texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Hill Country Exotics, Georgia2020, Dunno2, 44WIN94, ObbsGC
67430 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 104,227
bill oxner 74,387
stxranchman 56,695
SnakeWrangler 53,926
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,451
BMD 41,091
Gravytrain 40,737
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics588,140
Posts11,087,428
Members82,430
Most Online19,184
Feb 5th, 2020
Print Thread
First Decent Ones Seen This Year #5921868 09/10/15 03:24 PM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 371
Dirt Offline OP
Bird Dog
OP Offline
Bird Dog
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 371
We hunt a small place. A small place not known for a lot of deer nor big deer.
On the south & west side, there's a couple of hunters. On the north & east side there's very large tracts of "no hunting allowed" owned by the same family for decades, tree huggers you could say. The brush and hardwoods are dense with thorny vines blanketing the deck, mustang grape vines creep through the trees overhead. On the place I hunt, my buds 100 acres, it's coastal production except for about thirty acres. He cut out six or seven acres for us to do food plots. This year, we had a good one, no cams on any of it.
We saw almost no deer all summer at the one feeder I ran for pigs but I cut the plot about three weeks ago or so, it was eaten down to next to nothing. The deer started showing up on the one cam at the pig feeder, first does and a few weeks ago our bucks started trickling in. More are showing up all the time now. The hunting neighbors, they haven't captured anything on their cams yet. We're keeping quiet on what we see, nothin but a pig and coons, a doe an yearling now and again. The cam I have deployed
is a 940NM IR so night pics have limited distance and the pics I get texted to me from that cam are only 320X240 low quality images. But I also capture 5MP pics on the card, and could bump that to 12MP. We had about twenty to twenty five deer hanging around last year with buck doe ratio of almost 1 to 1. But many small spindly horned young bucks. But we had a couple of bruisers also. No deer killed last year. This year even the young bucks are sporting eight point racks although they are kinda thin. Last night the texts started coming in around 9:30 PM or so, as they always do, and continued all night. Haven't downloaded the card for the better quality pics yet but in the darkness of this pic, the buck on the right, I could tell it was a better animal. So this pic isn't great but if you look close it's a decent animal. The other pic taken at dawn a week or so ago, is strange as the animal appears to be facing the cam dead on. But the rack doesn't make sense to me. He's got good mass and decent beam length. Just can't make out any G tines on it. Bow season is closing in and my neck is swelling. Maybe we take a deer this year, maybe not.

Cheers

Decent buck on the right here:


Wish I had a better pic of this one:


Those who give up liberty for security deserve neither.
Re: First Decent Ones Seen This Year [Re: Dirt] #5921874 09/10/15 03:29 PM
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 6,299
D
DQ Kid Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
D
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 6,299
Heavy rack in that 2nd pic..

Re: First Decent Ones Seen This Year [Re: Dirt] #5921887 09/10/15 03:33 PM
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,300
C
Captain Luke Online Content
Pro Tracker
Online Content
Pro Tracker
C
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,300
I don't see the pics.


If you want some friendly advice, get a haircut and take a bath. You wouldn't get hassled so much.


Re: First Decent Ones Seen This Year [Re: DQ Kid] #5922041 09/10/15 04:46 PM
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 2,367
K
kdkane1971 Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
K
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 2,367
Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
Heavy rack in that 2nd pic..


Looks axis-like to me

Re: First Decent Ones Seen This Year [Re: kdkane1971] #5922259 09/10/15 06:57 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 56,695
S
stxranchman Online Content
Obie Juan Kenobi
Online Content
Obie Juan Kenobi
S
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 56,695
Originally Posted By: kdkane1971
Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
Heavy rack in that 2nd pic..


Looks axis-like to me

Appears to be looking up at the feeder to me.


[Linked Image]
Re: First Decent Ones Seen This Year [Re: Dirt] #5922265 09/10/15 07:00 PM
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 21,271
S
SniperRAB Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
S
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 21,271
up


Re: First Decent Ones Seen This Year [Re: Dirt] #5922268 09/10/15 07:02 PM
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 6,358
J
jshouse Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
J
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 6,358
good luck sir up


Originally Posted By: cameron00
If I send my neighbors a text and ask them to give me feedback on my lawn and plant rye into a giant dong pattern, I'm probably going to get some less than positive feedback. Same goes here.
Re: First Decent Ones Seen This Year [Re: stxranchman] #5922397 09/10/15 08:34 PM
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 2,367
K
kdkane1971 Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
K
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 2,367
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Originally Posted By: kdkane1971
Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
Heavy rack in that 2nd pic..


Looks axis-like to me

Appears to be looking up at the feeder to me.


Aha! I see it now...thank you sir

Re: First Decent Ones Seen This Year [Re: Captain Luke] #5922785 09/10/15 11:38 PM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 371
Dirt Offline OP
Bird Dog
OP Offline
Bird Dog
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 371
Originally Posted By: Captain Luke
I don't see the pics.


I know it's difficult to see it, but in the dark pic, there is a buck to the right.
I've had a bit of practice with these text pics though. There's a very good rack on that buck. Tall and fairly heavy. He won't win any width contest. We had a very good 10 pt and a very good 12 pt we let walk last year. Both were braggars and for the area we're in, exceptional. Maybe tonight I'll get better pics. Saturday I'll download the card and have pics I can work with for much better images. And I don't get a text on every pic for some reason. So I may have a much closer pic of this one and not know it. Yet.

Cheers


Those who give up liberty for security deserve neither.
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