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#6133101 - 01/12/16 07:56 PM Has anyone hunted in Martin County? (West Texas)
boomersooner11 Offline
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Registered: 01/12/16
Posts: 7
I have an opportunity to Hunt in Martin County next year which is way out west, I believe it's close to Andrews. I have heard there are mule deer out there but are there any good whitetails??

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#6133184 - 01/12/16 08:35 PM Re: Has anyone hunted in Martin County? (West Texas) [Re: boomersooner11]
txbobcat Offline
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Registered: 06/18/05
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Loc: TX
Martin County is Stanton area between Big Spring, Andrews, and Midland.

I would see if any deer counts or current game cam pics are available. Some of that area is pretty slim on deer numbers and real heavy with oilfield traffic.

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#6133241 - 01/12/16 09:09 PM Re: Has anyone hunted in Martin County? (West Texas) [Re: boomersooner11]
boomersooner11 Offline
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Posts: 7
I would do that but this guy said no one has hunted it in 20 years, the owners aren't hunters so they have no clue what is on the property animal wise, they have never leased the property out. I just didn't know if it was worth the 6 hour trip out there.

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#6133246 - 01/12/16 09:12 PM Re: Has anyone hunted in Martin County? (West Texas) [Re: boomersooner11]
stxranchman Offline
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How many acres is the place? If it is a smaller place in size then the neighbors are hunting the deer moving in and out of it.
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#6133279 - 01/12/16 09:24 PM Re: Has anyone hunted in Martin County? (West Texas) [Re: stxranchman]
boomersooner11 Offline
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It is around 600 acres, they said they have never cropped the land and there on some type of state program thing where they have to let there place just grow. He said it is a bunch of CRP and bushes. I Have never been that far west so I don't really know what to expect!

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#6133317 - 01/12/16 09:47 PM Re: Has anyone hunted in Martin County? (West Texas) [Re: boomersooner11]
bp3 Offline
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If crop land close by it could be good for mule deer. rifle

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#6133325 - 01/12/16 09:52 PM Re: Has anyone hunted in Martin County? (West Texas) [Re: boomersooner11]
stxranchman Offline
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Originally Posted By: boomersooner11
It is around 600 acres, they said they have never cropped the land and there on some type of state program thing where they have to let there place just grow. He said it is a bunch of CRP and bushes. I Have never been that far west so I don't really know what to expect!

That will be good cover but the neighbors could be hunting the edges of it. If that is the case then it is hunted just not on the land itself. Does it have any water on it? No water might mean no deer live on it.
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#6133326 - 01/12/16 09:52 PM Re: Has anyone hunted in Martin County? (West Texas) [Re: boomersooner11]
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welcome
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#6133334 - 01/12/16 09:59 PM Re: Has anyone hunted in Martin County? (West Texas) [Re: boomersooner11]
boomersooner11 Offline
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Registered: 01/12/16
Posts: 7
No water on the place eek I'm just hoping there are some deer on this place!!!

Thanks!

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#6133340 - 01/12/16 10:04 PM Re: Has anyone hunted in Martin County? (West Texas) [Re: boomersooner11]
goodoboy Offline
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Registered: 08/05/08
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Loc: Midland Tx.
Lived in the area all my life. It's all about location location location. Could be outstanding to not worth hunting at all. Numbrers aren't great but if you border one of the big ranches in the area that don't get hunted it's possible to see some real quality deer, both m/d & w/t. most of the land around here doesn't get leased, either family or friends hunt. You can message me any questions that you have and I will be glad to help in any way I can. Chances are I know who ownes the land if they are locals.

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#6133355 - 01/12/16 10:22 PM Re: Has anyone hunted in Martin County? (West Texas) [Re: goodoboy]
boomersooner11 Offline
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Registered: 01/12/16
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It's not letting me send you a personal a personal message! But i would love to find more about the area. It is actually close to Patricia on the edge of Martin County. I'm just worried whether i should spend the money and time going out there.

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#6133473 - 01/13/16 06:46 AM Re: Has anyone hunted in Martin County? (West Texas) [Re: boomersooner11]
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Originally Posted By: boomersooner11
It's not letting me send you a personal a personal message! But i would love to find more about the area. It is actually close to Patricia on the edge of Martin County. I'm just worried whether i should spend the money and time going out there.


You would probably know after one time going out there. Look for the obvious,deer sightings, deer activity (tracks, scat, rubs, etc.); you see none of that then probably not a lot in the area would be my educated guess.

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#6133536 - 01/13/16 07:46 AM Re: Has anyone hunted in Martin County? (West Texas) [Re: boomersooner11]
PMK Offline
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Registered: 09/10/12
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Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
also depends on price ... but you could always make a trip out and set up a feeder or two with a few game cameras, put it to spin 1 second twice a day, morning & afternoon and leave it alone. Go back out in 3 months to refill the feeders and check the camera cards and look again for sign. Pretty easy weekend trip to check what might be out there.
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#6133558 - 01/13/16 08:09 AM Re: Has anyone hunted in Martin County? (West Texas) [Re: boomersooner11]
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If you have never seen the place, do a scouting trip over a weekend.
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#6133580 - 01/13/16 08:26 AM Re: Has anyone hunted in Martin County? (West Texas) [Re: boomersooner11]
YellowDog Offline
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Registered: 09/27/12
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Loc: No Place to Hunt/Fish
Location is everything. If the place has a draw running through the place. Should be good. Scout the place out one weekend.
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