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#6116457 - 01/03/16 02:30 PM Your end of season summary
Texas Dan Online   content
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Registered: 07/28/08
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One of the worst seasons for me and I have myself to blame for it. Simply put, I was lazy this year and limited my hunting to watching a food plot and feeders from the relative comfort of ground blinds. Not once did I climb into a ladder stand to watch a trail or crossing. In fact, I only put up one ladder stand this year but ever hunted from it. I also rode the ATV more and walked less. It should have come as no surprise that the only legal buck I saw all year was yesterday when I made a long walk to hunt a ladder stand that I let my son-in-law borrow from me to use with his feeder.

I did take a cow horn spike about mid season meaning it wasn't a complete strike out.
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#6116461 - 01/03/16 02:37 PM Re: Your end of season summary [Re: Texas Dan]
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Registered: 08/27/12
Posts: 2996
Loc: Watauga, TX
Ok season for me (3.5 hours to go). Took 2 doe. The grass on our place is so tall, all of my hunting was from a 16' tower stand. I kept wanting to head into the brush, but I couldnt shake the feeling that I would be mad if my target buck came into the feeder and ended up on camera while I was elsewhere... Gunna rework some things this off season, cut down some trees/brush in my way, and shred the pastures.
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#6116472 - 01/03/16 02:43 PM Re: Your end of season summary [Re: Tff caribou]
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
I kept wanting to head into the brush, but I couldnt shake the feeling that I would be mad if my target buck came into the feeder and ended up on camera while I was elsewhere


The same thinking is why I never hunted anything but food plots and feeders this year. I passed up public land for the first time ever, and spent more after getting on a second lease, all with less to show for it.
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#6116474 - 01/03/16 02:43 PM Re: Your end of season summary [Re: Texas Dan]
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Registered: 10/27/09
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Not bad for me. First time I went out hunting I got my first mule deer so have a very full freezer and a nice euro mount to show for it. Went hunting for a day over the break in the hill country and put some lead into a pig so not a bad season considering I only hunted 4 or 5 times.

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#6116490 - 01/03/16 02:53 PM Re: Your end of season summary [Re: Texas Dan]
coachwhite34 Offline
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Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 268
Hunted once over Thanksgiving and saw three doe at the feeder but they were behind trees and had no shot. Hunted twice over Christmas break and shot 3 doe. Never saw a buck. My dad and grandad did but i never saw one. Then place I hunt is in Menard, about 100 acres so chances at a large trophy are slim. Axis have been seen and i hoped shoot one but hasn't happened yet.

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#6116492 - 01/03/16 02:54 PM Re: Your end of season summary [Re: Texas Dan]
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Registered: 06/01/12
Posts: 950
Loc: Wylie, TX
I'm pleased with this season. I got my buck early and that took the pressure off. Shot a nice doe a couple of weeks ago and will take another before it's over. We still have 2 more weeks in Erath County.

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#6116553 - 01/03/16 03:33 PM Re: Your end of season summary [Re: Texas Dan]
DQ Kid Offline
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Registered: 02/20/12
Posts: 4068
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
My season came down to one missed shot on a 130" class buck just before Thanksgiving. Other than that, deer sightings were very slim. Did bust one coyote earlier this week.

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#6116583 - 01/03/16 03:49 PM Re: Your end of season summary [Re: Texas Dan]
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Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 528
Loc: Marble Falls
Didn't get out as much as I'd liked. Did take a near 2' wide nine in early Nov. Have only fired one shot all season.

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#6116736 - 01/03/16 05:26 PM Re: Your end of season summary [Re: Texas Dan]
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Registered: 09/16/12
Posts: 1571
Loc: Terrell
Wort season that I have ever hunted, rains and flooding kept me out of my hunting area for most of the season. I finally got to hunt for 3 days this weekend and saw a total of 3 doe. The first and only 3 deer that I saw all season. I am glad that deer season has ended and am looking forward to spring turkey season. SO, BRING IT!!!!!!
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#6116742 - 01/03/16 05:28 PM Re: Your end of season summary [Re: Texas Dan]
Davezerg Offline
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Registered: 01/17/13
Posts: 55
Loc: Starr County
So far I've got 1 coyote.. Lol. My little brother in law got a doe in November though. But we used all the meat for tamales.. Hoping I can at least get a doe if nothing else..
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#6116757 - 01/03/16 05:34 PM Re: Your end of season summary [Re: Booner1]
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Originally Posted By: Booner1
...rains and flooding kept me out of my hunting area for most of the season.


One of my ground blinds now has two high water marks on it, the highest being about 18 inches up the sides. And this was definitely one of those rare seasons when food plots suffered from too much rain.

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#6116759 - 01/03/16 05:34 PM Re: Your end of season summary [Re: Texas Dan]
Erny Offline
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Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 1583
Loc: Smith County
It was a tough season in North East Texas. Plenty of food and still have not had a freeze. Managed to get a good buck the second week of November. The deer have just in the last week started hitting corn. Still got a couple more weeks to muzzleloader hunt. I am ok for meat this year. Got several other animals including a nice Barbary sheep with Mulie Mike and a moose in Canada.

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#6116806 - 01/03/16 05:51 PM Re: Your end of season summary [Re: Texas Dan]
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Registered: 11/17/10
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Killed two nice 10s, a cull 3 point, a few hogs, some coons, and a handful of dove this season.
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#6116821 - 01/03/16 06:00 PM Re: Your end of season summary [Re: Texas Dan]
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 5501
Loc: DFW
This season was definitely a mixed bag. I finally got on a lease after sitting out for two years. It was pretty intense getting things set up because I got on it so late. The hunting was enjoyable and fun. So far I've taken a nine point, spike, turkey and hog. Plus I finally found a camera that will take pics at quite a distance which makes things a lot more enjoyable too. I'm looking forward to the next couple of weekends to doe hunt. The downside is that I have to find another lease.

P.S. If any of you guys have an opening this coming year I'm definitely interested.


Edited by Deerhunter61 (01/03/16 06:02 PM)

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#6116830 - 01/03/16 06:04 PM Re: Your end of season summary [Re: Texas Dan]
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Registered: 07/26/13
Posts: 2333
Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
Was able to get a cull buck and a 8 pointer early, then saw 2 better bucks that I could not shoot. Took 3 pigs and zero does.....maybe I can get a doe in the next couple of weeks. Saw very few doe this year which is the same as last year but we had more young bucks that looked real good.

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