Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Woodsman1, SFA miler, Kdarby, wisslbritches, Stick58
54775 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 49162
RWH24 44302
stxranchman 42802
BMD 39615
rifleman 38527
Big Orn 37484
BOBO the Clown 34213
txshntr 27992
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 27981
Txkiller 24492
facebook
Forum Stats
54775 Members
41 Forums
397804 Topics
5164818 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#1393854 - 04/28/10 01:26 AM Fannin County Deer Population?
RavennaDuckman Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 26
Loc: Dallas, TX
Anybody hunt or own land in fannin county that has noticed a dramatic increase in deer population? I went from seeing no deer in 18 years to seeing 15 deer in a field together. In the last 3 years, we have been noticing many good looking bucks. This seems like it came out of nowhere, but from what I understand the state is building a new lake east of Bonham and the construction is causing the deer to move north. Does anybody know anything about this?

_________________________
"Life's a garden, dig it."

Top
#1393900 - 04/28/10 06:54 AM Re: Fannin County Deer Population? [Re: RavennaDuckman]
d.g.ruff Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/11/06
Posts: 6671
Loc: Pottsboro Tx.
They are building a new lake, I know that. As far as MORE deer, well, I can't say that. I hunted the government land and it was few and far between. I only saw one buck that was legal.

_________________________
Mmmm Hmmm

Top
#1393901 - 04/28/10 06:56 AM Re: Fannin County Deer Population? [Re: RavennaDuckman]
A.B. Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 12/24/05
Posts: 9024
Loc: Omaha, TX
The first deer I ever killed with a bow was shot on the Ladonia unit of Caddo National Grasslands back in 1985. I was 15 and spending the weekend hunting with a buddy who had family in the area. We didnt know there werent supposed to be deer in the area. Still cant convince me of that, saw 17 total in the 1 1/2 days I hunted. Shot a nice little 14 inch 8 point. Coming back from a funeral the other day in Wylie, Gina and I drove up to Paris to get her license plates, and I saw 13 deer in a field just west of Honey Grove and 5 running across a field east of Dodd City. There are some in the area anyway.

_________________________
Talent is a gift, character is a decision.

Top
#1394934 - 04/28/10 02:09 PM Re: Fannin County Deer Population? [Re: A.B.]
BOHUNTERDANIEL Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 03/03/10
Posts: 108
Loc: Bonham Texas
Yeah the lake is gonna be here by 2015. I have friends close by that have already sold their places. yes i think the deer population is getting better but its far from "good" deer hunting in my eyes.

_________________________
~~Hunting to me is kind of like air to me also. I cant live without it~~

Top
#1394944 - 04/28/10 02:12 PM Re: Fannin County Deer Population? [Re: BOHUNTERDANIEL]
d.g.ruff Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/11/06
Posts: 6671
Loc: Pottsboro Tx.
What is the name of that lake they are building and how big is it gonna be?

_________________________
Mmmm Hmmm

Top
#1395112 - 04/28/10 03:15 PM Re: Fannin County Deer Population? [Re: d.g.ruff]
sig226fan (Rguns.com) Offline
duck & cover
THF Celebrity

Registered: 11/21/05
Posts: 27981
Loc: Hickory Creek, Fannin Co. Texa...
Draw a NSEW cross on the county, stay in Quadrant I (NE).... there are few....

One of the names was Lake Ralph Hall.... don't know if that's official yet

_________________________
Want to make some extra cash? Good with people? Make a plan to retire early or get those bills paid? I'll be glad to visit with in private about becoming an Independent Marketing Director (no products to sell, just helping people make and save money)


www.Rguns.com
Vernon Richardson
Richardson's Gun Shop
Hickory Creek Hunting Company
3701 FM 816
Wolfe City, TX 75496
903-496-7747
Email vernon at rguns dot com

Top
#1395148 - 04/28/10 03:33 PM Re: Fannin County Deer Population? [Re: sig226fan (Rguns.com)]
Braleyoutdoors Offline
Tracker

Registered: 01/01/06
Posts: 524
Loc: honey grove, texas
Ralph hall lake is proposed for ladonia....



