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#6283084 - 05/02/16 05:15 AM New lease in hebbronville
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Registered: 04/18/14
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I just got a new lease guys is it too late to start protein feeding and has anyone hunted in the area? It's off 285 and county rd 109, not sure what to expect on deer density since I have never hunted this area

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#6283111 - 05/02/16 06:22 AM Re: New lease in hebbronville [Re: hogreaper]
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Never too late to get started. Congrats on the new lease.
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#6283177 - 05/02/16 07:40 AM Re: New lease in hebbronville [Re: hogreaper]
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Protein's effect on an animal is a cumulative process built up over years, not 1 season. If you feed protein for the next 2-3 years, you'll see it in the antlers of surviving deer.

So it's never really "too late" to start. It's a few years too late to have an effect on this year's crop, unless someone else was feeding them.

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#6283242 - 05/02/16 08:35 AM Re: New lease in hebbronville [Re: hogreaper]
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Good deer in the area numbers and genetics. How good the hunting is will proably vary largely upon how the property has been hunted/manged in the past, how large it is, and how the neighbors conduct themselves.

Good luck
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#6283453 - 05/02/16 10:56 AM Re: New lease in hebbronville [Re: hogreaper]
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The lease is next to the Jones ranch property is being managed corn and protein by the existing members I hope it's a good place to stay on for years

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#6283513 - 05/02/16 11:29 AM Re: New lease in hebbronville [Re: hogreaper]
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Some nice deer out there. Tons of dove. Congrats.

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#6283584 - 05/02/16 12:03 PM Re: New lease in hebbronville [Re: cameron00]
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Originally Posted By: cameron00
Protein's effect on an animal is a cumulative process built up over years, not 1 season. If you feed protein for the next 2-3 years, you'll see it in the antlers of surviving deer.

So it's never really "too late" to start. It's a few years too late to have an effect on this year's crop, unless someone else was feeding them.


I disagree-any increase in nutrition is beneficial and you should still see some impact this year from feeding, compared to not feeding at all. They may not be at the same point as if they were 3 years down the protein road, but there is no doubt it would help.
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#6287705 - 05/05/16 04:25 AM Re: New lease in hebbronville [Re: hogreaper]
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It takes years for protein to pay off. It requires age as well. I would start feeding and never stop. A trophy buck must reach at least 5-6 years of age to be mature. So to really reap the benefits, those bucks would need protein in their diets for the same number of years

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#6287803 - 05/05/16 07:34 AM Re: New lease in hebbronville [Re: hogreaper]
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Originally Posted By: hogreaper
I just got a new lease guys is it too late to start protein feeding and has anyone hunted in the area? It's off 285 and county rd 109, not sure what to expect on deer density since I have never hunted this area


When you start feeding protien you truly are targeting the younger bucks and does. You are trying to get them a custom to it. That way they have years and years of utilizing it. They are the ones that will benefit most from it.

Late yes, to late no. I just wouldn't fill feeders to max or even half max until they get a custom to it

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#6287899 - 05/05/16 08:23 AM Re: New lease in hebbronville [Re: hogreaper]
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So far the range conditions in the area are great, lots of growth. If/when it turns dry again the protein and other feeds will keep your deer in good shape.
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#6288215 - 05/05/16 11:56 AM Re: New lease in hebbronville [Re: hogreaper]
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sounds like it has decent neighbors and some management in place. probably it won't be too bad. depends on what your expectations are I suppose. deer numbers are good for south texas, but less than what you'd typically see in the hill country or something. again it depends on what you are used to. dove and quail hunting are excellent. plenty hogs usually, and javlina.
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#6290089 - 05/06/16 07:51 PM Re: New lease in hebbronville [Re: hogreaper]
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Jones have several ranches, the one you mentioned and at least 2, that I know of, on 1017 south of where you are going towards La Gloria. If the one next to you is like the other two, it is well taken care of, and if not high fenced on your side, should be a plus for you.


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#6290136 - 05/06/16 08:22 PM Re: New lease in hebbronville [Re: hogreaper]
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Only hunted down there on invitation a couple of times. Good luck with your new place. It's a whole different world than 90% of the members on here are used to.
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#6290478 - 05/07/16 10:15 AM Re: New lease in hebbronville [Re: hogreaper]
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Very familiar with the area our family ranch is off 1017 in southern jim hogg. It depends on what area of the jones dictates answers to your questions. I always forget whose part is whose but if it borders up to Frank's or the sisters youll have excellent deer. if its on one of the sisters place expect to do some culling, but trophies will present themselves. The jones area im most familiar with is alta vista area, which Tres i believe owns and is based at tacubya. The entire ranch has good deer, but is not evenly distributed, due to some areas not being hunted on, and other factors. Just an fyi, do expect illegals if youre east of 1017 between 281 and 1017. It is a major highway for em. I would feed protein ONLY if i was going to be there at least 5 years. The natural genetics and natural protein available yield 170bc class bucks year in year out. Instead of protein id do food plots/and drinkers youll draw wayyy more trophy class bucks. Numbers are not all the same in the area, a lot has to do with hunting pressure and what piece of the jones youre bordered up against. Great job finding a lease there and best of luck.
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#6291069 - 05/07/16 09:51 PM Re: New lease in hebbronville [Re: hogreaper]
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The lease looks promising set up 1 protein feed station with a water tank for supply keeping that area off limits but centered in my area to hunt, I'm about 300-400 yards away from the jones high fence did scouting and saw rooting along the fence could be from hogs and deer have more than likely crossed, I will say there are solar powered cameras throughout the ranch and just to get in is 4x4 only to avoid any poachers driving around if they are in 2wd lease obviously knows what it has and the owners take good care of it to keep the members feel safe at all times as they have a ranch hand and guard at the entrance

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