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#6116351 - 01/03/16 12:59 PM Medina County - thoughts
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Looking at some property in Medina county. Any thoughts, experiences, etc on the deer, exotics, and other game in the county.

This property has live water on it and supposed axis have been seen there. Very hilly property.

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#6116385 - 01/03/16 01:27 PM Re: Medina County - thoughts [Re: John Humbert]
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Where in Medina Co.?
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#6116709 - 01/03/16 05:13 PM Re: Medina County - thoughts [Re: John Humbert]
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South of Tarpley, west of Bandera. Hilly terrain. Flowing spring on property. Large neighbors. Lots of cover.

Supposedly plenty of deer. Some auodad. Axis seen. Been "vacant" a number of years. No hunting on the property in many years. Very remote.

I like everything about the property but have no idea of wildlife density/quality in that area.


Edited by John Humbert (01/03/16 05:17 PM)

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#6116717 - 01/03/16 05:18 PM Re: Medina County - thoughts [Re: John Humbert]
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I would imagine there are a few Axis. Probably plenty of hogs and coyotes.
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#6116763 - 01/03/16 05:35 PM Re: Medina County - thoughts [Re: John Humbert]
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There will be tons of typical hill country deer axis and probably other exotic passers milling about that property. Tons of rock and cedars abound
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#6116789 - 01/03/16 05:46 PM Re: Medina County - thoughts [Re: John Humbert]
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Any idea of deer quality - I figure the density is low in most areas. This place has a good number of Red and Live oak - not just cedar.

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#6116800 - 01/03/16 05:50 PM Re: Medina County - thoughts [Re: John Humbert]
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Not a ton of axis in that country until you get almost in the town of tarpley along the creeks and in the bottom country

The whitetsil density in that area is pretty low too traditionally.


I have 185 acres just south of Bandera that has axis, sika, aoudad and good sized hill country whitetail on it...might be a fit for you


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#6116839 - 01/03/16 06:08 PM Re: Medina County - thoughts [Re: txtrophy85]
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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
Not a ton of axis in that country until you get almost in the town of tarpley along the creeks and in the bottom country

The whitetsil density in that area is pretty low too traditionally.


I have 185 acres just south of Bandera that has axis, sika, aoudad and good sized hill country whitetail on it...might be a fit for you




Send me the details please.

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#6116845 - 01/03/16 06:10 PM Re: Medina County - thoughts [Re: John Humbert]
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#6116913 - 01/03/16 06:36 PM Re: Medina County - thoughts [Re: John Humbert]
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Lived in Medina County my entire life. Excellent deer hunting in certain parts of the county. Fair hunting in other areas of the county. There are certain regions of the county that you can kill a 140 inch low fence deer or better every year. You always hear of someone killing at least 1 160 + low fence deer each year. Most exotics north of Hondo. Biggest bucks more over by Devine south toward Moore in certain pockets . There are alot of bobcats, kyotes, hogs all over county. But like I said most exotics above Hondo. There was a 199 inch low fenced deer killed in Medina County last year. Yes low fence.

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#6120542 - 01/05/16 04:15 PM Re: Medina County - thoughts [Re: John Humbert]
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Flowing springs in Medina are not very common. Some areas have good deer numbers and others not so good. That area will be lower on deer numbers I would think. I have scored and seen some really good deer from that county. I lived North of Hondo and west of the pass area for about 6 years. I had decent deer numbers, but water was the key.
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#6120837 - 01/05/16 06:47 PM Re: Medina County - thoughts [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Flowing springs in Medina are not very common. Some areas have good deer numbers and others not so good. That area will be lower on deer numbers I would think. I have scored and seen some really good deer from that county. I lived North of Hondo and west of the pass area for about 6 years. I had decent deer numbers, but water was the key.
Very true. There may be "Live Water" now but not this summer.Every little crack in the ground has water coming out of it now.
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#6120851 - 01/05/16 06:53 PM Re: Medina County - thoughts [Re: don k]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Flowing springs in Medina are not very common. Some areas have good deer numbers and others not so good. That area will be lower on deer numbers I would think. I have scored and seen some really good deer from that county. I lived North of Hondo and west of the pass area for about 6 years. I had decent deer numbers, but water was the key.
Very true. There may be "Live Water" now but not this summer.Every little crack in the ground has water coming out of it now.

The only ones I know of where on the Middle Verde Ranch area that were in Medina and then a couple over in the western or NW part of Medina. The drought has been tough on any springs in all of the Hill Country. Drought also took a toll on WT numbers in that areas south, SW and SE of Tarpley I would think also, numbers were never that great when I lived there in those areas to start due to lack of water. The Hondo Creek drainage south of Tarpley will have Axis deer on it also.
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#6120934 - 01/05/16 07:29 PM Re: Medina County - thoughts [Re: John Humbert]
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If you buy the property dig a big ole hole right where your spring is up
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#6121321 - 01/06/16 12:27 AM Re: Medina County - thoughts [Re: John Humbert]
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Well, I haven't seen for myself - but there is a luxury home on a hilltop and there is no water but this spring, which feeds both houses and wildlife. Lots of pics from the past 6 months with very good water flow. The home runs on batteries, but one of things I need to check out is the possibility to convert to solar panels. Hope to make a visit to property soon - it's just one possibility I am looking at. The property line runs around the rim of a mini-canyon and is a natural barrier. There are a good number of red and live oaks, so there has to be good water source. Very little flat land however, except for the bottom/basin of the canyon, which appears to have good grass and soil. From what I have found out thus far, hasn't been hunted - nor the neighboring properties - in quite some time.

As the crow flies, about 4-5 miles WSW of Tarpley - about 1.5 miles east of the "nipple" on 111 - just east of the Richter spring and 1101 - tucked away in those hills


Edited by John Humbert (01/06/16 12:32 AM)

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