texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Reelraider, mtn_infantry, herb_mason, Ray@RockPointRanch, Alpha211R
65414 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 93,378
bill oxner 55,229
stxranchman 54,730
SnakeWrangler 46,081
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,430
BMD 41,029
Big Orn 37,484
txshntr 35,565
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics432,592
Posts6,281,880
Members65,414
Most Online16,728
Mar 25th, 2012
Print Thread
How would you rate the first two weeks of the season? #5412708 11/11/14 01:12 PM
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 14,967
T
Texas Dan Online Content OP
THF Celebrity
OP Online Content
THF Celebrity
T
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 14,967
I read somewhere that 90% of an annual deer harvest occurs during the first two weeks of the season. If that's true, it's probably safe to say how hunters rate those first two weeks is a good indication of how the season will go overall.

So then, how would you rate the season up to this point?

Early Season Poll
single choice
Well below average (19%, 17 Votes)
Below average (34%, 31 Votes)
Average (21%, 19 Votes)
Above average (17%, 15 Votes)
Well above average (9%, 8 Votes)
Total Votes: 90
Voting on this poll ends: 12/11/14 01:09 PM

Dan,

Spring, Texas
Re: How would you rate the first two weeks of the season? [Re: Texas Dan] #5412721 11/11/14 01:24 PM
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 13,451
S
Seadog Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
S
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 13,451
It sucked!!! I've been working offshore and haven't been able to hunt gun season yet!!!


I support Cap and Trade - Cap our spending and Trade Obama

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the Government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. - Thomas Jefferson
Re: How would you rate the first two weeks of the season? [Re: Texas Dan] #5412735 11/11/14 01:35 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 44,430
rifleman Offline
Sparkly Pants
Offline
Sparkly Pants
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 44,430
If the boat hasn't sunk I'd go with avg.

Re: How would you rate the first two weeks of the season? [Re: Texas Dan] #5412934 11/11/14 03:08 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 54,730
S
stxranchman Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi
Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi
S
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 54,730
I can't vote in this poll. My season was over before your poll started.



Re: How would you rate the first two weeks of the season? [Re: Texas Dan] #5412946 11/11/14 03:10 PM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 35,565
txshntr Offline
T-Rex Arms
Offline
T-Rex Arms
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 35,565
I have had some great hunts, seen some mature deer and shot a nice one, so I would say above average. On my Texas lease, I have seen some of the deer I was wanting to see, but overall antler size and diversity is down from some of the years past.


Re: How would you rate the first two weeks of the season? [Re: Texas Dan] #5412971 11/11/14 03:19 PM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 161
T
TxsHunter99 Offline
Woodsman
Offline
Woodsman
T
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 161
I shot my first buck ever already and he is going on my wall. I would say above average. May be the best season of my life, who knows

Re: How would you rate the first two weeks of the season? [Re: Texas Dan] #5412995 11/11/14 03:25 PM
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 24,822
T
txtrophy85 Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
T
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 24,822
wouldn't know, I haven't been out.


gonna go tomorrow and Thursday more than likely

Re: How would you rate the first two weeks of the season? [Re: txtrophy85] #5413028 11/11/14 03:41 PM
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 5,269
H
HuntnFly67 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
H
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 5,269
Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
wouldn't know, I haven't been out.


gonna go tomorrow and Thursday more than likely



^^^THIS^^^ FML

Last edited by HuntnFly67; 11/11/14 03:41 PM. Reason: *hopefully.

meh
Re: How would you rate the first two weeks of the season? [Re: Texas Dan] #5413257 11/11/14 05:18 PM
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 14,967
T
Texas Dan Online Content OP
THF Celebrity
OP Online Content
THF Celebrity
T
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 14,967
I rated it above average because I've seen legal deer on every hunt but one.

I remember reading the TPWD article that said it should be an above average season. However, the polling numbers so far don't reflect that at all. But then, maybe many of us have too high expectations?


Dan,

Spring, Texas
Re: How would you rate the first two weeks of the season? [Re: Texas Dan] #5413272 11/11/14 05:22 PM
Joined: Sep 2014
Posts: 332
T
Texasrebel649 Offline
Bird Dog
Offline
Bird Dog
T
Joined: Sep 2014
Posts: 332
For me it's been a really slow season so far. I've yet to see a legal deer on several hunts. I'm goin back out this week end so hopefully things can change for the better.


