1010]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
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Loc: Texas
Been slow for us. Just the past week we noticed the bachelor groups beginning to split, a few of the young bucks are running around but not serious or dedicated, and a few new bucks have showed up we hadn't seen before, but they are still in groups of bucks more or less.

In the next few weeks its about to kick off for our are, but its been pretty darn slow. Lots of does activity but the bucks haven't been out and about much.
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#6070716 - 12/07/15 09:28 AM Re: hunting has been slow!!??? whats the deal [Re: txhunter1010]
tShawnB Offline
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Registered: 09/19/12
Posts: 966
Loc: Rolling Plains
On our new place it's an abundance of food, water and girls. Mature bucks have been very scarce this year and we know we have some good ones from trail cam pics, they're just not materializing during shooting hours.
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#6070718 - 12/07/15 09:28 AM Re: hunting has been slow!!??? whats the deal [Re: txhunter1010]
Kevin_M Offline
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Registered: 01/05/13
Posts: 523
Loc: Buda, Tx
I have only seen 2 deer (1 young doe and one young 6pt) this season during shooting hours. Have tons of activity from midnight till 4am but that's about it. I am in SE Brown County

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#6070845 - 12/07/15 10:23 AM Re: hunting has been slow!!??? whats the deal [Re: txhunter1010]
jsplinter Offline
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Registered: 05/11/10
Posts: 794
Loc: Copperas Cove
I hunted yesterday morning until around 10 and didn't see anything so I took off. I cam back out later because I noticed one of my feeders was on its last few kernels of corn and filled both feeders as well as pulled cards since it will be a week or two before I can get back out. When looking at the card I noticed a few doe walked through about an hour after I left in the morning hammer other than that even our night hunts have been slow

I have noticed though on my drives out to Kempner during the day that the fields are full of deer and looking very green still.


Edited by jsplinter (12/07/15 10:25 AM)
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#6070872 - 12/07/15 10:35 AM Re: hunting has been slow!!??? whats the deal [Re: txhunter1010]
DuckCoach1985 Offline
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Registered: 10/09/13
Posts: 1411
Loc: SMTX
Wettest spring in a long time for most of the state. In my area wetter years = bigger racks, but tougher hunting till late in the winter. Deer and pigs have PLENTY to eat.. more than they know what to do with. They'll hit the corn but don't stay long.
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#6070989 - 12/07/15 11:24 AM Re: hunting has been slow!!??? whats the deal [Re: txhunter1010]
txhunter1010 Offline
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well we do have a neighbor that has about a 6 or so acre patch of oats...ive scene a lot on it and the guy doesn't hunt it....im sure that doesn't help...it needs to freeze! lol..

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#6071012 - 12/07/15 11:38 AM Re: hunting has been slow!!??? whats the deal [Re: txhunter1010]
don k Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
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Originally Posted By: txhunter1010
well we do have a neighbor that has about a 6 or so acre patch of oats...ive scene a lot on it and the guy doesn't hunt it....im sure that doesn't help...it needs to freeze! lol..
Oats don't freeze. The colder it gets the more deer will go to it.
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#6071070 - 12/07/15 11:59 AM Re: hunting has been slow!!??? whats the deal [Re: don k]
DuckCoach1985 Offline
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Registered: 10/09/13
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Originally Posted By: don k
Originally Posted By: txhunter1010
well we do have a neighbor that has about a 6 or so acre patch of oats...ive scene a lot on it and the guy doesn't hunt it....im sure that doesn't help...it needs to freeze! lol..
Oats don't freeze. The colder it gets the more deer will go to it.

^^^This. What are his oats for? I'd find out and see if i couldn't gain access to that! Or get an oat plot of your own going for next year.
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#6071078 - 12/07/15 12:04 PM Re: hunting has been slow!!??? whats the deal [Re: txhunter1010]
jsplinter Offline
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Registered: 05/11/10
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Loc: Copperas Cove
Off topic but would buying bags of whole oats do the same as an oat plot?
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#6071091 - 12/07/15 12:12 PM Re: hunting has been slow!!??? whats the deal [Re: jsplinter]
txhunter1010 Offline
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Originally Posted By: jsplinter
Off topic but would buying bags of whole oats do the same as an oat plot?


good question and yes next year gonna do some of my own planting

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#6071104 - 12/07/15 12:17 PM Re: hunting has been slow!!??? whats the deal [Re: txhunter1010]
jsplinter Offline
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Originally Posted By: txhunter1010
Originally Posted By: jsplinter
Off topic but would buying bags of whole oats do the same as an oat plot?


good question and yes next year gonna do some of my own planting


I want to also but my land is pure rocks, I think I would have to bring in a lot of topsoil
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#6071115 - 12/07/15 12:20 PM Re: hunting has been slow!!??? whats the deal [Re: jsplinter]
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Loc: Wise County Texas
Originally Posted By: jsplinter
Off topic but would buying bags of whole oats do the same as an oat plot?


The draw for deer is the actual oat plant, they like the green growth, as long as it stay's tender and palatable.
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