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#7017397 - 12/30/17 05:27 PM Late season fast turnaround
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Registered: 07/28/08
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I must have hunted my food plot a half dozen times over the course of this season and only saw one doe, until this morning.

Shot a nice, 14-point, Houston County buck around 7:45 when he came walking just a short distance behind a barely legal four-point. With the season drawing to a close, I decided to sweeten the pot and started hand corning the opposite end of the plot from my ground blind. It's the point at which deer have always preferred to enter the plot.

IMO, a noticeable reduction in hunting pressure on surrounding properties, combined with food sources becoming more scarce, encouraged deer to begin feeding again in daylight.

Photo posted shortly.

Shooting distance: About 90 yards
Rifle and ammo: Remington 700 ADL .270, Federal Fusion 130 gr.
Setup: Doghouse ground blind with inexpensive (Academy) shooting stick

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#7017406 - 12/30/17 05:36 PM Re: Late season turnaround [Re: Texas Dan]
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Sounds great congrats waiting on pics up
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#7017414 - 12/30/17 05:39 PM Re: Late season turnaround [Re: Texas Dan]
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Registered: 09/04/07
Posts: 420
Loc: N. Dallas/Sulphur Bluff
cheers

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#7017444 - 12/30/17 05:59 PM Re: Late season turnaround [Re: Texas Dan]
Texas Dan Offline
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As long as there is legal shooting light left, stay after them.

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#7017447 - 12/30/17 06:00 PM Re: Late season turnaround [Re: Texas Dan]
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Registered: 11/17/10
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Nice. buck
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#7017466 - 12/30/17 06:10 PM Re: Late season turnaround [Re: Texas Dan]
wtr Offline
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Registered: 09/25/12
Posts: 595
Loc: WestCOMMATexas hunt Comanche
Awesome deer. Is this a new buck or have you had him on camera?

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#7017469 - 12/30/17 06:12 PM Re: Late season turnaround [Re: wtr]
Texas Dan Offline
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Originally Posted By: wtr
Awesome deer. Is this a new buck or have you had him on camera?


Thank you.

New buck.
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#7017470 - 12/30/17 06:12 PM Re: Late season turnaround [Re: Texas Dan]
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Registered: 12/12/09
Posts: 5
Loc: West Texas
Good Buck

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#7017475 - 12/30/17 06:18 PM Re: Late season turnaround [Re: Texas Dan]
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
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#7017479 - 12/30/17 06:19 PM Re: Late season turnaround [Re: Texas Dan]
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Registered: 10/30/12
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Congrats especially for a Houston county deer.

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#7017491 - 12/30/17 06:35 PM Re: Late season turnaround [Re: Texas Dan]
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Registered: 11/13/15
Posts: 256
Loc: San Saba
Man that's a great buck. I've always wanted one with split tines like that.

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#7017496 - 12/30/17 06:39 PM Re: Late season turnaround [Re: Texas Dan]
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Registered: 02/19/08
Posts: 912
Wow! Awesome buck!

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#7017498 - 12/30/17 06:40 PM Re: Late season turnaround [Re: Texas Dan]
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Registered: 10/22/12
Posts: 18971
Loc: Winters
That deer is no joke. Well done.
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#7017507 - 12/30/17 06:51 PM Re: Late season turnaround [Re: Texas Dan]
Texas Dan Offline
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All the comments are very much appreciated.

With this being so late in the season, just wanted to encourage those who still need to fill a tag to stay diligent to the end.
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#7017526 - 12/30/17 07:00 PM Re: Late season turnaround [Re: Texas Dan]
DQ Kid Offline
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Registered: 02/20/12
Posts: 4889
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Split G2s/G3s on that right side any splits on the right side, on the left?

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