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#6170969 - 02/05/16 02:53 PM Johnson City Deer Lease
golferbean Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 11/09/11
Posts: 31
Loc: Waxahachie tx
Just got on a deer lease around Johnson City. Have never hunted this area before, and just curious what the deer are like around here. Ive heard good things from locals but wanted to see what you guys thought.

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#6170994 - 02/05/16 03:10 PM Re: Johnson City Deer Lease [Re: golferbean]
jmh004 Offline
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Registered: 10/01/14
Posts: 386
Lots and lots and lots of deer

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#6171026 - 02/05/16 03:35 PM Re: Johnson City Deer Lease [Re: jmh004]
rickym Online   content
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 3861
Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: jmh004
Lots and lots and lots of deer


This. I've never seen so many deer in an area. Has to have one of the highest densities in the state.
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#6171060 - 02/05/16 03:56 PM Re: Johnson City Deer Lease [Re: golferbean]
Creekrunner Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 7157
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
My little place is west of you in southern Gillespie county. 'Would take a military campaign to wipe out the deer. You'll see plenty. Big racks - not so much.
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#6171891 - 02/06/16 10:20 AM Re: Johnson City Deer Lease [Re: golferbean]
sbushee Offline
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Registered: 07/08/15
Posts: 754
Lots of deer. Don't expect to to see many breaking 100"

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#6171893 - 02/06/16 10:22 AM Re: Johnson City Deer Lease [Re: golferbean]
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6 pack abs

Registered: 09/04/04
Posts: 18694
Lots of small deer.

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#6171895 - 02/06/16 10:24 AM Re: Johnson City Deer Lease [Re: golferbean]
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Make sure to keep your eyes open when driving around there at night.
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#6171915 - 02/06/16 10:36 AM Re: Johnson City Deer Lease [Re: golferbean]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
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There good deer taken in the county every year low fence. There was a 182 NT taken in that JC/Stonewall area in 2014 on LF. There was net book typical taken north of F'burg in in 2011 on LF. A couple of 160 class NT taken in the county in 2012 on LF. Several 140 class typical taken in 2013 and 2014 on LF.
I would not call those "small deer" or they sure won't fall into the "many breaking 100"" class either grin It is just like any other county in Texas. It depends on the ranch/lease location and what they neighbors are doing around you.
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#6172089 - 02/06/16 01:01 PM Re: Johnson City Deer Lease [Re: golferbean]
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#6172105 - 02/06/16 01:12 PM Re: Johnson City Deer Lease [Re: stxranchman]
BOONER Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/26/09
Posts: 5016
Loc: Brownwood,Tx
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
There good deer taken in the county every year low fence. There was a 182 NT taken in that JC/Stonewall area in 2014 on LF. There was net book typical taken north of F'burg in in 2011 on LF. A couple of 160 class NT taken in the county in 2012 on LF. Several 140 class typical taken in 2013 and 2014 on LF.
I would not call those "small deer" or they sure won't fall into the "many breaking 100"" class either grin It is just like any other county in Texas. It depends on the ranch/lease location and what they neighbors are doing around you.


up Most semi-mature Bucks will break a 100 easy with the majority in to the 120+ range.

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#6172160 - 02/06/16 02:20 PM Re: Johnson City Deer Lease [Re: golferbean]
Wilhunt Offline
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Registered: 07/26/13
Posts: 2309
Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
STX, how do you come up with these statistics? Not doubting your statement at all. I am always amazed at your knowledge of hunting and ranches regardless of where the ranch location may be. up

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#6172215 - 02/06/16 03:57 PM Re: Johnson City Deer Lease [Re: golferbean]
klp Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/21/12
Posts: 74
I have hunted in between dripping springs and Johnson city since I was 12. Lots of deer few huge deer mainly because it is non ar county( my personal opinion). My dad took a deer last year that scored 101 he was definitely on the bigger side of the deer we see but your game cams will show you a few good ones you just have to be willing to go get them. I will note your neighbors will greatly influence your hunting, friends that are near U.S. Have neighbors that have 6 stands on 25 acres with tons of trash all over the place. On our place majority of bucks are 2 years a few get to 3 years 4 and up is a rarity. We do not feed protein and take 2 or 3 deer a year on about 300 acres. Would not trade it for anything. You could tear it up in bow season for sure.

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#6172236 - 02/06/16 04:36 PM Re: Johnson City Deer Lease [Re: klp]
Creekrunner Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 7157
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Originally Posted By: klp
Have neighbors that have 6 stands on 25 acres...
I've heard of places like that, but, thankfully, never seen one or been near one. Some folks ain't got no sense.
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#6172283 - 02/06/16 05:55 PM Re: Johnson City Deer Lease [Re: Wilhunt]
stxranchman Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52092
Originally Posted By: wilhunt
STX, how do you come up with these statistics? Not doubting your statement at all. I am always amazed at your knowledge of hunting and ranches regardless of where the ranch location may be. up

TBGA site is full of info with scores and pics of some of the deer.
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#6172311 - 02/06/16 06:22 PM Re: Johnson City Deer Lease [Re: golferbean]
Wilhunt Offline
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Registered: 07/26/13
Posts: 2309
Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
Thank you sir, I will look at their their web site.

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