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#7015897 - 12/29/17 01:04 PM Anyone else starting panic mode?
Bobcat4119 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/22/16
Posts: 224
Loc: NE Texas
It's been a crazy season for me and I'm starting to panic because I've yet to do ANY good in the deer woods. Bow hunted all Oct and finally had a 145-155" nine point patternd "on the place I've hunted the last 7 years" and on opening morning of rifle season I find a note in my stand saying to call a number... I call land owner and he knows nothing of it. Long story short, the guys ranch hand talked him into me not needing to be hunting there anymore and was told to pack my stuff or he would dump it all out on the highway! I had done nothing wrong and have picked up truck loads of trash from their fields to keep out of their tractors and ALWAYS left it better than I found it, but apparently that wasn't enough. Oh yeah, this same guy just happened to "give my box blind, feeder, and trail camera to a buddy last year because he didn't know who it belonged to...." So I've reorted back to my only option, public land with my bow and it's been crazy slow. Got me a new promising area scouted out last week and hopefully can get it done this weekend. Anyone else starting to feel the heat?? LOL bang

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#7015908 - 12/29/17 01:17 PM Re: Anyone else starting panic mode? [Re: Bobcat4119]
TAT Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 5682
Loc: good ole texas
Dang bobcat that's a tough one. I can actually say this year all the heat is off of me! Feels good too. Kinda sad it's over but I'll still set and see what comes out. Hopefully bust some pigs and yotes.
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#7015917 - 12/29/17 01:35 PM Re: Anyone else starting panic mode? [Re: Bobcat4119]
deerhunter1956 Online   content
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Registered: 11/18/04
Posts: 312
Loc: Denton,Tx
Have you called the landowner yourself ?

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#7015932 - 12/29/17 01:52 PM Re: Anyone else starting panic mode? [Re: deerhunter1956]
Bobcat4119 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/22/16
Posts: 224
Loc: NE Texas
Originally Posted By: deerhunter1956
Have you called the landowner yourself ?


Multiple times and left several voice mails with No response. I'm just cutting my losses and moving on because I'm to the point where I no longer feel comfortable taking my 7 year old son with me with everything that has been said and done and no deer hunt is worth putting his safety at risk.

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#7015972 - 12/29/17 02:43 PM Re: Anyone else starting panic mode? [Re: Bobcat4119]
Roll-Tide Offline
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Registered: 06/11/15
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Yep. Iím already preparing mentally for last day walk of shame to my truck.

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#7016009 - 12/29/17 03:26 PM Re: Anyone else starting panic mode? [Re: Roll-Tide]
Bobcat4119 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/22/16
Posts: 224
Loc: NE Texas
Originally Posted By: Roll-Tide
Yep. I’m already preparing mentally for last day walk of shame to my truck.


Where you hunting, I can walk that road with you.. violin roflmao

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#7016073 - 12/29/17 04:27 PM Re: Anyone else starting panic mode? [Re: Bobcat4119]
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Registered: 07/08/15
Posts: 1852
East Texas deer hunting. Gotta love it

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#7016109 - 12/29/17 05:02 PM Re: Anyone else starting panic mode? [Re: sbushee]
TAT Offline
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Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 5682
Loc: good ole texas
Originally Posted By: sbushee
East Texas deer hunting. Gotta love it


I do love it! I've had better experiences than some have. Born and raised in NETX, that's where my own land is.
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#7016124 - 12/29/17 05:12 PM Re: Anyone else starting panic mode? [Re: Bobcat4119]
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Registered: 01/19/11
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Loc: Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
Not really. If I don't see another shooter here, I've got an open invitation to hunt on a friend's MLD place in Somervell county. He's covered in deer.
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#7016139 - 12/29/17 05:23 PM Re: Anyone else starting panic mode? [Re: Erathkid]
TAT Offline
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Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 5682
Loc: good ole texas
Originally Posted By: Erathkid
Not really. If I don't see another shooter here, I've got an open invitation to hunt on a friend's MLD place in Somervell county. He's covered in deer.


Can't beat that chance!
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#7016511 - 12/29/17 09:57 PM Re: Anyone else starting panic mode? [Re: Bobcat4119]
Texas Dan Online   content
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Figuratively speaking, Iíve got a rope on a couple shooter bucks but still looking to grab the other end of it. Now is when you have to choose the stand to hunt wisely.

Good luck all.
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#7016526 - 12/29/17 10:07 PM Re: Anyone else starting panic mode? [Re: Texas Dan]
TAT Offline
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Registered: 12/06/09
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Loc: good ole texas
Originally Posted By: Texas Dan
Figuratively speaking, Iíve got a rope on a couple shooter bucks but still looking to grab the other end of it. Now is when you have to choose the stand to hunt wisely.

Good luck all.


Hay Dan I hope you get a chance at that big one! I'm sending luck your way bud!
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#7016981 - 12/30/17 10:14 AM Re: Anyone else starting panic mode? [Re: Bobcat4119]
REALKILLER Offline
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Registered: 02/19/15
Posts: 1493
Only had one bad year. Lost one and saw a giant at moms which I dont hunt.
Tell you a comfortable stragety. Start out in September hunting hogs and glassin deer. Take it light! Remember hunters with friends have more pressure with the reputation to be kept or the manly competition. Friends are good though, more hunting oppurtunities. Dont beat yourself up in the hot bug ridden October month. Ol bucky can smell your Stink!! Hunt the best days. The end of Oct and the begining of Dec. can be the toughest. Jan is nice. Green! Think green. If your narrow minded on one spot it can be your failed lesson. Old neighbor hunted the same 60 forever. Hardly ever had consistancy. Take it light and next year may be better. Remember patience is key. Play the moon and barametric pressure. Deer love bluebird cold clear days. Moon is growing too. May be a all day hunt tomorrow. coach
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#7017122 - 12/30/17 12:18 PM Re: Anyone else starting panic mode? [Re: Bobcat4119]
Jimbo Offline
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Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 4842
Loc: The last LF ranch in S. Texas
No pressure here!
I hunted as much as I could during the hot weather of October with my thermacel nearby. Had a lot of small bucks and young does and fawns, but no shooters.
Did take a doe at the end of archery season, but didn't hunt that much during the gun season, and when I did, again never saw anything I wanted to tag.
My neighbor makes sausage and usually needs about 3 deer, so I always donate some meat and get some smoked links in return, so again, no pressure.
It was a good season, just not great as in past years!

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#7017923 - 12/31/17 06:58 AM Re: Anyone else starting panic mode? [Re: Bobcat4119]
HankZudd Online   content
Light Foot

Registered: 06/09/13
Posts: 12
Loc: Bastrop
glad to see i'm not the only one with low results;

started out with 6 possible weekends planned; i didn't get drawn for any TPWD
hunts, but both my boys did. Had to miss one of my boys draw hunt chances in Nov. because
i planned the recovery period from some minor surgery badly & couldn't take him.

We also hunted another place twice in Nov., but passed a decent doe cause two fawns
were with her (maybe not hers?) but the management lectured us about shooting small deer (MLD place)
that won't happen again.

one son got a decent 4 pt. from a state WMA near the coast in Oct (African style hunting-90's)
but that's it for the year.

Saw alot we couldn't shoot & got busted on the last
light of the last hunt; missed taking a shot at the biggest doe i've seen

already planning for next year.


Edited by HankZudd (12/31/17 06:59 AM)

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