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#6968047 - 11/21/17 11:12 AM Hunting West of Big Lake
YellowDog Offline
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Registered: 09/27/12
Posts: 791
Loc: No Place to Hunt/Fish
Wow we are not seeing very many deer this year. Anyone have info
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#6968073 - 11/21/17 11:36 AM Re: Hunting West of Big Lake [Re: YellowDog]
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Registered: 06/13/10
Posts: 4623
Loc: Breckenridge Tx
Kinda seems to be the norm in a lot of areas of West Texas.
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#6968398 - 11/21/17 03:44 PM Re: Hunting West of Big Lake [Re: YellowDog]
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Woodsman

Registered: 01/23/08
Posts: 145
Hunt 15 min south of big lake and haven't seen a whole lot of deer either. We have some decent bucks on camera but not seeing them yet in person.

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#6968708 - 11/21/17 07:15 PM Re: Hunting West of Big Lake [Re: YellowDog]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 281
I'm from Big Lake and here now. Warm temps and wind possibly. We hunt in Menard and have seen tons that direction. Is there a lot of oil field traffic and stuff going on where you are?

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#6969330 - 11/22/17 08:59 AM Re: Hunting West of Big Lake [Re: YellowDog]
YellowDog Offline
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Registered: 09/27/12
Posts: 791
Loc: No Place to Hunt/Fish
No oil field traffic. But a crop duster keeps dive bombing our feeders. No crops around lease for miles
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#6969384 - 11/22/17 09:41 AM Re: Hunting West of Big Lake [Re: YellowDog]
JWMurray Offline
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Registered: 11/11/11
Posts: 10
I hunted just south of Big Lake (Bordering the Lake on the South / West side) for about 7-8 years when I was in high school, college, and just after. We would never see deer the first 3 weeks of the season. Warm, Wind, tons of cover, and plenty of food in good rain years. Thanksgiving through December was another story. We would see new deer every weekend and more deer as the season continued. I would give it a few weeks and hit it hard towards the end of the season. I shot my biggest deer there the last few weeks of the season every year. Also if you have a water tank we shot quite a few good deer on cold afternoons at noon when they would hit water. Just my take.

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#6970022 - 11/22/17 08:26 PM Re: Hunting West of Big Lake [Re: YellowDog]
Codyd713 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/03/15
Posts: 84
Loc: Southeast TX
We have 6k acres South of Big Lake off county rd 207. I agree with the above that said early season isnít as good as late. Itís like hunting a new lease come December. I hunted 5 days this past week and saw quite a bit of deer and ended shooting an old cull 9 that was chasing a doe. Itíll get better.

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#6971429 - 11/24/17 04:22 PM Re: Hunting West of Big Lake [Re: YellowDog]
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Woodsman

Registered: 01/23/08
Posts: 145
I think alot of deer are moving at night. We drove in last night and while we normally see a few deer between ozona and our camp, last night I counted 47 with 4 of those being huge bucks. One I slowed down to about 10 mph afraid he was coming into road and he was probably a 150" deer. Huge.

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#6971634 - 11/24/17 08:49 PM Re: Hunting West of Big Lake [Re: YellowDog]
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Registered: 12/03/15
Posts: 84
Loc: Southeast TX
Where do yíall hunt Chance?

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#6971656 - 11/24/17 09:18 PM Re: Hunting West of Big Lake [Re: YellowDog]
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Woodsman

Registered: 01/23/08
Posts: 145
Weíre off Ferguson road. I thinks itís also known as cr 206. Saw some bucks chasing today. It might be getting started early this year.

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#6971787 - 11/25/17 04:40 AM Re: Hunting West of Big Lake [Re: YellowDog]
Codyd713 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/03/15
Posts: 84
Loc: Southeast TX
Well good luck. Iíll be heading that way in a week. Keep us updated if you donít mind.

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#6971820 - 11/25/17 06:36 AM Re: Hunting West of Big Lake [Re: YellowDog]
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Woodsman

Registered: 01/23/08
Posts: 145
One of our guys killed a real nice 19" wide 9 point last night that was chasing a doe. I saw a jacked up rack cull that would never present a shot chasing a doe. This is strange we normally don't see any rut activity till around December 5th.

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#6973444 - 11/26/17 10:02 PM Re: Hunting West of Big Lake [Re: YellowDog]
WesTexHunter75 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/31/11
Posts: 416
Loc: Midland, tx
Deer seem to be moving very late and at night on our place. This warm weather isnít helpful in much.

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#6973447 - 11/26/17 10:05 PM Re: Hunting West of Big Lake [Re: JWMurray]
WesTexHunter75 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/31/11
Posts: 416
Loc: Midland, tx
Originally Posted By: JWMurray
I hunted just south of Big Lake (Bordering the Lake on the South / West side) for about 7-8 years when I was in high school, college, and just after. We would never see deer the first 3 weeks of the season. Warm, Wind, tons of cover, and plenty of food in good rain years. Thanksgiving through December was another story. We would see new deer every weekend and more deer as the season continued. I would give it a few weeks and hit it hard towards the end of the season. I shot my biggest deer there the last few weeks of the season every year. Also if you have a water tank we shot quite a few good deer on cold afternoons at noon when they would hit water. Just my take.


JW was that on the adobe ranch?

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#6973471 - 11/26/17 10:48 PM Re: Hunting West of Big Lake [Re: YellowDog]
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Woodsman

Registered: 01/23/08
Posts: 145
They are definitely moving at night. Coming home last night I counted another 26 with 1 being another stud buck.

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