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#6497323 - 10/16/16 01:34 AM Hows the deer (and hog) pop in Taylor Co. near Merkel?
Ratrod101 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 08/23/13
Posts: 281
Loc: Saginaw
Never hunted this area and have an opportunity for a lease.
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#6497742 - 10/16/16 01:23 PM Re: Hows the deer (and hog) pop in Taylor Co. near Merkel? [Re: Ratrod101]
guysamson Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/16/16
Posts: 7
Loc: Fort Worth Texas
We had a large lease in that area for years... We had tons of luck with dove in the area but the deer population was very small.

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#6498868 - 10/17/16 09:29 AM Re: Hows the deer (and hog) pop in Taylor Co. near Merkel? [Re: Ratrod101]
Buddy Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 487
Loc: Tx
when I was out there about 5 years ago, hogs where plentiful. Deer where more scattered, turkey population was great, small quail population on the lease we had.
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#6498897 - 10/17/16 09:41 AM Re: Hows the deer (and hog) pop in Taylor Co. near Merkel? [Re: Ratrod101]
dgilbert Offline
6 pack abs

Registered: 09/04/04
Posts: 18900
Probably more hogs then anything we moved off a lease because we couldn't keep them in check and they ran all the deer off.

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#6503025 - 10/19/16 06:22 PM Re: Hows the deer (and hog) pop in Taylor Co. near Merkel? [Re: Ratrod101]
Drop Tine Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 09/26/09
Posts: 4920
Loc: Denton,Tx
I hunted Mulberry Canyon about 4-5 years ago. Shot 17 hogs and a couple doe. Bucks were there, but didn't find any I wanted to shoot. Lots of hogs if you have any water.
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#6503041 - 10/19/16 06:30 PM Re: Hows the deer (and hog) pop in Taylor Co. near Merkel? [Re: Ratrod101]
Ratrod101 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 08/23/13
Posts: 281
Loc: Saginaw
Was able to get on a small lease (160acres) but never hunted this area. Lots of signs but not hearing great things about deer hunting-so far that is. Jumped on the lease for it being year round, maybe can get a variety of action for the kids; hogs, predator hunting, MAYBE turkey, so if it produces a deer or 3, bonus.
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#6503655 - 10/20/16 07:36 AM Re: Hows the deer (and hog) pop in Taylor Co. near Merkel? [Re: Ratrod101]
Dry Fire Offline


Registered: 06/15/09
Posts: 2971
Loc: Huntsville, AL
I took this one south of Merkel. Nice 6 point cull.



The deer population was small, but the dove and hog hunting more than made up for it.
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#6504945 - 10/20/16 10:35 PM Re: Hows the deer (and hog) pop in Taylor Co. near Merkel? [Re: Ratrod101]
erok11 Offline
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Registered: 11/26/08
Posts: 469
Had a lease just south of Merkel for a year. Pretty much the same as everyone else ... lots of hogs and turkey. Deer weren't near as plentiful. Lease was cheap and a good group of guys, Just with there were more deer in the area.

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