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#7163837 - 05/08/18 10:47 AM Mills County
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 9215
Loc: Lubbock, TX
No pics, but saw some clumpy heads this weekend, including three or four large, mature-type bodies. They're off to a good start but if we don't get more rain soon it will be an ~average year. Anybody else seeing anything?

#7163845 - 05/08/18 10:53 AM Re: Mills County [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
stxranchman Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 53362
I had 6 bucks at the feeder in front of my house yesterday evening in Goliad County. 2 of those looked to be 3 or 4 yr olds. 3 of the group showed growth that already about 1.2" past their browtines. All the bucks were in great shape. Brush is green and new growth has stopped. Still quite a bit of weeds but with the 90+ degree temps and lack of rain things are fading fast. I had to fill protein feeders again this morning so that is increasing again now.

#7163909 - 05/08/18 11:35 AM Re: Mills County [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
tbgascorer Offline

Registered: 12/18/08
Posts: 131
I expect it to be an average to below average year in Mills. We are worse now than last year at this time and last year was pretty bad. We are at 7.5" of rain and almost half the year gone. I think the fawn crop will be low as well.

#7163919 - 05/08/18 11:41 AM Re: Mills County [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
stxranchman Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 53362
I just checked and updated my rainfall totals for the year, 5.3" year to date. We average 32"/year in my area. Not looking good at all for this year if it does not start raining in a week or two.

#7174627 - 05/19/18 10:30 PM Re: Mills County [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
Breath-Taker Whitetails Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 05/08/18
Posts: 11
My deer are starting to hit the protein hard. Iíve got one that is evidently sick, cause heís a lot poorer shape than his buddies.

#7174665 - 05/20/18 04:58 AM Re: Mills County [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
Dave Davidson Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 06/24/06
Posts: 4707
Loc: Hurst, Tx
Wow; only 5.3 inches. I knew you guys were in a drought but I had no idea it was that severe.
Without a sense of urgency, nothing ever happens.

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