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#6548030 - 11/17/16 01:43 PM Skunked x2
pedrov23 Offline
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Registered: 11/14/13
Posts: 88
Just got back from my second hunt north of Lampasas. Saw only three small bucks the first day, and absolutely nothing at all this morning. Feeders are working fine, plus I baited up with a bunch of other things that usually work. I've never seen it this slow out there before. On Sunday morning last, I heard lots of rifles going off all around me in the morning and during the evening hunt. Have to admit, that really gets to me, gets to my alpha maleness, makes me extremely competitive and pissed off. I try to remind myself just to enjoy the fact that I have a place to go to hunt out in the country, that the weather is fantastic, and all the other things that go along with hunting other than taking the deer. For the last four seasons I have not experienced this drought of deer. In fact, during the drought I had many more deer, and bigger ones coming in. Crazy thing is, on the way out to my property at about 2 AM, the sides of the roads are filled with big deer feeding, and as usual there was a big buck strutting his stuff walking across the street almost in downtown Lampasas. Guess I'll just have to keep going hunting. Oh well, things could be worse.
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#6548042 - 11/17/16 01:48 PM Re: Skunked x2 [Re: pedrov23]
rfamilyhunting Offline
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Registered: 12/03/08
Posts: 146
Loc: Dripping Springs, TX
Brightest supermoon since 1948, try again in two weeks.

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#6548150 - 11/17/16 03:24 PM Re: Skunked x2 [Re: pedrov23]
jrgocards Offline
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Registered: 10/27/09
Posts: 986
Hunting isn't a competitive sport. Enjoy your time in the woods!!

JR

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#6548171 - 11/17/16 03:37 PM Re: Skunked x2 [Re: rfamilyhunting]
kdkane1971 Offline
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Registered: 01/30/14
Posts: 2078
Loc: Mesopotamia
Originally Posted By: rfamilyhunting
Brightest supermoon since 1948, try again in two weeks.

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#6548225 - 11/17/16 04:19 PM Re: Skunked x2 [Re: pedrov23]
pedrov23 Offline
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Registered: 11/14/13
Posts: 88
JR, Believe me, I am appreciative and always enjoy my time in the woods. Still, can't help those competitive urges. Best I can do is manage it.
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#6548320 - 11/17/16 05:21 PM Re: Skunked x2 [Re: jrgocards]
Deerhunter61 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 7354
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: jrgocards
Hunting isn't a competitive sport. Enjoy your time in the woods!!

JR

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#6548373 - 11/17/16 05:54 PM Re: Skunked x2 [Re: pedrov23]
PMK Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/10/12
Posts: 6317
Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
sounds like you need to hunt at night in Lampasas clap bolt
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#6548387 - 11/17/16 06:10 PM Re: Skunked x2 [Re: pedrov23]
HuntnFly67 Offline
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Registered: 07/27/10
Posts: 4806
Super Moon has everything jacked up.
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#6548601 - 11/17/16 08:25 PM Re: Skunked x2 [Re: pedrov23]
LandPirate Offline
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Registered: 08/18/09
Posts: 11035
Loc: Buda
Moon, warm temps, plenty of rain that created great range conditions. The odds are against you, amigo. At least until this weather changes. Need a hard freeze to kill off some of the browse and ruin the acorns. As it is now, they don't have to search for food. There's an abundance.
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#6548626 - 11/17/16 08:42 PM Re: Skunked x2 [Re: pedrov23]
Mossback Offline
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Registered: 08/13/11
Posts: 98
Loc: Keller, TX
Yes, need freeze to spoil some of the groceries.
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#6548864 - 11/18/16 01:04 AM Re: Skunked x2 [Re: pedrov23]
Txduckman Offline
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Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 12221
Loc: Big D
Been pretty slow many places. Deer like to eat other stuff when it finally rains.

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