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#7112964 - 03/16/18 06:04 AM Not looking good for west Texas.
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Registered: 05/25/06
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Loc: Howard County
Lost more than half our quail crop due to drought and it hasn't let up yet. I believe we still have enough water in our ponds to last most the summer but we sure could use some rain. Cows really worked over the prickly pear and are still hitting it hard. That's good in a way since they can thin out a thick patch pretty quick but it sure hurts the reserves for next winter. I'm seeing both deer, turkey and javalina's feeding and watering all day long, they're struggling.
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#7112971 - 03/16/18 06:09 AM Re: Not looking good for west Texas. [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Hate to hear that.
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#7112974 - 03/16/18 06:10 AM Re: Not looking good for west Texas. [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Registered: 10/22/12
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Loc: Winters
I was just thinking about how dry it is out here, this morning. I don’t remember the last good rain we’ve had.
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#7112994 - 03/16/18 06:24 AM Re: Not looking good for west Texas. [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Registered: 11/23/05
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Loc: Pittsburg, Texas
Sorry to hear that, sure wish you had some of what we have gotten this year already.
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#7113184 - 03/16/18 08:31 AM Re: Not looking good for west Texas. [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Registered: 09/10/12
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Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
I visited with the LO of the place I hunt/manage out SW from Ozona yesterday. She said all the tanks/caliche pits were dry as of this past weekend and her weather station only recorded .23 inch of rain since she replaced the batteries back in early January. Seems pretty early to be that dry on that place in the 6+ years I've been out there. Hopefully there will be some spring rains soon.
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#7113261 - 03/16/18 09:40 AM Re: Not looking good for west Texas. [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Registered: 11/24/13
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At my house, I haven't recorded an inch of rain in total as of today. mad cry
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#7113272 - 03/16/18 09:48 AM Re: Not looking good for west Texas. [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Registered: 03/16/12
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Sad ta hear. Was hired as a water meter reader, when the water rations were going on. Might be why didn't see many quail around in pastures. Some say fire ants played a big role. Lots of things play inta it.
At least Houston has recovered from the flooding of hurricane. FB was a frensey with it. That's all ya seen. Was in texas FB had pop-ups looking for donations, economy income offered ta help with clean-up, needed the income, never did get reply. People back home were angel Prayers for Houston, confused2 then started seeing the responses: "we don't need prayers, we need money". Every one needs money. Worked so could afford PFS. Seen on swamp people the episode were they came & helped out. Their was a convoy of powerlines workers from Minnesota that headed that way ta restore power. up angel Prayers for rain.
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#7113282 - 03/16/18 09:53 AM Re: Not looking good for west Texas. [Re: HWY_MAN]
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not looking good, talked the farmer that bought our place in S.W.Ks., hasn't had rain in 9months
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#7113307 - 03/16/18 10:20 AM Re: Not looking good for west Texas. [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Loc: Huntsville, AL
I'm the opposite here in Alabama. I would like to get a weekend without rain.
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#7113334 - 03/16/18 11:03 AM Re: Not looking good for west Texas. [Re: HWY_MAN]
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I'd love to get a weekend without snow.

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#7113342 - 03/16/18 11:21 AM Re: Not looking good for west Texas. [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Registered: 03/16/12
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As pappy says : "money can't buy weather.".
confused2 although, rumor has it, Con's say :
Lib's have a weather machine that causing these
huricanes
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#7113398 - 03/16/18 12:32 PM Re: Not looking good for west Texas. [Re: Dry Fire]
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Originally Posted By: Dry Fire
I'm the opposite here in Alabama. I would like to get a weekend without rain.

East Texas is much the same.....
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#7113425 - 03/16/18 12:56 PM Re: Not looking good for west Texas. [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Registered: 08/12/13
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Loc: Dallas, TX
is it possible to drill a well and fill a trough or tank up for them ?

I got lucky and got one well that produces 15 gpm. and another that can do 18gpm or more on my place....
I am not too worried about drought affecting wildlife water because of the well

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#7113426 - 03/16/18 12:57 PM Re: Not looking good for west Texas. [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
West of Ballinger we have been lucky, enough rain for a good cotton crop and our tanks are in decent shape.
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#7113437 - 03/16/18 01:18 PM Re: Not looking good for west Texas. [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Registered: 09/30/13
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Loc: Lincoln Tx
Sorry to hear that. Just drying up enough around here for farmers to get in the field. Some have done a little planting but for the most part all are way behind.

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