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#7030408 - 01/08/18 07:12 PM 2018-2019 Prospects
Deerhunter61 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 7783
Loc: DFW
This past year was pretty frustrating, rewarding but still frustrating, because I hunted quite a bit more than usual and I never once saw a "good" buck. I did take two, a 6pt cull and a 5 1/2 yr old 10pt. My hopes before the season was probably a little too optimistic. All that being said I consistently saw a lot of young bucks and quite a few with potential I believe. The best buck I saw this year was a 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 year old eight point that as of this past weekend was still alive. So my hopes are running high on this coming year.

How did your season go? How do you feel about this coming years prospects?

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#7030426 - 01/08/18 07:19 PM Re: 2018-2019 Prospects [Re: Deerhunter61]
TAT Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 5700
Loc: good ole texas
I have great expectations. Saw a few good younger bucks. The one I really hope I see is a mainframe 10 with kickers on both his g2's and some trash on his bases. I did watch him once for about 15 minutes eating but had broke off his G3 and G4 on his left side. He was mature but not old as dirt. Hopefully with food plots now and what I'll plant in the sring he will be bigger and badder next year!
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#7030451 - 01/08/18 07:38 PM Re: 2018-2019 Prospects [Re: Deerhunter61]
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The "Grouch"

Registered: 10/22/12
Posts: 18971
Loc: Winters
I killed a mature 11 point. What makes that so satisfying is all the years I didnít.

Perspective always helps.
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#7030522 - 01/08/18 08:25 PM Re: 2018-2019 Prospects [Re: Deerhunter61]
Erathkid Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 16835
Loc: Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
I have high hopes for next season. Saw more young bucks this year than ever before. Should be some nice bucks available.
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#7030539 - 01/08/18 08:36 PM Re: 2018-2019 Prospects [Re: Deerhunter61]
Texas Dan Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/28/08
Posts: 13582
I saw a surprising number of good bucks very late in the season, despite noticing a lot of shooting and hunter activity in the area throughout the first half of the season. In retrospect, much of the shooting was probably hunters taking hogs and does. It likely caused the bucks to stay more active at night until the final weeks of the season when food became much harder to find. My last hunt was this past Saturday morning when I watched four bucks work my food plot, one of which was a very nice eight that should be a hoss next season. I also suspect two other good bucks that I saw one another nearby tract will be awesome deer next season.

I'm definitely seeing a trend where hunting gets very good late in the season after all those who hit the woods heavy during the first half of the season when browse was much more abundant have given up and let the woods go quiet again. Like last year, I took a nice buck this season during the week between Christmas and New Years.
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#7030568 - 01/08/18 08:58 PM Re: 2018-2019 Prospects [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Veteran Tracker

Registered: 05/05/08
Posts: 2219
Loc: Bandera County
I just pulled Camera Chips to see what survived this season and I was amazed at pictures of bucks that I never saw during hunting season. I am excited to see how much bigger they get by next season.

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#7030749 - 01/08/18 10:13 PM Re: 2018-2019 Prospects [Re: BowsnRods]
TAT Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 5700
Loc: good ole texas
Originally Posted By: BowsnRods
I just pulled Camera Chips to see what survived this season and I was amazed at pictures of bucks that I never saw during hunting season. I am excited to see how much bigger they get by next season.



Me too! Lol
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#7031080 - 01/09/18 08:27 AM Re: 2018-2019 Prospects [Re: Deerhunter61]
jwh44 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 08/31/15
Posts: 12

He was still alive as of Friday...

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#7031083 - 01/09/18 08:28 AM Re: 2018-2019 Prospects [Re: Deerhunter61]
TAT Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 5700
Loc: good ole texas
Nice one JW
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#7033119 - 01/10/18 02:02 PM Re: 2018-2019 Prospects [Re: Deerhunter61]
Hunter Daddy Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/27/14
Posts: 220
All of our big bucks on camera down in south Texas have yet to be seen to be harvested. They show up late at night, maybe once a week but we have yet to see them during the daylight. I've heard biologist say that its been too "green" and the deer didn't have to move. We still have 2 more weeks of buck season. If we don't see these bucks than next season should be great again. I did harvest a 150 inch 10-pointer, but this buck was never seen on camera all season long.

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#7033134 - 01/10/18 02:15 PM Re: 2018-2019 Prospects [Re: Deerhunter61]
hook_n_line Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 01/20/12
Posts: 4793
We did well on culls and management deer. Next year I hope to see any of these that got passed on this year. Still may get passes but I hope they show up again.


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#7033136 - 01/10/18 02:19 PM Re: 2018-2019 Prospects [Re: Deerhunter61]
Bucks and Ducks Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 3941
Loc: Texas
We had lot of young bucks this year, got a perfect 4.5 year old 10 point that will be a bruiser next year
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#7033664 - 01/10/18 08:11 PM Re: 2018-2019 Prospects [Re: TAT]
Deerhunter61 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 7783
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: TAT
Nice one JW

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#7033697 - 01/10/18 08:33 PM Re: 2018-2019 Prospects [Re: Deerhunter61]
TAT Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 5700
Loc: good ole texas
Looks like you will be having some fun this next season hook_ n _line!
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#7033736 - 01/10/18 08:57 PM Re: 2018-2019 Prospects [Re: TAT]
Texican Online   content
Tracker

Registered: 02/19/08
Posts: 909
Originally Posted By: TAT
Nice one JW

Very! What county?

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