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#6428303 - 08/28/16 04:39 PM Deer Quality around Baird Tx Callahan Cty
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Light Foot

Registered: 08/28/16
Posts: 12
Wanted to ask if anyone is hunting around Baird northern Callahan county, second year on lease and we are seeing some decent deer!! Just curios if other members in the area are seeing decent deer numbers also!

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#6428961 - 08/29/16 07:12 AM Re: Deer Quality around Baird Tx Callahan Cty [Re: Bairdhunter]
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The area has good potential. Really comes down to how the deer have been managed.

If you have plenty of cover, water and let bucks live to maturity the area can produce.
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#6429006 - 08/29/16 07:57 AM Re: Deer Quality around Baird Tx Callahan Cty [Re: Bairdhunter]
papa45 Offline
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Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 561
Loc: Arlington
I have hunted near Putnam, east of Baird, for several years and it has been disappointing. Not many deer and not very big. We have lots of mesquite and cattle and very few oak trees. One nice deer was taken last year and that was a real surprise.

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#6429017 - 08/29/16 08:11 AM Re: Deer Quality around Baird Tx Callahan Cty [Re: Bairdhunter]
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Light Foot

Registered: 08/28/16
Posts: 12
Thanks for the input, no cattle plenty of cover, we will let them grow and see how it pans out.

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#6429026 - 08/29/16 08:17 AM Re: Deer Quality around Baird Tx Callahan Cty [Re: Bairdhunter]
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Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 2548
Loc: Highland Village, Texas
I hunted in Cross Plains for years... Good area. It depends on what your place looks like but it can be a good area for sure!
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#6429628 - 08/29/16 02:09 PM Re: Deer Quality around Baird Tx Callahan Cty [Re: Bairdhunter]
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Registered: 02/05/12
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I hunted in Putnam 3 (?) years ago. Fair number of deer at best, none were impressive at all. That was my first and only year on that lease. The only other person on it had been on it by himself for 2 (or 3?) years prior to that and was ready to move on. I didn't want it by myself so I let it go.

Shot some coyotes, raccoons and hogs there.
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#6429644 - 08/29/16 02:24 PM Re: Deer Quality around Baird Tx Callahan Cty [Re: Bairdhunter]
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Light Foot

Registered: 08/28/16
Posts: 12
Thanks again for the input guys! Time will tell, age and nutrition have a huge roll as We all know!! Can't wait to get in the blind!!!

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#6430272 - 08/29/16 08:20 PM Re: Deer Quality around Baird Tx Callahan Cty [Re: Bairdhunter]
AdThomps Offline
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Registered: 11/08/11
Posts: 563
Loc: Abilene
I live in Abilene and have hunted around the area for a long time. Grew up in Baird till I was about 10. It really depends which side of Baird you are on. North is good hunting with some really big deer closer you get to Albany. South is also good hunting when you get closer to the Pecan Bayou. We had a lease off 283 about 5 miles south of hwy 36 and it was one of the best places I've ever hunted. East and West of town are hit or miss. There's some good pockets of dear near Putnam and some south east of Baird where the shinery is between Baird and Clyde.
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#6430416 - 08/29/16 09:16 PM Re: Deer Quality around Baird Tx Callahan Cty [Re: Bairdhunter]
mr. buck Offline
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Registered: 04/15/10
Posts: 238
do a search on the forum and you should find plenty of info. ive posted in quite a few of the threads so you can probably search under my name a find some info. i'd look them up and link them but my wife is currently telling me to get off hunting forums and come talk wife

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#6431799 - 08/30/16 04:28 PM Re: Deer Quality around Baird Tx Callahan Cty [Re: Bairdhunter]
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Light Foot

Registered: 08/28/16
Posts: 12
Thx mr. buck I will do that search!! We are right around Lake Baird? Looking to start feeding proteine next year and cotton seed!! Age and nutrition = better deer!!

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