Lower Bois D Arc Reservior is the other.... Lower Bois D Arc Reservior


Top
#1395200 - 04/28/10 03:54 PM Re: Fannin County Deer Population? [Re: Braleyoutdoors]
tinkerbell Offline

Woodsman

Registered: 01/31/09
Posts: 237
Loc: Texas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QEttQfHlEE

youtube video about bois d'arc creek from TPWD TV, I saw this episode it was good.

I know growth means more economic opportunity, but it sure is a shame to sacrifice our once rural heritage and culture so people can water their San Augustine yards and have a backyard pool.

_________________________
A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Theodore Roosevelt

Top
#1395550 - 04/28/10 07:25 PM Re: Fannin County Deer Population? [Re: tinkerbell]
d.g.ruff Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/11/06
Posts: 6671
Loc: Pottsboro Tx.
Looks like it's going to be pretty big...

_________________________
Mmmm Hmmm

Top
#1395560 - 04/28/10 07:30 PM Re: Fannin County Deer Population? [Re: d.g.ruff]
sig226fan (Rguns.com) Offline
duck & cover
THF Celebrity

Registered: 11/21/05
Posts: 27981
Loc: Hickory Creek, Fannin Co. Texa...
That's it... had a place to hunt at carson, it's going away...

And the one at ladonia.... will ruin some serious beer drinking roads...

I understand the arguments for and against....... but I hate to see family farms underwater so Dallas can have greener lawns at C-stores...

_________________________
Want to make some extra cash? Good with people? Make a plan to retire early or get those bills paid? I'll be glad to visit with in private about becoming an Independent Marketing Director (no products to sell, just helping people make and save money)


www.Rguns.com
Vernon Richardson
Richardson's Gun Shop
Hickory Creek Hunting Company
3701 FM 816
Wolfe City, TX 75496
903-496-7747
Email vernon at rguns dot com

Top
#1395631 - 04/28/10 08:03 PM Re: Fannin County Deer Population? [Re: sig226fan (Rguns.com)]
A.B. Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 12/24/05
Posts: 9024
Loc: Omaha, TX
Originally Posted By: sig226fan (Rguns.com)
That's it... had a place to hunt at carson, it's going away...

And the one at ladonia.... will ruin some serious beer drinking roads...

I understand the arguments for and against....... but I hate to see family farms underwater so Dallas can have greener lawns at C-stores...



You want to make some ole boys mad around here bring up Marvin Nichols.

_________________________
Talent is a gift, character is a decision.

Top
#1396900 - 04/29/10 12:46 PM Re: Fannin County Deer Population? [Re: A.B.]
sig226fan (Rguns.com) Offline
duck & cover
THF Celebrity

Registered: 11/21/05
Posts: 27981
Loc: Hickory Creek, Fannin Co. Texa...
Yep, with the Sheriff's office that was a routine place to patrol, the FM and county roads North and West of Ladonia...

_________________________
Want to make some extra cash? Good with people? Make a plan to retire early or get those bills paid? I'll be glad to visit with in private about becoming an Independent Marketing Director (no products to sell, just helping people make and save money)


www.Rguns.com
Vernon Richardson
Richardson's Gun Shop
Hickory Creek Hunting Company
3701 FM 816
Wolfe City, TX 75496
903-496-7747
Email vernon at rguns dot com

Top
#1405201 - 05/04/10 08:21 AM Re: Fannin County Deer Population? [Re: sig226fan (Rguns.com)]
TXMachinist Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 09/10/08
Posts: 1354
Loc: lewisville, texas
My wifes grandparents own several hundred acres right near where the dam will be for ralph hall. It is at 1550 and 3610.

_________________________

www.campbellgrinding.com

Top



© 2004-2014 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide