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Went for a few days on a buddy's lease in Bandera.
He let me take a cull spike and a doe so now I have venison!
Anyway, I've never seen so many deer in one place in my life.
Every time I sat in a blind, I saw over a dozen whitetail, including some nice bucks
AND some really nice Axis deer and Blackbuck.
There was even whitetail and Axis milling around in the neighborhoods of Bandera!
It was crazy.

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Originally Posted By: Curly
Went for a few days on a buddy's lease in Bandera.
He let me take a cull spike and a doe so now I have venison!
Anyway, I've never seen so many deer in one place in my life.
Every time I sat in a blind, I saw over a dozen whitetail, including some nice bucks
AND some really nice Axis deer and Blackbuck.
There was even whitetail and Axis milling around in the neighborhoods of Bandera!
It was crazy.
There are probably more WT and Axis in the City limits than there are in most countys in Texas.

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Times have really changed since I hunted there in the 60's and 70's. Back then if it was brown it was down! roflmao

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Originally Posted By: Jimbo
Times have really changed since I hunted there in the 60's and 70's. Back then if it was brown it was down! roflmao

Now it's "if it's brown, it's in town!"

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Originally Posted By: Curly
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Times have really changed since I hunted there in the 60's and 70's. Back then if it was brown it was down! roflmao

Now it's "if it's brown, it's in town!"


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Well did you try out a chicken fry from OST? food

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See what can happen when you don't have AR's to deal with peep



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Congrats Curly on getting some venison for the freezer cheers



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Originally Posted By: Rockinmyshoe
Well did you try out a chicken fry from OST? food

We went there for breakfast.
Had the Migas. It was great!

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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Congrats Curly on getting some venison for the freezer cheers

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I think "if it is brown it is down" is still operative, but what I'm seeing is a lot of city people buying 1-40 acres to live on or put up a recreational house on -- and they don't hunt, so deer numbers remain high.


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Nice work. up

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Originally Posted By: Curly
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Times have really changed since I hunted there in the 60's and 70's. Back then if it was brown it was down! roflmao

Now it's "if it's brown, it's in town!"


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It's amazing what happens when you let some walk. Now only if East Tx would get on board with the program.

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It's amazing what happens when you let some walk. Now only if East Tx would get on board with the program.

Yeh, that's why East Texas doesn't have Axis or Blackbuck too....right?
I'm sure Bandera owes it all to "letting some walk".
Especially since Bandera and East Texas have the same kind of terrain and landscape.
rolleyes

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Congrats Curly!!! I have a BIL that lives out that way and I'm going to try for an axis one of these days!!!


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Tons of deer out here. I like to take my boys to the city park in the evenings to watch the axis come out....usually around 30-40 at a time.


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A Buddy of mine lives near what used to be the head waters of Medina Lake. It is amazing the amount of Axis he has at his feeder at times. Also tons of WT. And they are not saved in that area.

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It's amazing what happens when you let some walk. Now only if East Tx would get on board with the program.

Yeh, that's why East Texas doesn't have Axis or Blackbuck too....right?
I'm sure Bandera owes it all to "letting some walk".
Especially since Bandera and East Texas have the same kind of terrain and landscape.
rolleyes


I'm talking about the deer population dip stick. Welcome to our world it's nice to see deer don't you think.

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Big deer in the Hill Country has to do with deer density being so high and hunting culture lower than East Texas -- oh, and high fences.

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Big deer in the Hill Country has to do with deer density being so high and hunting culture lower than East Texas -- oh, and high fences.

What do I know....I'm a dip stick. confused2

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I have 40-50 wt and 10-20 axis in the back yard everyday. Wife shakes the corn bucket and they come running.


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I have 40-50 wt and 10-20 axis in the back yard everyday. Wife shakes the corn bucket and they come running.

Awesome!
East Texas could be that way too if only..........
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Plenty of deer there.
We will see 15 at a time, shoot one... and 20 return. Crazy


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