Life is about the choices YOU make...Good or Bad!
Re: How would you rate the first two weeks of the season? [Re: Texas Dan] #5413287 11/11/14 05:27 PM
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 862
R
rattler03 Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
R
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 862
I had to say below average. I've sat 10 times this year, and haven't seen a legal buck yet. I've only seen 11 deer total. To top it off, the weather and moon phase look much better for this coming weekend, but I won't be able to make it to the lease. bang

Re: How would you rate the first two weeks of the season? [Re: Texas Dan] #5414084 11/12/14 12:13 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 11,340
P
passthru Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
P
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 11,340
I didn't vote in the poll. I'm on a new lease. Wasn't sure what to expect really. High expectations but we know how that goes. I'm having fun though. Being retired and being on the lease as much as I'm home is very satisfying.


I work hard, drink a little and hunt when I can.
NRA Life Member
southwestdocks@gmail.com
http://www.threefingersbowhunting.com/
Re: How would you rate the first two weeks of the season? [Re: Texas Dan] #5414098 11/12/14 12:19 AM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 268
K
krazy kris Offline
Bird Dog
Offline
Bird Dog
K
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 268
I voted below average because everytime I have been out there I have been working on getting stuff set up and havent just went to hunt.

Re: How would you rate the first two weeks of the season? [Re: Texas Dan] #5414396 11/12/14 02:07 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 17,966
E
Erathkid Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
E
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 17,966
Above average for us. I see deer on almost all sits. Neighbors new high fence actually may be to our benefit. up


Life is too short, as is. Don't chance it.
Don't text and drive.
Re: How would you rate the first two weeks of the season? [Re: Texas Dan] #5414691 11/12/14 03:52 AM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 22,823
TreeBass Online Content
Old Weller
Online Content
Old Weller
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 22,823
Below average for us. The only thing legal was a couple does on the 3rd. Definately going to be an interesting year.




My success in life is measured by the number of hunting
and fishing stories that my kids can share with others...


Like the THF on Facebook - www.facebook.com/texashuntingforum
Grizzly Coolers
iSolunar
Re: How would you rate the first two weeks of the season? [Re: Texas Dan] #5414705 11/12/14 03:55 AM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 17
T
Tracey1970 Offline
Light Foot
Offline
Light Foot
T
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 17
Sucks for me.

Re: How would you rate the first two weeks of the season? [Re: Texas Dan] #5414798 11/12/14 04:41 AM
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 8,551
T
Tres Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
T
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 8,551
Didn't vote, haven't been out during rifle season, but am expecting an above average weekend in a few days.


[Linked Image]
"Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before."
Re: How would you rate the first two weeks of the season? [Re: Texas Dan] #5415181 11/12/14 02:22 PM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 16,286
P
Pitchfork Predator Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
P
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 16,286
Below average. Hot, wet, very little movement during the day.


Marc C. Helfrich
Retirement Planner

www.insured-wealth.com
469-323-8920
Re: How would you rate the first two weeks of the season? [Re: Texas Dan] #5415338 11/12/14 03:22 PM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 45,141
BOBO the Clown Offline
decoy
Offline
decoy
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 45,141
One of the best years for me so far in Texas. Upper Age classes are well represented

Re: How would you rate the first two weeks of the season? [Re: Texas Dan] #5415403 11/12/14 03:51 PM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 697
F
Flashprism Online Content
Tracker
Online Content
Tracker
F
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 697
Been very slow!! seeing very few deer seems only movement is at night. Below avg deer on my property and I think it is the acorn crop of which I have no oak trees. Now extremely cold with wind chills in single digits do to high winds.

Re: How would you rate the first two weeks of the season? [Re: Flashprism] #5416203 11/12/14 09:16 PM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 16,286
P
Pitchfork Predator Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
P
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 16,286
Originally Posted By: Flashprism
Been very slow!! seeing very few deer seems only movement is at night. Below avg deer on my property and I think it is the acorn crop of which I have no oak trees. Now extremely cold with wind chills in single digits do to high winds.


You don't have to worry about acorns in our neck of the woods my friend. We have just had way too much rain, if there is such a thing in our part of Texas. It is the greenest I've seen it out this way in 8 years. And then the full moon and warm weather have not been our friend. At least your there now that the cold weather has arrived. I'm having to work. hammer


Marc C. Helfrich
Retirement Planner

www.insured-wealth.com
469-323-8920
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3