Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
cdes, bxrchk, Big Puma, Horbach Outdoors, Cert. Weigh Master
60502 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 77598
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43790
BOBO the Clown 41127
BMD 40539
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 33685
bill oxner 32705
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30585
facebook
Forum Stats
60502 Members
45 Forums
476393 Topics
6249580 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
#6394506 - 08/04/16 10:42 AM Jefferson County/SETX 2016
Mickey Phelan Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 12/20/09
Posts: 285
As alot of you know through my posts in the past 4-5 years I have really focused on hunting small acreage family property around the Beaumont/Winnie area. I have been successful in taking 2 Pope and Young deer over these past few years. It has been a learning experience for sure compared to where I got introduced to deer hunting in the Texas Hill Country. I usually have 5-6 bow stand setups but I have only started feeding two so far this year. I don't use feeders at all, instead I go every 7 days and spread 3 bags of corn and depending on the stage it is at, will throw out a mineral/salt block. These particular pictures are from the same stand I arrowed my 136" 9 point out of last year on opening day. I have only been feeding for a week. There are some new faces that showed up and one particular old face that I am familiar with as I had him on camera last year.

This is a 3 year old I believe, he might be 4. I'm really torn on what to do. There has been talk that this patch of woods will be clear cut in order to fit more cattle. We own everything East and North of there. The problem is, the only woods around here are some of our stuff to the North about 1/2 mile away and some stuff to the West 3/4- 1 mile away that is not owned by us.




I am very familiar with this bruiser as I had him on cam all last year and had chosen him as a deer I would take if I got the chance. Shooting the 9 point 45 minutes into opening day didn't give me that chance. I think this guy is 6-7 years old, if you search back to my game cam thread last year you will see him in it quite a bit.






These two could really be something given another year or 3. Again, having family land is nice, having family land with such a large family and differing opinions on what to do with it isn't all its cut out to be.


[img]http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz65/gander815/WGI_0406_zpsee66uigs.jpg[/img]

Top
#6394528 - 08/04/16 10:52 AM Re: Jefferson County/SETX 2016 [Re: Mickey Phelan]
Old Rabbit Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 07/13/11
Posts: 2236
Loc: North East Texas
Very nice.

Top
#6394550 - 08/04/16 11:11 AM Re: Jefferson County/SETX 2016 [Re: Mickey Phelan]
KCH Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/23/10
Posts: 312
Loc: Frisco, TX
Some real nice bucks right there! Best of luck this season!

Top
#6394615 - 08/04/16 12:04 PM Re: Jefferson County/SETX 2016 [Re: Old Rabbit]
tdecker22 Online   content
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 12/22/09
Posts: 4830
Loc: Emory,TX
Originally Posted By: Old Rabbit
Very nice.
_________________________

Top
#6394659 - 08/04/16 12:39 PM Re: Jefferson County/SETX 2016 [Re: Old Rabbit]
SapperTitan Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 17097
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Originally Posted By: Old Rabbit
Very nice.
_________________________
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
I could never repay you for the pleasure I've gotten out of your meat package.


Top
#6394675 - 08/04/16 12:50 PM Re: Jefferson County/SETX 2016 [Re: Mickey Phelan]
hook_n_line Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 01/20/12
Posts: 3929
That old 8 is nice.
_________________________
Sometimes it's hard being me! But somebody has to do it.

Top
#6394852 - 08/04/16 03:18 PM Re: Jefferson County/SETX 2016 [Re: Mickey Phelan]
Pitchfork Predator Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 10873
Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
Nice bucks. The last two look middle aged to me.

Good luck this season. up
_________________________
Marc C. Helfrich
Retirement Planner

www.insured-wealth.com
469-323-8920

Top
#6394996 - 08/04/16 05:17 PM Re: Jefferson County/SETX 2016 [Re: Mickey Phelan]
Stub Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 04/27/05
Posts: 12438
The last picture of the buck which is the same one on our left in the previous picture looks like a full blown mature buck 5+ years old up
Granted I am not doctor deer grin Where is that old stxranchman when you need him confused2


Edited by Stub (08/04/16 05:18 PM)
_________________________
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. ~Elmer Davis






Top
#6395011 - 08/04/16 05:34 PM Re: Jefferson County/SETX 2016 [Re: Mickey Phelan]
Red Cloud Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 09/04/09
Posts: 1507
Loc: Weatherford, Texas
Good luck with the family "discussions"! Three of those bucks will finish out quite nice. texas
_________________________

Top
#6395386 - 08/04/16 10:51 PM Re: Jefferson County/SETX 2016 [Re: Mickey Phelan]
dogcatcher Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/17/06
Posts: 77598
Loc: Abilene or on the road...
cheers
_________________________
Combat Infantryman, the ultimate hunter where the prey shoots back.
"Illegitimus non carborundum est"

_______ Old style calls for today's outdoorsman_________

Top
#6403364 - 08/11/16 08:17 AM Re: Jefferson County/SETX 2016 [Re: Mickey Phelan]
Mickey Phelan Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 12/20/09
Posts: 285
Checked the trail cams yesterday. Got a pleasant surprise from a deer I had on camera last year. Not a giant by any means but he has a cool characteristic as you can tell. Also the 8 is back and sheds his velvet in this series of photos.






Top
#6403380 - 08/11/16 08:36 AM Re: Jefferson County/SETX 2016 [Re: Mickey Phelan]
Stub Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 04/27/05
Posts: 12438
Great pics, Wow a double drop tine buck in E.TX up Good luck!
_________________________
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. ~Elmer Davis






Top
#6403467 - 08/11/16 09:47 AM Re: Jefferson County/SETX 2016 [Re: Mickey Phelan]
hook_n_line Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 01/20/12
Posts: 3929
Nice! I haven't seen any out of velvet yet and there you got 2. Good Luck!
_________________________
Sometimes it's hard being me! But somebody has to do it.

Top
#6403774 - 08/11/16 01:29 PM Re: Jefferson County/SETX 2016 [Re: Mickey Phelan]
Always ready 2 hunt Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 07/31/15
Posts: 427
eek2 Very nice. Double drop and that mature 8 both would be very fine harvests. Good Luck.

Top
#6413946 - 08/18/16 08:41 AM Re: Jefferson County/SETX 2016 [Re: Mickey Phelan]
Mickey Phelan Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 12/20/09
Posts: 285
Well went and checked cams and corned yesterday. Seeing all of my mature deer (5+) on one camera currently. I have 2 others going now and have 3-4 other deer that are 4 years old but they are all 8 and 9s. I haven't seen the deer from my first set of pics I posted up in two weeks, the 9 and 10 with inner main beam kicker. I thought they were a bit young myself so I hope they are hiding out in the middle of this patch of woods staying out of site from the world. It looks like the big body 8 and double drop are running together for the time being but I don't expect that to be much longer as the rut should be starting it's beginning stages down here in 3-4 weeks.










Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide