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#6905363 - 10/01/17 10:48 PM Which would be better?
BMag Offline

Registered: 06/17/16
Posts: 143
I just started hunting in Llano this year and have a question about when would be the better time to take a vacation. I will be off the week of Thanksgiving, but have to work the weekend after (black Friday through Sunday nights). My question is would it be better to take vacation the week before or the week after? I would take the weekend, but someone has already spoken for it.

Thanks in advance.

#6905367 - 10/01/17 10:54 PM Re: Which would be better? [Re: BMag]
dkershen Online   content

Registered: 05/14/09
Posts: 18648
Loc: Denton/Argyle
Rut should be kicking in the week before Thanksgiving.

To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.

#6905415 - 10/02/17 03:09 AM Re: Which would be better? [Re: dkershen]
pigplinker Offline
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Registered: 08/07/11
Posts: 1887
Loc: Ben Wheeler,Tx
Originally Posted By: dkershen
Rut should be kicking in the week before Thanksgiving.

X 2 up

#6905641 - 10/02/17 09:18 AM Re: Which would be better? [Re: pigplinker]
PMK Offline
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Registered: 09/10/12
Posts: 7373
Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
Originally Posted By: pigplinker
Originally Posted By: dkershen
Rut should be kicking in the week before Thanksgiving.

X 2 up

x3 or maybe even a bit earlier ...
"everyone that lives dies but not everyone who dies lived..."


#6905718 - 10/02/17 10:24 AM Re: Which would be better? [Re: BMag]
Bbear Offline

Registered: 11/24/13
Posts: 900
Loc: West Texas
I hunted in Llano county for over 20 years. It always seemed as though the week AFTER Thanksgiving all of the bucks were gone. They didn't 'come back' until about the second week of December.
As we got our herd into more acceptable numbers, we all noticed the bucks chasing hard the week prior to Thanksgiving. It would start opening weekend or the end of October with the does having NO interest in the bucks until that 2nd week of November to the end of the first week of December.

Pay it forward - Kids are the future.

Rifles are similar to boats and young women...there's no end to how much money you can pour into them without making them any more useful.

#6905733 - 10/02/17 10:29 AM Re: Which would be better? [Re: BMag]
Drogers6771 Offline

Registered: 10/01/17
Posts: 241
Loc: Huntsville
Definitely the week before!

#6906426 - 10/02/17 06:04 PM Re: Which would be better? [Re: BMag]
Wacm Offline
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Registered: 05/13/16
Posts: 1071
Loc: Wimberley, Tx
Ha I think the week after is better only cause I end up seeing new bucks about then. So maybe this....

If you have one there now that you like and want to kill do before TG.
If there isn't anything after TG in hopes a new buck will show.


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